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Dallas Recap: Venomous Creatures.

Monday, January 28 2013
JR saves Sue Ellen, John Ross makes JR proud and Bobby discovers the truth about Emma.


Elena finds Christopher working on a crib outside the house. He knows how much she is taking on with him, but she supports him. John Ross pulls up in the driveway. He's there to pick up JR so they can rally around Sue Ellen. He walks away after some words and Christopher declares to Elena he will be triumphant at the annulment hearing. John Ross watches them kiss from the window, as JR fuels his need for vengeance.


Ann cries over her daughter in bed as a doctor injects her with something to help her sleep. Bobby watches from the doorway. After the doctor leaves, Bobby vows to get to the truth about Emma.

At home, Sue Ellen pours herself a glass of wine. She hides it as JR and John Ross fight their way through the press and into the house. The three discuss her predicament. John Ross promises they will beat this and JR vows charges will never be brought against her. John Ross gets a text from Rebecca to meet. JR suggests Sue Ellen lend Ann some of her strength before the men leave. Alone, Sue Ellen pours out the whole bottle of wine.

Rebecca interrupts a Barnes Global meeting. She announces they are focusing on clean energy development from now on. Frank is taken aback. He warns her against her ideas and suggests she attend more of their meetings. She intends to and sits down.

At the hearing, Tommy's sister Becky is brought to the stand. She testifies on Rebecca's behalf, to Christopher's outrage. The judge rules against annulment. They will reconvene during divorce proceedings. Christopher follows Rebecca out. He knows she got to Becky and declares, "You wanted a war? Now you got one."

Rebecca gets in her car to find John Ross waiting for her. He wants her shares of Ewing Oil as payment for his help with her divorce. She's already giving them to Cliff. He knows she wants to crush Christopher and they can do that if he has the shares. She says if they do this, it will be on her terms.

Bobby meets with Harris to question him about Emma. Bobby accuses him of setting it all up just when he needed something from Ann. Harris goads Bobby, who declares he will get to the truth.

The next day in the boardroom, Frank warns Rebecca not to disrespect him in front of the board members again. JR shows up. As Frank leaves, he warns Rebecca he knows who she shared a ride with yesterday. JR warns Rebecca about going after Ewing Oil. Even though it's not his company, it's still his family.

Rebecca pays Becky a visit and gives her a duffle bag full of money. It's more than they agreed upon. Rebecca tells her to leave town and lay low for awhile. Becky just wants to find her brother. Rebecca warns that Christopher will send her to jail if she doesn't leave Dallas.

Bobby heads back to the stable Emma was riding at. He sees her horse, but no Emma. Bobby learns the horse just came from London last week. He digs into it and learns the horse is an award winner that an Emma has been riding for years. Oh, and its owned by Harris.

Bobby meets Harris' mother at her house. He figures out she and Harris kidnapped Emma together. Emma walks in and declares she wasn’t kidnapped. She was saved from her mother.

John Ross enters the offices to find Elena, Bobby and John Ross in a conference room. They tell him about Elena buying oil platforms which will save them tons of money. Therefore, they're giving her a portion of their shares. John Ross is willing to let go of some of his shares as well. He suggests they all give her 5% to make them equal partners. The men agree. Christopher looks skeptical and asks someone to buddy up to John Ross' secretary to keep tabs on him. He knows John Ross isn't giving up something for nothing.

John Ross meets with JR later that evening to outline his plan, which will lead to John Ross and Sue Ellen taking over the company. JR is proud, but asks if John Ross is okay with screwing over Elena. John Ross is more than okay. JR just wants to make sure he gets his piece of pie. John Ross confirms.

Frank pays a guy to deliver Christopher a package from Tommy. It's a phone with a note to check the voicemail should something happen to him. Christopher finds Becky in a hotel room. He plays the voicemail which is of Rebecca threatening Tommy. The next message is of Becky demanding her cut of what Tommy got from the Ewings. Christopher orders her to go downtown with him to recant her testimony.

John Ross meets Rebecca at her place. She offers him half of her shares after the divorce in exchange for Christopher's methane patent. He wants 100%. They negotiate until he gets 70%. They end up in a steamy kiss with their clothes coming off.

After JR blackmailed the state's attorney, he pays Sue Ellen a visit. She doesn’t want to know what he did, but she is very grateful. She kisses him on the cheek, but that's all he's getting. She does invite him in for tea though.

My take:
Season two has started off with a bang. If the first two episodes are any indication there will be no sophomore slump for this show. I could live without Christopher and Elena, but John Ross is so much fun to watch scheming and seducing, all with his Daddy's stamp of approval. Father and son really make the show. It was also great to see JR and Sue Ellen interact more and to watch Rebecca/Pamela played with more edge and bitchery. Now we just need Cliff Barnes back in the mix. And how perfect is Judith Light in the role of Harris' manipulative mother? Can't wait for more backstabbing to unfold next week!

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- Lori Wilson