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    Collateral Damage

    Wednesday, July 18 2012
    Ann is hiding something from her past, John Ross ask Lucy for help, and someone meets an unfortunate end.

    Christopher is out riding on Southfork and stops at an old tree. He sees the names Jock and Ellie, Bobby and Ann, Chris and Elena carved in the tree.

    Chris gives John Ross the sex tape in his office. He didn’t have to fight dirty to get what he wants. John Ross will see about that. Being a Ewing means something to Christopher. Because he is fighting fair doesn’t mean he won’t fight for Southfork – and Elena.

    Elena answers her door to Rebecca. She has a gift basket to thank her for her help at the hospital. She gets nauseous and Elena lets her in. Rebecca throws up and Elena guesses she is pregnant. Rebecca wants to tell Chris, but he won’t answer her calls. Later, Elena is working on her truck when Chris arrives. He wants to apologize and she understands – he should have fought harder for her. She tells him he needs to call Rebecca. She feels pressured and blurts out that Rebecca is pregnant.

    Ann looks at the locket when Bobby calls. She says she is shopping when she is really at a playground, watching children play. He can tell something is off. Later, the cops arrest Bobby at Southfork for assaulting Ryland. At the jail he learns there is a deal on the table. All Ryland wants is an apology and he will drop the charges. Bobby wants to know where JR is. There are no phone records, nothing from the nursing home, that connects him to the Southfork deal. He did find info on JR’s PI Baum, though.

    At lunch, John Ross meets with Lucy. He wants her to talk to Gary to get him to sign off on the mineral rights. He knows Gary will listen to her and John Ross will offer her a significant stake in Ewing Oil.

    Chris visits Rebecca but he thinks the pregnancy is another ploy. She thought he would be more understanding considering what his birth parents did to him. He leaves. Later, he visits Ann and Bobby and tells them he is getting a paternity test. Ann tells Chris he is being spiteful and cruel and he leaves. She apologizes for her outburst but refuses to discuss what's been on her mind lately. Bobby tells Ann about his problems with Harris and the deal to apologize. She leaves, upset.

    John Ross and Elena are at a bar when he sees Marta leave. He follows her out of the bar but she is gone. One of his investors calls and wants a full report on the progress in one hour. John Ross meets him and is told to produce oil or they will take the ranch. John Ross needs more time and will trade info for it. Marta skimmed off the sale of Southfork and pocketed the difference. She has been a real pain. He gives John Ross one more week and if they don’t get oil, they will take Southfork and everything under it.

    At Southfork John Ross sees Lucy leave Bobby’s office. Lucy and Gary are siding with Bobby. John Ross tells Bobby the investors need oil by the end of the week. Bobby refuses and tells him when he gets his deed back, he and his dad will never set foot on his property again.

    In her office, Sue Ellen suggests to John Ross to borrow oil from Elena but he does not want to ruin what he has with her. Later, Sue Ellen meets Elena for lunch and asks her to loan John Ross the barrels. She wants her son to succeed. As the sole investor, she hopes Elena makes the right choice. Sue Ellen leaves and Marta has been listening in.

    In a limo, JR calls Bum to get up-to-date on the oil situation and about Cliff’s right hand man. Cliff gave him an education and employed him for 30 years, but he is still just a driver. It must frustrate him.

    At the hospital, Chris and Rebecca get their paternity testing done. He tells her about that day they met on the train. He thought she was so sweet and genuine. He fell in love with a lie. She apologizes for what she said about his parents. She knows he would not abandon anyone.

    Marta calls John Ross in his office from Elena’s phone. She instructs him to meet them at a hotel. He arrives and Marta is there, but not Elena. The investors have been following her and cut off her accounts. She wants John Ross to help her since he sold her out. He realizes she stole Elena’s phone, then sees she is filming their exchange. He grabs Elena’s phone and they struggle. She scratches him on the neck. He leaves as the investors arrive. As John Ross exits the hotel, Marta’s dead body is already on the ground outside. Shocked, he leaves.

    Chris goes to Elena’s house and she asks how he is doing. He wants to be with her but she won’t come between him and his child. She is going to make it work with John Ross. He guesses timing is everything.

    Bobby apologizes to Ryland at his office and he drops the charges. Bobby tells him the message remains. Stay away from his wife. Ryland pulls out and envelope and hands it to Bobby. It will tell him the kind of person who his wife is. Bobby gets home and hears Ann speaking with Christopher about taking Rebecca and the baby back. Chris’ phone rings – the results are ready. Bobby and Ann go with him. The doctor tells him they are having twins. Chris starts to cry. He joins Rebecca for the ultrasound but pulls his hand from hers. Ann leaves, crying.

    Later at home, Ann is looking at the locket when Bobby comes in and tells her the charges were dropped. Harris gave him an envelope and that everything he needs to know about her was in there. He wishes she would trust him enough to tell him. He doesn’t needs to open it and throws it in the fire. They hug and in the fire you can see pictures of a younger Ann with a baby.

    John Ross gets back home and holds Elena tight. The cops arrive for John Ross. He fled the scene of the murder of Marta Del Sol. He leaves with the cops.

    My take:

    Good and evil is not always so cut and dry in Dallas. For me, John Ross was nearly sympathetic this week. He was every bit a little boy lost, in over his head on some shady dealings, left to twist in the wind by dear old dad. Christopher on the other hand was spiteful and bitter this week, which Ann called him out on. Obviously she has some kind of baby secret, which will lead me to wonder, who, and where, is her now-adult baby?

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    Posted by ngirl26 at Wednesday, July 18 2012 08:54 PM

    Oh Hollie,
    I am going to have to agree to disagree with ya, girl. Can you really blame Chris for being skeptical and spiteful? This woman lied to him for years. She may not have known about the email to Elena, but she knew that she and her brother were after Chris's money...scammmmer! She is also still not telling Chris about that crap that her brother put into his computer to spy on him and steal his work. Til she does that, she is still in the dog house to me. As for John Ross, he may not have done the actual deed but he may as well have killed Veronica. He sold her out to the investors, left as they came into the room, and left her dead body...uncool and creepy. John Ross is just as dirty as his daddy, which is usually pretty cool...but creepy this week. I'm gonna need for his role in this crap to be exposed asap. As for Chris, he deserves to be peeved for a while. His life was literally turned upside down because he fell for a lie. Now that is a darned shame.

    Posted by allmylovingdays at Thursday, July 19 2012 05:07 AM

    Hollie love your take again. I agree we all know that Annie has some kids or kid she lost or gave up...will it be Rebecca and Tommy?

    When the show started I questioned if Tommy was really Rebecca's brother so when Christopher asked for paternity I waited to see if maybe he wasn't the father. HE WAS A DIRTBAG though but I haven't really liked him since he knew he was marrying Rebecca even though moments before he was fighting over Elena.

    I wasn't sure if Veronica scratched John Ross he touched his neck shortly after leaving the hotel. I didn't expect to see her dead body on the car even though we all heard the horn blaring. Sure he ran but don't you think the surveillance tape of the hotel will show him looking at her body as surprised as all the other guest he stood there forever looking at the body so no wonder people looked at him funny.

    Posted by allmylovingdays at Thursday, July 19 2012 05:09 AM

    Now Christopher is trapped in loveless marriage with twins coming.

    I expected to hear that Rebecca had some sort of illness along with the baby and it was either her or the kid. I still can't forget her nosebleed.

    Posted by grandpadanucci at Thursday, July 19 2012 10:23 AM

    I really like Elena and what she is doing to Chris. Chris is now married and he settle his woes with Rebecca and the twins. Elena did the right thing by kicking Chris out and asking him to go to his wife.

    Posted by radmommy at Thursday, July 19 2012 12:39 PM

    I agree that Christopher was angry and spiteful but he has every right to feel that way. He was used and lied to by a woman for over 2 years and her and her brother were ready to scam him. He has every right not to believe a word that she says. He is second guessing if he ever really loved her if he doesn't know who she truly is.

    John Ross is being used as a pawn by his father. JR will never change, Bobby was right about that. I truly hope that John Ross decides to help Bobby rather than lie to Elena or get beat up by the bad people.

    Ann is obviously hiding a child that she gave up for adoption. Intersting to find out who it might be. I have no tolerance for weeping woman. At first I didn't want Bobby to look but when Ann kept taking her anger out on him and running and crying all the time I just yelled at the screen for him to look already since Ann wasn't going to tell him. Sulk in a room by yourself oh well, but if you are going impact my life with your nonsense you better tell me what's going on.

    Great episode!

    Posted by notodo at Saturday, July 21 2012 05:46 PM


    I was sooo hoping he would look as well. Wondering what's her ex's real motive behind giving Bobby that envelope containing Ann's secrets.

    And what's up with Rebeca nosebleed! Some illness along with the pregnancy perhaps! High Risk pregnancy.

    Posted by notodo at Saturday, July 21 2012 05:47 PM

    It was also good seeing Lucy on the epi as well...I'm so glad she decided with Bobby (she and Gary)

    Is she married to Ray...I thought Ray was Jock's illegimate son!

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