The world's first mega-soap, and one of the most popular ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. Famous for one of the best cliffhangers in TV history, as the world asked "Who shot J.R.?"
A slow-burner to begin with, Dallas hit its stride in the 2nd season, with long storylines and expert character development. Dallas ruled the airwaves in the 1980's.
As Bobby emerges from the shower in Pam's house,she discovers how long her dream was and she can't believe he's not dead. J.R. makes a promise to Mandy to get Sue Ellen off Southfork. Ewing Oil and other companies face a crisis caused by OPEC policies. Ray wants to to start his own business. Pam and Bobby go ahead with their plans to marry, which makes J.R. and Cliff angry. Cliff steals a business idea from Jamie and then presents it as his own. J.R. tells Bobby they need to get rid of Jack.
J.R. tries to talk Donna into taking up a lobbying position in Washington, and he endorses her at a public meeting. Ewing 12 is on fire after an explosion. Ray and Clayton hire Wes Parmalee. Mandy has another confrontation with Sue Ellen over J.R. Jenna moves out of Southfork and has to face a disobedient Charlie. Sue Ellen hires a detective to spy on J.R and Mandy.
Jeremy Wendell extends a business offer to J.R. and Bobby. Donna and Cliff collaborate on the Washington lobbying effort. Sue Ellen tells Miss Ellie that she's determined to learn to handle J.R. The detective follows Mandy. Cliff tells Jamie that nothing works between them. J.R. tells Jack not to come to Southfork again. J.R. rescues Mandy who fears for her life. Wes Parmalee questions Ray about his relations with the Southfork Ewings. J.R. and Bobby have a disagreement over field closures. Cliff wants Jack's 10 percent of Ewing Oil. Ray and Donna discuss some fundamental differences between them. Sue Ellen buys Valentines Lingerie. J.R. tries to come up with some solution to the very bad situation in the oil industry.
J.R thinks Cliff and Donna's lobbying effort is a waste of time. Bobby publicly supports Donna. Jenna tells Pam that she can't get over Bobby. Cliff offers Jack an incentive to sell his Ewing Oil shares to him in the future. J.R. has his first confrontation with the detective who's been following Mandy. Ray spends time with Jenna and Charlie. Bobby asks Ray to help Jenna in her new house. Bobby meets Wes Parmalee. Cliff and Jamie find their marital difference are widening. A woman named Mrs. Scottfield asks Bobby a favor in connection with recent explosion and fire, and her husband's involvement in it. Miss Ellie has a feeling that she's met Wes Parmalee before. Sue Ellen wants Mandy to be the Valentine girl. Ray tries to stop Donna from leaving for Washington. Bobby's intended help for Mrs. Scottfield comes to late because tragedy strikes her husband. J.R threatens the detective. Miss Ellie discovers some shocking item in Wes Parmalee's room.
Miss Ellie has a confronation with Wes Parmalee and tells him to leave Southfork. J.R. confronts Sue Ellen about the detective. J.R. tells Mandy they will have to keep a low profile in front of other people. Mandy decides to take the Valentine girl assignment. Bobby and J.R. plan to expand Ewing Oil. Ray tries to learn the reason for Parmalee's mysterious disappearance but Miss Ellie is uncooperative. Donna calls Ray from Washington and is surprised to hear Jenna on the phone. Miss Ellie relives memories of Jock. J.R decides to meet B.D. Calhoun. Wes Parmalee wants Ellie and Punk Anderson to believe that he is Jock.
Punk Anderson is confused about whether Wes Parmalee could be Jock. J.R. meets C.D Calhoun and explains his plan to him. Ellie tells Wes Parmalee's story to the family and begins to be confused herself. Bobby threatens Parmalee and J.R. tries to buy him off. J.R. has a fight with Mandy over her picture in a newspapers. Bobby tries to assure Ellie that Parmalee is a fraud. J.R. wants to find out who owns Valentine Lingerie. Jack's ex-wife April Stevens arrives, with some bad news for Jack's finances. Parmalee visit Ewing Oil and leaves J.R. and Bobby puzzled.
J.R. and Bobby investigate Wes Parmalee. J.R. is worried about the future of Ewing Oil if Parmalee's story holds up in court. Jack Ewing tells Jamie about April's unexpected arrival. Pam surprises Cliff by refusing to continue her finance backing for him. Sue Ellen's "Valentine Lingerie" business develops very well. Charlie causes more problems for Jenna. Ray offers Jenna his friendship and support. J.R. meets April Stevens. Wes Paramlee succeeds in confusing Miss Ellie again. Cliff meets April Stevens . J.R. and B.D. Calhoun further discuss the mission to the Middle East. Bobby wants to help Charlie but ends up being misunderstood by Jenna. Donna asks Ray whether he's having an affair with Jenna. Sue Ellen visit Wes Parmalee.
Wes Parmalee talks to John Ross. Sue Ellen tells Miss Ellie that she visited Parmalee. Charlie and Jenna disagree about the future and Bobby's role in it. Jamie catches Cliff cheating on her. J.R. and Mandy don't get along. Parmalee agrees to take medical tests. Jamie moves out on Cliff. J.R. wants to buy "Valentine Lingerie" but Valentine refuses to disclose who the owner is. Parmalee shocks Ellie by showing up at Bobby and Pam's wedding. Cliff comes to the wedding with April Stevens. Marital differences between Ray and Donna become bigger. Ray's startling announcement shocks Bobby and Pam just a few minutes before they get married.
Ray's shocking announcement about Jenna's pregnancy with Bobby's baby temporarily suspends the wedding and forces Miss Ellie to announce a slight delay as Bobby and Pam discuss what to do next. Bobby and Pam eventually remarry, despite J.R.'s attempts to manoeuvre the situation in his favor. After the wedding, Miss Ellie feels sorry for Pam while J.R. feels sorry for Jenna. Pam and Bobby wonder how he will manage to stay away from Jenna's baby. Jenna refuses to talk to Bobby. J.R. runs into Sue Ellen at Valentine's Lingerie. Jack has a fight with April and Cliff . J.R. learns about April's divorce settlement. The newlyweds celebrate their marriage with Clayton and Miss Ellie. Jack turns down J.R.'s offer to buy his 10 percent of Ewing Oil. Sue Ellen tells Parmalee to stay from John Ross. Parmalee surprises Sue Ellie with knowledge of details from the life of the Ewings from years ago. Bobby asks J.R.
Disagreement continues between Miss Ellie and Clayton over Wes Parmalee. Clayton feels he has to fight both Parmalee and Jock's ghost. A Hollywood producer named Bruce Harvey expresses an interest in Mandy Winger. J.R. is concerned about Bobby's situation, with Jenna's baby on the way. The C.I.A. warns J.R. against associating with B.D.Calhoun. Cliff invites April to the Oil Baron's Ball. Ray tells Donna that the fate of Jenna's baby should be entirely her choice. J.R. wants April to sell him 5 percent of Ewing Oil. Cliff wants his $500,000 back from Jack. Parmalee''s x-ray offers more surprises for J.R. and Bobby. Pam and Bobby meet April Stevens. Jenna and Ray stay from the Oil Baron's Ball. At the ball, Parmalee shocks the oil community. Parmalee agrees to take a lie-detector test. Clayton threatens to kill Parmalee.
Clayton moves out on Miss Ellie. Sue Ellen shows her "Valentine Lingerie" business to Pamela. J.R. confronts his mother about Clayton staying at a hotel. Jenna tells Charlie that she will not abort the baby.Jenna and Charlie get along fine again. Miss Ellie tells Ray that she's got to resolve the Parmalee problem. April plots to profit from ex-husband Jack. Mandy is offered a Hollywood contract. Ray invites Clayton to move into his house. The Environmental Protection Agency wants to shut down Cliff's 340 field. Pam shocks Jenna with an offer concerning Jenna's baby. Parmalee takes a lie-detector test and J.R. and Bobby are shocked by the results. J.R. tells Mandy that she will never be his wife. Jamie thinks she's got the solution to Cliff's environmental problem. Parmalee theatens to sell Ewing Oil to Jeremy Wendell.
Bobby flies down to South America to find evidence to get rid of Parmalee. Sue Ellen reveals to Mandy that she's behind "Valentine Lingerie". Jenna tells Bobby that she wants to cut all ties with him. J.R. tries to push Miss Ellie to declare Parmalee a fraud but she still thinks he may be Jock. Bobby and Pam discuss her offer to Jenna regarding Jenna's baby. J.R. is impressed with Sue Ellen's business venture. Ellie is not thrilled about Bobby's trip to South America. J.R. and Bobby tell their mother that they will move out if she brings Parmalee to Southfork as her husband. Pam makes Cliff a business offer. J.R. wants to abort B.D Calhoun's mission. Miss Ellie kisses Parmalee.
Miss Ellie and J.R. have a fight over her dating Parmalee. In Washington, Donna meets U.S. Senator Andrew Dowling. J.R. wants Clayton to side with him against Parmalee. Wendell plots to use Parmalee against the Ewings. Valentine and Sue Ellen disagree on business strategy. Jamie bills Cliff for the solution to his environmental problem. Ellie admits she feels attracted to Parmalee. The news media report on the events in Saudi Arabia and J.R. thinks that B.D. Calhoun has been killed. J.R. uses Sly protect Ewing Oil against Parmalee. Donna and Senator Dowling discover they have quite a lot in common. J.R. uses April to find out about Parmalee. Clayton and Miss Ellie reconcile. Jack sells his share of Ewing Oil to Jamie for 1 dollar. Bobby returns from South America bringing the truth about Parmalee, and the mystery is resolved.
The Parmalee mystery is resolved and things get back to normal at Ewing Oil but not between Clayton and Miss Ellie. Clayton goes on a manhunt to find Parmalee. April intends to prove fraudulent intent in Jack's sale of 10 percent of Ewing Oil. J.R. learns frightening news about B.D. Calhoun. Donna comes to a decision about her marriage. Wendell vows to put the Ewings out of business and asks Cliff to use Pam to achieve it. Jenna and Donna discuss Ray. Christopher and John Ross don't get along. B.D.Calhoun threatens J.R.
J.R. wants to buy off B.D. Calhoun to prevent his revenge. Bobby and Pam discuss her being overprotective of Christopher. Donna decides to leave Southfork. Jeremy Wendell wants April Stevens on his side. Bobby and Jenna discuss the baby. Clayton pursuses the issue of Parmalee's lie detector test. Calhoun terrorizes J.R. April get an apartment from J.R. Ray wants to know where Donna will live after the baby is born. Pam and Cliff have more disagreements over business. Ray wants to make sure he will be seeing his baby. Ellie gets impatient with Clayton over his obsession with Parmalee. Calhoun makes contact with an unsuspecting Sue Ellen.
J.R. wants to buy off B.D. Calhoun to prevent his revenge. Bobby and Pam discuss her being overprotective of Christopher. Donna decides to leave Southfork. Jeremy Wendell wants April Stevens on his side. Bobby and Jenna discuss the baby.Clayton pursues the issue of Parmalee's lie detector test, but Ellie gets impatient with his obsession over finding Parmalee. Calhoun terrorizes J.R. April gets an apartment from J.R. Ray wants to know where Donna will live after the birth, as he wants to make sure he will be able to see his baby. Pam and Cliff have more disagreements over business. Calhoun makes contact with an unsuspecting Sue Ellen.
J.R. wakes to find a bomb by his bedside, but it's a fake, placed by Calhoun. Ellie meets with Jenna, who restates she wants nothing to do with the Ewings. Clayton continues to look for Parmalee. Ray want seek custody of his unborn child and distances himself from Jenna and Charlie. Cliff and Wendell come to an agreement. J.R. puts McSween onto Calhoun. April continues her money-making enterprises with Wendell and J.R. Donna gets closer to Senator Dowling, but gets an attack of appendicitis. Calhoun drugs Sue Ellen.
Ray doesn't like Senator Dowling hanging around Donna. The family thinks that Sue Ellen has started drinking again. Jenna tells Charlie that she's too attached to Ray. J.R. gets mysterious photographs of Sue Ellen. Cliff gets information on Ewing business out of Pam. J.R. tells Bobby about Calhoun. Dowling questions Donna about her and Ray. Wendell pressures Cliff for information on Ewing business. Sue Ellen fears she may have been raped. Sue Ellen questions J.R. about B.D. Bobby asks Pam to take extra safety precautions. Jenna admits to herself that she misses Ray. J.R. and Bobby burst into Calhoun's hotel room.
J.R and Bobby tell their wives about B.D Calhoun. Sue Ellen, Pam, and the kids take safety in California. Wendell tells April he knows where Jack Ewing is. B.D. kidnaps John Ross and blackmails J.R.Bobby,J.R. and Ray manage to trick Calhoun but J.R. gets wounded and John Ross almost gets killed in the showndown with B.D.
J.R. recovers in the hospital after the shooting in L.A. and gets a visitor from the CIA who brings good news. Pamela blames J.R. for the whole Calhoun affair but Sue Ellen comes to his defense. Pam's trip to California upsets Cliff's business. J.R. and Sue Ellen get a little closer. Bobby confronts about B.D Calhoun. J.R. decides to take a break from Ewing Oil. John Ross admires his daddy for courges in the L.A. shooting. Jeremy Wendell wants to the Calhoun affair against the Ewings. Donna feels frustrated in her lobbying effortS. Senator Dowling asks Donna questions about Ray and their marriages. J.R. uses April to feed infornation to Wendell. April feels lonely. Pam accuses Bobby of stealing a company from Cliff. April gets a phone call form her mother. Charlie accuses Ray of breaking his word. Sue Ellen recives tragic news from California about Jamie.
Pam breaks the news of Jamie's death to Cliff. J.R. pressures April about the 10 percent of Ewing Oil. J.R. plots to frame Cliff for Jamie's death. Bobby doesn't share J.R.'s concern over Cliff's claim to the 10 percent. Donna tells Senator Dowling to leave her alone. Bobby refuses to give in to an extortionist who claims he has infornation on Jack's whereabouts. Ray asks Jenna to move in with him. Marilee sees through Cliff's devious plan and rebuffs him. Cliff tries to raise $6 million to pay Wendell back. Donna and Dowling make up. Mrs. Scottfield learns of a chance to get back at the Ewings for her husband's suicide.
Sue Ellen shows Pam the new Valentine Girl. Ray is determined to fight for custody of his child. Donna confides in Miss Ellie before the divorce hearing. Ray's lawyer outlines his strategy in the divorce case. Cliff and April have a fight. Cliff tells J.R. and Bobby that he's about to become the owner of 10 percent of Ewing Oil. J.R. accuses Pam of plotting with Cliff against Ewing Oil. Miss Ellie is fed up with the family conficts. Pam ask Cliff to sell her 10 percent. Ray and Donna get officially divorced. Ray drinks to forget his troubles. Bobby and Cliff have a fight about the effect of Cliff's tactics on Pam.
Jeremy Wendell wants Cliff to sell him his 10 percent of Ewing Oil. J.R. plots to frame Cliff for Jamie's death. Bobby doesn't share J.R.'s concern over Cliff's claim to the 10 percent. Donna tells Senator Dowling to leave her alone. Bobby refuses to give in to an extortionist who claims he has information on Jack's whereabouts. Ray asks Jenna to move in with him. Marilee sees through Cliff's devious plan and rebuffs him. Cliff tries to raise $6 million to pay Wendell back. Donna and Dowling make up. Mrs. Scottfield learns of a chance to get back at the Ewings for her husband's suicide.
Cliff is questioned by the police as a murder suspect. J.R. tries to get a court injunction against Cliff. Jenna moves in with Ray which makes Charlie very happy. Cliff blames J.R. for his arrest. Wendell tells Pam about Cliff putting up part of Barnes/Wentworth as collateral. Jack reappears and Bobby tries to convince him to fight against Cliff for the 10 percent of Ewing Oil. J.R. is angry at Bobby for letting Jack go without getting his address. Bobby has a terrible fight with Ray when he finds Jenna and Charlie in Ray's house. Mrs. Scottfield wants her brother to get data on B.D. Calhoun and J.R. so she can give them to the Justice Department. Cliff is cleared of all murder charges. Pam walks out on Cliff for jeopardizing their mother's company. Pam gets mad when she learns about Jenna living with Ray. Oswald Valentine meets April and offers her a modeling job. Jack decides to stick with J.R. and Bobby to fight Cliff.
Pam tells Cliff that he's obsessed with revenge against the Ewings. Valentine wants Mandy back in the lingerie business. Jenna and Miss Ellie discuss Jenna's moving in with Ray. Nancy Scottfield talks to a newpaper editor about the Calhoun affair. Jenna's pregancy and living with Ray put more strain on Pam and Bobby's marriage. Nancy Scottfield talks her brother into cooperating in order to get back at the Ewings. Sue Ellen asks J.R. about how he'd feel if Mandy Winger were to return. Bobby and Ray try to make up. Sue Ellen tells Bruce Harvey that she wants Mandy back in Dallas. Donna gives birth to a baby girl. The court battle for the 10 percent of Ewing Oil ends in surprising victories for April and Cliff. Nancy Scottfield vows revenge on the Ewings.
J.R. and April outmanoeuvre Jeremy Wendell over 5 percent of Ewing Oil. Ray visits his baby daughter Margaret at the hospital. Valentine insists on getting Mandy Winger back. Wendell plots to take advantage of a news story implicating Ewing Oil in terrorism. Ray reaches an understanding with Senator Dowling concerrning Margaret's upbringing. The CIA theatens Nancy Scottfield and her brother with federal prison. Pam accuses Bobby of protecting J.R. on the Calhoun affair. Miss Ellie tells J.R. and Bobby that she won't protect them anymore on Ewing Oil business. Bobby tells Pam he'd fed up with J.R.'s schemes and that he's getting out of Ewing Oil. Mandy returns to Dallas. Wendell makes a promise to Nancy Scottfield to bury Ewing Oil.
Bobby, Ray, and Miss Ellie sell their Ewing Oil holdings to J.R. Pam returns her 25 percent of Barnes/Wentworth to Cliff. April enjoys her new wealth and buys a restaurant. Ray shows pictures of Margaret to Jenna and Charlie. Wendell gives the Justice Department data on Ewing Oil and B.D. Calhoun. Sue Ellen uses Mandy Winger to test J.R.'s fidelity. Cliff makes a scene at Ewing Oil. Phyllis breaks down upon hearing the news that Ewing Oil is being dissolved. Just as Miss Ellie gets her hopes up for the family's future, she gets terrible news from Washington. Clayton has a violent confrontation with J.R. and is knocked unconscious.
Clayton is taken to the hospital. April vows to get back at everybody in Dallas who used her. J.R. tries to have the Justice Department's investigation stopped. April wants to team up with Cliff. Ray confronts J.R. about B.D. Calhoun. Sue Ellen thinks that J.R. is cheating on her with Mandy. Clayton hides a medical problem from Miss Ellie. Pam tries to convince Cliff to get rid of his 5 percent of Ewing Oil. Mandy vows to stay on in Dallas. J.R. and Bobby go to Washington to try and save Ewing Oil from the investigation. Jenna goes into labor in Bobby's arms. Wendell asks Nancy Scottfield and her brother to testify against Ewing Oil. Mandy tells J.R. that she still loves him. Jenna gives birth to a baby boy. A federal court injunction shuts down Ewing Oil pending the outcome of the Justice Department's investigation.
Jenna names her baby Lucas, after her father. Ray visits Jenna at the hospital and they discuss the future. J.R. has to explain himself in front of Sue Ellen after she sees a picture in the newspaper of him and Mandy Winger. Mandy tells a shocked Bruce Harvey that she's after J.R. Doctors tell Pam that she can have a baby. Mrs. Scottfield reveals her scheme to a stunned Bobby. J.R. almost gets trapped by the Justice Department but manages to get out at the last minute. Christopher learns he was adopted. J.R. and Bobby strike a deal with the Justice Department. Miss Ellie learns of Clayton's heart problem. Sue Ellen confronts Mandy over J.R. Jeremy Wendell reveals his plot to J.R. Pam and Bobby's dreams and plans are shattered when Pam has an car accident.