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.
Pam is taken to the hospital with third-degree burns and serious injuries from the car crash. J.R. embarks on building a new company-- J.R.E. Industries. Doctors tell Bobby that Pam will most probably live. Cliff feels guilty about letting Digger down regarding J.R. and Ewing Oil. Jenna nurtures her new baby boy. J.R. and Sue Ellen get close. April offers Cliff her help in coping after the loss of Ewing Oil. April meets Wilson Cryer, Jeremy Wendell's executive assistant. Bobby must face Christopher and explain about Pam. J.R. consoles Bobby.
Miss Ellie confides in Ray over Clayton's heart problem. Upset about Pam's injuries, Cliff finds a bar where he meets Dandy Dandridge, who reminds him of his father, Digger. J.R. tries to get Bobby interested in doing business again. Sue Ellen meets with Nicholas Pearce for some business advice. Christopher want's to see his mother. Pam gets an unwelcome hospital visitor.
Christopher runs away from Southfork to Dallas Memorial Hospital. Pam makes very slow progress in her medical condition. Charlie has problems with kids at school because of Jenna living with Ray. Clayton is fed up with Ellie telling him to rest and relax. He doesn't want to be treated like an invalid. J.R. meets Wilson Cryder. Charlie pressures Ray to marry Jenna. Bobby confronts Katherine Wentworth at the hospital. Christopher feels left out because he's adopted. J.R. meets Casey Denault. Dandy shows up at Cliff''s office.
Bobby has a doctor fly in from L.A. to help Pam. Ray asks Jenna to let Bobby see Lucas. Sue Ellen is surprised by Nicholas Pearce's no-nonsense approach. Cliff throws Dandy out of his offices. J.R. and Casey Denault put on an act in front of Marilee Stone and Jordan Lee. Nicholas Pearce urges Sue Ellen to expand Valentine's Lingerie. April meets Nicholas Pearce. J. R uses Casey to reclaim his business power. Miss Ellie and Clayton keep arguing over his health. Doctors warn Cliff and Bobby before taking bandages off Pam's face. Jenna and Ray wonder how to handle the new situation of Bobby coming to see Lucas. Pam disappears from the hospital.
Bobby tries to determine why and how Pam disappeared from the hospital. Cliff is upset with Bobby for not having turned Katherine to the police. Nicholas Pearce has big plans for Valentine's Lingerie. J.R. is happy with Casey Denault's services. Bobby and Cliff suspect Katherine in Pam's disappearing and they hire a detective. Serena Ward reappears in Dallas and asks J.R. to hire her friend. Pam leaves a farewell letter for Bobby and Christopher.
Bobby gets depressed over Pam's disappearance. J.R. and Ray unite to help Bobby. Wilson Cryder tries to intimidate J.R. April consoles Cliff. Bobby explains to Christopher about Pam's leaving. Jenna offers Bobby her friendship. J.R. uses Serena to find out information on Wilson Cryder. The Ewings learn to live with what Pam asked for in her last letter. Dandy tells Cliff he found oil. Nicholas Pearce tries to get Sue Ellen and April to work together.
Bobby meets Lisa Alden. Jenna and Ray get romantically involved. Nicholas Pearce wants April's business. Dandy talks Cliff into looking for oil. Pam leaves Bobby her power of attorney for her Wentworth Industries stock. Bobby goes on a date with Lisa. Ray comes to the Oil Barons Ball with Jenna. J.R. meets Nicholas Pearce. Ray proposes to Jenna. Clayton's heart condition causes more problems.
Clayton's heart problem leads to an operation. J.R. seeks information on Kimberly Cryder. Charlie is upset that her mother is not ready to marry Ray. Clayton's operation is a complete success. Sue Ellen wonders what Nicholas Pearce is up to. Casey is tired with providing "services" to Marilee Stone. April seeks Bobby's advice on how to spend her money. Sue Ellen is worried over Nicholas Pearce's strange behavior. Ray asks Jenna to be honest about the real reason behind dragging her feet about marriage. Jenna consults Miss Ellie about Ray's proposal. Bobby and Christopher spend time with Lisa. Pam files for divorce from Bobby.
Bobby explains divorce to Christopher and gets a surprise reaction from him. J.R. meets Kimberly Cryder. Sue Ellen has her first fight with Nicholas Pearce. Miss Ellie comes to visit Lucas. Jenna is worried that Ray will get back with Donna. Bobby decides not to fight the divorce and asks the family to regard Pam "a closed subject" Marilee Stone tries to hit on Bobby. Ray appears to be free after Donna announces her marriage to Senator Dowling. Christopher grows fond of Lisa. Cliff feels he should listen to Dandy out of loyalty to Digger. Jenna accepts Ray's proposal. April investigates Nicholas Pearce's past. J.R. plays games with Wilson Cryder and becomes interested in his wife.
Ray and Jenna announce their marriage to the Ewings. April asks Nicholas Pearce about his past. J.R. has a confrontation with Pearce about Sue Ellen . Bobby tells Lisa to stop seeing him and Christopher. Bobby has an unexpected encounter with an old friend, Tammy. Things get back to normal between Sue Ellen and Pearce. Lisa follows Bobby and Christopher. Bobby is not interested in joining forces with J.R. to fight Weststar. Lisa turns out to be Jeff Faraday's sister. Cliff learns that Dandy is in jail. J.R. gets a tempting offer from Kimberly Cryder.
J.R. wants April to buy Weststar stock. Phyllis opens Bobby's eyes on his new, non-functioning business. Dandy makes the oil workers go back to work at gunpoint. Bobby spends time with April. Lisa brings Christopher to Southfork where Bobby angrily confronts her. Sue Ellen sees J.R. and Kimberly kissing. Ray wants to make sure he's got Bobby's blessing for his marriage with Jenna. Dandy strikes a little oil. Sue Ellen uses Pearce to get back at J.R. J.R. learns that Weststar's biggest shareholder is Kimberly's father.
Cliff strikes natural gas. Sue Ellen explains to Nicholas Pearce that J.R. betrayed her. J.R tests Casey's "business aggressiveness". Ray wants Bobby to be his best man at the wedding. April comes across an obstacle in her investigations of Pearce. Ray and Jenna get married. Pearce angrily confronts April. Kimberly Cryder meets Sue Ellen. Dandy pulls a gun on Cliff at the Ewing barbecue. Kimberly and J.R. put on an act in front of Sue Ellen. Lisa Alden sues Bobby for custody of Christopher.
Bobby tries to explain to Christopher about legal custody as Lisa purses her lawsuit. Nicholas Pearce apologizes to April. Christopher gets rebellious with Bobby over Lucas. April is upset over not being at the barbecue. Sue Ellen vows revenge on J.R. Cliff tells Miss Ellie about Dandy and wants to make peace. Bobby wants to pay Lisa off. Ray and Jenna find Charlie home with her boyfriend Randy. J.R. wants to meet Dr.Styles. Clayton feels bored. Lisa threatens Bobby with releasing damaging information in court. Lisa works with J.R. against Bobby.
Bobby warns Sue Ellen before the trial on Christopher's custody. Bobby meets Nicholas Pearce. Cliff encounters problems in his natural gas venture. Bobby fears that the truth about how he got Christopher may come out at the trial. Bobby relives the deal with Jeff Farraday. April tells Bobby he's not over Pam yet. Sue Ellen tells J.R. she finds Pearce attractive. Clayton is interested in a painting at a gallery. Cliff tries to buy Lisa off. Christopher gets obsessed about being adopted and about Lucas. Pearce gets nervous when Sue Ellen asks him about huis family. April and Bobby make up and she kisses him. J.R. meets Dr.Styles and is surprised by his plan.
Lisa apologizes to Cliff. J.R. demands an "act of faith" from Kimberly before he leaves Sue Ellen. Lisa socializes with Cliff, asks him information about business,and relays it on to J.R. Bobby decides to stop visiting Lucas for Christopher's sake. Pearce withdraws from Sue Ellen's account. J.R. makes a promise to John Ross to get Ewing Oil back. April learns that Pearce may be connected to the mob. J.R. uses the information from Lisa against Cliff. Ray throws Randy out and alienates Charlie. Clayton meets Ellis, the girl from the painting. Wilson Cryder wants to buy Barnes/Wentworth out.
Kimberly gets serious about divorcing Wilson and she puts pressure on J.R. to live up to his part of the deal. Ray wants to be a good father to Charlie. Sue Ellen tells Pearce that she needs him as a friend. Bobby confronts Lisa again . J.R. wants to join forces with Cliff to fight Weststar. Ray discusses Randy, sex, and AIDS with Charlie. Clayton continues to meet with Laurel Ellis. J.R. and Sue Ellen discuss divorce. April tells Sue Ellen that she's been dating Bobby. Cliff refuses to support Lisa in her fight for Christopher. Miss Ellie meets Kimberly Cryder. J.R. succeeds in manoeuvring Pearce into Sue Ellen's arms.
Nicholas Pearce demands honesty from Sue Ellen. Miss Ellie doesn't suspect that Clayton has been meeting with another woman. Dave Culver tells Bobby that bringing back the Ewing name doesn't have to be a dead issue. Oswald Valentine reappears in Sue Ellen's office and is rebuffed by her. J.R. overhears a conversation between Cliff and Lisa. Laurel Ellis asks Clayton about him and Ellie. Bobby and Christopher reconcile. Laurel admits that Clayton may be in love with her. Cliff tells Bobby that he likes Lisa. Charlie has a very serious fight with Jenna. Kimberly pressures J.R. to keep his promise. Clayton forgets about the third anniversary of his marriage to Ellie. April's detective gets scared of the Pearce/Lombardi mob connection. Bobby suspect Lisa works with J.R. which leads to another violent confrontation between the two brothers.
The Ewings get scared of Bobby's temper as he violently deals with J.R. in the pool. Sue Ellen suspects that J.R. may want to get rid of her to win control of Weststar. Casey gets interested in Sly. Bobby vows to get Ewing Oil back. J.R. wants to get rid of Lisa Alden. Cliff gets hooked up to the gas pipeline. Sue Ellen gets more involved with Nicholas Pearce. Laurel's friend David Shulton asks Clayton about his intentions toward Laurel. Bobby is happy because he thinks Lisa is gone. April is further troubled by the revelation about Pearce. Kimberly gives J.R. an ultimatum. Clayton feels guilty and gets Ellie a gift. Charlie begins to dislike Ray. Cliff is down because people don't show up for his celebration party. J.R. blackmails April to make her buy more Weststar stock.
Laurel Ellis urges Clayton to do something more with his life. Pearce explains his vision of the Weststar takeover to Sue Ellen. Sue Ellen wants to team up with Bobby to work against J.R. April feels uncomfortable working with J.R. J.R. plots to have Sue Ellen see him in bed with Kimberly. Sue Ellen explains to Pearce her strategy about divorce. Laurel's old boyfriend comes from England. Charlie complains to Bobby about Ray. April wants to cut her ties to J.R. Miss Ellie sees Laurel kissing Clayton. Ray throws Bobby out of his house. Jenna's problems with Charlie continue. Lisa Alden continues to follow Bobby and Christopher. Sue Ellen moves back to her room at Southfork and leaves J.R. disappointed that she doesn't want a divorce.
Charlie apologizes to Ray. Cliff meets Nicholas Pearce. Ellen and Pearce question Cliff about whether he works with J.R. Bobby goes to Washington to try get the Ewing Oil name back. Miss Ellie gets drunk after seeing Clayton with Laurel Ellis again. David Shulton borrows money from Clayton. Ray and Jenna give Charlie and Randy another chance. April tells Bobby that she slept with J.R. and that he's blackmailing her over it. Ray apologizes to Bobby for throwing him out of the house. April's apartment gets broken into. Sly dates Casey Denault. Lisa Alden pursues her lawsuit. J.R. tells Dr.Styles that Sue Ellen won't give him the divorce.
Bobby confronts J.R. again about Lisa Alden. April learns that her detective got murdered. Miss Ellie confides in Marvin Anderson about Clayton's affair with Laurel. J.R. makes a promise to Kimberly to be with her regardless of the outcome of the fight for Weststar. David Shulon encourges Laurel to use Clayton and his money. Ray and Jenna get worried over Charlie's poor grades in school. April tells Pearce that she's been investigating him. Miss Ellie goes away to St.Croix. Shulton borrows more money from Clayton. Pearce visit his parents in Indiana. Kimberly talks to Casey behind J.R.'s back. Bobby and Sue Ellen testify at the custody trial but Lisa decides to drop the case.
Lisa comes to Southfork to say goodbye to Christopher. J.R. wants Casey to keep meeting with Kimberly. Miss Ellie goes to Atlanta to visit Lucy. Jenna forbids Charlie to go out with Randy. Bobby's new friend in Washington Kay Lloyd is impressed with his PR skills. Laurel's old boyfriend Brett Lomax wants her to go back to England with him. Nicholas Pearce gets April scared with his mob connections. David Shulton tries to blackmail Clayton. Kimberly asks Sue Ellen when she will divorce J.R. Bobby tells April that they're not right for each other. Pearce tells Sue Ellen he will have to disappear . Ray and Jenna catch Charlie trying to sneak out of the house at night.
April gets visitors in her apartment and she is forced to reveal Pearce's real identify to them. Sue Ellen doesn't understand why Pearce won't meet with her. J.R. is rebuffed by Ray when he approaches him about buying Weststar stock. Pearce is interrogated and beaten up. Jenna and Ray decide to send Charlie to a school in Switzerland and Jenna goes with her to see her settle down. Miss Ellie returns from her vacation. Sly tells Casey Denault that she believes in him. Pearce is told that his parents are dead but his "companions" remain skeptical. Kay Lloyd comes to Dallas and spends time with Bobby. Ellie confronts Clayton about Laurel and tells him to leave Southfork.
April is released. Miss Ellie tells the family that Clayton will not be living at Southfork. Charlie resents being forced to leave,and Jenna has her doubts about it as well. Clayton tries to explain to Ellie about his "innocent friendship" with Laurel. Shulton tells Miss Ellie that Clayton has slept with Laurel. Ray meets a woman named Connie Hall and makes her in distress. Pearce tells April to stay out of his life. Bobby asks Clayton about why he had to leave Southfork. Pearce is happy that he managed to make it look like his parents are dead. Cliff meets Casey Denault. An angry Clayton beats Shulton up. Cliff becomes addicted to tranquilizers. Clayton is arrested for the murder of Shulton.
Bobby, Miss Ellie and Harve Smithfield unite to help Clayton out of his trouble. Casey wants to do business with Cliff. Connie gets turned down by Ray. Sue Ellen tells April that she and Pearce have been close. J.R. lashes out at Miss Ellie for letting Clayton back into the house. Clayton apologizes to the Ewings for his arrest and the embrassment. Laurel tries to explain to Ellie her friendship with Clayton. J.R. uses Harry McSween to pick Laurel up to talk to her. Sue Ellen tries to find out from Nicholas about his family mystery. Kimberly introduces Cliff to her father. J.R. rebuffs Kimberly's offer and vows to take Weststar away from her father.
Connie Hall tries to tell Ray that his marriage is over. J.R. continues to tease Clayton about Laurel and the homicide charge. Bobby spends more time with Kay in Washington. Casey tries to convince Cliff that they have a lot in common business-wise. J.R. offers Laurel a hideaway from media attention. Bobby strikes a deal with a Washington senator to get the Ewing Oil name back. Sue Ellen teams up with Kimberly to prevent J.R. from taking over Weststar. J.R. and Laurel declare a truce. J.R. wants to work side by side with Bobby. J.R. uncovers the evidence to clear Clayton's name in the homicide case, and he blackmails Laurel. The Ewings and Clayton are very grateful to J.R.
Kimberly lashes out at J.R. for her father's death. Cliff gets more addicted to pills. The Justice Department tells Bobby he will never get Ewing Oil name back. Sue Ellen tells Kimberly that it was J.R.'s drive to get Weststar which killed Dr.Styles. Casey Denault meets April Stevens. J.R. gets ready to take over Weststar. Bobby gets frustrated in Washington over the problems in getting the Ewing Oil name back. Nicholas tells his family secret to Sue Ellen. Laurel tells Clayton about J.R.'s blackmail. Connie refuses to be dumped by Ray. Clayton tells Ellie about some new rules he sets for life at Southfork. April tells Casey she doesn't want Cliff to get hurt. Sue Ellen and Jeremy Wendell offer a few surprises for J.R. at the meeting of Weststar shareholders.
Ray gets wounded by a psychotic Connie. Sly is upset by the way J.R. fired Casey. Cliff vows revenge on J.R. using Jeremy Wendell. Jenna returns from Paris. Nicholas Pearce supports Sue Ellen in her fight for John Ross. J.R. wins a temporary advantage over Sue Ellen and her court order to get John Ross. April throws a surprise party for Cliff. Bobby gets a conditional right to use the Ewing Oil name again. Kay doesn't want to leave Washington to come to Dallas. J.R. moves out of Southfork after finding out about Clayton's co-ownership of the ranch. Ray tells Jenna about his affair with Connie. Lucy returns to Southfork from Atlanta. April and Cliff sign a partnership with Casey. Lucy complains to Miss Ellie about her marriage to Mitch. J.R. tells John Ross he wants to buy another ranch. J.R. has a surprise for Jeremy Wendell concerning his recently acquired gas field.
J.R. lashes out at Sue Ellen for defeating him along with Kimberly. Jenna calls Ray from Paris. Sue Ellen leaves Southfork. Ellie wants Clayton to co-own Southfork. Connie Hall makes herself look like Jenna and imposes herself on Ray. J.R. tells Casey his service is no longer needed. J.R. places John Ross in a hideaway school to protect him against kidnappers. Sue Ellen tries to find a legal way to get John Ross. Bobby and Kay wonder how to keep their long-distance romance going. April refuses to become Casey's business partner. Cliff wants to sell his gas field to Jeremy Wendell. Connie takes revenge on Ray.
Clayton asks J.R. to turn John Ross over to Sue Ellen. Sue Ellen and Pearce search for John Ross. After Ray's affair with Connie, he and Jenna wonder how it will affect their marriage. Casey meets Lucy and they date. Jenna confides in Miss Ellie about her marital problem. J.R. gets the Ewing Oil property back from Jeremy Wendell but Bobby rebuffs his offer to work together again. Jenna decides to give Ray another chance. Jordan Lee tells Cliff that he saw Pam. Ray and Jenna leave Dallas. Pearce gets killed in a confrontation with J.R. Sue Ellen fires three shots at J.R.