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.