The first season of TNT's DALLAS came to a close on Wednesday night with shocking revelations and a number of unexpected twists and turns.
If you haven't watched the episode yet, be warned there are SPOILERS ahead.
The episode opened with the aftermath of last week's gun struggle between Rebecca and Tommy. We see Tommy fall to the floor, shot dead by his former lover. Rebecca rushes to get her phone to call... Christopher? Elena? No, some mystery person who immediately sends a team of people to her apartment to dispose of the body.
We also saw Bobby collapse last week and his life was hanging in the balance as tonight's show began. J.R. made his way into Bobby's room and in a poignant moment told his unconscious brother: "I love you, Bobby. And I don't know who I'd be without you."
Bobby finally woke up and recovered (quite quickly I might add). He then found out
Christopher noticed that Rebecca had bruises from her run-in with Tommy and had Bum track down her "brother." When they arrived at Tommy's empty hotel, Christopher answered a phone call from Tommy's sister, the real Rebecca Sutter. He came home and confronted his wife, Rebecca, demanding to know who she really was. When she refused to tell him, he told her he was going to take the babies and have her locked up.
Meanwhile, Ann, knowing Sue Ellen was about to leave the governor's race because Harris was blackmailing her, went to he ex's office to talk to him. He tried to put the moves on her, and it looked like she was caving when she started unbuttoning her dress. But after a couple of buttons we saw a microphone. She had recorded Harris confessing and told him not to mess with Sue Ellen or her family. He went to grab her and she punched him in the face! It was a stand-up-and-cheer moment and a breakthrough of sorts for the character of Ann. And it allowed Sue Ellen to stay in the race!
Rebecca made her way to a private jet where it was revealed that her father and his men were the ones who helped her out with Tommy's body. And her father is... Cliff Barnes! Rebecca is actually Afton's daughter, Pamela Rebecca Cooper (seen in DALLAS Season 11 and the reunion movie). She has been working with Cliff to bring down the Ewings.
In the final scene, J.R. walked into his old office space and John Ross asked him to “teach me every dirty trick to take the company away from Christopher and Elena.” J.R. smiled as only he can and said, “Now that’s my son, from tip to tail.”
The season finale was near perfect and wrapped up a fabulous first season of DALLAS.
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