'Dallas' recap: She shot him!
"Dallas" -- "Sins of the Father"
Well, we knew someone was gonna get shot this season, but we didn't expect she was going to be the one to do it, and we didn't expect he was the one who was going to get shot. Here's how we got there …
Christopher drags RealRebecca to the Dallas police station, despite her resistance, to report Tommy Sutter as a missing person. The detective believes foul play is afoot, especially when Christopher whips out that voicemail message featuring his ex, BeckyPam, threatening Tommy.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Bobby comes home and tells Ann the harsh truth, that her daughter, Emma, was kidnapped all those years ago, but not by strangers … it was Ann's ex-husband, that weasel Harris Ryland, who did it! Ann wigs, and, as she is wont to do, immediately decides to give up and accept that Emma now hates her. (NOTE: We're not liking her so much ourselves right now, as she is among the wishy-washiest people who've ever crashed at Southfork). Bobby convinces her otherwise, that she just needs to meet with Emma and tell her the other side of the story, to which Wishy-Washy Annie agrees.
Cue the theme song, show the opening credits sequence, and cut to …
John Ross, waking up in BeckyPam's bed. He wants her to put their business arrangement in writing. He also wants some breakfast.
"This is business. You and I are working together, nothing more," she says, before jumping back into bed and on top of John Ross.
"I like to be on top, darling'," she says.
"We have that in common, darlin'," he says.
If you think that sounds sexy, it is. And if you don’t think it sounds sexy, trust us, it is.
Bobby and Ann head off to the police station -- no, you aren't imagining it, Dallas PD is seeing a lot of action this episode -- where Bobby has arranged for one of his law enforcement pals to bring Emma in to question her about being kidnapped by her father and grandmother.
Granny Ryland, played to delicious uber-creepiness by "Who's the Boss?" star Judith Light, accompanied Emma to the station, and she takes the face-to-face meeting with Ann to deliver a line worthy of J.R.
"Now I can finally tell you what I have waited 20 years to say. You were nothing but an egg donor for Harris. You were never worthy to be his wife."
Ann makes an incest quip and then lunges for her former mother-in-law, but Bobby separates them and warns Grandma he's coming after her once he's made sure her son pays for what he did to Ann.
Ann, meanwhile, has scooted off to meet with Emma, and try to explain to her what really happened. Surprisingly, Ann 'fesses up that Harris did not lie about her being an addict. She was addicted to tranquilizers, she tells Emma, which she used to try to deal with her unhappy marriage. But she never stopped loving or looking for Emma after the little girl was kidnapped, she says, to which Emma, with a coldness that is worthy of J.R. happily taking down one of his enemies, responds that she doesn't care, doesn't want to have a relationship with Ann, and, in fact, wants her to leave the room right now.
J.R. is a tech geek!
Speaking of old J.R., this episode has gone on far too long without one of his one-liners, and that is about to be remedied. He and John Ross are discussing Elena's loan agreement with Sue Ellen, which J.R. has gotten his hands on and is reading on a tablet!