Stars: Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Brenda Strong, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo
Writer: Robert Rovner
Director: Randy Zisk
Network: TNT, airs Wednesday nights
Original Telecast: July 4th, 2012
When we last left Southfork Ranch, Rebecca (Julie Gonzalo) was about to confess to Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) that her brother Tommy sent an email to his betrothed at the time Elena (Jordana Brewster) saying he wasn’t going to show up for their wedding.
DALLAS jam-packs so much material in its 45-minute telecasts, and “Truth and Consequences” is no different. It’s amazing how much is covered in such a short bit of time. There is no shortage of drama on the ranch. There is one betrayal after another. Count them.
Betrayal number one – After Rebecca reveals to Christopher the identity of the mysterious email sender, Christopher flips out running back to the crowd at the BBQ and bam, pummels Tommy smack in the face, and then he swiftly tells Rebecca to get the hell off the property!
No sooner than Tommy is escorted off the property does Bobby (Patrick Duffy) find out that he unwittingly just sold Southfork to J.R.! Betrayal number two – The brothers share a few words and there it is, the war is on between Bobby and J.R. once again. J.R. is now Southfork’s legal owner and Bobby, just a guest. J.R. wants to drill on the property and Bobby, sticking to his late mother’s wishes will not allow that. Betrayal number three – John Ross finds out that his dear old daddy J. R. had his name removed from the lease and that J. R. is the one and ONLY owner of Southfork.
After putting in some effort to convince John Ross he exercised him off the deed for his own good, John Ross agrees to work for his father who decides to get outta dodge before the fire he created burns him. In his place, John Ross will be his power of attorney and quickly begin the drilling on Southfork.
Christopher, however steamed he was at Tommy and Rebecca is even more angry at John Ross and Uncle J. R. He takes it on his own to break into John Ross’ apartment to find information linking him to the theft of Southfork. He finds a bit of information in the form of a CD and blackmails John Ross – Betrayal number four.
Meanwhile, poor little Rebecca begs Bobby’s wife Ann (Brenda Strong) to see her in person to completely explain her involvement in her and her brother’s deception. (see betrayal number one)
Oh, and we are hinted at a possible 5th betrayal involving Ann when she goes to see her ex husband who just happens to be supplying J. R. with the trucks to house the oil he is going to drill on Southfork. Couldn’t J.R. of hired someone not linked to the family? Well, that wouldn’t make for good TV than I suppose. It’s getting juicy.
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