My favorite television show DALLAS returns tonight to TNT with a new episode called, “JR’s Masterpiece.” On tonight’s show accompanied by many characters from JR’s past, the Ewings bury their own. In a heartrending goodbye episode. Did you watch last week’s episode? We did and we recapped it here for you!
On last week’s show in the aftermath of John Ross and Sue Ellen’s coup to take over Ewing Energies, Bobby retaliated with his brother’s help, Gary (guest star Ted Shackelford), leaving the family in a Mexican standoff. Meanwhile, Pamela was caught between Christopher and John Ross, as the cousins clash, with it all culminating in a winner-take-all car race.
On tonight’s show after a lifetime of scheming and dealing, JR Ewing finally meets his end. The Ewing family reels at hearing the news. Shocked to learn from the authorities that JR’s death is the result of a random mugging, they strive to set aside their differences and mourn together. Accompanied by many characters from JR’s past, the Ewings bury their own. In a heartrending goodbye episode, DALLAS bids farewell to the legendary JR Ewing….Only to uncover powerful evidence that leads to a shocking revelation worthy of one of televisions most iconic characters. As in life — and now in death — nothing is ever as it seems when it comes to JR Ewing.
Tonight’s DALLAS season 2 episode 8 is going to be very sad, and you won’t want to miss. So be sure to tune in for our live coverage of Dallas — tonight at 9PM EST! While you wait for our recap, hit the comments and let us know how excited you are about the new season? Check out the sneak peek of tonight’s episode below!
RECAP: Bobby, Sue Ellen and John Ross arrive by helicopter to Mexico and are brought to a hotel were JR was staying and Sue Ellen is shocked to find out that the police think JR may have been working with the cartel. There was no idea on the body, but there was JR’s cell phone. John Ross wants to see his father’s body. There is no mistaking that the body is JR when Sue Ellen starts to cry and John Ross has to turd away.
Bobby meets Carlos at the police station, Sue Ellen is also happy to see him. Carlos assures the family that he will find out what happened, the family can go back home. John Ross doesn’t want to leave his father but Carols insists he will stay by his side.
Meanwhile, Harris has showed up on Southfork and gets an cold unwelcoming just as the family returns home. Harris tells Ann he husband has no idea what he started.
Gary is at the house and tells Bobby that he spent his whole life hating the man and now he is sorry that he is dead.
Sue Ellen goes to see John Ross who is distraught and wants to get to the bottom of who killed his father, Sue Ellen tells him that there was a long list of people who would have wanted to do it. Sue Ellen wants to get back to business and John Ross yells at her and tells her to mourn JR if only for a while for his sake.
Bobby is at JR’s wake and some people have good things to say and then others who hated him are trying their best to keep their feelings concealed. John Ross thinks that half the people at the wake are their for his dad and the other half for the free drinks. Rebecca shows up and tries to give her condolences to John Ross, but he won’t have any of it. John Ross wants to get out of there and heads to a wine room where he takes a pill.
Sue Ellen is having a hard time, alcohol is flowing because JR wanted to serve lots because he thought people would be honest. All of a sudden, Cliff Barnes storms in and tries his best to trash the wake and announces good riddance that JR is dead. Someone else makes a comment about JR having been a Junkyard Dog and selfish, John Ross hits the guy square in the jaw.
Carlos arrives at Southfork, he tells the family that JR was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, but John Ross doesn’t believe it one bit. Furthermore, Carlos tells Bobby that it is very unlikely that the killer will ever be found.
John Ross takes his frustration out by making out in a car with a woman.
In their bedroom, Ann tells Bobby that she knows this is not easy but hopes that he will trust her enough to let her help him. Bobby lashes out at her and tells her that he can’t trust her because she lied to him about having a child and everything that came out at the trial about the woman he knew made him feel shut out, insignificant and he really doesn’t feel that he knows her after seven years of marriage.
Sue Ellen is alone in JR’s bedroom and has a white envelope in her hands with her name on it, she heads to the bookcase and picks up he wedding picture to JR, stares at a bottle of scotch on the table, pours herself a glass. Sue Ellen struggles with the glass, but she ends up toasting JR and drinks not one glass, but two.
It’s the day of the funeral, JR’s casket has an American flag lain over top. The family, one by one, find something good to say about JR. Sue Ellen tells everyone that last night she spent the evening in JR’s room and drank to give herself the courage to read a letter that JR wrote to her before he died. In the letter JR apologizes for everything he did to her, that he loved her the moment he saw her and was not worthy of her. His greatest hope in life was to earn a second chance with her when he returned to Dallas. Sue Ellen starts crying, touches the casket and tells JR the answer would have been yes, he was the love of her life. Bobby is the next one, he says that it was always easy to do good because JR was always doing bad, but sometimes it was necessary. Bobby now has to figure out what he has to do now that his bother is dead.
John Ross is left with his father’s flag and all of a sudden JR’s henchman arrives.
JR was trying to find Christopher’s mother, Pam. The quail hunt was a cover, he was falling a lead on Harris, he knew what he was doing was dangerous. JR wrote a letter to John Ross, Barnes is coming after John Ross and joining forces with Harris, its a warning. There is an envelope for Bobby, but he won’t tell Christopher or John Ross whats inside. Bobby then takes the henchman into a room and tells him to pay off who ever he has to make people continue to think this was a mugging, the family will take care of this on their own.
Bobby is alone and he says, “I knew you would have one more up your sleeve brother and this is a good one, I love you brother”, then he cries and we see JR’s hat in the corner.