Lee Ann De La Vega sells Ewing Oil to Michelle Stevens. Michelle then fires J.R., Phyllis and Sly. Bobby enlists the help of Liz Adams to find Hillary Taylor. He finds out Hillary's daughter Jory is in Malibu and goes to find her.
The whole family finds out about James' former wife and child. J.R. gets a terrible health report from his doctor. Jory stops by the ranch to confide in Bobby. John Ross is jealous because of all the attention that James' baby is getting.
J.R. finds out that Cally's baby is his and hires a detective to find her. James faces increased pressure to choose between Debra Lynn and Michelle. Cliff and Michelle hatch a plan to send Debra Lynn packing. Clayton comes back to the ranch with news. Bobby begins spending more time with Jory.
J.R. is drunk and dejected; he has lost his business to Cliff Barnes, his son has moved to England, and the ownership of his beloved home was given to Bobby. He wants to end it all, when an otherworldly creature calling himself "Adam" offers to show him what a world where J.R. Ewing was never born would be like. In this alternate reality, Gary would be the first son and would run Ewing Oil -- into the ground but become a successful lawyer. Jock would kill himself over it, leading to Miss Ellie's death "from a broken heart" two years later. Sue Ellen would be a ...