Sue Ellen arrives and sees an ambulance in the driveway. She gets worried that something has happened to Bobby, but Elena explains the ambulance is just on standby. Damn. Must be nice to be rich. John Ross walks out, his bags in tow, and catches everyone up on the latest. Sue Ellen is infuriated and stomps off to have words with her ex. Elena doesn't really understand the family dynamics, so John Ross decides to break all our hearts with an explanation. "I spent my entire life missing him, wanting to be with him, wanting to be him. He's J.R. Ewing." He tearfully wishes his father could be proud of him. "I love my father, but he's so lost in his anger and bitter... bitterness. There's no room for anybody else." He's all choked up he can hardly talk. Elena hugs him.
Sue Ellen stomps into J.R.'s room and gives him a good, hard slap. She says she's done with him hurting their son. All he cares about is being on top. That's why he fell into such a depression after losing Southfork. "And when it all fell apart, you realized you had nothing," she says. He grins at her. "Well, I'm back, honey, and I'm gonna be than ever." She sighs. "And you still have nothing." He doesn't look so happy anymore.
Sue Ellen chats with Ann, who tries to comfort her with delicious muffins. Alas, Sue Ellen is worried about more than just J.R.'s latest shenanigans. She's also got Harris Ryland breathing down her neck. She explains the whole deal to Ann. At the end of it, she asks, "I would have made a good governor, don't you think?" Ann says, "You would have been a great governor." She makes a mental note to fry Harris Ryland's bacon.
J.R. hobbles into his office and thinks for a long time. Carmen comes in. "Mr. Bobby wants to see you." J.R. stays put, so Carmen adds, "Miss Ann is gone." Hee. J.R. goes up to chat with his baby bro. "I admit, I have lapses where I do wrong every now and then," he says. "No," Bobby says, "your lapses are when you do right." It's just in his nature, Bobby says. J.R. looks a tiny bit hurt and changes the subject to Bobby's medical condition. Well, he tries to, but Bobby interrupts him. "J.R., I love you, no matter what." J.R. tries to act all tough, but he's clearly very touched. Bobby knows it, too.