John Ross rushes over to Southfork, having been told by Christopher of J.R.'s return. Goodness gracious. Did John Ross paint his shirt on? He's about to Hulk his way out of that thing. The buttons are positively straining to keep his pecs contained. My word. Anyway, before John Ross can go to his father, Christopher pulls him aside for a chat. "The only way you get to drill is if you get J.R. to sign the Southfork deed back over to my father." John Ross is puzzled, since they can't drill without Bobby's permission anyway. Christopher shout-explains that it's about giving Bobby some peace of mind in case his brain goes Vesuvius. Christopher reminds John Ross that Bobby was more of a father to him than J.R. was.
John Ross brings the discussion to his father. Not surprisingly, J.R. is firmly against giving Southfork back to Bobby. He's already plotting and scheming his next moves, which include payback for the guys who beat up John Ross in prison. "What's gotten into you?" J.R. asks. "A little decency," John Ross says. J.R. looks at his boy like he's an alien. John Ross pleads with J.R. to let it all go. "Southfork is more than just a piece of dirt," J.R. says, sounding suddenly rather frail. "It's as much a part of me as my blood, my bones." He packs up John Ross's things and kicks him out.
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.