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.
John Ross, Christopher and Elena hang out in the kitchen, drinking beer and musing over the Ewing family problems. They think Ewing Oil would be bigger than Exxon if not for all the fighting. Suddenly, Christopher realizes he and John Ross could be working together. John Ross thinks he's drunk. They hash things out off-screen, then come to Bobby with their big idea, as well as an IOU for the first share of Ewing Energies. Bobby is confused. "Christopher and I have decided to go into business together," John Ross explains. "With Elena as a business partner." What a terrible, terrible idea. At first Bobby thinks they're joking, because who doesn't like to kid around with a guy who could die at any moment? Christopher says he and John Ross will be equal partners so there won't be any fighting. Except over Elena. "We thought it was time for a little peace for this family," Christopher says. Bobby is skeptical at first, but ends up wishing them all well.
J.R. drinks some whiskey, and then signs the deed before he can change his mind. Bobby's asleep, so J.R. leaves it on his bed. He doesn't get all the way back out the door before Bobby stirs and calls him back. The soundtrack here is just lovely, by the way. Bobby's stunned to see the deed. "You're welcome," J.R. says brightly. "No need to get emotional!" "You're still not off the hook for how you got this in the first place," Bobby says. J.R. smiles. "If you die, I'll get that back." It looks creepy on paper, but J.R. doesn't say it in a threatening way.