Bobby and Christopher bring the new calf out to meet his new mama. "It's a shame we had to put the mother down," Bobby says. On the plus side, everyone gets double helpings of brisket at the barbecue. They watch the calf frolicking and talk about Christopher being adopted and needing to make a choice about Rebecca. It's a little bit sweet, but also kind of weird. Christopher's idea of doing the right thing is to present Elena with a check for $20,000. He tells her he doesn't want her coming back to him later and trying to claim a piece of his methane action. She's stunned. "Are you kidding me?" she asks. "I wish I were," he says. "You're ambitious, Elena. Out to prove yourself and to prove to everyone else that you're not just the help's daughter." He points out her business dealings with John Ross and secretly drilling on Southfork. He says she compromises her integrity for money. He's not wrong, but that's not why he's being cruel. It's not like she's a bear he raised by hand and then has to scare off so she doesn't trust humans again. No, he's a wuss and he doesn't want to have to deal with temptation, so he's putting it all on her to stay away from him.
Elena texts John Ross to invite him to the barbecue. He's pretty pleased with himself, not knowing that it was his daddy who gave Elena the idea. He turns around and texts Rebecca to tell her he'll be there. Why would he give her a heads up? She looks like she's going to barf.
Marta drinks champagne and downs some lithium. Even her prescription is made out to Marta Del Sol. She may be unstable, but you have to admire her level of commitment. She looks upset, but cheers up when a knock comes at the door. Hoping for John Ross, she's disappointed to find J.R. He shows her the pictures of John Ross and Elena playing with his big hose. Marta realizes John Ross has been lying to her about hanging out with his buddies. "I'm sorry, Marta. My boy was just using you." Marta hands J.R. a folder of her own photos. "I did that for your son -- and more." They show her in bed with Lobell's strung-out son. J.R. suggests Marta make a new deal that cuts John Ross out of their Southfork scam entirely.