Dallas (2012–2014): Season 3, Episode 10 - Dead Reckoning - full transcript

The dark cloud over Southfork continues to grow with the news of a family death. Meanwhile, Christopher and Heather's relationship is put to the test as John Ross tries to redeem himself with Pamela, who begins to face the real reasons behind her overdose. Elsewhere, Elena makes a drastic move to get justice for her family, putting John Ross directly in her cross-hairs.

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You will screw up.

I mean, everybody does.

You just have to get in
the dirt with life anyway

and kick its ass more than it kicks yours.

- [Chuckles]
- [Chuckles]

What are you doing back here?

I need to make things right. Here.

Give this to Emma, okay?

I started the fire. I was drunk.

And I saw their wedding invitation,

and I lit it on fire.

Thanks for trying to save my aunt.

Thanks for saving me.

Oh, I missed you.

- I bought you a bull.
- [Laughs]

- This guy look like a spinner?
- Definitely.

John Ross: You tried to kill yourself.

Pamela: I did what I did so that every time

you think about screwing
that piece of trash,

all you'll be able to
see is me on the floor

with my eyes rolled back in my head.

All I could think of was how lucky I was

to have you in my life.

And now I wonder what secrets
you're keeping from me,

are you kicking me out?

That son of a bitch Ryland sent a video

to Pamela of me and Emma having sex.

How do you know it was Ryland?

Who the hell else would
do something like that?

If Elena found out you were using her pain

over our father's death

just to pay a debt to drug dealers,

she would despise you.

With what I've done, I'm going to hell.

I'll save you a seat.

[Gun cocks]


You should have listened.






[Breathing heavily]

Bum: What the hell you doing?

Everything I did

is because of J.R. and
his damn masterpiece,

and look where that got me.

J.R. told you what to do,

but he didn't tell you how to do it.

He wanted you to get Ryland Transport,

not sleep with Emma Ryland.

I don't blame J.R.

I blame myself for trying to be J.R.


Emma almost died today, and that is on me.

But sending her that
video... that's just cruel,

and you mark my word

that somebody's gonna pay for it.

That why you called me here today?

Yeah. I got to be sure that Harris Ryland

sent that video before we pull the trigger.

I'm on it. [Hand patting]

That letter was the last
thing J.R. ever wrote.

Don't do something you'll live to regret.

I was making breakfast.

You hungry, mijo?

Thanks, Carmen.

But I got to get back to the hospital.

[Doorbell rings]

Come in, Derrick.

Why is it every time you
appear on my doorstep,

I just know I'm gonna have a bad day?

I'm not here to see you, Mr. Ewing.

[Sighs] I'm sorry, Mrs. Ramos.

I have terrible news.


[Elevator bell dings]

I am so sorry.

Pamela almost died because of that video.

I... I never meant for that to happen.

I told you that sending
that video would crush her.

How could you do that?

I thought if I could turn Pamela,

I could put an end to all this for you.

You went behind my back,
and then you lied to me.

[Cellphone rings]

[Cellphone beeps]


[Carmen speaking indistinctly]

Mami, calm down.

I can't... I can't understand you.



[Breathing heavily]

What is it?

No. [Sobbing]

[Voice breaking] My brother's dead.


♪ Theme music plays ♪


Mija. Mama.


What happened?

A hunter found him early this
morning on your father's land.

They think it was suicide.

Suicide? No.

Andres would never take his own life.


Carmen, Drew came to
Christopher a few days ago,

and he was crazy with
grief over the explosion.

Drew came to see me, too.

He was upset, but my boy
wouldn't take his own life.

Ms. Ramos?

Detective Linnell.

I'm the lead on your son's case.

We're gonna need someone from the family

to positively I.D. the body.

It only has to be one of you.

- I'll go.
- No.

We'll all go together.


[Breathes sharply]

[Breathing heavily]

[Crying] Ay, mijo, no.


Oh, no.


[Voice breaking] Enough.

That's him.






[Heather and Bo laughing]

That apartment wasn't
much bigger than this room.

Yeah. We couldn't even
sit at the kitchen table

when the oven door was open.

- It was awful.
- We didn't mind, though.

[Chuckles] We were happy.


- I know I threw all that away the first time I got hurt.
- Ah.

I know. I'm sorry.

Yeah. That's, uh...

[Clears throat]

[Clears throat]

Been here all night. I
figured you could use it.

- Thank you.
- How you feeling?

I'm hanging in there.

I'll be back in a bit.

Yeah. Of course.

Can't they give him
anything more for the pain?

He's refusing everything.

He's determined to do
it differently this time.


I was surprised, too. [Chuckles]

Maybe this was the wake-up
call he needed, you know?

Just wish he didn't have to
break his back to figure it out.

Remember the neurologist
I told you about from U.T.?

- The one who's booked like a gazillion months in advance?
- Yeah.

She's flying in today from Houston.

Oh, my God.

That's amazing. Thank you.

Bo will be back on his feet in no time.

You'll see.

You're so not like any of
the guys I've been with.

I'm not sure what you want me to say.

I guess I want you to be honest.


I honestly want you to leave.

[Footsteps approaching]

Oh, good.

You can go now.

My mother-in-law will make
sure I don't slit my wrists.

We'll continue this later.

Sue Ellen: Thank you for seeing me.

The choice was between
you and Dr. Suicide-Watch.

Don't be too flattered.

Don't worry. I'm not.

Dr. Sussman says he needs to be convinced

that I'm not a danger to myself

before he'll discharge me.

It's ridiculous.

Is it?

I wasn't trying to kill myself.

I was just making a point.

There are other ways of making a point

than, uh, swallowing a
whole bottle of pills.


I'm suddenly longing for the doctor.

You almost died

trying to make John Ross and Emma pay.

What you need to come to terms with

is the fact that you were willing

to throw your life away,

and maybe then they'll, uh...

let you out of here.

Why do I need to be on some damn list?

I am her husband.

I know you're not taking
that tone with me, sir.


I'll tell you what.

You put me on that list,

I will give you two weeks' salary.

Fine. Three weeks'.

I'm starting to realize why
your name's not on the list.

Now, plant your ass
over there in those seats

before I plant it for you.



His St. Christopher medal...

i... it's not here.

He... he always wore it.

Only jewelry he had on him was his watch.

That can't be.

My son never took it off.

Elena: Mami...

Suicide's a mortal sin.

Drew wouldn't have been
able to do it with it on.

Maybe it was in his pocket...

[Voice breaking] or around the body.

The forensic team combed the area.

If it was there, they would have found it.

Then my son didn't
commit suicide, Detective.

I know it.

We'll see what the autopsy
report says, Ms. Ramos.


[Indistinct talking on P.A. system]

Elena... look at me.

- This is my fault!
- It's not.

Drew is dead because he
discovered the deed switch.

He couldn't live with that.

If I had just told him the truth

from the beginning, then maybe...

J.R. Ewing is the reason
your brother is dead,

- not you.
- No. Everything...

everything we've done trying
to get my family justice...

the lying, the keeping secrets...

it's a mistake.

We have to tell everybody the truth.

No, we can't.

Elena, we have to see this through...

for your father... and now for Drew.

Don't you dare do that.

I don't want to be kept on track anymore.

I'm gonna go be with my mother.

Poor Carmen.

I knew Drew was troubled, but this...

I should make some food.

You know what they say...

starve a cold, feed a tragedy.

Lieutenant Bennett.

What are you doing back here again?

I needed to take some additional samples.

I'll be in touch when we know more.

[Door opens]

[Vehicle door opens]


I'm so sorry.

Thank you.

Thank you...

- for calling me.
- Of course. [Sniffles]



[Vehicle approaching]

[Vehicle door opens]


Bobby: You are not welcome here...

Neither of you.

Just here to pick up Emma's stuff.

We will send her stuff to you.


Here. This is from Drew.

He told me to give you this
the other day when I saw him.

What's wrong? Is he okay?

[Sobs] Drew's dead, Emma.

They think it was suicide.

If he said anything to you in that letter

that would explain this,
you'll tell me, won't you?

- Thank you.
- Out of respect for Carmen and Elena,

I won't make a scene.

But you come near my property
again, you will regret it.


Is that any way to talk
about your lovely wife?

I'll pack up Emma's
things and send them over.

Just go.


[Vehicle door opens, closes]

[Engine turns over]

♪ Music plays ♪

Coming in?

Give me a minute.

Drew: "Dear Emma, I
think about you every day.

And when I do, I think about
the future we could have had,

about the man I could have been.

I saw a light in you,

a goodness in you that I'm
not sure you saw in yourself.

But the truth is, you
deserve a better man than me.

I'm sorry I didn't fight
harder to be that man.

I'm sorry I ran away.

I'm sorry."


Emma, is everything okay?

Emma, honey?

No. Everything's not okay.

It's your fault Drew is dead.

[Breathes sharply] You hired
him to blow up that rig,

and he killed himself
over the guilt he felt

for killing those babies.

That boy did not need my help to do bad.

I was just trying to protect you.

I didn't need to be protected from him.

He was the only man who
ever saw any good in me.

He was the only one

who ever made me feel
like I could be normal.

Maybe if Drew had never
gotten involved with you,

then we would still be together,

and maybe I wouldn't
have slept with John Ross,

and maybe Pamela wouldn't
have tried to kill herself.

We all make our own choices, Emma.

You're right.

We do.

The Ewings think their
drunk relative set the fire.

And the police believe
that Drew committed suicide.

Wonderful news all around.

[Glasses clink]

The police are still investigating.

Oh, relax.

My men took every precaution necessary

to make sure that Drew's
death is ruled a suicide.

And you...

should be very grateful for that,

because if the Ewings knew
that Drew set the fire,

they would start asking a lot of questions,

and it would only be a matter of time

before they figure out
what you're really up to...

nothing will jeopardize our
takeover of Ewing Global, Luis.

I know what's at stake.

I gave El Pozolero my word

that I would take care of this.

If he's unhappy with me,

he should step out of the shadows

and tell me to my face,

because I'm getting tired of yours.


Uh, there is one more thing.

I'm worried about Elena.

What if the pain over her brother's suicide

becomes too much for her to handle,

causing her to follow in his footsteps?

I would be very careful with your threats.

A man with nothing to
lose has nothing to fear.

Well, as long as your takeover plan works

and gets us control of Ewing Global,

neither one of us have
a thing to worry about.

Man: ¡vámonos! Let's go!

Dr. Bosnar.

I'm sorry it took so long.

- I just finished with Bo.
- And?

The good news is, all of
his nerves are still intact,

but his spinal cord is severely damaged.

Can you fix it?

I can't.

But a colleague of mine in Israel

developed a stem-cell treatment.

Now, it's 3 operations over 18 months,

but it would increase Bo's chances

for a meaningful recovery to 80%.

And they can take him?

You'll have to set him up in Tel Aviv

with the proper caregivers
and support system,

but there's no reason why
Bo shouldn't be dancing

at his son's wedding one day.

That's... that's amazing. Thank you.

Yeah. When his wife heard,

she broke into tears and hugged me.

His ex-wife.

Oh. I didn't realize.

I'll put you in touch with my colleague.

Great. Thanks.


Bo: So, is he a spinner? Is he bucky?

How's this work?

- Show me.
- Let me see.

Let me see. Let me see. Show me.

- Michael: I lost my tooth.
- [Chuckles]

Show daddy.

Wow. So, what'd you get
for that tooth right there?


- [Chuckling] Oh, wow!
- $5.

All that money, man.

[Echoing] Show the bull.

Nurse: [Echoing] Mr. Ewing?

[Normal voice] Mr. Ewing.

Mr. Ewing.

John Ross: [Gasps]

What is it? What's wrong?

You're on the list.

- Huh?
- Your wife.

She'll see you now.



I don't want to be like this anymore.

I don't want to be the guy that...

I don't want to be the guy

that could have done this to you.

I know it's gonna be hard

for me to convince you of that right now.

All I can do is try to prove it to you

every single day of my life.

[Breathes deeply]


I'm so sorry...

for everything.


I didn't call you in here

so you can try to fix us, John Ross.

I called you in here

to tell you to stop sitting out there,

because it's over.

Pamela, don't say that.

Look, I spent my entire childhood

trying to get my father to love me.

And all I've done in my adult life was...

continue that pattern by falling for a man

who put greed and ambition before me.

And just like with my father,

I was willing to do anything

to get you to love me, John Ross.

But I see now our
marriage was just an excuse

to get my shares of Ewing Global...

that you didn't put your
mother away to get her help,

but to push the IPO through.

I see now that there will
never be enough success,

enough money to fill that hole
where your heart should be.

Pamela, please. Look, I love you, okay?

I swear.

From now on, it's gonna be different, okay?

I will be diff...

I... I will be different for you.

I'll be different.

I promise.

You asked me what I want.

I want you to leave...

because our marriage is over.


Tell me one good reason
why I shouldn't call

your father right now
and tell him you're here.

Because I'm so much
better-looking than he is.

And as of three days ago,

my grandmother made me next in line

to the throne at Ryland Transport,

which means should something
happen to my father,

I'm in charge.

[Breathes deeply]

I think you'll find I'm much
more agreeable than he is.

What exactly are you trying to say?

You got my father out of prison.

I want you to put him back in.

Let's revisit this at
your appointment on Friday.

I'll be there.

I know I need to start
making myself the priority.


They're discharging you?


I wasn't trying to kill myself.

But it doesn't mean I wasn't ready to.

And that terrifies me.

I didn't die when I passed
out drunk and set that fire,

but I just as easily could have.


That terrifies me.

So, with your room burned at Southfork,

you're gonna need a place to stay.

So I want you to know that...

you can stay at my place
for as long as you need.

Thank you, Sue Ellen.

Have you given any thought
to, um, what you're gonna do?

Well, as much as I may want a divorce,

John Ross and I never got a prenup.

I can't take the chance
of him being awarded

any part of my shares of Ewing Global.

And if John Ross thinks
I'm gonna leave this marriage

with less than what I came in with,

he's sorely mistaken.

What about, uh, making yourself a priority?

I am making myself the priority...

because if I walk away from this marriage,

John Ross wins...

and I'm not about to let that happen.



I was...

I was looking for you.

This is for you.

What is it?

It's the paperwork for Bo's treatment.

It's paid for.

When you get to the hospital,

just hand them that, and you're good to go.

Bo needs Michael, and Michael needs you.

♪ Music plays ♪

I guess it's, uh... [sniffles]

I guess it's true, huh?

We'll always be connected
to our first love.



I, um...


I, um...

Thank you.

[Door opens]

[Door opens, footsteps approaching]

Ms. Ramos.

You found something, didn't you?

The autopsy confirmed that
your son committed suicide.

In addition to the gunshot residue

we found on Drew's hands,

we found a combination of
nitrogen and hydrazine...

Rocket fuel.

Wait. W... what are you saying?

Well, this fire burned fast and hot.

We tested for the usual
accelerants, but found nothing.

So we attributed it to
the fuel load in the room

and the age of the structure.

But when the M.E. alerted us to the fact

that he had discovered traces
of hydrazine and nitrogen,

we ran some more tests.

We found the same chemical
signature on the remains

of a plug-in air freshener
near the ignition point.

I don't understand.

This fire was arson.

The accelerant... rocket fuel.

And Drew Ramos set the fire.

[Speaking Spanish]


[Speaking Spanish]


It wasn't you, Sue Ellen.

Why would Drew set fire to Southfork?

It doesn't make any sense.

He's right. [Breathing shakily]

Why would Andres do something like this

when he was so determined
to make things right?

My mom needs some rest.

I'm gonna take her back to my place.

What's going on?

You need to tell me.

Do you remember when I went
to Mexico to see Cliff Barnes?


He's the one who told me.


J.R. switched the deeds.

J.R. stole our family's future,

our family's legacy.

Papi died out there
alone drilling a dry hole

that would never produce
oil, and J.R. knew it.

[Paper rustling]

This was J.R.'s deed to a plot of land

that he knew had no oil on it.

Papi's land was 3 miles away.

You probably remember it as Ewing 43.


No, it's not possible.

Mami, I didn't want to believe it, either.

But I went back, and I
researched the land records

all the way back to when
papi's great-great grandfather

bought the plot, and
everything Cliff said is true.

And Andres found out about it.

That's why he set the fire.

And that's why you and Joaquin

are working against the Ewings.

I needed to make them
pay for what they did.

Oh, Elli.

How could you keep this from me?

From Drew?


Mom, I knew if I told you,

you would never be able
to keep it from the Ewings.

You would want to confront them.

I knew J.R. was ambitious and ruthless.

But Bobby?

The Ewings aren't who
you think they are, mama.

They framed Cliff Barnes for J.R.'s murder.

They will do anything to protect family.

Bobby: And when the time comes,

we'll take care of this ourselves...

as a family.


... there was a letter.


The day of J.R.'s funeral,

Bum gave Bobby a
handwritten letter from J.R.

I couldn't hear everything they said,

but I could tell that Bobby

didn't want anyone to know about it.


I saw John Ross this
morning reading that letter

and putting it in his wallet.

Mom, this could be the proof we need

that the Ewings framed Cliff Barnes.

Well, how do we get that letter, Elli?

[Glass shatters, loud thud]


I know why I'm drinking.

What's your excuse?


We're over.

And it's a damn shame,

'cause that bathroom I was building

was gonna be something special.

I'm sorry, John Ross.


Maybe she was right.


Having J.R.'s DNA in my blood is a curse.


I think every time something bad happens,

we think we'll recover.

But all those scars,

they start to add up.

Happens so incrementally

that you don't even
notice till it's too late.

And then one day, you wake up,

you look at yourself in the mirror,

and you don't even recognize yourself.

[Breathes deeply]

You told me that every day

is a chance to make it right.

Maybe I was wrong.

Look, there is nothing

you could have done to save him, Elena.


[Both breathing heavily]

Elena: "Bobby, doctors say
I only have a few days left.

Damn cancer.

I had Bum steal Barnes' gun,

the final and most important
piece of the puzzle.

Carlos Del Sol will smooth out
the rough edges for you in Mexico.

Put an end to the feud once and for all."

[J.R. laughs]