'Dallas' recap: Mineral Rights? Mineral Wrongs!
Unable to reach his daddy for help, John Ross goes to mama Sue Ellen and uses his crappy childhood to guilt her into bailing him out. She's reluctant, but goes to meet with Harris Ryland. She offers him a cushy position with the Railroad Commission of Texas once she's governor, if he'll just send his tanker trucks back to Southfork. He declines the bribe, but agrees to do her the favor anyway. This worries Sue Ellen more than if he'd just taken the deal, because now she'll owe him one. Of course, it all ends up being for nothing, with the mineral rights in question and everything.
On the non-petroleum front: John Ross continues to pretend to be a decent human being with Elena, but his charade is threatened when Marta decides she really, really wants him back. J.R. has landed in Las Vegas to get a mani-pedi and some dirt on Cliff Barnes. It has something to do with gambling and maybe building casinos in Texas. It's not entirely clear, but it means a high-stakes poker match between the old coots in the near future, so yay. Also, Rebecca is pregnant, but who didn't see that coming from a mile away? Stay tuned for the full weecap.