Season 14 Episode 21

The Decline and Fall of the Ewing Empire

Aired Friday 12:00 AM Apr 26, 1991 on CBS

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  • Michelle is arrested for Hillary Taylor\\\'s murder.

    This episode starts off typical but then tries to rush a concept to get J.R. to the brink of personal despair. As of the start of the episode, J.R. does not believe he\\\'ll be the head of weststar (even with Clayton\\\'s shares), does not own any part of Ewing Oil, and knows that Bobby is the owner of Southfork and that James has left Southfork to go back east, yet he acts like a typical J.R. (moving on excitedly). Yet at the end of the episode, he doesn\\\'t have any of these things (plus John Ross bails on him) and it\\\'s a tragedy for him and he\\\'s ready to end it all.

    Also, I never understood why Phyllis was so bitter toward J.R. OK, they hadn\\\'t been the best of friends, but J.R. had offered to hire her back at his new company after Michelle fired her from Ewing Oil and was willing to make her his secretary after Sly left. I thought Phyllis was a little rough.

    It just seems like too much happens too fast. J.R. tried to get it all and failed in one episode. I know they were running out of time for the series and needed to set up their \\\"wonderful life\\\" ending, but still out of character.

    J.R should have known that Dusty wouldn\\\'t have wanted him to have the voting rights, and he knew that Dusty owned the shares.