Recap: Mitch complains to his mom and sister that they aren't being sympathetic enough about his resentment of the Ewings for wanting to shower him and Lucy with material things, and Arliss is like, "What are you, some kind of idiot?" and says that clearly the Ewings are thinking of Lucy's happiness. Afton concurs and says she haaaaates his tiny apartment, and Mitch gets all defensive and says he's determined to live solely on what he can afford, not what the Ewings insists on lavishing on him and Lucy. He reminds the two that they made do with the bare essentials after the untimely death of his pops, and Arliss rolls her eyes and says her husband was a nice enough man, but dirt poor and likely would have had no problem taking a handout if a rich Ewing had offered it. Afton urges Mitch to consider what Lucy wants, and Arliss tells him it's fine to continue on with medical school, but that he should marry Lucy and quietly accept the luxury condo that comes with her. Mitch mulls that over as he stares contemplatively into space.
Bobby tells Brady York that Ewing Oil will no longer be able to supply him with gasoline, and Brady's all, "Wha-a-a-a-a??" and says that that decision is going to put him out of business. When Bobby suggests purchasing gasoline from a different refinery, Brady says that the refinery he was buying from just got snapped up by West Star. He tells Bobby he's now willing to pay $2 more a barrel, but Bobby says it's too late to negotiate that now...and that unless he can come up with $12 million in the next day or two, he has no choice but to cut him loose. Brady says he has a snowball's chance in hell of quickly raising that kind of dough, snappishly says he regrets ever trusting him, and huffily exits the office.
At Southfork, Jock wanders into the living room and finds Miss Ellie sitting on the couch, staring blankly into space. She tells him she's still upset about Mitch storming off...and when Jock suggests that maybe he's not right for Lucy, she's like, "Why? Because he's not an oil man?" She says she loooooves that Mitch stood up to him and Jock, but feels badly for Lucy now that it looks like the wedding is off. Jock asks her if she's mostly mad that Gary won't be coming to Dallas after all, and Miss Ellie admits she is supremely pissed off about that, not least 'cause she continues to cling to the futile hope that Gary will one decide to move back to Texas permanently. Jock argues that Gary could never be happy at Southfork - just as Ray wanders in and asks Jock if he's ready to head out. Jock tells Miss Ellie they have to go into town for awhile...and once Ray is out of hearing range, Miss Ellie chides her husband for never having the kind of affection for Gary that he obviously feels for Ray. Jock chews on that for a few seconds before wandering off.
Alex Ward drops by The Store to flirt with Pam again, but she tells him she can't talk right now 'cause she's on her way to an important business lunch. After she rushes off, Liz Craig asks Alex what he's doing here, and he comes right out and says he wants Pam and that he's used to getting what he wants. So there.
A glum Lucy is sunning herself by the pool when Mitch arrives at Southfork to apologize for walking out on her during the previous episode. He explains that he can't stand the pressure that comes along with marrying someone with the last name Ewing, and she's all, "That's my name!" and shoves him into the pool. He's like, "Thanks, that was refreshing" and points out that if she marries him her last name would no longer be Ewing, and she perks up and asks him if he still wants to marry her. He says he does, and that he'll tolerate living in a Ewing-subsidized condo, but won't accept a house or a job at Ewing Oil. He then stretches his arms out and asks, "Will you marry me?" and Lucy squeals joyfully and leaps into the pool to give him a smooch.
Brady York returns to Ewing Oil to tell Bobby that there's definitely no chance in hell he's going to be able to raise the $12 million he needs to continue getting supplied with gasoline from Ewing Oil's refinery, then sadly says this means that he and 500 independent gasoline station owners are about to go belly up. Bobby suggests that perhaps West Star is open to supplying the independents, but Brady lets out a bitter laugh and says that West Star is looking to run the independents out of business in order to rid itself of the competition, then storms out of the office.
JR calls Jeremy Wendell to find out if Bobby signed the contracts with West Star. Jeremy says he hasn't signed yet, but that he fully expects him to do so by tomorrow.
Jordan Lee calls Bobby to excitedly announce that they'll be able to start drilling off the Gulf imminently. He suggests they meet at the bank tomorrow in order for Bobby to pony up the $12 million needed for Ewing Oil to enter into the cartel deal. Bobby promises to be there at noon, then contorts his normally wooden face into an expression of concern as he pours himself a stiff drink.
Jock and Miss Ellie pick up Gary and Val at the airport. After the hello hugs, Miss Ellie gushes to Val about what a nice strong man Mitch is, and that she's sure she and Gary will like him a lot.
Bobby is at a watering hole with Connie, and he's boozing it up while she nurses one drink. She tells him it's getting late, and he glumly says he doesn't want to go home to his shitty family just yet. Connie says that binge-drinking isn't going to solve what's bothering him, then bids him goodnight and kisses the side of his face, leaving behind a lipstick imprint for Pam to misinterpret. He promises to only have one more drink before heading out...and she refrains from pointing out that his blood alcohol level is no doubt already over the legal limit, and that he's in no shape to be behind the wheel.
Pam is reading in bed when Bobby finally staggers in. She admonishes him for not being home in time to spend some quality family time with Gary and Val...and when he starts whining about his work problems, she snappishly asks him if these problems have anything to do with why he's drunk and has lipstick smeared on the side of his face. He's all, "Whoa, I didn't do anything wrong" ... and she snappishly retorts that he's becoming more like JR every day, and that if she wanted an unfaithful douchetard for a husband, she would have married JR.
The next morning, Bobby and Gary swim laps together. Bobby apologizes for getting home so late last night, then complains about how wretched it is to be president of Ewing Oil, and questions if it's worth all the grief [hint: it's not]. The two climb out of the pool - just as the rest of the family emerges from the house for breakfast on the patio. JR pulls Sue Ellen aside and covertly tells her that today Bobby has to either:
JR cackles, "Either way I win", and Sue Ellen shoots him a devilish 'you go!' type grin.
A gussied up Donna stops by Cliff's apartment and implores him to escort her to Lucy's/Mitch's wedding at Southfork. When he expresses zero interest in doing that, she stares at him disapprovingly and says they can only remain a couple if it's right...and that they'll both know if that changes for either of them. Ouch. Sounds like someone's getting the heave-ho in the foreseeable future.
Over at Ewing Oil, Jeremy Wendell presents Bobby with the contract for $12 million worth of gasoline and urges him to sign. Bobby looks contemplative for a few seconds and says he has just one question: if he signs, will West Star stockpile the gasoline instead of distributing it to the independents? Jeremy's like, "Why do you care?" and Bobby shoots him a hard stare before the camera abruptly pans back to Southfork.
Wedding time! As the wedding guests stream onto Southfork, Sue Ellen is reintroduced to Clint Ogden, an ex-boyfriend from university. Clint tells her that back in the day he had assumed she was his girl until JR swooped in and stole her away, and Sue Ellen's like, "OK, awkward" and hastily excuses herself.
Alex Ward approaches Pam to say hey, and she's all, "How in blazes did you get an invitation?", so he tells her he's an important publisher who just happens to be doing a feature on Texas weddings. Pam mulls that over for a few seconds before excusing herself to go inside to see how Lucy's doing. He yells after her, "You can't run away forever!" - discreet, dude - just as Bobby returns home and rushes upstairs to get changed.
Lucy is surrounded by the Ewing womenfolk as she puts the final touches on her wedding ensemble. The ladies do the something old, new, borrowed, and blue tradition - and Lucy is positively giddy when Val presents her with her something new: a pearl necklace from her and Gary.
As the Wedding March begins, Gary walks Lucy down the aisle...and the spectators oh and aw about her pretty wedding gown hand-me-down. As Lucy and Mitch exchange vows, Clint stares hungrily at Sue Ellen, while Pam stares glances over at Alex Ward. When Lucy and Mitch are pronounced husband and wife, they smooch in an awkwardly long lip-lock.
Lucy dances with Gary and tells him she always dreamed of him walking her down the aisle, and is happy to report that her actual wedding lived up to her expectations.
Ray runs into Donna, and the two shake hands, which was weird. She notices that his tie isn't tied quite right and fixes it while staring deeply into his eyes - until an acquaintance screeches, "Hey Donna!" and drags her away for an impromptu chit-chat.
Clint tells Sue Ellen he never lost interest in her and has been following her [various drunken escapades] in the local newspapers. He tells her that after she dumped him he spent five years in Japan to learn how to start an electronics company, and she perks up at that extramarital gold-digging opportunity and asks him if he followed through and started the company. He tells her she's going to have to dance with him to find out, and she's like 'sure, what the hell'.
Gary welcomes Ray to the Ewing family, then explains that Jock filled him in about his new bio dad situation. He says he couldn't be happier that Southfork is in such great hands, and that he now can live his life in California and no longer worry about the family ranch...which prompts Miss Ellie to scrunch her face in disapproval at the thought of her fully grown son not wanting to live under the same roof as his parents and siblings his entire life and retreat inside the house. Val asks Ray if JR has made him feel welcome, and Ray chuckles and says he doesn't spend a whole lot of time with his dickish half-brother - as the camera pans over to JR's bedroom, where he's laying next to Afton, enjoying some post-coitus afterglow. Afton hovers over him and insists that she's not easy, despite having leaped into bed with him one episode after they first met, and that she had a deep desire to get boned by him 'cause of how different he is from anyone she's ever met. She says she could immediately tell that he's someone who always gets what he wants, and he chuckles and says, "I try." He then says he's really going to miss her [cooch] when she returns to Mississippi with her mom, and Afton stares smilingly into space and whispers, "Maybe we're going, maybe we're not." I'm guessing not.
One of the Ewing manservants accidentally crashes into Sue Ellen and spills wine all over her dress, so she rushes inside to change - just as Afton is on her way out. Sue Ellen snidely remarks that this house seems to hold a fascination for her, then runs into JR a few seconds later. He tells her he was just using the bathroom, and she narrows her eyes skeptically and rushes upstairs to their bedroom, pulls back the comforter, and finds the sheets sexily rumpled underneath. She glares at the bed and murmurs, "So, the real JR has finally come home."
Pam introduces Bobby to Alex, and Alex gushes about what a great dancer Pam is and how great she is at her job...and Bobby mumbles, "Yeah whatever", prompting Alex to awkwardly wander away. An embarrassed Pam asks Bobby if he'd mind it if she danced with Alex...or went to bed with him, and he sighs wearily and says he's in no mood for a fight, then ambles off to find JR and Jock so he can make an important announcement.
Donna tells Ray that Lucy blabbed to her about him being Jock's bio son, and that Lucy invited her to the wedding in the hope that they two of them will resume their relationship. Ray makes a meh face and says he doesn't think a cowboy and a politician should be together. Donna admits that she hoped he'd be at least a little jealous when she hooked up with Cliff, then bitterly adds, "It's a shame that love doesn't conquer all" before storming off.
While dancing, Alex tells Pam he can't understand Bobby's lack of interest in her, and that he'd loooove to take her to a place where there are no Ewings - yes please! - and Pam stares back at him with an intrigued expression on her face.
Inside the study, Bobby announces to Jock and JR that he wants out of Ewing Oil and says, "It's all yours, JR." He explains that today he nearly did something he'd never be able to forgive himself for...and when a confused JR asks if this means he didn't sign the contract with West Star, Bobby bitterly retorts, "You know all about that, don't you? I guess I'm not surprised" - to which JR smugly says the reason he's on top is 'cause he makes it a point to know everything that happens in Dallas. Bobby says he had wanted to run the company "on the up and up" - but eventually the deals became more important than people. JR's like, "Blah blah, did you blow the deal with Jordan Lee and the cartel?", so Bobby assures him and Jock that they're fine with the cartel and says he phoned Jordan Lee earlier, explained the dire money situation, and arranged for another oil company to step in and take over their part of the investment. He snidely adds that the cartel is delighted by the arrangement, but made it clear that they don't want JR back at the helm. After Bobby stalks out of the room, Jock tells JR he thinks that Bobby did a great job as president and is proud of how he ran things. He gruffly declares him "a helluva son and a helluva man", then ambles out, leaving JR staring unhappily into space.
Clint reminds Sue Ellen that they had themselves some great times back in university, and that he thought a lot about her after she dumped him like yesterday's news. Sue Ellen coquettishly says the last page of their relationship may not yet be written...and when he informs her that, despite all the flirty comments and come hither looks he's lobbed at her today, he's married, she replies, "Aren't we all?" and starts dancing cheek-to-cheek with him.
Jock tells Miss Ellie that Bobby is stepping down from Ewing Oil and transitioning back to being a ranch hand at Southfork. Miss Ellie snaps that she couldn't give a rat's ass who runs Ewing Oil now that Gary is lost to her forever (!) ... and makes it clear how upset she is that Ray, who doesn't have a drop of Southworth blood in him, is co-running her daddy's ranch. She angrily declares, "I'll never forgive you for what you've done to him and me. You and Ray Krebbs", then huffily walks off. What a bitchy weirdo.
Lucy throws her bouquet, which is caught by Afton...and the camera pans over to JR, who's standing by the bar and staring into space with a smug smile on his face.
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