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False Confessions - Recap

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The episode begins and moments after being shot in the gut by Ann, Harris Ryland lies on the floor bleeding. His mother Judith finds him and is frantic. She screams for Emma to call 911. Ann on the other hand makes it home in a daze and runs upstairs to furiously wash her hands. Bobby finds her, with the gun on the counter next to her. "What the hell have you done?" he asks, with panic in his voice. "I overheard you with Rolly. I couldn't let Harris get away with it. I shot him, Bobby" she says. The police knock at the door. Harris is in critical condition as it turns out. Ann's car was seen leaving his house.

From the top of the stairs, Ann is stunned to learn he's not dead. Bobby prevents her from answering any questions. "I'm the one that you want to talk to, I shot Harris Ryland" Bobby tells the police, much to Ann’s horror. The police cuff Bobby and he asks for a minute with Ann. Christopher hears Ann confess. Bobby explains it has to be this way because her daughter Emma would hate her forever if she found out Ann shot her father. In her office, Pamela looks for information on the police investigation into Tommy's death. She insists to Frank that it was self defense, but he assures her the investigation won't get far without Tommy's body.

Frank is surprised to see John Ross getting out of Pamela's bed. Pamela whispers to Frank that if the police start in on her, Frank will be the one in trouble since he got rid of the body. Frank is not her biggest fan at the moment. Lou in the meantime meets Bobby at the station. Christopher is frustrated that the police haven't charged Pamela yet for Tommy's death. Out in the woods, Frank digs up Tommy's body. He calls JR, eager to turn over the body and get rid of Pamela. He tells JR that John Ross is sleeping with her. Bobby's bail on the other hand is set at $1 million. Judith taunts Ann. JR gets the news about Bobby. John Ross wonders if it'll be easier to get him out of Ewing Energies. "You still got a lot to learn, boy.

When the family's in trouble we don't take advantage" JR lectures. John Ross tells JR he's working Pamela, but JR tells him he's a step ahead, working with Frank to get rid of Pamela. John Ross isn't happy and calls his mother regarding this issue. On the Henderson drilling site, Drew looks at the drilling map and sees that the foreman has changed their approach for drilling through the salt dome. When the foreman who took money from John Ross to botch the drilling argues, Drew fires him. John Ross in the meantime asks Sue Ellen to put him in touch with Cliff Barnes. He says it's just business.

She warns him if John Ross makes a move against JR with Cliff, he should be prepared to face the full weight of JR's fury. "I did it and I have paid for it for years" she says. John Ross says what he's protecting is worth it. She gives him Cliff's private number. The fired foreman, Brian, shows up at Ewing Energies. He tells John Ross they have a problem but tells Christopher he's there to see Elena. John Ross and Christopher have a brief session of trading threats. John Ross calls Clyde to dig up dirt on Drew so he can get him fired. Back at Southfork, Bobby conferences with JR, who immediately guesses he's covering for Ann. JR offers to help with the judge if it comes to that. Elena comes in angry to Drew's office.

He shows her the maps and she realizes Drew was right. John Ross meets with Cliff Barnes and tells him Frank is plotting against Pamela with JR. John Ross says he's looking out for Pamela. Cliff doesn't believe him. At the stables, Sue Ellen tries to reassure Ann, telling her not to give up on a relationship with Emma. Christopher on the other hand finds Brian the foreman at the bar, and tries to get him to admit John Ross put him up to sabotaging the well. Brian denies it. A news report comes on the TV announcing Tommy's body has been found. At Southfork, Christopher is disturbed to think Pamela might have actually killed Tommy.

Lawyer Lou stops by and tells them Harris filed a complaint earlier after Bobby threatened him. Because Lou was there, he's a witness and therefore can't represent Bobby, but he already has a new lawyer. And, with Bobby's earlier assault charge against Harris, it makes the shooting look premeditated. He's facing 20 years. At Harris's bedside, Judith tells comatose Harris that he should have done better than Ann. She vows to take Bobby away from Ann to punish her. John Ross gets turned away from Pamela's place by security and calls her. He tells her Frank is setting her up with JR's help. She tells him to go away. Police search the woods around where Tommy's body was found and find a gun.

They run tests on it and the body. Pamela frantically packs her things including her passport, in her baggage. Police race to make an arrest. They knock on a door, but it's not Pamela's. They arrest Frank as Cliff goes to visit his daughter. Cliff visits Frank in lock-up. Frank accuses him of planting his prints on the gun and putting it where police would find it. Cliff asks Frank why he'd help JR. "Ever since you put Pamela in charge, she's treated me like a dog" Frank says. Cliff says he should have come to him and that he raised Frank like a son to run the company with Pamela. Cliff tells Frank his family will be provided for, but he should do the honorable thing.

Drew in the meantime meets with someone from a company he used to drive for. Drew takes the keys to a big rig and drives off as Clyde watches. John Ross brings Brian an envelope of cash as his "severance". Brian warns him that Christopher is after him. "It's good that he thinks he has a chance, that'll make it hurt more when he loses" John Ross says. At Southfork, Bobby defends his actions to Christopher. Harris wakes up to make a statement at the hospital. Lou comes to Southfork with the news. Ann tells Bobby to let her take responsibility and they tell Lou the truth about the shooting. In the hospital, Harris tells the police who shot him; Bobby. Lou also tells them Frank has been arrested for Tommy's death.

Christopher goes to the arraignment; John Ross and Pamela are also in the gallery. Frank tells the judge that Tommy lured Pamela into a con against the Ewing family and when she wanted out, Tommy threatened Pamela, so he killed him. He goes on to say he also killed the real Rebecca Sutter. In the gallery, Christopher starts shouting that the judge is letting Pamela get away with murder. Frank in the meantime takes a small pill from his jumpsuit, swallows it and starts convulsing. He drops to the carpet. The episode ends at this point.

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