Governor Sam McConaughey expropriates part of Southfork for a pipeline built by Barnes Global, thus disabling Ewing's oil production, needed urgently to pay the state-imposed fine. The bank sells Ewing's now highly dubious debts to Cliff, who calls foreclosure in 24 hours. Christopher asks U.S. Attorney Ellis to have his mother declared legally dead, so he can cash her Barnes shares, but is shown evidence she almost certainly survived under a fake name. John Ross couldn't convince Pamela junior that her father killed his own grandchildren, but triumphant Cliff's own sneer it's for the best to cut unbreakable ties with a Ewing drives her in John Ross's arms. Harris's henchman Roy Vickers successfully sets a false trail. Emma is too frightened to accept seeing Drew again, even less run away together, so she seeks consolation in pills from seduced rodeo boy Bo McCabe.