J.R. takes steps to re-establish his power and increase his wealth, even if it means reshaping history and violating the laws of the land. His campaign for power puts J.R. further under the influence of Leslie Stewart, who, much to his frustration, keeps her new client at arm's length. He also goes ahead with his plans to topple the government which confiscated his foreign oil fields even though it could lead to prison if he is caught. Bobby's ambition to purchase a solar energy company again alienates him from Pam and Sue Ellen combats Leslie by resuming an old friendship with Clint Ogden. Cliff Barnes is disappointed by Donna Culver and Miss Ellie continues her resentment of Ray's influence with Jock.