Anyway, at the start of the episode Christopher loses his rag and breaks the baby crib he’d been making (not suprising really considering he and Pam have now lost the twins she was carrying). John Ross phones Pamela to see how she’s doing (er, not good! is the answer). She lies and tells him her mother is looking after her, when in reality she sent Afton away a good few weeks before (I have a real problem with this, why would she have sent her own mother away at a time when most daughters would need their family around them? They got on well at the hospital and I don’t believe it’s in either Afton’s or Pamela’s characters to do so, more like it’s yet another ‘blink and you missed it’ cameo appearance from a much loved member of the original cast so that we viewers continue to be convinced that yes, this is Dallas we’re watching)
Anyway, it’s clear that she isn’t coping well.
TESHA refuse to believe that the Ewings aren’t to blame for the rig explosion and fine them $1 billion. (I’m not at all sure where they’ll find that kind of money but it shouldn’t be too hard considering how fast they set Ewing Energies up, in about 6 weeks, from empty office space to thriving offices with multi-million dollar cash flow). Bobby gets angry and tells the chap from TESHA ‘stick it up your ass!’ (Nice one Bobby!-he seems to have gotten a lot more aggressive since JR died).
Harris takes Emma for a drive and shows her a, very beaten, Drew and make her promise to stop seeing him (preferably when Drew leaves the series she’ll go with him and they’ll take Harris along for the ride too). Emma says she will, which obviously means she won’t-but will sneak around to see him instead until Harris finds out which will lead to an even bigger beating for Drew and more odd bedtime stories for Emma.
The best thing I can say about ‘Let Me In’ is the introduction of new Ewing enemy Governor McConaughey (played by Steven Weber). I like the character already and personally I think he’s much more convincing than Harris Ryland who I’ve never been able to see as anything more than an annoying fly the Ewings could swat away anytime they wanted (no offence to Mitch Pileggi who is an excellent actor and, so I’ve been told by someone who has met him, a very kind person)
The episode ends with the Guv’nor seizing the Henderson land on which the Ewings were drilling. What will happen next!