The series revolves around the Ewings, a wealthy Dallas family in the oil and cattle-ranching industries. It focuses mainly on John Ross Ewing III (Josh Henderson), the son of J.R. (Larry Hagman) and Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray); and Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalfe), the adopted son of Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Pam Ewing.
Commencing a risky game of cat and mouse with corrupt D.A. Martin Hunter (Michael Douglas), ambitious reporter C.J. (Jesse Metcalfe) frames himself as a murder suspect to catch Hunter in the act!