Terry sets out to win a wealthy husband at Falcon Crest; Richard fights back when the cartel demands control of his racetrack. Phillip tries to spirit Lantry out of the country while Chase and Michael look for proof of his dealings with Angela.
Lance learns of the pact between Angela and Melissa, Maggie's need for an operation grows critical even as questions remain about Michael's surgical skill, and Julia gets an unwitting friend to teach her how to shoot.
Richard's furious when he learns what Chase has done with his $50 million trust fund. Maggie goes into a coma after complications arise during her surgery. Pamela is kidnapped by the cartel, shocking Richard into a realization of his priorities.
The cartel plans to make the grand opening of the racetrack into Richard's public execution. Melissa learns she can no longer have children. Terry and Michael announce their marriage, and Angela agrees to marry Phillip.
Angela demands Lance play the dutiful husband to ensure the survival of Melissa's difficult pregnancy. Jacqueline visits her son, but Chase is suspicious when she leaves abruptly. Cole moves in with Katherine.
As they struggle for control of the newspaper, Richard puts a winery on the land earmarked for a Douglas Channing memorial, alerting Angela of his intentions to start a takeover of the Valley. Jacqueline reveals a long-hidden secret.
When Angela thwarts their attempts to raise money to pay a large tax bill, Chase and his family decide to sell their New York City house. Chase's son, Cole agonizes over giving up his dream of becoming an archaeologist to help his father in the vineyards.
Tony Cumson, Lance's father and Julia's (ABBY DALTON) husband, reappears after deserting them 12 years ago. Chase gets upset when Maggie takes a newspaper job working for Angela's ex-husband, Douglas Channing.
Maggie's news reporting assignment uncovers an extortionist threatening Falcon Crest workers. Lance fears competition from Emma's unborn child for the family fortune, but Emma falls down a flight of stairs and miscarries.
Angela schemes to force Lance into marrying Melissa Agretti despite his love for another woman. Chase finds incriminating evidence against Angela, while she misleads him into believing that his father hated him.
Chase's wealthy mother, Jacqueline Perrault (LANA TURNER), returns to Falcon Crest, rekindling fear and hatred between Angela and her former sister-in-law, who has come to warn Chase of Angela's treacherous nature.
Angela sets out to destroy Melissa Agretti's budding romance with Cole. Chase and Maggie persuade Julia to take Emma to a psychiatric clinic, but Angela stops Julia with the truth about Emma killing Jason Gioberti.