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I can see it:Agreed. As we've discussed many times the real rivalry should have been between Christopher and Lucas, with John Ross loosely allied with Christopher.
John Ross Ewing III and Christopher Ewing
Lucas Krebs and Torrance (or whatever name) Harper
John Ross the gentleman rancher, investor, billionaire heir from his grandfather's Cyberbyte shares. Goes into business with Christopher. He's bought the South Fork Ranch from Bobby who has retired. He does a lot of charity work with his mother and cousin Lucy, maybe dabbles in politics. Widowed with three young children - I would have loved to have seen JR with grandchildren, but of course he would never have approved of John Ross's wife. Lucy plays a mother figure to the young boys.
Christopher, ruthless businessman who will do anything to get back control of Ewing Oil. He has lots of inventions and patents and a bunch of companies, including Ewing Alternative Energy, all with the goal to acquire Ewing Oil for the family again. He get's John Ross to agree to form Ewing Industries and share their assets under one company and goes after West Star. He's married to a granddaughter of Punk and Mavis Anderson, which would have had JR's approval and would have been a dramatic business deal with all the cheating one would expect.
Lucas Krebs, having clawed his way up, a powerful businessman who's moved to Dallas having bought and rebuilt the old Wade Ranch, moving from the New York City's world of finance, having grown up in Swiss schools and Ivy League universities. He controls a conglomerate public corporation, Hampshire Buckley, which along with his New York finance friends are large investors in West Star. This brings Lucas and Christopher in direct competition. The two clash and John Ross tries to play go between until Lucas brings his brother from Florida to stir the pot.
Torrance Harper, young playboy. John Ross wants to build a relationship with his brother and bring him into the private company, Ewing Industries. Christopher feels threatened with the intrusion of Torrance and doesn't want him involved in the company (which he feels he built). John Ross owns the majority from the wealth generated by his CyberByte shares and even considers giving his brother a piece.
Then it's revealed, the fight between Christopher and Lucas takes a new twist when Bobby reveals that Lucas is his son.