she could just be maimed and unable to talk. Then she could spend the season glaring at Ryland and he could be worried about her regaining her ability to talk and spilling the beans. Lots of story potential there.
was I the only one appalled at Bobby? one minute he's lecturing John Ross about how JR used losing the ranch as a justification for his terrible behaviour and now John Ross couldn't do that; then the next minute he's whoring John Ross out to get a business deal.