John Ross Ewing is the ambitious son of J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing. A chip off the old block, John Ross is determined to strike it rich in the oil industry and prove himself capable of stepping into his father's shoes. Growing up, John Ross was enticed by promises that the Ewing Oil empire would one day be his. In the midst of impressing his father by scheming to take Southfork from Bobby and Christopher, John Ross found his world crashing down when his girlfriend, Elena, discovered his plan. Even though John Ross has now formed Ewing Energies with Bobby and Christopher, his ultimate goal is to undermine them and gain total control of the company.