Similar to the Mandy thread I just posted. It seems that Jamie once married to Cliff was there as a storyline tool with the intention that Cliff would eventually end up with her share of Ewing Oil. If she actually died at the end of Blast From The Past then Cliff would have got her share of Ewing Oil. Then she actually did die during season 9 and the story panned out as the writers had earlier intended. What I find weird is that the producers put her in jeopardy earlier in season 8 when the Oil barrels landed on her. Why didn't they kill her off at this point? And start the story that Cliff got her share of Ewing Oil earlier?