I often hear members on here talk about how unrealistic it was that JR and Sue Ellen would keep returning to a relationship that was so toxic. But is it all that unrealistic? I see it happen all the time. One or both halves of a couple know that the relationship or their partner is bad for them, but they just can't stay away. It's the age old head vs. the heart, and what the heart wants can defy all logic and no amount of good advice or traumatic experiences can sway it off it's course. When there's passion, chemistry and electricity, sometimes it just won't let go of you no matter how hard you try, or how many times you tell yourself this is crazy or this is never gonna work. I think sometimes you're set on a course with someone and, try as you might, until that experience or lesson is truly done with you, there's no getting away. People can be addicted to people, and God knows both JR and Sue Ellen had addictive personalities, be it power, status or alcohol. So I don't think their trajectory was all that far fetched at all. People stay in, and go back to, way more abusive relationships all the time.