What do you think Bobby would have done if Christopher had turned out to be JR's son and JR found out? Bobby liked to pretend that he was very righteous and would never do anything as unethical as buying a baby he believed belonged to his brother and then raising the boy as his own. Still, it looked like that was exactly what he was prepared to do even though he originally intended to give the baby to JR. I remember Pam walking down the stairs and asking Bobby "You got us a baby"? That was when Bobby changed his mind. If Bobby were as righteous as he claimed to be he would have immediately said "No, this is someone else's baby" before Pam had time to get her hopes up that it was a baby Bobby adopted for them. Bobby didn't say a word though, he just stood there in silence while Pam went on and on about how wonderful it was that he had found them a baby. Bobby got very lucky when it turned out that JR wasn't the father after all. He got to keep the baby and also keep his reputation as an honest man. Suppose that JR had turned out to be the father. Do you think Bobby would have just kept JR in the dark about it and raised Christopher as his and Pam's son? It looked like that was exactly what he intended to do. What if JR had found out he was the father and took Bobby and Pam to get custody of his own son? Do you think Bobby would have realized that returning the boy to his father was the only right thing to do or do you think he would have thought "I don't care that it's awful to steal my brother's child from him because Pam wants him and that justifies my actions. So if JR insists on taking this to court I'm gonna take him apart!" JR loved Bobby and since he would have realized how much keeping Christopher meant to Bobby and Pam, I can picture him making a sacrifice in this case. I can picture JR saying something like: "There's nothing more valuable than a child of your own. I know Pam can't have children and I see how much she loves Christopher. I'm convinced you and Pam can take good care of my boy and raise him well. So I'm going to do you the biggest favor a man can do for his brother. I'll let you raise my son as your own. All I ask is you show your gratitude by doing a favor for me in return. Sign over the voting rights of your shares of Ewing Oil over to me. You'll still own as much of Ewing Oil as you do now; and I'll make you vice-president of the company."