"Bonanza" episode
Season 3, Episode 6
Ep.# in Series: 72
Air date October 29, 1961
Guest starring:
Written by John T. Kelly
Directed by Robert Butler
Episode Guide
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The Burma Rarity
Next Episode:
The Many Faces of Gideon Flinch
External links
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Ed Payson, a reformed gunfighter, has returned to Virginia City to tend some property he owns. When he's welcomed with resistance by some of the townspeople, Adam decides to help him, even though everyone thinks he may have killed Dave, the grocer's son.


Ed Payson, an ex-gunfighter, tries to purchase supplies at the general store, but owner Will Cass refuses to serve him. Back in Payson's shooting days, he killed Cass' son and, naturally, holds a grudge. Adam tries to smooth out the situation between the men, but matters take an ugly turn.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights



Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Keine Chance für Payson", meaning "No Chance For Payson".




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See alsoEdit

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