|Season 5, Episode 20|
The Cheating Game
King of the Mountain
Bullet for a Bride on IMDb
Bullet for a Bride on TV.com
Joe blames himself after a ricocheting bullet from his pistol blinds a young woman and decides that the only way he can atone for the accident is to make her his wife.
Tessa Caldwell is blinded by Joe in a hunting accident. Feeling guilty and hoping to make amends, Joe offers to marry the young woman. Her sight eventually returns, but Tessa's greedy father wants to keep her recovery a secret; he'd love his daughter to marry into the wealthy Cartwright family.
- Lorne Green: Ben Cartwright
- Dan Blocker: Hoss Cartwright
- Michael Landon: Little Joe Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts: Adam Cartwright=Other
- Denver Pyle: Marcus Caldwell
- Gail Bonney: Mrs. Partridge
- John Matthews: Minister
- Marlyn Mason: Tessa Caldwell
- Steve Harris: Lon Caldwell
Did you know?Edit
- German episode title: "Spiel mit dem Gewissen", meaning "Game With Conscience".
- In one scene Tessa has blood on the left side of her face and then the blood mysteriously disappears.
- "You know I want to tell you something. You are the prettiest girl that I ever almost married."
- ―Little Joe to Tessa Caldwell[src]