"Bonanza" episode
Season 5, Episode 20
Ep.# in Series: 154
Air date February 16, 1964
Guest starring:
Written by Tom Seller
Directed by Tay Garnett
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
The Cheating Game
Next Episode:
King of the Mountain
External links
Bullet for a Bride on IMDb
Bullet for a Bride on


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.


The Cartwrights


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]



Bonanza Bullet for a Bride00:00

Bonanza Bullet for a Bride

See alsoEdit

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.