"Bonanza" episode
Season 13, Episode 8
#397 in Series
Air date November 14, 1971
Guest starring:
Written by Ken Pettus
Directed by Chris Christenberry
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Don't Cry, My Son
Next Episode:
Blind Hunch
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Jamie's girlfriend, Neta Thatcher, witnesses a drifter named Griff Bannon rob and kill a man at a roadside camp. Bannon - who assumes his victim's identity and inherits his fortune - is aware that Neta has witnessed the crime and begins stalking her. Neta is terrified to tell anyone about the crime she witnessed.


Jamie's friend Neta, a teen-age girl, witnesses the robbery and murder of a man about to inherit a windfall, but it too afraid to speak of it. The killer, Bannon, assumes the dead man's identity, gets a job at the Ponderosa, and begins to stalk the girl. If only Neta could get the courage to tell Jamie about what she witnessed.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights Edit


Others Edit

  • Bradford Dillman: Griff Bannon
  • Donald Moffat: Thatcher
  • Jewel Blanch: Neta Thatcher
  • Athena Lorde: Miss Griggs
  • Chick Chandler: Garroway
  • Tom Gilleran: Trumbull
  • Susan Joyce: Wilma
  • Lou Frizzell: Dusty Rhodes

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