"Bonanza" episode
Season 13, Episode 2
#391 in Series
Air date September 26, 1971
Guest starring:
Written by Ward Hawkins
Directed by Lewis Allen
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An alcoholic woman lashes out at Hoss after his testimony sends her husband to prison. She gets back at him by forcing Hoss to take custody of her young son, Petey. Hoss must decide whether to ask the court to adopt him, or help the mother deal with her alcoholism.


Jill Conway is an alcoholic mother whose husband was sent to prison (for robbery) on Hoss' testimony. In a pent-up rage, Jill demands that Hoss look after her son, Petey. Hoss, however, wants Jill to see this as an opportunity to reform herself and is determined to use tough love to help her realize it.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights Edit


Others Edit

  • Susan Tyrrell: Mrs Jill Conway
  • Arthur O'Connell: Dr Samuel Hubert
  • Ford Rainey: Judge Simms
  • Johnny Lee: Petey
  • Lilian Field: Katie Tomlin
  • Stuart Nisbet: Colter
  • Fletcher Allen: Becker

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