"Bonanza" episode
Season 4, Episode 27
Ep.# in Series: 127
Air date March 31, 1963
Guest starring:
Written by A. I. Bezzerides
Directed by Lewis Allen
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
Any Friend of Walter's
Next Episode:
My Brother's Keeper
External links
Mirror of a Man on IMDb
Mirror of a Man on


Righteous resident Jud Lally is visited by his twin brother, outlaw Rube Barnes, and forced into trading places.

While posing as his brother, Rube murders a man and steals a horse, leaving Jud looking guilty of the crimes. The Cartrights try to help Jud, but are unable to tell the two apart.


Homer Barnes is one of a family of criminals and murderers. He has tried to leave his past behind by taking a new name, getting married, and going to work at the Ponderosa. His twin brother, Rube, kills a man and steals his horse. Homer finds himself accused of the crime.

As a result, Homer finds that he must face his past. In so doing, he, and Ben, must help Homer's father to make a hard choice.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The CartwrightsEdit




Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Die Barnes-Brüder", meaning "The Barnes Brothers".


"Oh boy, have I been stupid."
Joseph Cartwright[src]



Video:Bonanza - Mirror of a Man

See alsoEdit

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