"Bonanza" episode
Season 3, Episode 20
Ep.# in Series: 86
Air date February 4, 1962
Guest starring:
Written by Charles Lang
Directed by William Witney
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Gift of Water
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Town drunk Danny Lynch's letters written to his dear Irish mother tell her of his life as a wealthy Nevada rancher, and when the old lady comes to America to pay her son a surprise visit, Danny convinces the Cartwrights to let him pretend that he is the owner of the Ponderosa and they are the hired hands.


Upon learning that his elderly mother has departed from Ireland to pay him a visit, ranch hand Danny Lynch goes into a panic. He's been lying to his mother for years, telling her that he ran the Ponderosa. To make him look good in his parent's eyes, the Cartwrights pretend they're merely ranch hands and that Danny is the all-powerful head of the spread.


The Cartwrights


Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Eine Mutter aus Irland", meaning "A Mother from Ireland"




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