"Bonanza" episode
Season 2, Episode 47
Ep.# in Series:
Air date December 31, 1960
Guest starring:
Written by William Raynor

Myles Wilder

Directed by Lewis Allen
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
The Ape
Next Episode:
The Courtship
External links
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When 16-year-old Todd Grayson arrives from Boston to Virginia City, he is told that his father has been killed by Ben Cartwright. Ben shot Luke Grayson in self-defense, but Todd won't listen to this. The boy has only one thing in his head: to avenge his father by killing Ben Cartwright.


The son of Luke Grayson arrives from the East and learns that Ben Cartwright shot and killed his father. Ben fired only in self-defense and feels badly for the young man. Todd Grayson vows revenge and recruits a professional gunman to get back at the Cartwrights.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The CartwrightsEdit




Did You Know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Verzweifelte Rache", meaning "Desperate Revenge".
  • Pernell Roberts and Michael Landon do not appear in this episode. During the episode it is mentioned that Adam and Joe are away on a roundup with some of the hands.




See alsoEdit

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