"Bonanza" episode
Season 2, Episode 48
Ep.# in Series:
Air date January 7, 1961
Guest starring:
Written by Richard Neil Morgan
Directed by James P. Yarbrough
Episode Guide
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The Blood Line
Next Episode:
The Spitfire
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Hoss falls prey to the wiles of a beautiful woman with a gambling addiction and refuses to believe she's only interested in his money in spite of Adam's proof to the contrary.


Hoss and Little Joe travel to Sacramento to help the widow of an old friend of the Cartwrights. Hoss discovers that the widow is a beautiful young woman and immediately falls in love with her.

He brings her back to the Ponderosa, where Adam and Little Joe soon discover that the woman is in love with Hoss's money, not him, which she needs to fund her gambling addiction. When Hoss refuses to believe his brothers, Adam is forced to provide demonstrable proof in Virginia City casino.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights



Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Leichtes Spiel mit Hoss", meaning "Easy Play With Hoss".


"Hoss, you know there are some stores where ladies shop alone."
"Yeah...I don't reckon I thought about that.
Helen Layton to Hoss[src]



See alsoEdit

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