| Season 2, Episode 48 |
# in Series
|Air date||January 7, 1961|
|Written by||Richard Neil Morgan|
|Directed by||James P. Yarbrough|
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The Blood Line
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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
- Lorne Green: Ben Cartwright
- Dan Blocker: Hoss Cartwright
- Michael Landon: Little Joe Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts: Adam Cartwright
- Charles Tannen: Charlie
- Julie Adams: Helen Layton
- Lou Krugman: Jean
- Lyle Talbot: Sugar Daddy
- Marshall Reed: Hammond
- Paul Dubov: Paul
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]
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