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020 - The Decision

Episode || 112

Air date || December 16, 1962

valign=top Written by || Frank Chase
Norman Jacobs

Directed by || William F. Claxton

Bonanza
Season 4, Episode 12
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SummaryEdit

Hoss is seriously injured on a cattle drive and Ben takes him to a nearby town in search of a doctor. Unfortunately, the only physician is in jail, waiting to be hung for murder. Ben talks the judge into letting the doctor take a look at Hoss, and helps to prove the innocence of the medicine man.

PlotEdit

Hoss suffers a life-threatening injury while riding with his father and brothers. They rush him to a nearby town looking for help.

However, the town doctor is in jail, about to be hanged for murder. Ben manages to arrange for the doctor to treat Hoss. Ben then learns that there's more to the doctor than at first appears to be the case.

After further investigation, Ben finds that the doctor is innocent.

However, he also discovers that the sentencing judge has special reasons for wanting the doctor dead. Ben must somehow convince the judge to do the right thing if the doctor is to be spared from hanging.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights

OtherEdit

NotesEdit

Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Der einzige Arzt", meaning "The Only Doctor".

QuotesEdit

"The honorable judge Grant... Judge Franklin Grant. Yes, he has the power - the power of life or death"
―Michael Jons[src]

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