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Episode || 101

Air date || September 23, 1962

valign=top Written by || George W. George
Judy George

Directed by || Don McDougall

Bonanza
Season 4, Episode 1
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SummaryEdit

Clay Stafford just arrived in Virginia City but already seems to know who Joe and the Cartwrights are. When he gets a job on their ranch as a cowhand, his past is revealed and hopes it will not affect his new relationship with them, especially Joe.

PlotEdit

Clay Stafford comes to Virginia City and signs on as a ranch hand at the Ponderosa. In short order, he kills a man, claiming self defense, and is told to leave town by the miners who send a message by beating up Joe.

Most importantly, Clay drops a major bombshell: he says he's Little Joe's older half-brother and Marie was also his mother. Ben and Joe believe the story, but the other two brothers want to investigate Clay's unusual claim.

CastEdit

The Cartwrights

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NotesEdit

QuotesEdit

"Little Joe, you worry too much. What you need is a beer to help you relax!"
Clay Stafford[src]

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