|Season 5, Episode 32|
The Dark Past
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Virginia City gossip and meddling Aunt Lil combine with unexpected attention from another Cartwright to complicate Laura Dayton's already fragile romance with Adam, especially when his preoccupation with Ponderosa business appears to be hiding an unwillingness to marry her.
Laura Dayton´s Aunt Lil comes to visit, determined to get the hesitant Adam to propose to her favorite niece. Her scheme is to make Adam jealous by using his cousin Will as a rival for her affections. The plan goes awry when actual romantic sparks begin to fly between Laura and Will.
Cast and CharactersEdit
- Lorne Green: Ben Cartwright
- Dan Blocker: Hoss Cartwright
- Michael Landon: Little Joe Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts: Adam Cartwright
- Guy Williams: Will Cartwright
- Bern Hoffman: Sam the Bartender
- Grandon Rhodes: Dr. J.P. Martin
- Kathie Browne: Laura Dayton
- Katie Sweet: Peggy Dayton
- Charles Bateman: Rick Bonner
- Joan Blondell: Lillian 'Aunt Lil' Manfred
- Dee Carroll: Townswoman
- Betty Endicott: Brunette Townswoman
- Robert Karnes: Jeff Bonner
Did you know?Edit
- German episode title: "Amors Abgesandte", meaning "Cupid's Delegate".
- Michael Landon does not appear in this episode.
- "As a participating member of this ranch I think you ought to know that we're liable to lose over five hundred head of cattle in the very near future."
- ―Hoss to Adam[src]
- "Coming like that a few years ago I'd figured I'd be in for a lecture or a tanning..."
- ―Adam to Ben[src]