"Bonanza" episode
Season 10, Episode 4
#4 in Series
Air date 6th October 1968
Guest starring:
Written by Alf Harris
Directed by Leon Benson
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
Salute to Yesterday
Next Episode:
The Passing of a King
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Summary Edit

Sheriff Walker of the Town of Muddy Creek is shot,and killed by Luke Harper,a member of his older brother Clint Harpers Gang.The Sheriff had arrested Luke,and was taking him to Muddy Creek to hold him in Jail until the U.S. Marshal arrives.The Sheriff comes across the Cartwrights one night as they where relaxing after their days work.The Sheriff needs fresh horses to continue the journey back to Muddy Creek.Before he can be on his way with Luke Harper as his prisoner,Luke grabs a gun,and kills Sheriff Walker.The Cartwright men subdue Harper,and will deliver him back to Muddy Creek,thus finishing the Sheriffs work.The Cartwrights will soon find out that most of the People of Muddy Creek will not help them to guard Luke Harper.In fact,the very next day all but five of the People of Muddy Creek have left Town.They had received a message from Clint Harper that if his brother is locked in the Towns Jail,he(Clint Harper) would burn the Town to the ground.Ben having learned about the Towns cowardice is determined to keep Luke Harper until The U.S. Marshal arrives.Ben will soon find some unexpectant help.

Plot Edit

Cast Edit

The Cartwrights Edit

Recurring Edit

Others Edit

  • Joe Don Baker: Luke Harper
  • Clifton James: Lawson
  • Jean Hale: Casey Collins
  • Susan Trustman: Linda
  • Russell Thorson: Simon
  • Mitch Vogel: Tommy
  • Hal Lynch: Haines
  • Jon Lormer: Jody
  • Stuart Randall: Sheriff
  • Val Bisoglo: Cliff
  • Ed Long: Deputy
  • Ann Doran: Mrs Walker

Notes Edit

  • Mitch Vogel appears in this episode who would later go on to play Jamie Cartwright.

This is the first time that I saw Joe Don Baker.When I first watched this episode,it was when I was 8-years old when Bonanza was still a weekly Series back in 1968.I had seen this episode in more recent times 20 something years after its original showing.Besides the cast,I did not know any of the others in this episode.As the years would go by that would change.