| Season 2, Episode 49 |
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|Air date||January 14, 1961|
|Written by||Ward Hawkins|
|Directed by||William Dario Faralla|
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After Joe kills a man in self defense who tried to set fire to the Ponderosa to clear himself some land, he has to take his lively, feisty, wild, daughter home and she, and her relatives, are now determined to kill Joe.
Joe tries to stop a homesteader he finds starting a fire on the Ponderosa and ends up shooting in self-defense. Feeling responsible for the dead man's daughter, Joe brings the petulant daughter, Willow, back to the Ponderosa. Willow's mother, Maude Hoad, a determined woman from the Kentucky hills, descends with her hulking son, intent on exacting revenge on the Cartwrights.
- Lorne Green: Ben Cartwright
- Dan Blocker: Hoss Cartwright
- Michael Landon: Little Joe Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts: Adam Cartwright
- Anita Sands: Willow Hoad
- Bill Clark: Deputy Sheriff
- Claude Hall: Hoad Family Member
- Don C. Harvey: Jeb Hoad
- Jack Elam: Dodie Hoad
- Jack Mather: Bart Hastings
- Katherine Warren: Maud Hoad
- Mary Treen: Mrs. Shaughnessy
- Steven Terrell: Bud Harvey
- Theodore Lehmann: Hoad Family Member
Did you know?Edit
- German episode title: "Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung", meaning "The Taming Of The Shrew".
- "You ain't seen killin' till you killed one o' us!"
- ―Maud Hoad[src]
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