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Witness

Episode || 428

Air date || January 2, 1973

valign=top Written by || Arthur Heinemann, Joel Murcott

Directed by || Lewis Allen

Bonanza
Season 14, Episode 13
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SummaryEdit

Candy is framed for a murder and faces trial. While Griff goes after the only witness, who has fled town, Ben places his faith in a young lawyer's ability to defend Candy against a prosecutor with a spotless record.

PlotEdit

An elderly business associate of Ben's dies after a man, posing as Candy, tries to rob her; the woman suffers a fatal heart attack. Since it happened during the commission of a felony, it's considered murder. The real Candy, who had been assaulted at a hotel by the same man, is held in connection with the old woman's death.

A woman named Kate is the only one who can back up Candy's alibi, but she has left town with her husband, who is the thief. Griff agrees to go after Kate and have her provide a statement. He discovers, as Ben and Joe do later, that Kate has a past that, if revealed at trial, could do serious harm to Candy's defense.

Meanwhile, Ben is unsure about the young defense attorney's ability to defend Candy, particularly since the state's attorney has a nearly spotless conviction record. But the budding lawyer is determined to play David to the prosecutor's Goliath.

Cast and CharactersEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • German episode title: "David und Goliath im Wilden Westen", meaning "David And Goliath In The Wild West".
  • Mitch Vogel does not appear in this episode.
  • Hoss is sadly dead during this episode.

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