8 September 1967
Jeff and Will encounter a man who lost an arm in a gunfight with Jim Sonnett.
15 September 1967
With Will's gun arm injured, Jeff is forced into his first-ever gunfight against a master gunfighter (Charles Grodin, of all people) who uses every psychological trick in the book.
22 September 1967
Arriving in a Mexican town, the Sonnetts find Jim's grave and a curiously reticent padre, and tangle with a bandito leader who may -- or may not -- have killed James. Features an exceptionally lively gunfight at the end.
29 September 1967
Will's old comrade Morg is terrified of Lank, who's driving his cattle through Samson. Time's shorn the locks of aged Sheriff Morg Braham, who tells Will & Jeff to clear out of his peace-loving town ASAP, though they stopped in Samson merely to see Morg, as they mosey through Cloud County, Kansas on their quest for Jeff's father. Will's disappointed, but quite prepared to skedaddle, while arrogant cattle baron Lank Turner's determined to humiliate town tamer Morg by tearing up Samson with his saddle-sore drovers.
6 October 1967
Hearing that Jim Sonnett is to be hanged, Will and Jeff hurry to a Western town. The killer of two maintains he's their relative. Grandfather Will doesn't buy his act, grandson Jeff wants to believe and does. The taciturn Sheriff doesn't care who's who, he's wary that the Sonnetts will break his notorious prisoner out, so he limits the pair's access to the jail. The carnival atmosphere surrounding the big execution unhinges the youngest Sonnett.
13 October 1967
In our first extended look at Jim Sonnett, he takes lunch in a restaurant with a friendly shopkeeper, while outside a young punk (future "Rookies" star Sam Melville in his first role for Aaron Spelling) and an accomplice stir up the whole town agitating for a gunfight.
20 October 1967
A farmer provides Jeff, ill with fever, a bed while his wife tends. The Sonnett's don't know the farmer offered because Jim Sonnett killed their son in a shootout in the last year. The wife, sick with grief, thinks Jeff is the dead son.
27 October 1967
While looking for Jim Sonnett in the High Country Jeff and Will are having a meal in a rowdy saloon. Later in their room they are accosted by four gunmen who claim to be friends of Jim's. They say they can take them to where Jim is and the Sonnetts agree to ride with them. Soon they realize it is a ruse and they are being used as bait to draw Jim out of hiding for an ambush at Devil's Fork.
Season 1, Episode 9: First Love3 November 1967
When Will and Jeff land in jail, a pretty girl puts up the bail and asks them to stay.
Season 1, Episode 10: The Favor10 November 1967
After accidentally capturing a man wanted for bank robbery, the Sonnetts agree to turn the man over and send the bounty money to his impoverished family -- but the man's former partners, now posing as lawmen, have the same idea minus the altruism -- plus a murderous grudge against Will Sonnett
17 November 1967
Will and his grandson join a liquored-up posse to prevent Will's son from lynching, after a dying bank robber names Jim Sonnett as his accomplice. Will Sonnett fears the mob will shoot first and ask no questions, because the bank's offered a $500 reward to whoever kills the surviving bank robber, for murdering a teller. Will has qualms about the sheriff, for refusing to pursue the gunman without a posse backing him.
24 November 1967
Near broke, Will enters Jeff in a shooting contest where a prize bull is at stake put up by a local cattle baron who keeps local breeders dependent. Tensions escalate as the Sonnett's hear of how they treated Jim on an earlier visit.
1 December 1967
Will and Jeff are startled to be introduced to Mrs. Jim Sonnett who is being tormented by a local ruffian. Jeff believes her story but Will has doubts. When she appeals for protection their disagreement mushrooms towards a falling out.
8 December 1967
Jeff is being held by the sons of a man that was killed by Jim Sonnett, demanding Will bring him for Jeff's release. The local town is unwilling to help so Will enlists a broken down former gunslinger and Will begins his rehabilitation.
15 December 1967
In the town of Paradise, Will reconnects with an old friend who still owns a brothel. She is looked down upon by the very men of the town who have unpaid accounts. Rather than have them pay up, she just asks them to help build a church.
22 December 1967
Will and Jeff travel to Hangtown to speak with a doctor that treated Jim but the doctor is out of town. They visit the doctor's wife at their home but she and the hired hand have sinister plans for them and a treacherous secret concealed.
Season 1, Episode 17: The Hero29 December 1967
When Will is shot in a bank robbery he and Jeff stumble into the middle of, Jeff insists on joining the local sheriff in pursuing the robbers. While Will convalesces, he learns the sheriff's wife knows a shocking truth about the robbery.
5 January 1968
The Sonnett's meet a small-time hustler posing as Will to mooch meals and drinks with trick shooting. When confronted, he admits he began the scam after helping Jim when he was shot. A local gunslinger challenges the poser to a gunfight.
12 January 1968
Through heavily guarded jail bars, Jeff Sonnett gets his first glimpse of his father, who's soon to be hanged. Passing through a new town with the other Sonnetts in pursuit, father Jim was framed by the real killer, for robbing and murdering a rancher. Wily grandfather Will finds wide holes in the prosecution's case, so he digs for evidence to free Jim before he swings.
19 January 1968
The Sonnett's travel to the remote area of Will's younger days. They find a mother bedfast with tick fever, an old flame of Will's with troubles married to an outlaw who's away. They set out to nurse the woman well and tend to her children.
26 January 1968
Accused of a murder he didn't commit, Jeff could face hanging until a countrified lawyer demonstrates a new technique in criminology weighing a bullet from Jeff's gun against the fatal bullet) on a scale in the bar/courtroom. NOTE: despite his top billing, William Schallert's part is very small, and Laurie Main's is substantially larger than his billing indicates.
2 February 1968
Will and Jeff befriend a saloon girl who is a single mother unable to both care for her baby and please her cruel taskmaster employer. Her father is to arrive but she's afraid because she married her faithless husband against his wishes.
Season 1, Episode 23: Alone9 February 1968
Will awaits the arrival of Jeff as they are to reunite in a deserted town. An unidentified gunman starts shooting at Will and Will is knocked senseless when grazed by a bullet. Will then experiences waking dreams of accusers from his past.
23 February 1968
Visiting a farmhouse where a wounded James Sonnett had stayed, Jeff is shocked to the core when the illegitimate son of the family daughter appears to be his own half-brother -- ostracized by the girl's father because of her sin and James running off. A plot twist at the end.
1 March 1968
South Dakota, 1890: Will meets up with an old friend, a Sioux chief planning to join the doomed Ghost Dance uprising. When Will schemes to foil a crooked arms merchant's sale of rifles to the tribesmen, the peddler and an equally crooked sheriff take Jeff and then Will hostage.
8 March 1968
An old friend of Will's is posing as a wealthy man to land a woman and asks for Will's help. However, a couple of disreputable, former business partners aim to demand their share of Charlie's apparent newfound wealth.
Season 2, Episode 1: Reunion27 September 1968
James Sonnett finally learns that his father and son are trying to track him down -- but the way he learns is from a vengeful young punk who's ploying Will and Jeff for information -- and posing as Jeff.
Season 2, Episode 2: The Trap4 October 1968
The Sonnett's are railroaded on trumped-up charges in a small town where they heard Jim stayed 4 days. Rather than let them pay a fine, the judge sentences them to work the local railroad tunnel for 30 days. On the job, things get real bad.
11 October 1968
The Sonnett's encounter a bounty hunter team who are pursuing Jim Sonnett and other fugitives. Will challenges their ruthless tactics and use of Bible scriptures to justify them and later discovers they have crossed the line.
Season 2, Episode 4: Pariah18 October 1968
Will attempts to help a friend who's been terrorized by a maniac for accidentally causing the death of the other man's daughter.
Season 2, Episode 5: Joby1 November 1968
The Sonnets arrive at the town of Willow where a saloon flunky loves to instigate gun fights. Having instigated one between Jim Sonnett and a local earlier, he's delighted when Will and Jeff arrive.
8 November 1968
Will and Jeff arrive in town to find Jim Sonnett hanged in effigy -- quite literally, as the vengeful widow of a back-shooting victim has coerced the town council into setting up a gallows right in the town square with a Jim scarecrow dangling from it. And if they can't hang one Sonnett ...
15 November 1968
When Jeff and Will ride into a town run by unscrupulous marshals who rule over the townspeople, they become further incensed when they discover the marshals claim to have run Jim out of town. Jeff goes against his grandfather's advice and confronts the marshals on the main street in full view of the town. Will finally backs his grandson's play and they run the marshals out of town.
Season 2, Episode 8: Home Free22 November 1968
An old storekeeper friend of Will's is stubbornly unwilling to forgive the young farmer who stole from his store, even though the young man has served his time and needs to support his wife and child but can't get a job.
Season 2, Episode 9: Guilt29 November 1968
Three brothers believe Will and Jeff are in town to avenge James, whom one of the brothers thinks he killed in an ambush. Now that brother thinks the only way to prevent being killed is to ambush Will and Jeff as well.
6 December 1968
Will and Jeff have a not-so-friendly hello to a bounty hunter in a small town. Jim Sonnett appears at the end in an unrelated (but chilling) segment.
13 December 1968
Dave Henry rescues Will and Jeff from a trio of horse thieves. Henry appears totally without fear, and Jeff thinks of him as a kind of idol, but Henry's apparent fearlessness actually masks a terrible secret.
20 December 1968
Will and Jeff try to find a home for a little girl named Hope, whose drunken father just died in a house fire. But finding a family willing to take her is not easy.
3 January 1969
Will and Jeff meet a young man on the trail who is eager to join the army. But instead, an old hunter talks the young man into joining him slaughtering and skinning buffalo in excess numbers, which could lead to an Indian war.
10 January 1969
Three outlaws, one posing as an Army major, talk Jeff into accompanying them to meet his father, but they actually have more sinister plans for both Jeff and James. Will teams with an old prospector to look for them.
17 January 1969
With reason to believe James has been through the area, Will and Jeff both enter a town which has been taken over by an outlaw gang that has practically enslaved the residents.
31 January 1969
A maniacal man avenging the death of his brother -- allegedly a murder by James Sonnett, though this is never proved -- will empty his gun through a hotel window just on the rumor that Jim Sonnett is on the other side. Though the hotel-shooting is the result of a cruel practical joke, the gunman still thinks he has a line on Jim's whereabouts through a saloon hostess who was recently Jim's girlfriend. When Will and Jeff arrive in the town, the sheriff and the hostess work separately to prevent a disastrous gunfight.
7 February 1969
When Will and Jeff run right into the middle of a deadly cattle versus sheep feud which has enveloped a grazing town, James Sonnett, a hired gun for the sheep ranchers, runs right into a cattleman's hired gun who looks just like him (played by a different actor) -- and gets into a fatal gunfight.
14 February 1969
Posing as his own killer, Jim Sonnett reports to the cattlemen who hired the killer in a cattlemen-sheepmen feud (he's working for the sheepmen, as are Will and Jeff), and meets Jeff face-to-face for the first time, knocking him unconscious with a sucker punch in order to keep his secret ... but the cattlemen figure out the secret and hold Jim hostage just as Will and Jeff come to the rescue.
21 February 1969
Will and Jeff try and foil a trap set by an old enemy of Jim's. Meanwhile Jim spends some downtime with a beautiful saloon owner with an agenda of her own.
Season 2, Episode 20: The Trial28 February 1969
Will and Jeff learn that James may be coming to the town they're in to testify in favor of a man accused of murder---and that a powerful rancher who may be the real killer intends to make sure he never gets the chance.
7 March 1969
After bringing Jeff to a doctor to recuperate from a fever, Will is ordered to serve as a juror in the case of a man accused of killing a powerful rancher's son. Will has his doubts about the man's guilt, and refuses to go along with the other jurors who just want to quickly convict and go home.
14 March 1969
Will and Jeff stay with a poor family that James recently stayed with, and try to help them, not only with their struggle to keep their home and farm, but with the husband and wife's deteriorating relationship.
21 March 1969
Will and Jeff stop in a town where a play is being staged about the killing of James Sonnett, and many in the town, including the actors, claim that it really happened that way.
16 September 1969
Intended either as a series finale or the pilot for a revamped series which never materialized (shades of "Bret Maverick"), Will and Jeff finally meet up with Jim and convince him to join them as lawmen in a small town. This episode was overlooked in compilations until the early 2000s because of its scheduling at the end of a summer of reruns.
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