The Big Valley: Season 3, Episode 18

Miranda (15 Jan. 1968)

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A wealthy Mexican Loyalist visits the Barkley's and brings with him a valuable necklace. A female anarchist then shows up at the ranch, plotting to bring the necklace back to Mexico to help fund the Revolution.

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Audra Barkley (credit only)
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Miranda (as Barbara Luna)
Sherwood Price ...
Matthew Hollis
Donald Randolph ...
Don Ramon Monteja (as Don Randolph)
Victor Millan ...
Lazaro
Don Diamond ...
Diego
Napoleon Whiting ...
Michael Hinn ...
Marshal
Antony Carbone ...
1st Mexican (as Anthony Carbone)
Joe Dominguez ...
Julio
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A wealthy Mexican Loyalist visits the Barkley's and brings with him a valuable necklace. A female anarchist then shows up at the ranch, plotting to bring the necklace back to Mexico to help fund the Revolution.

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Nick gets to show his tender side.
6 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When a Mexican friend of the Barkleys, Senor Monteja, visits the ranch

  • he is concern with Mexican revolutionaries that have been attacking


wealth farmers across the border. Monteja stops by the Barkley Ranch on his way to San Fransico and leaves a valuable necklace for safekeeping since he had word that the revolutionaries were out to steal the valuable item.

In fact there are people following Monteja in order to steal the necklace. The group is lead by a saucy Hispanic lady named Miranda. Her little group captures Monteja outside of Stockton but after the necklace has been left with the Barkley's.

Now Mirnada hatches this plan that she will be the niece of Monteja and has come back for the necklace to take to San Fransico. The Barkley's become suspicious when her actions are less of a niece of a wealthy land-owner and more of a cowboy on a long cattle-drive.

However, she does turn the head of Nick, who falls goo-goo eyes for the dark haired anarchist. ( it appears that Miranda role was written like a female Nick Barkley.) And after a pillow fight in Audra's bedroom- Nick and Miranda have a special scene that shows them getting way too close.

Now the show comes down to if Nick can convince Miranda to change her anarchist ways or if Miranda can recruit Nick to the side of the revolutionaries. And we the viewers are caught watching this conflict of wills and ways.

Not being a great fan of Peter Breck, I was sure with his long involvement in the script- that at some point he would go overboard on one of his scenes. But that was not the case in this show. For a script that was less than perfect- the acting on the episode was good. Without Peter Breck playing Nick and Barbara Luna playing Mirnada- this could have been a tired and boring show. But they brought the characters to life and made them interesting.

Nice watch!


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