Nick is bitten by a rabid wolf, an attack only Heath witnesses. Thinking he is going to die, Nick leaves the ranch and Stockton without any explanation to his family. His journey leads him ... See full summary »

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Nick is bitten by a rabid wolf, an attack only Heath witnesses. Thinking he is going to die, Nick leaves the ranch and Stockton without any explanation to his family. His journey leads him to re-examine his life and attitudes - and the kindness of a woman and her son give him hope for the future. Written by dubchi

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Louis Pasteur developed the rabies vaccine in 1885. He developed the anthrax vaccine in the 1870s. The episode previous to this one showed them vaccinating some cattle for anthrax. In this one, it is stated that there is no known cure for rabies. Without knowing just what year the episode takes place, it is possible that the rabies vaccine had not yet been developed. See more »

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Peter and the wolf
20 February 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

While riding night herd with Lee Majors, Peter Breck is attacked by a rabid wolf. The only known method at the time for rabies was cauterizing the wound immediately which Majors does. But that leaves Nick with an uncertain chance for survival, time will only tell.

That year causes a lot of changes in Nick Barkley as he goes away for a year. He meets up with Nancy Olson a single woman with a young son and they bond. Olson wants to make it legal because of Ron Howard fresh from the Andy Griffith show playing her son.

That year interlude in the story timeline did something else. It allowed for further acceptance of Lee Majors in the Barkley family circle. There were fewer and fewer references to Heath's illegitimate birth as the series continued.

The scenes with Peter Breck with a new 'family' were poignant and special. One episode for fans of Peter Breck and The Big Valley to treasure.


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