Little Joe puts his life on the line to help sick friend-turned-gunfighter, Steve Friday, who is holed up in a second story hotel room and waiting a challenge from a gunman, hired by the ... See full summary »

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Ben Cartwright (credit only)
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Little Joe puts his life on the line to help sick friend-turned-gunfighter, Steve Friday, who is holed up in a second story hotel room and waiting a challenge from a gunman, hired by the father of one of Friday's victims to avenge his son's death on the anniversary of the killing... Friday the 13th. Written by shepherd1138

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22 January 1967 (USA)  »

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This is a Bonanza episode?
19 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just as great series occasionally have bad episodes, poor series can, by accident, have good ones. Case in point... "Bonanza", a generally flaccid, sappy program, delivers a decidedly "Gunsmoke"-y story here.

On a cattle-buying trip, Little Joe runs into Steve Friday, an ex-Ponderosa employee, who -- after winning a gunfight he didn't want -- had been forced into the life of a gunfighter. The town's judge has cornered Friday into a legal gunfight, so he can be properly punished for (what he sees as) Friday's murder of his son. Naturally, Little Joe takes Friday's side, simply because he'll be put to death without a trial. The judge points out that fair gunfights are the legal exception.

The story works, because it's more sober and less talky than the average "Bonanza" episode, and there's a fair degree of ambiguity in the characters and their situations (especially the judge's discomfort about what he's doing). The ending is something of a surprise.


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