Bonanza: Season 1, Episode 22

Blood on the Land (13 Feb. 1960)

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Jeb Drummond is a murderous sheep herder that has Adam taken hostage to try and force Ben to sign over a large section of Ponderosa land to him.


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Episode cast overview:
Jeb Drummond
Ray Daley ...
Billy Drummond
Jerry Oddo ...
Glenn Holtzman ...
Sam Tucker (as Glen Holtzman)
Burton Drummond


When a cold blooded, murdering sheep herder and his men try to cross the Ponderosa with their large herd of sheep, Ben Cartwright orders them off his property. The owner of the sheep then plots to kidnap one of the Cartwrights and force Ben to sign over 50,000 acres of his land to him. Written by Directorgene

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13 February 1960 (USA)  »

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The Ponderosa consists of 55,000 acres. See more »


Adam Cartwright: [to Ben] Well Pa, the way I look at it, if a man expects to get ahead in this world, he's got to use his brains instead of his back.
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Out of Character!
25 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Up to this point, Ben has always stressed the importance of doing what the law says. In fact, just a few episodes back, his sons struggled with bringing a man in with the posse instead of hanging him. They fought to keep the killer alive. That's always been the voice of the Pondarosa speaking - stay on the side of the law.

In this episode, Ben behaves differently. When a group of sheep herders try to cross the Cartwright land, he's willing to take the law into his own land and kill every last one of them. That didn't quite ring true to the vision we are to have of Ben. I suppose a lesson was learned in the end, but it was one that shouldn't have been taught in the first place.

3 dead, 1 injured

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