Bonanza: Season 12, Episode 19

The Desperado (7 Feb. 1971)

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It's a case of reverse racism, as a white-hating black outlaw couple kidnap Hoss and scheme to kill him.



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Episode cast overview:
Buck Walter (as Lou Gossett)
Ramon Bieri ...
Sheriff Solomon Budd
Marlene Clark ...
Liza Walter
Michael T. Mikler ...
Thad (as Mike Mikler)
George Dunn ...
Sandy Rosenthal ...
Davy Bent


It's a case of reverse racism, as a white-hating black outlaw couple kidnap Hoss, hold him hostage in the mountains and scheme to kill him. The couple are on the run from the law after killing a white burglar (who killed their son), and they surmise that the law looks the other way when whites kill blacks but persecute with a vengeance when blacks are the killers. Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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Sheriff Solomon Budd: How much?
Thad: How much what?
Sheriff Solomon Budd: Reward. What's Daddy Ledbetter offerin' for Buck?
Thad: Two thousand. And he don't want no trial.
Sheriff Solomon Budd: I'm listenin'...
Thad: For what?
Sheriff Solomon Budd: The rest of it. Is that the price for one or both?
Thad: Two thousand, apiece.
Sheriff Solomon Budd: I knew it. You come chargin' up our trail like a cyclone wind, you're chasin' money.
Thad: Sonny Ledbetter was a friend of mine. AS a matter of fact, he was my best friend.
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