Bonanza: Season 2, Episode 5

The Hopefuls (8 Oct. 1960)

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A wagon train of Quakers from Ohio are passing through town heading to Slaytersville. Adam tags along as he is smitten with the leader's daughter. Little does he know that the man he just ... See full summary »

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Larry Gates ...
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Regina Darien
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Sam Bord
Charles Maxwell ...
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A wagon train of Quakers from Ohio are passing through town heading to Slaytersville. Adam tags along as he is smitten with the leader's daughter. Little does he know that the man he just befriended in town has eyes on the gold they're carrying to their promised land. Written by DrDOS

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Jacob Darien: We have no guns, Adam. And we cannot do harm on our fellow man.
Adam Cartwright: Well, your fellow man can do harm on you! And they will.
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Old Religion, New idea
11 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Is violence bad? That seems to be the question in this episode. When Adam comes upon a wagon train of quakers (or Amish...), he falls for the red-headed girl. But they are made fun of in town, and Adam decides to go away with the girl since he's falling in love with her.

He meets a "friend" along the way. He's down on his luck and has a familiar name, but Adam decides to hire him at the ranch. Then he leaves. Sometimes though, our friends are not who they appear to be. After Adam's friend comes back with his friends, he kills the leader of the Quacker train and Adam seeks revenge on the man. This puts a big stumbling block between him and his new love.

All in all, 5 dead and two wounded.


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