A judge awards itinerant horse breeder Jim Acton's beloved mare to rancher Sam Whipple. Jim tries to buy her back, but Whipple refuses his offer, after which a fight ensues and Jim kills ... See full summary »

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A judge awards itinerant horse breeder Jim Acton's beloved mare to rancher Sam Whipple. Jim tries to buy her back, but Whipple refuses his offer, after which a fight ensues and Jim kills Whipple in self-defense. The Cartwrights want to bring Jim in to make sure he receives a fair trial, but an ambitious and overzealous deputy doesn't care how he brings him in. Written by rbecker28

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Too cozy with the Cartwrights
21 May 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This Bonanza story revolved around a more modern theme about politicians running on 'law and order' platforms. Barry Goldwater had introduced that the year before this episode was done in his presidential campaign. Barry didn't do so good with it, but we've been plagued ever since.

Gilbert Roland feels cheated by Ken Lynch and loses a court decision over possession of a beloved mare. Roland kills Lynch and then goes on the run. As he's a Cartwright friend they try to broker a peaceful surrender.

But sheriff Ray Teal has an election opponent in eager young deputy Pat Conway. He's thinking that if he brings in Roland over a saddle this will increase his standing. He also is using the issue that Sheriff Coffey has been too cozy with the Cartwrights. Conway maybe a killer with a badge, but he's not completely wrong there as anyone who's seen a few Bonanza episode can attest.

It's also a man and horse story as the scenes with Roland and the mare will bear out. All in all a most excellent Bonanza story.


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