Bonanza: Season 3, Episode 18

The Ride (21 Jan. 1962)

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Because he didn't see the gunman's face, witness Adam Cartwright can't convince his family and the sheriff of his certainty that good friend, Bill Enders, was one of the hooded men ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Jan Merlin ...
Bill Enders
Grace Gaynor ...
Mary Enders
Chubby Johnson ...
Toby Barker
Hal Baylor ...
Arch Stewart
Bob Harris ...
Sammy Yates


Because he didn't see the gunman's face, witness Adam Cartwright can't convince his family and the sheriff of his certainty that good friend, Bill Enders, was one of the hooded men responsible for robbing a way station and killing the attendant. Written by shepherd1138

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After Ben and Adam talked to Sheriff Coffee in his Office Adam says he's going to meet his brother Hoss in the "Silver Dollar Saloon". But in the following scene Ben and Adam enter the "Nugget Saloon" and meet the there waiting Hoss. See more »


Adam Cartwright: Hey Toby, my cup's empty. Seems to me like you oughta be springing to your feet and fetching me another, huh?
Toby Barker: Can't spring a lick until the sun's up for a full hour. Ya have about forty minutes to go yet. Why don't you spring for yourself?
Adam Cartwright: Oh, that wouldn't be seemly. You're the station manager. The station manager's supposed to wait on folks.
Toby Barker: I wait on the horses.
Adam Cartwright: Heck of a way to run a stage line.
Toby Barker: Heck of a stage line.
Adam Cartwright: Hm... I won't argue that. There'll be no stage, I missed it's connections....
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26 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry, but of all the Cartwright boys, I cannot stand Adam. I think he's very arrogant and stuck up. He sees himself as smarter than his father and brothers. That's probably why this episode just got on my nerves. I think I would have enjoyed this episode a lot more if Adam hadn't been the character chosen (though I suppose he was the best Cartwright for this episode). I kept hoping that Adam was wrong...

The fact that the Pony Express rider didn't make it back on time still wasn't good enough for cocky big brother. He decided to do it himself. After all, we know that Adam's the best at everything!!!

If you don't see Adam's personality the same as I do, you may enjoy this episode a lot more...

The beginning of that was cute, but even that was ruined...

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