Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The Way Station 

Adam finds shelter overnight at a stagecoach way station. There he meets others ranging from a beautiful girl to a dangerous outlaw on the run.





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Episode cast overview:
Ben Cartwright (credit only)
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright (credit only)
Luke Martin
Marty Johnson
Jesse Johnson
Dorothy Green ...
Lucy Fisher
Tim Fisher
Raymond Guth ...
Sheriff Ross


Caught by a dust-storm, Adam stops at a stagecoach way station for the night. There he finds an aging stationmaster and his beautiful granddaughter. She yearns to escape from the limitations of her life with her beloved but overprotective grandfather at the remote way station. Luke, a gambler on the run from a posse for murder, seeks shelter from the storm. A stagecoach arrives, with a driver and two passengers who also seek shelter for the night. Luke soon takes them all prisoner, but after a night of tension and trouble, Adam is able to overpower him and deliver him to the posse. Adam finds an unexpected assist from Luke as he helps the stationmaster and his granddaughter find their way to a new life. Written by Charles Delacroix

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Release Date:

28 October 1962 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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At the 43 minute mark Robert Vaughn "Luke Martin", says "Martin, unsaddle the horse and put it in the corral". He's Martin. See more »

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Great and Classic Episode!
1 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Bonanza episode, although it only features one of the Cartwright boys, Adam, is a suspenseful and touching episode that many fans will enjoy.As Adam takes cover from a storm at a stagecoach station, he meets with an outlaw, a young girl who wants to travel the world against her stern grandfather's wishes, and many others. Adam uses his smarts and judgment to help bring the outlaw to justice and help the young girl. Dawn Wells, better known for her role as Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island, gives a wonderful performance, as does Robert Vaughn, who is a convincing and somewhat suave outlaw. A classic western show and a great episode.

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