Father Murphy: Season 1, Episode 20

The First Miracle: Part 1 (4 Apr. 1982)

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A local man and a friend of Murphy has a daughter he cannot control. At his wits end, Emmas father brings her to Gold Hill. She proves to be a bad influence on the Gold Hill kids, but ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Lisa Trusel ...
Scott Mellini ...
Kirk Brennan ...
Richard Bergman ...
Father Joe Parker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivy Bethune ...
Miss Tuttle
Madeline Walker
Burr DeBenning ...
Jack Dunlap ...
Ted Markland ...


A local man and a friend of Murphy has a daughter he cannot control. At his wits end, Emmas father brings her to Gold Hill. She proves to be a bad influence on the Gold Hill kids, but trouble really comes when Emma falls in love with Murphy. She figures that if she gets Gold Hill closed down, Murphy will have to go off with her, so she tells Rodman of Murphy's secret. This creates a crisis and it looks like Rodman will finally have his way and have the kids transfered to the Claymore work camp. Meanwhile Fr. Parker continues to be blocked by Garrett in purchasing a building for a church. Written by dtwiddo@yahoo

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4 April 1982 (USA)  »

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Watch as Emma leaves Murphy at the Blacksmith's shed, and runs off to school, you can see she accidentally knocks the hammer off the anvil as she runs by. See more »


At the end of the 'Ghost of Gold Hill' episode, they receive the deed for Gold Hill. Surely someone as connected as Garrett would know they own Gold Hill (in other episodes he knows who owns properties), so how could the scam of needing to buying a building for a gambling hall work? They have gambling equipment already, as witnessed in the 'Eight-Eight Keys to Happiness' episode. Also, when Murphy gets the wire from the Bishop and tells Moses that the Bishop is turning the school over to the territory. But Murphy has the deed, not the church. The Church could turn the kids over however. See more »


John Michael Murphy: [Murphy dressed up for wedding, standing on the porch] Moses, I can't wear this outfit, I'm all trussed up like a turkey.
Will Adams: You know, you kinda look like one too.
[first Time Gibbs voice starts breaking]
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