Gunsmoke: Season 17, Episode 14

Gold Train: The Bullet: Part 3 (13 Dec. 1971)

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Matt, a bullet lodged near his spine, must have surgery immediately. Doc is convinced he's not up to the task. However, a priest, whose own faith has been wavering, tells Doc that he must ... See full summary »

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Jack Sinclair
Katherine Justice ...
Beth Tilton
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Capt. Darnell
Warren J. Kemmerling ...
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Pepe Callahan ...
Secos
Walter Sande ...
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Matt, a bullet lodged near his spine, must have surgery immediately. Doc is convinced he's not up to the task. However, a priest, whose own faith has been wavering, tells Doc that he must operate; if Matt should not survive the operation, it will be God's will. The priest rediscovers his own faith because of the ordeal. Meanwhile, Festus and Newly abandon the wagon with gold while freeing the horses. Sinclair's gang will have to haul the wagon themselves. Festus and Newly gamble the train can be restarted before they arrive. Doc must complete the intricate operation before the train starts up. Sinclair gets to the train ahead of the gang and finally discovers that Matt is aboard. Written by Bill Koenig

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Jack Sinclair and an associate chase the escaping train and board it, while four other gang members fire at the train from a gold-laden wagon which they have pushed as far as the train tracks. When they stop shooting, somebody says: "They're on the train! They'll stop it!" But the (dubbed-in) voice doesn't belong to any of the four actors on the tracks - all of whom sound very distinctive. See more »

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Not a fan of 'part' episodes- but have to say this was a good story.
2 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We finally come to part three and final part of the story. With the bandits, led by Sinclair, is off the train trying to track down their horses that Festus and Newly were able to take in hopes of saving the train passengers plus the gold that belong to the US Army that the bandits were trying to steal. And now more trouble has began when the bullet that is next to Matt's spinal cord has begun to make Matt lose all the feeling in his legs. Doc Adams knows something must be done but he does not believe that he is able to remove the bullet.

When the troubled pastor talks with the Doc, he now knows that there is no other way but to try to remove the bullet. Doc agrees to operate with all the calamity going on right outside the train car. With the bandits returning and the conductor wanting to move the train, Doc demands that the train not move because the slightest movement can paralyze Matt forever. It looks grim when the bandits return and learn that US Marshal Matt Dillon, the one that wounded Sinclair years ago, is on the train.

Never been a fan of two part episode not even to mention three parts. But the final part of this story was perhaps the best ending seen in any episode. The writers closed all aspects of the story and made the ending worth the watch. Was less than impressed when watching part two but the final part made up for all the details of each character. But would have still like to watch the entire saga without having to wait days or weeks or even years to see each part. But I guess you cannot have everything - still a good watch.


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