This is a good episode of 'Gunsmoke.' Louise Latham does her usual good job playing a woman who was abducted by Indians when she was 16 and had a child as a result of multiple rapes.
The child she abandoned when she was rescued--Hawk, played by the able Brendon Boone--finally seeks to speak with her after having observed her on 3 secret previous visits to her farm. She rejects him, but through a series of logical dramatic turns they end up in danger together and she ends up embracing him with regret and love.
There is a really good, and truthful, moment at the end when Hawk leaves Dodge to return to his job as an Indian policeman and rides by his mother who does not publicly acknowledge him but watches him leave with longing in her eyes. Latham and Boone are really good as is the actress who plays her daughter and his half sister.
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