Gunsmoke: Season 9, Episode 20

May Blossoms (15 Feb. 1964)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Western
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Festus's beautiful young cousin, whom he has not seen since she was a little one, arrives in Dodge to keep the pact her father made for her when she was a baby: to marry Festus.

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Festus married? At least that's what their fathers imagined it should be when she was born and after she growed up. When Mayblossom comes to Dodge to fulfill that promise, Festus has to figure out what he can do to marry her off as her fitting in appears to be a lot more work than he expected. Written by DrDOS

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Haggin Country Home
29 December 2012 | by (Valencia, Spain) – See all my reviews

Rape is never a funny subject matter. Back in the early years of Gunsmoke, singers like Woody Guthrie and their country stories were very popular. Festus and to a lesser degree, Chester, tried to bring a country flavor to the Gunsmoke series.

In this episode, May Blossom arrives in town to marry Festus. Charles Gray, who plays a random townie, insults May and Festus gets angry and they start fighting. A feud develops between Festus and Gray. When Gray discovers that Festus is going out of town, he takes advantage of the opportunity. May Blossom suffers the price.

From there on, Doc Adams, Marshal Dillon, and Festus come together to help May, and to get justice. Later on, another Haggin arrives in town, played by Roger Torrey.

Overall, this episode has a lot of "country wisdom" and Haggin mythology tossed into it. Not a lot of action, but you get a lot of the Festus philosophy.


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