Gunsmoke: Season 16, Episode 7

Snow Train: Part 2 (26 Oct. 1970)

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Matt avoids capture by the three Indian braves and continues on to the telegraph station. Exhausted, he finds out the telegraph lines are down. However, an advisory was issued before while ... See full summary »

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Matt avoids capture by the three Indian braves and continues on to the telegraph station. Exhausted, he finds out the telegraph lines are down. However, an advisory was issued before while the lines were still operating and Matt finds out who aboard the train sold the bad whiskey to the Indians. Matt borrows a horse from the telegraph operator and heads back to the train. Festus, meantime, is overpowered by panicky train passengers determined to give the Indians the guilty parties. They settle on two men who, it turns out, are deserters from the Army. The men protest, saying they had nothing to do with the whiskey. Matt gets back just in time to prevent the Indians from killing the soldiers. One of the guilty passengers tries to shoot it out with Matt but is killed. The other, whose pregnant wife is aboard the train, prepares to turn himself over to the Indians. Matt, however, convinces the Indians to let the surviving guilty man stand trial. The ordeal, while resolved, will cause ... Written by Bill Koenig

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Part Two brings the show to an entertaining ending
28 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this part two of this two part episode we get back into the train that has been stopped by the Indians. Two people on the train sold the Indians tainted whiskey that caused death and blindness in the Indian Nation. With the identity of the people involved unknown, the train and its passengers are at a standoff with the Indians.

Matt has left the train and is trying to make it to a transfer station where they have a telegraph line. Three Indians are giving chase making Matt have to use some tactics to escape. But when he makes it to the transfer station the lines are down. Exhausted Matt has to turn right back around toward the train. But this time he has a horse and the names of the people that sold the tainted whiskey.

On the train things have deteriorated to a point where they have tied up Festus and interviewing the passengers in order to turn the two guilty parties over to the Indians. They think they know the two men and give them up to the Indians but will it be the true guilty parties.

Again not a fan of the two part episode plan but this one played out rather good. I still believe if the show had been reduced to an hour format it would have been better. But nice cheers to the writer that did a nice job of making this interesting.


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