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An aging retired Colonel wants one last command
kfo9494 from United States
4 April 2013
At times this episode has some very slow periods with very little
action and lots of dialog, but by the episode's end it had played well
enough to make a nice show. Had a nice plot and was well acted that
also help the show make for an entertaining program.
It begins with retired Colonel Josiah Johnson remembering his days as
leader of a Union Army during the war. Colonel Johnson is now digressed
to telling about his olden ways while drinking the day away at the Long
Branch. Carl, the owner of the general store, ask the Colonel to watch
his store while he goes and picks up his sweetheart so they can marry.
While the Colonel is minding the store, he accidentally starts a fire
that burns a large portion of the back. When Carl returns, needless to
say he is very upset and wishes he had never got the drunk Colonel to
help him out.
But there also is another situation, the woman that Carl wants to marry
is the Colonel's daughter. The problem here is that the Colonel plans
on moving on since he does not want to embarrass his daughter as an old
washed-up father that only side job is getting drunk.
But when he overhears that a group of bandits are planning on breaking
a friend out of jail and robbing the local bank, the Colonel has a
chance to once again ride to battle with the same prestige that he had
so many years ago.
Even with some parts of the episode lackluster, it still had enough
interest to make a nice show. Lee J Cobb was excellent as the aging
Colonel which wanted to make his daughter proud. The ending of this
episode is worthy of a watch on its own merit.
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