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A routine script made better by the fine actors involved.
kfo9494 from United States
9 October 2013
This is a routine western script that has been played out many times in
this series plus is usually a main plot in about every western show or
book since the beginning of the written word. What the writer has to do
is change the setting and characters to produce and interesting plot
and it seems the job was done well enough to at least stir some
The main plot is when one of the gang members has been arrested by the
law and the rest of the gang think of a way to spring their friend from
the grasp of imprisonment. In this script, Matt is on a stage when Cody
Tyce, the younger and wilder brother of the gang leader Yancy Tyce,
gets caught by the Marshal when he tries to rob the stage. When word
gets to Yancy, he vows to rescue his brother and make the Marshal pay
for shooting another member that was in on the robbery.
With Festus out of town, Newly gets a telegram advising to meet the
Marshal at an outpost outside of Dodge. When Newly gets to the stopping
place the gang of robbers are already there where they will hold Newly
as hostage until the stage carrying the captured gang member arrives.
Even though the story was well done by the actors involved, the
circumstance of the situation did not lead itself to a suspenseful
show. It was fairly obvious how the ending was to be played out early
in the episode. And when one of the main characters gets shot, the
writer came up with a unbelievable happening to keep the person alive.
Not really a poor show but one that was predictable nearly from the
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