Gunsmoke: Season 4, Episode 2

The Patsy (20 Sep. 1958)

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Matt doubts the veracity of Long Branch hostess Holly Fanshaw's claim that she saw trail drover Fly Hoyt murder young Dave Thorp. His suspicions increase further when Hoyt voluntarily returns to Dodge in order to clear his name.

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Fly Hoyt
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Jim Cavanaugh
Jan Harrison ...
Holly Fanshaw
John Alderman ...
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Matt doubts the veracity of Long Branch hostess Holly Fanshaw's claim that she saw trail drover Fly Hoyt murder young Dave Thorp. His suspicions increase further when Hoyt voluntarily returns to Dodge in order to clear his name.

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Doc: [Leans over body of murdered Dave Thorp] He was shot in the back. I don't understand it - he was a fine boy. I didn't think he had an enemy in the world.
Marshal Matt Dillon: He had one, Doc.
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Matt has a problem with an eye witness to a crime
13 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The episode begins easy enough as a cowboy named Dave Thorp steps out back with a saloon girl, Holly Fanshaw. All of the sudden a shot rings out hitting Dave in the back killing him. Dave's brother Joe Thorp vows revenge to whomever killed his brother. In the meantime, Holly runs off but the next day tells Marshal Dillon that she saw the man who shot Dave and it is a Texan Cattle-driver named Fly Hoyt.

After some opposition from the Texas cowboys, Hoyt agrees to go back to Dodge to clear his name. But when Hoyt is suppose to meet with Holly she ends up dead. Joe Throp is ready to take the law into his owns hands and lynch Hoyt but that will be difficult with Marshal Dillon around.

A good mystery that comes to an ending that few were suspecting. The story kept the viewer entertained and the mystery was interesting. A good watch for the second episode in season four.


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