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The Raid: Part 2 

When one of the gang is hurt after robbing Dodge, the Doc is taken to patch him up. The posse was preparing to go after them but a new problem has been set they must take care of before they can recover their friend.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Stark
T.R. Stark
Mr. Early
Jeff Fraley
Ted Jordan ...
1st Stage Man
James Nusser ...
Leonard P. Geer ...
1st Posse Man (as Leonard Geer)
2nd Stage Man
Fred Coby ...
3rd Stage Man


After making another successful bank robbery, the Stark gang finds part of their plan was not accomplished as expected, and Marshall Dillon returns to Dodge before the gang can get away. An undercover member of the gang surreptitiously sets the town afire which affords the gang time to escape, and he also kidnaps Doc to attend to one of the wounded gang members. After the town deals with the fire, Dillon forms a posse to go after the gang which has been able to keep a step ahead of Dillon thus far. As the chase progresses, we see what was an originally well knit gang begin to dissolve. The various shortcomings of the individual gang members begin to eat away at the mortar that holds the gang together, and slowly the gang begins to come apart allowing their advantage to also crumble away. Written by David Wile

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29 January 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Doc is kidnapped by a gang of bank robbers and Matt is on the trail.
1 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We pick up in this second part after the Stark Gang has just robbed the Dodge City Bank. But because of Marshal Dillon and Festus, things did not go as planned and some of the gang members are killed before getting out of town.

When things went wrong, the one gang member that posed like a regular citizen, Les McConnell, kidnaps Doc Adams and then sets some random fires around Dodge so that Matt cannot form a posse until the danger of the fires are quieted. This will give the remaining gang members some extra time before making their way to Oklahoma.

With the gang members at odds with each other on what is best for the group, it will lead to a cleansing of the group. The large gang will be reduced to only a few as Matt and Festus keep tracking the gang across the state.

It will all come down to a final stand with Doc Adams in the middle. As Matt and Festus approach the group the leader, Jim Stark, demands that he be the one to kill the Marshal. And when the first shot rings out the pressure will be too high for some to take.

With the first part packed with action, the tracking across the prairie and desert seemed rather slower. But it was so germane to the story that it had to be done and actually went by rather quickly. I have never been fond of two part episodes but will say this is the exception. A very well written story that was interesting the entire two hours. Good Watch.

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