Paladin gets a letter from his past requesting him to come to Rancho San Tarquie. When he arrives he is not permitted to see the sender of the letter but the invitation may not have come from who he thought.

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Paladin gets a letter from his past requesting him to come to Rancho San Tarquie. When he arrives he is not permitted to see the sender of the letter but the invitation may not have come from who he thought.

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Paladin: I have found no book on bravery, no formula for courage. I think perhaps a man is valiant only when his fear of cowardice exceeds his fear of death.
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Paladin Takes the Bull by the Horns and Settles an 8 year old Grudgee
13 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Paladin receives a letter from a ex lover from his past. A beautiful senora asking him to come to her hacienda on an urgent matter. When he arrives he finds her husband, a retired matador waiting instead. Its inferred that at one time the lady and Paladin were lovers. The husband wants revenge on the gunfighter for making him look like a coward 8 years before. Paladin is roughed up by some hired thugs and imprisoned. During the night the lady visits Paladin and tells him her husband has become deranged ever since an injury ended his bull fighting career. They share a passionate kiss and she leaves . The next day Paladin, still shaken from his beating and ill treatment is taken to a private bull ring where the the crazed matador intends to kill Paladin the way he would kill a bull in a bullfight. Paladin has to figure out a way to keep alive and end the madness.

I loved Have Gun Will Travel but this episode missed the mark by a mile. A totally unbelievable premise, an uneven and bumpy script, and clumsy directing by William Conrad. The climax is laughingly bad.Beautiful Faith Domergue is totally wasted in a nothing role and Carlos Romero is inept as the matador. HGWT contained some very compelling and riveting episodes but the Black Bull wasn't one of them.


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