Laredo (1965–1967)
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A Double Shot of Nepenthe 

Jake Murdock wants Parmalee dead so he hires Dr. Duvain to use a mind control drug on Reese to have Reese kill Parmalee. However, others accidentally trigger Reese's response to the drug making them think Reesee has gone crazy.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Bennett
Chad Cooper
Joe Riley
Erik Hunter
Capt. Edward Parmalee
Dr. Duvain
Jake Murdock (as Warren Kemmerling)
Leonard P. Geer ...
Old Prospector
Bern Hoffman ...
Don Reiker ...
Bob Dawkins
Richard Reeves ...
Sam Farber (as Dick Reeves)
George Robotham ...
Bill Dawkins
David Perna ...
Jack Slade


Dr. Duvain convinces Jake Murdock that his mind control drug can make people do any task against their will including murder. After a series of shots of the drug, a person can be given a command which they will obey. Jake Murdock wants Parmalee killed for revenge giving the job to Dr. Duvain. Dr. Duvain starts giving Reese a daily shot to build up its strength and tells him to obey the next order he is given after he is shown a five dollar gold piece. The shots change Reese's personality causing the other rangers to question his mental status. Secondly, other people give or show Reese gold pieces causing him to follow some strange orders adding to their concern. Chad and Parmalee realize Reese needs help but can they determine what to do before Reese kills Parmalee. Written by Anonymous

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30 September 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Reese ties his necktie in a Windsor knot. Unfortunately, that knot dates to no earlier than 1920. See more »

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The Manchurian Ranger
12 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Long before the Communists were turning Laurence Harvey into a controlled killing machine in The Manchurian Candidate Doctor Will Kulava slips Reese Bennett a Mickey Finn that turns him into a most agreeable and easily suggestible individual, a complete change from the irascible Neville Brand we all know.

This episode truly turns on Neville Brand and the reactions from all around him as he undergoes a complete personality change. It's all being done at the behest of outlaw Warren Kemerling who has hired Kulava so that Brand might kill Philip Carey whom Kemerling feels he has a score to settle with. In The Manchurian Candidate it was the Queen Of Hearts that did the trick for Laurence Harvey. For Brand it's a five dollar gold piece. His control mechanism keeps going off at the wrong time.

Fans of The Manchurian Candidate might want to check this Laredo story out.

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