Grandpa Fogarty lives in a rundown old farmhouse with his young grandson Woody. The McCains are neighbors and Lucas repeatedly tries to get the old man to send the boy to the local school. ... See full summary »

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Grandpa Fogarty lives in a rundown old farmhouse with his young grandson Woody. The McCains are neighbors and Lucas repeatedly tries to get the old man to send the boy to the local school. He refuses, leading some of the ladies in North Fork to think he's not fit to be raising a child and that Woody should be taken from him. Grandpa is dead set against it until he learns that someone from his past may be gunning for him. As much as it hurts him, he decides to give up the boy without any explanation. Written by garykmcd

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27 November 1961 (USA)  »

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The character of "Woody" was played by the son of Mickey Rooney and actress Martha Vickers. See more »

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When Woody comes running over to the McCain's house, he comes from the side of the house. When the camera first shows him running you can see his shadow on the fake background screen making it easy to say that it was filmed on a set. See more »

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Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his riffle and then stares into the camera. See more »

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Edgar Buchanan does a nice job in this episode.
14 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Grandpa Fogarty lives near the McCains and is one of these people that live by his own rules. He is poor and takes no charity from anyone. He lives in a shack with his young grandson named Woody. He is raising Woody just like he was brought-up which means he teaches him to take care of himself. When Lucas asks him to send Woody to school, Grandpa gets upset and throws him and Micah off his place.

Later a visitor, Debo Lee, comes to the house. But his action are even grimmer. It seems many years ago that there was a train robbery. Debo was sentenced to life in prison and for some reason Debo believes that Fogarty has the money. Debo has escaped from prison and wants the money putting Grandpa and Woody in danger.

Edgar Buchanan does a nice job of playing the grandfather which makes the story even more interesting. Was wondering if this was going to be another 'let the child go to school' plot but was surprised that the story was fresh and different. Nice watch.


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