Tom Gary has a wife and two kids; and when his animals die from drinking poison water, he believes Ryker is behind it. Before long, Tom allows his anger and frustration to drive him mad. He... See full summary »

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Marian Starett
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Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)
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Tom Gary has a wife and two kids; and when his animals die from drinking poison water, he believes Ryker is behind it. Before long, Tom allows his anger and frustration to drive him mad. He begins shooting at folks, and even shoots his own wife. Tom Starrett, Shane, and Ryker set out to find him before he kills someone. Written by Michelle

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5 November 1966 (USA)  »

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Rufe Ryker: I didn't come cryin' for help! I can take care of myself. Any sodbuster try'n ambush me is gonna end up six feet under. But this is somethin' else. He's gone loco. Shootin' at his own people!
Shane: Why should that bother you, Ryker?
Rufe Ryker: Fightin's one thing. I don't want an addled man on my conscience. He's one of your'n. You do somethin' about him.
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I don't know about this one
20 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one gave me the creeps. I didn't really care for the story line, but maybe that's just me. First of all, why did they call this man Tom when Marian's father-in-law's name is Tom? It's just a bit confusing...Second of all, why would a man who was evidently grounded in the Bible and church suddenly turn crazy just because his cattle are poisoned? I'm guessing he was schizo or something...

You can clearly see in this episode that Shane is definitely more than a hired hand. He plays a big part in bringing up Joey. When Joey wanted to stay the night, Joey asked Shane for permission, which Shane wouldn't give. You could tell he didn't agree with Tom's decision to let Joey stay, but he stayed silent on it because Tom was Joey's grandfather. Then later when Marion wanted to go visit Ada, Shane expressed his disapproval as did Tom.

Parts of the story line were interesting, but I didn't like how they portrayed Tom Gary. I felt it was a bit too far-fetched.


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