A gang of outlaws ride into town and cause so much ruckus that Grafton sends for Ryker, but that's before Shane begs him to let the men have their fun for two days, pay for the damages, ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Marian Starett
Tom Tully ...
Tom Starett
Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)
Skip Homeier ...
Owen Bush ...
Lawrence Mann ...
Harve Hanes (as Lawrence Mann)
Ned Romero ...
Grant (as Dan Travanty)
Clyde Ventura ...
Amos (as Don Elson)
Shirley Norman
Sam Gilman ...


A gang of outlaws ride into town and cause so much ruckus that Grafton sends for Ryker, but that's before Shane begs him to let the men have their fun for two days, pay for the damages, then ride out. It turns out that Shane and the head outlaw go way back, and a declaration was made that they would end up killing each other someday. After Ryker arrives, words are exchanged, and Ryker and his men go to have a showdown with the gang. The end results are not pleasant. Since Shane didn't hold up his end of the bargain, the leader of the gang decide to take revenge. There's only one thing that could make Shane face this man head on, and that one thing has happened. Written by Michelle

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19 November 1966 (USA)  »

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Marian Starett: Shane, that man in Grafton's, who is he?
Shane: Somebody I knew a long time ago.
Marian Starett: He looked so strange. Was he a gunfighter?
Shane: Yeah. We both learned from the same man, like he said. He was a strange old man. He's dead now. But he's one of those people who never die in your thoughts. I keep expectin' to see him.
Marian Starett: Tell me about him, the old man who taught you.
Shane: You don't want to hear.
Marian Starett: Why? Was he that bad?
Shane: Bad? No. He was strange. He knew things. You could look into his eyes and see all of time, every man ...
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Shane's Past
22 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think it's great that they give Shane such a shady past. It makes the show seem more human. Shane doesn't speak too loud, yell, or even have to punch to get his point across. He has this quiet, calm voice that makes people want to listen. In this episode, it's no different.

One can't help but feel sorry for Ryker in this episode. He does look like he's left for dead, and we are indeed left wondering if he really does live.

I'm wondering about Marion's part in this whole thing. Did she run out there with the intention of getting caught so she could be there to help Shirley? Did she do it because she knew Shane would come deal with the situation then? What exactly were her intentions? I almost expected her to run and hug Shane, but instead he just put his arm around her and said, "Let's go home. Your family's worried about you." Why is it they drag these romances out so long (i.e. Matt Dillon and Kitty had a romance for 20 years).

This was another great episode! Shane made his point clear: She's mine and don't you DARE mess with her! Unfortunately, those who needed to learn the lesson were no longer around to learn it...

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