The Graingers are taken hostage by two brothers and their sister to get access to a friend of Clay who is a Judge running for the legislature. They blame him for killing their father and stealing their family farm for a railroad.



(as Edward J. Lasko), (novel)


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Episode cast overview:
Clay Grainger
Trampas (credit only)
Jim Horn
Elizabeth Grainger
The Virginian (credit only)
Judge Will McMasters
Joe Thurman
Shelly Novack ...
Frank Thurman
Holly Grainger
Pamela Murphy ...
Emily Thurman
Mary McMasters
Sheriff Mark Abbott


Clay, Holly, and Elizabeth visit Judge Will McMasters and his wife Mary for dinner when the McMasters house is hit by gunfire. No one is hurt as they learn this is not the first attempt. McMasters was a Judge for 20 years so someone could be after him for a variety of reasons. The next day the Graingers leave stopping in Medicine Bow on the way home. Clay learns The Virginian successfully sold a herd and should be back with the hands in a few days. Only Jim Horn who was sick is left at Shiloh. On the road they hear gunfire. They then find an empty buggy as a man on a horse rides off. After yelling at whoever is in the bushes a young woman comes out. She says she is looking for the Judge for whom she had been a typist. They take her to their the home where the Graingers are taken hostage by her and her two brothers. The Thurman siblings believe Clay may have been involved with Judge Will McMasters in stealing their parents homestead for a railroad spur and eventually the death of their... Written by Anonymous

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11 February 1970 (USA)  »

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A table in the McMasters house has a white shade lamp lit up. As the camera moves, an electric cord is seen across, and down to the floor: during this period, they did not have electric lights, but used candles and oil and gas lamps. See more »

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