The Virginian: Season 4, Episode 2

Day of the Scorpion (22 Sep. 1965)

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The Virginian accidentally kills the son of an Australian sheep rancher who has little time and love for his family. His daughter is in the middle between The Virginian who she loves and her father who barely notices her.



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Episode cast overview:
Judge Henry Garth (credit only)
Randy Boone ...
Diane Roter ...
Jennifer Summers (credit only)
Adam Tercell
Maura McGiveney ...
Reagan Tercell
John McLiam ...
John Pierce
Sean McClory ...
Abel Tercell
Tim Donnelly ...
Edward Faulkner ...


The Tercell family which raises sheep is moving into the area from Australia. The son Abel and daughter Reagan arrive first with ranch hands o prepare for the sheep. This is creating panic among the cattlemen who find Abel Tercell to be unwilling to compromise on sharing the public grazing lands. The son who is a bully becomes embroiled in a fight with the Virginian and loses. He confronts the Virginian on the road and is accidentally killed during the mêlée. The Virginian falls in love with the daughter, Reagan who sees her brother for what he was. When the father Adam arrives and learns Abel was killed by The Virginian but will not be prosecuted, he decides he can legally kill him in a range war. Adam Tercell is a hardened man who lost his wife and land in Australia who has few feelings for his daughter and never had much love or time for his dead son and wife. As tensions grow awaiting the arrival of the sheep and the fight that ensues to cross Shiloh land, Adams feelings toward ... Written by Anonymous

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The Virginian: You don't use a whip on a man.
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Click Go The Shears
Traditional Australian folksong
Performed by Sean McClory, reprised by Randy Boone
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