After stopping in the town of Jump-Up to see an old girlfriend, Tate is cheated in a card game by a gambler, and then framed by town boss John Timothy Driscoll and his son for killing the man, and forced into a hard labor camp.





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Trampas (credit only)
Slick Driscoll
Tom Fuller
Frankie Grace
John Timothy Driscoll
Mary Beth Stanton
Guy Raymond ...
George Mitchell ...
Howard Stanton
Eddie Firestone ...
Joseph V. Perry ...
Harvey (as Joseph Perry)


Col. MacKenzie agrees to let Tate take a few days off to visit the town of Jump Up where Tate has an old flame. Tate to the awe of the other hands transforms himself from cowhand into what passes for a dude with new clothes and a derby hat. The town of Jump Up was founded by John Timothy Driscoll. When Tate arrives in Jump Up, Driscoll believing he would be a good addition to the town tries to welcome him with free food and other services. However, Tate's main interest is finding Frankie Grace who is still in town. Professional gambler, Tom Fuller, informs Driscoll that he is going to drain the town with his gambling but he wants to work with Driscoll. Driscoll goes along as Fuller starts a successful poker game winning the last big pot against Tate by saying Tate cheated. Tate threatens to get his money back later. Driscoll not wanting to see the money leave town has his son Slick knock out Fuller but Slick kills Fuller with a blow from an ax handle. Slick suggests framing Tate who ... Written by Anonymous

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24 March 1971 (USA)  »

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'Jump-Up' was the last broadcast episode of this long-running western television series. Although it had gone through a slight format change at the beginning of the final season, it still continued to tell the kinds of stories that fans had come to expect.

A total of 249 episodes were produced. Every episode was 75 minutes long (aired with 15 minutes of advertising to fill a 90-minute time slot) and every episode was in color. The format changes in the final season did improve the show's ratings considerably (up to #18 after it had slipped out of the top 30 the previous season). However, the show became a casualty of the networks' shift to give audiences more urban programs, meaning that series with rural themes were dropped. 'The Virginian' is the third-longest running television western, after 'Gunsmoke' and 'Bonanza.'

James Drury and Doug McClure would reunite with Lee Majors for a special episode of ABC's 'The Fall Guy' in 1983. Drury once again played The Virginian and McClure appeared as Trampas.

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