The Virginian, John and Elizabeth goes to Texas where The Virginian is seen by members of a gang whose leader thinks The Virginian is responsible for the death of his brother seven years earlier. Elizabeth is kidnapped to trap him.



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Episode cast overview:
Trampas (credit only)
Emmett Ryker (credit only)
Stacey Grainger (credit only)
Harge Talbot
Eva Talbot
Frank Devereaux
Arnie Doud
Brad Weston ...
Sheriff Kirby


The Virginian and John Grainger accompanied by his vacationing granddaughter Elizabeth go to Texas near Mexico to inspect cattle. While looking for a doctor outlaws spot The Virginian who their leader Harge Talbot holds responsible for the death of the his younger brother Jamie seven years ago in a San Antonio bank robbery. Harge wanted the doctor to help his pregnant wife deliver their first baby but there is no doctor. He sends some of the men back to kidnap The Virginian but instead they kidnap Elizabeth to force The Virginian to go to Harge's ranch in Mexico. With Elizabeth kidnapped The Virginian agrees to return to the ranch in Mexico although he doesn't know why Harge wants him but he does trust Harge. Once at the ranch he learns Harge blames him for informing on the gang about their failed bank robbery attempt where the law was waiting for them resulting in Jamie's death. Elizabeth as the only other woman is forced to help the leader's wife during childbirth giving her and The... Written by Anonymous

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13 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Scenes from this show along with scenes from the episode "It Tolls for Thee" were used to make the TV movie "The Meanest Men in the West". See more »

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"The Day of Reckoning"
23 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode Bronson plays 'Harge Talbot', a man with a gang of rustlers who is about to have his 1st child yet is driven equally bent on revenge on The Virginian who he believes is the only man responsible for Talbot's little brother "Jamie's" death on a botched bank-robbery on which The Virginian was suppose to be on but declined at the last minute realizing what the gang was going to do. He wanted no part of that.

A very simple story line but still exciting nonetheless. Bronson as the leader of this gang of desperado's is well cast. As is the lovely Miriam Colon as his wife,'Eva', She plays the role very low key who in a sense acts as Bronson's conscience.

As 'Arnie',one of the gang, Charles Grodin just oozes badness. Acting like snake that his character is. I had always knew Grodin could play a real bad or mean guy and this role just confirms it.

The late character actor Ross Hagen plays another member of the gang named 'Bassett',and the late great Kenneth Tobey has a bit as the sheriff not being able to do much. Rounding out the cast are 'Ironside's' Don Mitchell and Abbott & Costello regular , Dick Foran.

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