The Virginian: Season 6, Episode 25

The Decision (13 Mar. 1968)

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Sheriff Dan Porter leaves his job in Mason City to follow his wife Emily to Medicine Bow as she can't handle the pressure of his job. He signs on at Shiloh to learn ranching so he can start a ranch and new life with his wife.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Clay Grainger (credit only)
Emmett Ryker (credit only)
Don Quine ...
Sara Lane ...
Elizabeth Grainger (credit only)
Sheriff Dan Porter
Monica Lewis ...
Emily 'Em' Porter
Steve Carlson ...
Deputy Sheriff Frank North
Wes Manning
Than Wyenn ...
Chuck Courtney ...
Lew Brown ...
Harper Flaherty ...


Sheriff Dan Porter leaves his job as sheriff of Mason City to follow his wife to Medicine Bow as she is terrified of him being killed on the job. He signs on as a ranch hand at Shiloh to learn ranching but Trampas has a grudge against him for putting Trampas in jail for a week and hitting him with a gun during a fight. Porter hopes to buy and start his own ranch once he has learned the basics. Only The Virginian knows Porter's reason for taking the job. Although The Virginian tells Trampas to leave Porter alone, Trampas continues to fume resulting in Trampas starting a fight with Porter when he sees him grab a woman - his wife - on the street in Medicine Bow. The Virginian eventually breaks up the rough fight and tells Trampas the truth and who the woman is. Trampas realizing Porter is not such a bad guy makes up with him and they become good friends. When a Shiloh cattle drive has to divert to Mason City, Porter finds the young man he left in charge is not up to the challenge of the ... Written by Anonymous

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