The Virginian: Season 6, Episode 20

The Good-Hearted Badman (7 Feb. 1968)

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Elizabeth finds a man shot in the shoulder. Her and Clay return him to Shiloh but the hands are gone. The two plus Holly help the man recover but a bounty hunter arrives looking for his quarry as Elizabeth only sees the good in him.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
The Virginian (credit only)
Trampas (credit only)
Emmett Ryker (credit only)
Don Quine ...
Sara Lane ...
Jim Dewey aka Thomas Baker (as Peter Deuel)
John Larch ...
Ben Hicks
Jake Powell
K.L. Smith ...
Jim Boles ...
John Stevens ...
Robert Rothwell ...


Elizabeth finds the outlaw Jim Dewey shot and about to die from blood loss. Her and Clay bring him back to Shiloh where everyone is gone except the two of them and Holly due to a cattle drive. While they nurse Dewey back to health, the bounty hunter Ben Hicks arrives revealing the outlaw's identity and wanting to take him in preferably dead but Clay stops him. He goes to Medicine Bow where he learns more about Graingers and the hands being gone as he looks for help. The trio helps Dewey recover as Clay reveals to Thomas Baker they know his real name is Jim Dewey who is wanted in Nebraska for murder. Elizabeth is persuaded by Jim he really has a good side and she is torn on whether to help his gang find him by putting a tepee symbol on the gate to the ranch. Meanwhile, in Medicine Bow Hicks finds a group of drifters willing to help for $100 in gold each as Dewey has a $5,000 bounty on his head. At the same time the Dewey gang member Powell finds Elizabeth's mark. Written by Anonymous

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