The Virginian: Season 5, Episode 13

The Long Way Home (14 Dec. 1966)

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Jim Boyer Sr. returns to his wife and son living in Medicine Bow and takes a job at Shiloh. Boyer is a very capable but ignores detail in his work as he tries to earn the foreman job at another ranch Grainger is hoping to purchase.



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Episode cast overview:
Don Quine ...
Stacey Grainger (credit only)
Sara Lane ...
Elizabeth Grainger (credit only)
Jim Boyer Sr.
Michael Burns ...
Jim Boyer Jr.
Ed Simpson (as Noah Beery)
Jan Shepard ...
Jessica Boyer
Jay Ripley ...


Jim Boyer Sr. decides to return to his wife Jessica and son Jim Jr. after deserting them three years earlier when he has no success in his mostly illegal endeavors with friend Ed Simpson. At the same time Jim Jr. is at an age where he wants to do a man's job rather than help his mother in her café. The Virginian and John Grainger agree to give Jim Jr. a try at Shiloh where he starts in the barn taking over for caustic Dawkins. Jim Sr. makes an appearance at Jessica's café but she spurns his attention. From there he rides to Shiloh where he breaks a mustang that threw Trampas to prove he can do the job. Jim Sr. is an extremely capable man but impatient to succeed and feels luck goes against him. Jim Sr. hopes to get the job of foreman at a ranch rumors have Grainger buying. When his carelessness rounding up strays gets him into trouble with Grainger, he sees The Virginian as a rival for the position he wants as well as his wife and son. His lack of attention to detail creates problems ... Written by Anonymous

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