When Russ Andrews' oldest son is killed by a young punk who goaded him into drawing first, his wife begs him to stay away from the killer, but that's not so easy, as whenever Russ comes ... See full summary »

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Russ Andrews
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Claire Andrews
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Billy Jack
Paul Engle ...
Bobby Andrews
Walter Reed ...
Sam Cluny
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Will Parr
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When Russ Andrews' oldest son is killed by a young punk who goaded him into drawing first, his wife begs him to stay away from the killer, but that's not so easy, as whenever Russ comes into town to buy supplies, the punk does his best to goad him as well. Written by rbecker28

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18 October 1957 (USA)  »

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An unbelievable ending.
11 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the beginning of the episode, a farmer, Russ Andrews, comes out to meet two rides that is approaching the house. Unfortunately, they are bring Russ's dead son, Dan, back home where he died in a gunfight. But as we learn one of the riders that brought the body to the family is named Billy Jack (Robert Vaughn). He is the one that gun downed the farmer's son and tells the farmer that he will be in town if looking for trouble.

Russ wants to take revenge for the killing but his wife, Claire, doesn't want her husband to break his promise not to take up a gun. Claire has a problem with any type of gun and says that guns only lead to killing. But when Russ rides into town, Billy Jack starts prodding Russ into a fight.

Things get even controversial when Billy Jack comes out to the farm late one night with intentions of killing. He breaks into the house and ends up chasing the farmer to the barn. The killer is set for another notch on his gun.

The story was ideal but the way the episode came to an end was rather disappointing. It was a series of odd events that was TV magic. For such a good story, the ending was too unbelievable. I guess you can say, 'thanks goodness for the can goods'.


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