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Episode List


Season 1

25 Sep. 1968
Here Come the Brides
After making a deal with Seattle's Mill owner, lumberjack brothers Jason, Joshua, and Jeremy Bolt got to New Bedford, Massachusetts to bring back 100 brides for the men in the town.
2 Oct. 1968
A Crying Need
All those baby-makin' wimmenfolk are gonna need a doctor, so Jason goes in search of one... and Seattle gains yet another woman. Meanwhile, things get explosive for Jeremy.
9 Oct. 1968
And Jason Makes Five
A coarse woman comes to Seattle with three ragged, dirty, ill-behaved children to trap Jason into marriage.
15 Oct. 1968
The Man of the Family
The Reverend has fallen in love with Miss Polly and is planning to ask her to marry him. This is good news for Jason until Clancey brings her son to Seattle. Stempel uses this to try and convince the people of Seattle that Polly is not a 'marriageable' woman. Also working against the Bolts is the fact that the boy does not want his mother to marry.
23 Oct. 1968
A Hard Card to Play
A professional gambler arrives in Seattle and the loggers are immediately seduced into the world of gambling. Aaron Stempel tries to use the town charter to stop the gambling so Jason counters by holding the games on Clancey's ship. What Jason doesn't know is that Stempel himself has invited them to Seattle in another attempt to break the Bolt Brothers. Calamity strikes when Clancey loses the ship in a poker game. The Bolts will have to bet high stakes in order to win it back.
30 Oct. 1968
Letter of the Law
Claude Dupre and his trappers are down from the mountains and desperate for some female companionship. They are attempting to break into the brides' dorm when they are met by the Bolt brothers and Aaron Stempel. Soon a huge brawl erupts between the two factions only to be stopped by the appearance of Sheriff Emmett Wade. He is a no nonsense law officer hired by Seattle to restore law and order. He assumes the job and his iron hand of justice comes down so hard that it's not order he's brought to Seattle but oppression. Jason and Aaron will have to work together to ...
6 Nov. 1968
Lovers and Wanderers
Swede and Miss Essie have an argument and decide to stop seeing each other. She then thinks Jason is in love with her after he pays her extra attention.
20 Nov. 1968
A Jew Named Sullivan
The Bolt brothers' experiment is threatened when one of the brides declares she'll leave upon discovering there is a Jew among them.
27 Nov. 1968
The Stand Off
Taking a page from "Lysistrata," the brides declare they'll withhold "affection" from their beaus until they promise to stop fighting a landowners' hired men.
4 Dec. 1968
A Man and His Magic
A huckster comes to town with promises of controlling the rain and curing problems. The rain stops coincidentally, but the town starts to believe. Jeremy asks him to cure his stutter. His stutter is cured but not without disbelief.
18 Dec. 1968
A Christmas Place
Ben & Emily are expecting their baby to be born any day. When two little girls learn it is a Christmas baby, they fear the baby will have the same fate as Jesus who died at Easter. They steal the baby. The brides are homesick for family.
1 Jan. 1969
After a Dream, Comes Mourning
Biddy and Clancy talk about the first days of the brides arriving in Seattle. When the brides arrived, there was no housing for them, and the men had to build it overnight.
8 Jan. 1969
The Log Jam
The other men feel the pressure when news spreads of Jeremy's proposal to Candy.
15 Jan. 1969
The Firemaker
The Bolts and Stemple want a log flue built in a location that would help their own interests. They decide the way to settle it is to see who wins the hand of a bride. Lulu has kept one of Stemple's men and one of Jason's men dangling.
22 Jan. 1969
Wives for Wakando
Local friendly Indians want brides of their own. Since the town wont sell women, the Indians take them.
29 Jan. 1969
A Kiss Just for So
Jason falls for an Amish girl in a wagon train party that has stopped over in Seattle. He must commit to the peaceful, non-violent Amish way of life if he is to pursue her, but finds it difficult when an extortionist threatens to provoke a union strike and attacks him outright.
5 Feb. 1969
Democracy Inaction
The government wants to build a road through Seattle to connect towns. Aaron complicates the issue by buying land that crosses the road and dormitory. The government agent says they need a mayor to settle the issue. An election ensues.
12 Feb. 1969
One Good Lie Deserves Another
A former boyfriend of Lottie's comes to town and manages to sweet-talk everyone into selling him share of their business. The people realize he swindled them, and find a way to get their property back by out-conning him.
19 Feb. 1969
One to a Customer
A Mormon man comes to Seattle with the intent of marrying several brides. Since the loggers know the brides will not marry him, they laugh at the idea. The brides decide to play along with the marriage idea, but things backfire.
26 Feb. 1969
A Dream That Glitters
Candy's grandfather visits Seattle to mine for gold. The mines have never proved valuable before but the grandfather says he has a dream. He is injured when the mine collapses. Candy & Jeremy salt the mine to give him hope when he recovers.
5 Mar. 1969
The Crimpers
Jeremy and Joshua visit a nearby town with another logger. When Jeremy and Joshua are kidnapped, Corkie returns to camp to tell Jason. Jason, Stemple, and Clancey make plans to rescue the men. Candy and Biddie stow away on the ship to help.
12 Mar. 1969
Mr. & Mrs. J. Bolt
One of the brides, Peggy, ran away from New Bedford after forging the papers. Her guardian, Uncle Jebediah, is on his way to Seattle. The only problem is, he won't let her stay there unless she is married, which is why she wrote home to him to tell him that she had married Joshua Bolt. The uncle sees this as an opportunity, and outsmarts Jason to lose the mountain!
19 Mar. 1969
A Man's Errand
The Bolt brothers have a chance to bid on a job in San Francisco. An inexperienced Jeremy goes to place the bid. He & Candy part on angry words. A new man in town tries to help Candy over her sadness, and the town wonders what will happen.
26 Mar. 1969
Two lawyers visit Seattle with plans to stir up legal issues, assessing fees to help the residents. This happens as Joshua has an idea for changing the family operations. The lawyers pit brother against brother, with Stemple on the side.
9 Apr. 1969
Marriage, Chinese Style
When Jeremy is in Tacoma picking up supplies, he saves a Chinese woman who is in town to meet her arranged spouse. Since Jeremy saves her, she says she now belongs to Jeremy instead of the intended husband.
16 Apr. 1969
The Deadly Trade
A logger is accidentally killed by a log when the team is joking around. His father comes to Seattle to avenge his death.

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