Viewers got a double dip of watching "S.W.A.T." costars Robert Urich and Mark Shera on the same night on different networks, as this episode teams them as brothers. They are the sons of a Basque sheep herder who's part of a community near Dodge. According to the script, a Basque boy's manhood ritual is to defeat his father in a fist fight. The older son (Urich) had beaten a schoolyard rival to death in a fight while a boy in the old country, and wants nothing to do with the ritual. The younger son (Shera) has no such qualms, and wins the fight with his father in a surprise (inadvertently ramming the old man's head into a huge cast-iron water jug). This leads to the ostracizing of Manolo (Urich), made worse when he doesn't spot a wolf attacking the herd and loses sheep and a dog in the process. Manolo goes to work sweeping up at the Long Branch, while his younger brother follows and tries to persuade him that he can fight this. In syndication, this is the last episode shown ("The ...
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