Episode List

Credits
Production Company 20th Century Fox
Created by Samuel A Peeples
Produced by Alan Armer

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Scripts for several of the episodes are provided by Charlene

Call sheets and Shooting Schedules provided by SandySha

Filming order by Janice Blum

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SEASON ONE
1.01       High Riders (The Homecoming)
1.02       Blood Rock
1.03       Chase A Wild Horse
1.04       Foley
1.05       The Lawman
1.06       Julie
1.07       The Prodigal
1.08       Jelly
1.09       Last Train for Charlie Poe
1.10       Glory
1.11       The Heart of Pony Alice
1.12       The Escape
1.13       The Wedding
1.14       Deathbait
1.15       The Black McGloin’s Party
1.16       Yesterday’s Vengeance
1.17       Warburton’s Edge
1.18       The Fix-it Man
1.19       Angel Day & Her Sunshine Girls
1.20       The Great Humbug
1.21       Juniper’s Camp
1.22       The Knot
1.23       Man Without A Gun
1.24       Child Of Rock And Sunlight
1.25       Measure of A Man
1.26       Devil’s Blessing
SEASON TWO
2.01       Blind Man’s Bluff
2.02       Zee
2.03       The Kid
2.04       The Black Angel
2.05       The Gifts
2.06       Cut The Wolf Loose
2.07       Jelly Hoskins’ American Dream
2.08       Welcome To Genesis
2.09       A Person Unknown
2.10       Legacy
2.11       A Scarecrow At Hackett’s
2.12       Little Darling Of The Sierras
2.13       Shadow Of A Dead Man
2.14       Blue Skies for Willie Sharp
2.15       Chad
2.16       The Lorelei
2.17       The Lion And The Lamb
2.18       The Experiment
2.19       Splinter’s Group
2.20       Lamp In The Wilderness
2.21       The Buscaderos
2.22       Dream Of Falcons
2.23       Goodbye Lizzie
2.24       The Rivals
2.25       Lifeline

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SEASON ONE  SEPTEMBER 1968 – APRIL 1969

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1.01 The High Riders (aka The Homecoming)

Synopsis
There are two versions of the Pilot episode.  ‘The High Riders’ was in black and white, while the second ‘The Homecoming’ was in colour.  Both versions are worth watching because of the scene variations – the High Riders being the most complete with several added scenes.
Murdoch Lancer, owner of the Lancer ranch (100,000 acres of the San Joaquin Valley, California) is threatened by raiders and land ‘pirates’ (land grabbers).  Murdoch has seen neither of his sons since their infancy: Scott has been brought up in wealth and privilege by his grandfather in Boston after his mother died giving birth to him; his half-brother Johnny raised in Mexico after his mother eloped, becoming the gunfighter, Johnny Madrid.  Murdoch uses the Pinkerton Agency to locate his sons and lures them home with a promise of a $1000 dollars for an hour of their time.  They stay, defeat the land pirates, and join Murdoch in partnership, each owning one-third of Lancer.

Filming Order 1

Aired Episode Number 1

Airdate 24 September 1968

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
Joe Don Baker as Day Pardee
Paul Fierro as Cipriano
Anthony Caruso as Toledano
Gordon Jump Pinkerton Agent
Sean McClory  as Coley
Chuck Roberson as Paul O’Brien (Uncredited)



Director: Sam Wanamaker
Story by Samuel A Peeples
Teleplay by Dean Reisner

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1.02 Blood Rock

Synopsis
Ben Wallace is the ten year old son of Morgan Price, an outlaw, and romanticises his father despite never having met him.  Murdoch has some responsibility for the boy since his recently dead mother worked (in an unspecified capacity) on the ranch.   Murdoch, with Scott’s help, wants to reunite father and son, but a local sheriff plans to capture the outlaw, who is killed trying to see his son. 

Filming Order 4

Aired Episode Number 2

Airdate 01 October 1968

Guest stars
Barry Williams as Ben Wallace
J.D. Cannon as Morgan Price
John Anderson as the Sheriff

Director: Gene Nelson
Writer: Jack Turley

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1.03 Chase a Wild Horse

Synopsis
Johnny is having difficulty adjusting to life on Lancer, and leaves after a row with Murdoch, caused by Johnny chasing after a wild horse that leads eventually to the death of one of the sons of a man called Stryker, who tries to take the horse.  Johnny doesn’t really want to leave and Murdoch doesn’t want him to go, but both are too proud to admit it.  Scott tries to mediate, and is shot by the Strykers, seeking revenge.  Following a shootout at Lancer where the Strykers are driven off, Johnny stays and the episode ends with a moment of understanding between father and son, who go horse hunting together.

Filming Order 3

Aired Episode Number 3

Airdate 08 October 1968

SCRIPT

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
James Gammon as Wes
Robert J. Wilke as Stryker

Director: Walter Grauman
Writer: Paul Playdon

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1.04 Foley

Synopsis 
Scott gets involved in a violent family dispute between an outlaw, Foley, and Polly, the pregnant wife of his dead son.  Johnny recognizes her as a dance-hall girl with whom he “used to share a bottle” – with the implication that it was more, unsaid.  Foley takes Murdoch hostage in return for the child when it’s born, and it ends in a shoot-out where Foley is badly injured as Polly gives birth to a daughter.

Appearance by Maria.

SCRIPT

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Filming Order 2

Aired Episode Number 4

Airdate 15 October 1968

Guest stars
Lynn Loring as Polly
Don Quine as Corey
R.G. Armstrong as Gant Foley
Rosa Turich as Maria

Director: Alexander Singer
Writer: Anthony Spinner

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1.05 The Lawman

Synopsis
Before he found his sons, Murdoch offered a partnership to an old friend, lawman Joe Baker.  Although Baker didn’t take him up on it at the time, he’s now facing enforced retirement and comes through Lancer escorting a prisoner (Evans, who knows Johnny) to Sacremento, intending to accept Murdoch’s offer.  He’s taken aback at finding Murdoch has his sons back and the offer no longer stands.  Desperate for money, Baker allows his prisoner to escape.  One of the deputies is killed, Johnny is in the wrong place at the wrong time and accused of complicity in the escape, and Scott and Murdoch work to clear Johnny of murder.  Baker eventually confesses to letting Evans escape and is arrested, with Johnny’s innocence proved.

Filming Order 5

Aired Episode Number 5

Airdate 22 October 1968

SCRIPT

Guest stars
James Gregory as Marshal Joe Barker
John Milford as Thompkins
Jack Garner as Gibbs
Robert Doyle as Al Evans
Lloyd Haynes as Frank

Director:  Allen Reisner
Writer:  Laurence Heath

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1.06 Julie

Synopsis
Scott’s unfortunate resemblance to a wanted man has two bounty hunters claim that he’s responsible for murder and robbery.  With Scott locked in jail and only a day or two before the Sheriff will be forced to hand him over to the bounty hunters, Johnny goes after Julie, the sister of the real culprit.  Although initially prepared to sacrifice Scott to save her brother, she eventually tells the truth. 

Filming Order 9

Aired Episode Number 6

Airdate 29 October 1968

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
Susan Strasberg as Julie
Lincoln Tate as Jonas
John Kellogg as Sheriff Cutler
Val Avery as Wade
Bruce Dern as Lucas

Director:  William Hale
Writer:  Paul Playdon

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1.07 The Prodigal

Synopsis
Murdoch meets an old flame, widow Marcy Dane, and invites her to Lancer.  Her son, Jeff, is a wastrel in the Army and currently in the stockade.  He escapes, killing a guard in the process, and makes his way to Lancer to join his mother.  Marcy and Jeff try to escape when Jeff’s sins catch up with him.  But the Lancers bring the Army to recapture Jeff, and Marcy leaves.

Filming Order 10

Aired Episode Number 7

Airdate 12 November 1968

Guest stars
Johnny Crawford as Jeff Dane
Phyllis Thaxter as Marcy Dane
Kevin Hagen as Packer

Director:  Sobey Martin
Writers: Mel Goldberg and D C Fontana

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1.08 Jelly

Synopsis 
Jelly Hoskins is caring for a collection of orphan boys when he gets hold of the proceeds of a robbery and hides it at Lancer.  Johnny is shot by the robbers as he follows them and is rescued by the boys, and stays with them for a few days,  In the meantime, Jelly has conned his way into Lancer.  Johnny brings the boys to Lancer when Jelly is arrested for stealing Teresa’s pearls.  Jelly breaks jail and gets back to Lancer just as the robbers arrive to reclaim their money.  After a shootout, the robbers are captured, the boys are all found homes and Jelly joins Lancer, initially to pay off his fine and debt,  Jelly (Paul Brinegar) stays to become a major character on the show. Appearance by Dr Sam Jenkins.

Filming Order 12

Aired Episode Number 8

Airdate 19 November 1968

Guest stars
Russell Thorson as Doc Jenkins
Ken Lynch as Chalker
James Wainwright as Logan
Ron Howard as Willy

Director: Sobey Martin
Writer: Jack Turley

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1.09 Last Train for Charlie Poe

Synopsis
When their friend Charlie Poe faces eviction from his land, due to the actions of a crooked judge and lawman, Johnny and Scott decide to help Charlie hold up the train which is carrying the claimants’ documents.  The Lancer Gang in action…

Filming Order 7

Aired Episode Number 9

Airdate 26 November 1968

Guest stars
Harold Gould as Charlie Poe
Mary Fickett as Mollie Poe
Robert Cornthwaite as Homer Ord
Harry Swoger as Mick
William Bryant as Sheriff Gabe
George Keymas as Slaughter
Frank Marth as Marks
Dub Taylor as Davey Horn

Director: Donald Richardson
Writer: Carey Wilber

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1.10 Glory

Synopsis
Glory is a con-woman, trying to raise enough money to pay off her grandfather’s gambling debts and saving him from retribution if he welshs on them.  She tries to con the money out of the Lancers.

Filming Order 8

Aired Episode Number 10

Airdate 10 December 1968

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
Brenda Scott as Glory
Matt Emery as Leggirt
Vic Perrin as Pete
Johnny Seven as Wade Hatcher
Laurence Naismith as Collier

Director:  Gene Nelson
Writer: Jack Turley

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1.11 The Heart of Pony Alice

Synopsis
Johnny is cheated by a horse trader, and when he goes to get his money back, ends up with the trader’s young niece, Alice.  The man is trying to find her a proper home and tries to provoke Johnny into shooting him.  “What’s another dead man to Johnny Madrid?”

Filming Order 14

Aired Episode Number 11

Airdate 17 December 1968

Guest stars
Jeanne Cooper as Florida
Eve Plumb as Pony Alice
Andrew Prine as Will Guthrie

Director: Christian Nyby
Writer: Ken Trevey

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1.12 The Escape

Synopsis
An Army officer from Scott’s past arrives, wanting revenge for a failed wartime prison break. It’s revealed that Scott was a prisoner during the Civil War, and he’s been blamed for the deaths of 16 other prisoners in the failed escape attempt.

Filming Order 6

Aired Episode Number 12

Airdate 31 December 1968

SCRIPT

SHOOTING SCHEDULE (pdf)

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
Robert Biheller as Hardy
Joe De Santis as Doc Hildenbrand
Wayne Rogers as Lewis
Lynda Day George as Sarah Cassidy
Daniel J. Travanti as Lt. Dan Cassidy

Director:  William Hale
Writer:  Anthony Spinner

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1.13 The Wedding

Synopsis
Scott acts as best man for Josh, a ranch-hand, but the bride has been involved with an outlaw who returns to claim her.

Filming Order 15

Aired Episode Number 13

Airdate 07 January 1969

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
Lawrence Dane as Dave Macall
Brooke Bundy as Jenny
Brioni Farrell as Laurie
Bo Svenson as Josh

Director: Sobey Martin
Writer: Anthony Spinner

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1.14 Deathbait

Synopsis 
A man from Jelly’s past, an ex-lawman who blames Jelly for the loss of his hand,  terrorises Jelly, Murdoch and Teresa while Scott and Johnny are away on a cattle drive. 

Filming Order 16

Aired Episode Number 14

Airdate 14 January 1969

Guest stars
James Olsen as Alson Gannett

Appearances by Tom Selleck and Sam Elliot.

Director: Robert Butler
Writer: Jack Turley

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1.15 The Black McGloin’s Party

Synopsis
An Irish immigrant uses his pretty daughter to try and con Scott and the Lancers, while robbing and terrorising people in the Valley.

Filming Order 13

Aired Episode Number 15

Airdate 21 January 1969

Guest stars
William Bryant as Sheriff Gabe
Nydia Westman as Bridget McGloins
Jonathan Harris as Padraic McGloins
Stefanie Powers as Moira McGloins

Director:  Donald Richardson
Writer:  Carey Wilber

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1.16 Yesterday’s Vengeance

Synopsis
Murdoch takes off after the man, Judd Haney, who had tried to grab Lancer from him twenty five years before and inadvertently caused the death of Scott’s mother.  Johnny and Scott go to find him.

Apparently filmed as “Yesterday’s Vendetta”.

Filming Order 17

Aired Episode Number 16

Airdate 28 January 1969

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
Robert Sorrells as Billy Joe
Lin McCarthy as Judd Haney
Teresa Wright as Ellen Haney

Director:  Otto Lang
Writer: Don Brinkley

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1.17 Warburton’s Edge

Synopsis
Warburton is incomer rancher, determined to sell off his cattle and land to secure his daughter’s future.  Fearing a price slump, the other ranchers oppose him, and he hires guns to force through the movement of his cattle to the railhead.  Johnny resumes his Madrid persona, taking Warburton’s side in an attempt to keep the war from Flaring up.  But when two of Johnny’s gunfighter friends are sent by Warburton to kill Murdoch, Johnny has to decide who he is: Madrid or Lancer. 

Filming Order 19

Aired Episode Number 17

Airdate 04 February 1969

Guest Stars
Buck Young as Santee
Del Monroe as Driscoll
Richard Devon as Sexton Joe
Susan O’Connell as Tallie Warburton
Burr DeBenning as Isham
Arthur Hill as Charles Warburton

Director: Don Medford
Writer: Ken Turley

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1.18 The Fix-It Man

Synopsis
The nearby town of Spanish Wells is anarchic and lawless.  The Lancers decide to help by building a town jail to at least cope with the drunks, but this is opposed by the saloon owner who’s working with local outlaws to keep the town ‘free’.  The jail is to be built by local town drunk, Charlie Wingate, who raised the saloon keeper.

Filming Order 11

Aired Episode Number 18

Airdate 11 February 1969

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
Linden Chiles as Kirby
Frank McHugh as Charlie Wingate

Director:  William Hale
Writer:  Charles Wallace

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1.19 Angel Day And Her Sunshine Girls

Synopsis 
Teresa O’Brien, Murdoch’s ward, has always thought her mother, Angel, was dead.  She isn’t – she’s a saloon owner who turns up at Lancer to claim her daughter.  Her current husband is looking for a payoff, and they take Teresa to Nevada to avoid legal action from Murdoch.

Filming Order 20

Aired Episode Number 19

Airdate 25 February 1969

Guest stars
Don Briggs as Marshal
Carolyn Fleming as July
Joyce Bulifant as Cassie
Peter Mark Richman as Carl Bolton
Cloris Leachman as Angel Day
David McLean as Sheriff

Director: Donald Richardson
Writer: Jack Turley

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1.20 The Great Humbug

Synopsis
Scott prevents a quack medicine salesman from being tarred and feathered, and is repaid by the man coming to Lancer and conning the family and the local community into a phoney land deal.

Filming Order 21

Aired Episode Number 20

Airdate 4 March 1969

Guest stars
William Wintersole as Timothy
Sam Elliott as Canopus
Alan Oppenheimer as Daniel Drew
Morgan Woodward as Jay McKillen
William Windom as Claude Buttermere

Director: William Hale
Writer:   Laurence Heath

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1.21 Juniper’s Camp

Synopsis
Johnny and Scott are sent to rescue the spoiled daughter of an Eastern friend of Murdoch’s who has eloped with a miner.  The miners, tough and uncivilised, try to prevent them taking the girl back.  She eventually realises her mistake, but not before the boys get into trouble.

Filming Order 23

Aired Episode Number 21

Airdate 11 March 1969

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
William Lucking  as Crocker Cooper
Ross Hagen as Harmon Cooper
Walter Brooke as James Harper
Dennis Cole as Bobby Cooper
Shelley Fabares as Melissa Harper

Director:  William Hale
Writer:  Barry Oringer

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1.22 The Knot

Synopsis 
Scott and Teresa are ambushed and Teresa is taken hostage.  Scott is shot and manages to make his way to the ranch.  Murdoch and Scott head out to rescue Teresa, who’s smitten by the gang leader’s son and refuses to identify him as one of her captors.

Filming Order 18

Aired Episode Number 22

Airdate 18 March 1969

Guest stars
Wright King as Zack Blake
Martin Sheen as Andy Blake
Tom Skerritt as Bill Blake
Richard X. Slattery as Seth Blake

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1.23 Man Without a Gun

Synopsis
Johnny’s friend Val Crawford is up for re-appointment as Sheriff of Green River, an appointment made by the local Cattleman’s Association, chaired by Murdoch.  With Val injured, a temporary sheriff (Criswell) proclaims Green River a gun-free zone.  Johnny doesn’t trust him.

Val Crawford’s appearance.

Filming Order 24

Aired Episode Number 23

Airdate 25 March 1969

SCRIPT

Guest stars
Warren Oates as Val Crawford
Guy Stockwell as Criswell
Woodrow Parfrey as Zeek
Harry Harvey as Mayor Higgs

Director: Donald Richardson
Writer: Roland Woolpert

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1.24 Child of Rock and Sunlight

Synopsis
Scott is lost in the desert. Outlaw Luke Sickles sees his chance to shake the law by killing Scott and passing off the corpse as himself. Scott’s only hope lies in Luke’s nephew, a knowledge-hungry lad torn between family loyalty and a fierce desire for schooling.

Filming Order 22

Aired Episode Number 24

Airdate 1 April 1969

SCRIPT

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
Patricia McCormack as Pearl Sickle
Johnny Whitaker as Andy-Jack
Rex Holman as Luke Sickle
Virginia Christine as Hannah Sickles

Director: Donald Richardson
Writer: Penrod Smith

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1.25 Measure of a Man

Synopsis
Johnny teaches school when the real teacher goes missing, supporting the teacher’s wife to establish the school against the opposition of ignorant townspeople. 

Filming Order 25

Aired Episode Number 25

Airdate 8 April 1969

Guest stars
Debi Storm as Annabelle
Richard O’Brien as Owen Wilson
Craig Hundley as Todd Wilson
Roger Perry as Ben Cameron
Julie Sommars as Catha Cameron
Ron Howard as Turk Caudle
Victor French as Travis Caudle
Scott James as Daniel

Director: Don McDougall
Writer: Gerry Day

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1.26 Devil’s Blessing

Synopsis 
A Murdoch-centric episode.  While on a cattle buying trip, Murdoch is robbed.  The boys go looking for him.

Filming Order 26

Aired Episode Number 26

Airdate 22 April 1969

SCRIPT

Guest stars
Arthur Franz as Sheriff Platt
Charles Dierkop as Bleeker
Vic Tayback as Porter
Noah Beery Jr. as Hamlin
Joseph Campanella as Douglas Blessing
Beverly Garland as Clara Dunbar

Director: Christian Nyby

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SEASON TWO, SEPTEMBER 1969 – MAY 1970

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2.01 Blind Man’s Bluff

Synopsis
Johnny is blinded by a sniper’s bullet and rescued by a mute girl, Mattie.  They have to solve their communication problems to escape Johnny’s attackers, who are trying to finish the job.

Filming Order 1

Aired Episode Number 1

Airdate 23 September 1969

SCRIPT

Guest stars
Frank Gerstle as Lem Cable
Russell Thorson as Dr. Sam Povey (? Sam Jenkins)
James Gammon as Clint Meek
Robert Doyle as Harrison Meek
Melissa Murphy as Mattie Cable
L.Q. Jones as Slate Meek

Director: Leo Penn

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2.02 Zee

Synopsis
Scott is made deputy sheriff and has the daughter of an outlaw in the jail.  She claims that he has designs on her.

Filming Order 3

Aired Episode Number 2

Airdate 30 September 1969

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
Stephanie Powers as Zee
William Bryant as Sheriff Gabe
Ellen Corby as Widow Hargis

Director: Leo Penn

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2.03 The Kid

Synopsis
Andy Cutler is looking for a gunfighter to hire to avenge the death of his father.  He meets Johnny when he tries to steal Barranca, and Johnny goes back with him to his home town to help get his revenge – or so Andy thinks.  Johnny is intent on teaching Andy that hate doesn’t pay. 

Filming Order 5

Aired Episode Number 3

Airdate 7 October 1969

SCRIPT

Guest stars
Billy Mumy as Andy
Jennifer Douglas as Dorrie
Richard X. Slattery as Dan Marvin
Bert Freed Toby Jencks
Lee Farr as Lucky Morgan
Dabbs Greer as Sheriff

Director: Allen Reisner
Writer: Carey Wilb

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2.04 The Black Angel

Synopsis
Jelly is the proposed victim of a crooked insurance salesman and his female accomplice, whose MO is to insure a man, get him to name the girl as the beneficiary and then murder him.

Filming Order 7

Aired Episode Number 4

Airdate 21 October 1969

Guest stars
Antoinette Bower as Angeline Ferris
Gavin McLeod as Bateman

Director: Allen Reisner
Writer: Jack Turley

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2.05 The Gifts

Synopsis
Johnny, Scott and Jelly have each bought Murdoch a special gift for his birthday, and circumstances force each one to give it up for altruistic reasons – Murdoch finds out in each case.

Filming Order 10

Aired Episode Number 5

Airdate 28 October 1969

Guest stars
Charlie Briggs as John
Jan Arvan as Clerk
Don Wilbanks as Hart
Tom Lowe as Wild Jim
Jim Woodall as Frank
June Dayton as Mrs. Moran
Will Kuluva as James A. Mumford
Mary Jo Kennedy as Trina
Sharon Acker as Tiffany Mumford
John Gallaudet as Lloyd Bush

Director: Allen Reisner
Writer: Andy White

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2.06 Cut The Wolf Loose

Synopsis
Johnny meets and falls in love with a missionary working with Indians.  He persuades one of her converts who has lost a leg, that life is still worth living (poignant, given James Stacy’s personal history). 

Filming Order 9

Aired Episode Number 6

Airdate 04 November 1969

SCRIPT

Guest Stars
Brooke Bundy as Laura Thompson
Joe Don Baker as Santee
Ned Romero as Wichita Jim
Vic Tayback as Durham

Director: Robert Day

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2.07 Jelly Hoskins’ American Dream

Synopsis 
Jelly buys a Brahmin bull – Hump – and becomes the laughing stock of the nearby cattlemen, then Hump is blamed for the outbreak of disease.

Filming Order 8

Aired Episode Number 7

Airdate 11 November 1969

Guest stars
Mary Jackson
Harry Hickok
George Keymas
David McLean

Director: Christian Nyby
Writer: Andy White

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2.08 Welcome to Genesis

Synopsis
Jelly is injured in a cougar attack and the only medical help in the town of Genesis is a man who has been practising unlicensed and is in jail.

Filming Order 11

Aired Episode Number 8

Airdate 18 November 1969

Guest stars
Joanne Linville as Sarah
Richard Carlson as Judah Abbott
Pernell Roberts as Theodore Banning

Director: Robert Day
Writer: Ken Pettus

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2.09 A Person Unknown

Synopsis
Johnny is framed for a murder, and injured, seeks refuge with a woman and her daughter.  The mother approaches Murdoch with a proposition: Johnny marries her daughter or she’ll give him up to the law.  The real murderer, son of a local rich rancher, and his father attempt to lynch Johnny, with Murdoch and Scott arriving just in time.

Filming Order 13

Aired Episode Number 9

Airdate 25 November 1969

Guest stars
Ramon Bieri as Nevill
Bruce Dern as Tom Nevill
Agnes Moorehead as Mrs. Normile
Quentin Dean as Lucrece

Director: William Hale
Writer: Andy White

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2.10 Legacy

Synopsis
Scott’s grandfather arrives at Lancer with Scott’s ex-fiancee, in an attempt to persuade him to return to Boston.  Harlan Garrett does not play fair and lies to Scott about an incident in Murdoch’s past, bringing in two gunmen with a grudge.  Johnny battles to keep his brother.  Harlan distinguishes himself when referring to Johnny as a ‘half-breed’.

Filming Order 4

Aired Episode Number 10

Airdate 09 December 1969

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
Teno Pollick as Carl Degan
Dal Jenkins as Bill Degan
George Macready as Harlan Garrett
Katherine Justice as Julie

Director: Christian Nyby
Writer: Jack Turley

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2.11 A Scarecrow at Hackett’s

Synopsis
A frankly bizarre episode in which a mysterious and frightening stranger arrives to claim a local ranch which has been left to the Devil, as opposed to the previous owner’s young son.  Absolem Weir is the sinister stranger.  Johnny opposes him.

Filming Order 15

Aired Episode Number 11

Airdate 16 December 1969

SCRIPT

Guest stars
Sean Kelly as Silas
Pat Hingle as Absolem Weir

Director: Marvin Chomsky
Writer: Samuel Roeca

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2.12 Little Darling of the Sierras

Synopsis
A dying man asks Murdoch to take care of his affairs and help settle his daughter, a child entertainer.  Unwatchable. 

Filming Order 12

Aired Episode Number 12

Airdate 30 December 1969

Guest stars
Don Francks as Noah Fletcher
Cloris Leachman as Hester
Bayn Johnson as Penny Rose

Director: Allen Reisner
Writer: Ken Trevey

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2.13 Shadow of a Dead Man

Synopsis
Johnny travels to a distant farm owned by the Lancers to pay off the taxes and sell the land, to find it occupied by a woman, claiming to be Mrs Jessamie Lancer, and her child.  She’s in hiding from hired killers, and thinks Johnny has taken the job of killing her and her son, and turns to another stranger for help.  The other man turns out to be the actual killer.

Filming Order 18

Aired Episode Number 13

Airdate 06 January 1970

SCRIPT

Guest stars
Michael-James Wixted as Grady
Joe Don Baker as Harner
Lynn Loring as Jessamie

Director: Robert Butler
Writer: Jack Turley

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2.14 Blue Skies for Willie Sharp

Synopsis
Scott takes a lost, homeless child – Willie – to find his grandfather, a town drunk called Kansas Bill Sharpe.  Scott helps rehabilitate the old man.  Notable for Johnny’s fishing technique.

Filming Order 16

Aired Episode Number 14

Airdate 13 January 1970

Guest stars
Sam Elliott as Ryder
Alfred Ryder as Colonel Andrews
Clint Howard as Willie Sharpe
Keenan Wynn as Kansas Bill Sharpe

Director: Allen Reisner
Writer: Andy White

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2.15 Chad

Synopsis
Johnny comes across two Kentuckian travellers, Chad and his sister.  He learns that they’re hunting Lancrees, the last of two warring hillbilly factions, and they think that the Lancers are who they’re looking for.  The sister, furious because she thinks Johnny has rejected her, sets Chad on him.  She relents, is accidentally killed and reveals that Chad is actually a Lancree and her nephew.  Chad is accepted into the Lancer family as a cousin.

Filming Order 20

Aired Episode Number 15

Airdate 20 January 1970

Guest stars
Zina Bethune as Callie
John Beck as Chad Lancer
Mills Watson as Buck

Director: Alan A Armer
Writer: Carey Wilbur

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2.16 The Lorelei

Synopsis
Jelly wins the deeds to the Lorelei gold mine in a poker game, but the only way he can work the mine and strike it rich, will be by destroying Lancer’s water supply.

Filming Order 2

Aired Episode Number 16

Airdate 27 January 1970

Guest stars
Roy Benson as Otto Spangler
Leonard Stone as Bertram Ames
Winifred Coffin as Gus Guthrie

Director: Christian Nyby
Writer: Samuel Roeca

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2.17 The Lion and the Lamb

Synopsis
Johnny’s life is saved by a shepherd, and in return he offers the man and his flock sanctuary on Lancer land – something that’s an anathema to all the cattlemen in the area and causes trouble.  Johnny loses his girl to the sheepman. She’s later killed when ranchers attack to run the sheep off.

Filming Order 21

Aired Episode Number 17

Airdate 03 February 1970

Guest stars
Donna Mills as Lucy
Andrew Prine as Gabe Lincoln

Director: Allen Reisner
Writer: Andy White

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2.18 The Experiment

Synopsis
An interesting episode in which an enlightened Murdoch gives space on the ranch for an experimental prison farm which he runs on an honour system.  He develops a bond with one prisoner whom he tries to help (a not-so-subtle substitution for his failure to find Johnny and prevent him from becoming Johnny Madrid).  Notable for it being the one and only time either of the boys calls Murdoch “Pa” – Johnny, trying to divert Murdoch’s attention from the fact that they’ve disobeyed his orders.

Filming Order 17

Aired Episode Number 18

Airdate 17 February 1970

Guest stars
Dick Peabody as Ox
Scott Brady as Bowman
Scott Marlowe as Billy Kells

Director: Virgil Vogel

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2.19 Splinter’s Group

Synopsis
After Scott’s life is saved by a group from a breakaway religious cult, he helps them by donating food and supplies, unaware that it’s been contaminated.

Filming Order 14

Aired Episode Number 19

Airdate 03 March 1970

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
Frances Spanier as Mrs. Wilkes
Eileen Baral as Tillie
Jason Wingreen as Wilkes
William Mims as Sheriff Jayson
Diana Ewing as Sarah
Tim O’Connor asSamuel
Ken Swofford as Rufus
Charles Wagenheim as William

Director: Virgil Vogel
Writer: Samuel Roega

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2.20 Lamp in the Wilderness

Synopsis
Teacher Rebecca Brown is fighting a losing battle at the local Indian school.  Murdoch offers to help and Johnny falls out of an oak tree.

Filming Order 23

Aired Episode Number 20

Airdate 10 March 1970

CALL SHEET FOR FIRST DAY OF SHOOING

Guest stars
Pippa Scott as Rebecca Brown

Director: Michael Caffey
Writer: Andy White

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2.21 The Buscaderos

Synopsis
A group of desperadoes takes Scott hostage at Lancer, with the leader of the group mistaking him for Johnny.  His girl has constantly compared him with Johnny and he wants his revenge.  Johnny himself does turn up at the end, but this is about both Scott and the gang leader coming to terms with Johnny Madrid’s reputation.

Filming Order 22

Aired Episode Number 21

Airdate 17 March 1970

TRANSCRIPT OF AIRED EPISODE

Guest stars
Brenda Scott as Violet
Warren Oates as Drago
Rex Holman as Chapel

Director: Allen Reisner
Writer: Ken Trevey

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2.22 Dream of Falcons

Synopsis
Chad Lancer gets involved with an eccentric inventor who is trying to develop a flying machine.  Johnny helps when the inventor is killed by a local magnate trying to secure water rights.

Filming Order 24

Aired Episode Number 22

Airdate 07 April 1970

Guest stars
John Beck as Chad Lancer
Harold Gould as Otto Mueller
Richard X Slattery as Buck Fanning

Director: Don Richardson
Writer: Carey Wilbur

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2.23 Goodbye Lizzie

Synopsis
Murdoch tries to help an old friend, Lizzie Kramer, start a new life with her daughter, who’s just about to come back from a fancy school back East, unaware that Lizzie has been running a gang of robbers and outlaws.

Filming Order 19

Aired Episode Number 23

Airdate 28 April 1970

SCRIPT

Guest stars
James Best as Clay
Victor Campos as Julio
Charlie Briggs as Ted
Nan Martin as Lizzie Cramer
Annette Molen as Jenny
Bill Vint as Mossy

Director: Allen Reisner
Writer: Kathleen Hite

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2.24 The Rivals

Synopsis – The Rivals
Local rancher, widow Aggie Conway, has had her name coupled with Murdoch in the past, but nothing has come of their friendship.  Now she’s going to marry a man who’s out to make life as difficult for Murdoch as he can, by buying all the land around Lancer and boxing the ranch in.

Filming Order 6

Aired Episode Number 24

Airdate 05 May 1970

Guest stars
Rory Calhoun as Buck Addison
Mary Fickett as Aggie

Director: Christian Nyby
Writer: Thomas Thompson

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2.25 Lifeline

Synopsis
After having his fortune told by a young woman, Jelly is convinced that he’s dying.  At the same time, cattle are dying all over the ranch, threatening its economic future.  Johnny takes on the fortune teller, who seems to be having true visions, and uncovers a plot to take the ranch from the Lancers.

Sadly, the last ever episode.

Filming Order 25

Aired Episode Number 25

Airdate 19 May 1970

Guest stars :
Peter Palmer as Charlie
Donald Knight as McGovern
Barbara Luna as Anna

Director: Robert Butler
Writer: Samuel Roeca

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