Air Date: December 18, 1966

Written by: Mort Thaw, Mary T. Taylor, Thomas Thompson

Directed by: William Witney

Guest Stars: Janet De Gore (Allie Miller), Michael Witney (Jess Miller), Teddy Quinn (Tommy Miller), Frank Puglia (Padre)

The Cartwrights protect a woman and her deaf son from the boy’s outlaw father.

Trivia: Michael Witney appeared in three other episodes of Bonanza – “Mighty Is The Word”, later in “The Stronghold”, and “The Prisoners”. Witney was also married to the model Twiggy.

Frank Puglia (Padre) had a memorable bit as a Moroccan rug merchant who marks down prices to friends of Rick (Humphrey Bogart) in the classic film Casablanca (1942).