Air Date: April 14, 1968
Written by: Michael Landon
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Guest Stars: Julie Harris (Sarah Carter), Steve Ihnat (Josh Carter), Johnny Whitaker (Timmy Carter), Michele Tobin (Sally Carter)
Hoss brings happiness to the family of a bitter alcoholic rancher.
Trivia: This was Steve Ihnat’s second of three appearances in the series.
Actress Julie Harris is a five time Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee. In his autobiography A Life, Eli Kazan said that he was grateful to have Harris on the set of East of Eden (1955) because she had a calming influence on James Dean. Kazan praised Harris as both an actress and as a human being. She was the recipient of the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors along with Robert Redford, Tina Turner, Tony Bennett, and Suzanne Farrell.
This was the first complete script Michael Landon wrote for the series that NBC approved for filming.