Air Date: May 19, 1968
Written by: Ward Hawkins, John M. Chester
Directed by: Marc Daniels
Guest Stars: David Canary (Candy Canaday), Jan-Michael Vincent (Eddie McKay), Jim Davis (Sam Butler), Bing Russell (Clem Foster)
A young man rejects an offer to work at the Ponderosa because Hoss shot his father, but a rancher intent on making trouble for the Cartwrights blackmails him into taking the job.
Trivia: This was the first of Jan Michael-Vincent’s two appearances in the series. He was a staple in 60’s, 70’s and 80’s movies and televison, but is probably best remembered for his 1984 TV series Airwolf which co-starred Ernest Borgnine.