Episode 3 - THE NEWCOMERS

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Episode 3 - THE NEWCOMERS

Post by Episode Guide » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:50 pm

Date: September 26, 1959

Summary: Blake McCall and his partner John Pennington are headed across the Ponderosa, along with John's sister, Emily, who is engaged to McCall. Ben is concerned because they are in the business of hydraulic mining, and he is afraid his land will be damaged. Hoss is assigned the task of making sure the men leave the Ponderosa, and in the meantime falls in love with Emily, not knowing that she has a terminal illness.

Written by:Thomas Thompson
Directed by: Christian Nyby
Guest Stars: Inger Stevens (Emily Pennington); John Larch (Blake McCall); Robert Knapp (John Pennington); Charles Maxell (Krug); George J. Lewis (Jose Moreno); Byron Foulger (Justin Flannery); Diane Grey (Wyoming); Jon Lormer (Doc Riley); Martin Mason (1st Miner); Troy Melton (Merrill).

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Re: Episode 3 - THE NEWCOMERS

Post by PJudith » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:09 pm

This episode makes me sad for a number of reasons. It's a beautiful Hoss love story but so painful to watch his heartbreak when he finds out that Emily will die young. :sob

And it's so sad because of the reality that Inger Stevens did die young at the age of 35 from an apparent suicide. She was so talented and beautiful yet very deeply troubled.

On a different note it is an interesting to see Hoss's first love (at least it's the first love we know about) played by a Swedish actress named Inger when later on it is revealed that Hoss's mother was Swedish and also named Inger. Both women had a cool Nordic beauty.
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Post by Candy_Girl » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:35 pm

Wow, love your info on this, PJudith! I never knew that the actress died young, and of suicide! How depressing. The episode was well done, better than the two before it. Although it was kind of early to have a love story for one of the brothers, it was a good one and I loved Hoss in this. It was so sad at the end. Hate seeing Hoss so heartbroken. I knew that he came from a Swedish mother named Inger, but did not know that the actress who played Emily was Swedish, and named Inger. How very weird but kind of cool at the same time.

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Post by SteamEngine99 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:08 pm

This was a shocking episode for me, and it's still on my list of favorites.

I've always been a little picky about romance, but "The Newcomers" held my attention from beginning to end better than the two episodes before. I remember sitting with my sisters, trying to hold back tears as I watched, but I looked over at my youngest sister who had tears streaming down her cheeks and my job became harder.
One the episode was over, she and I hugged each other and laughed about how hard we were crying. Hoss certainly has a way of touching our hearts, especially with his love for Emily. <3
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Re: Episode 3 - THE NEWCOMERS

Post by daisy60 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:21 am

I agree-Dan did an amazing job on this. I was only a little girl when this was first shown so it was an episode that made me cry then and I still cry to this day! :sob
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Re: Episode 3 - THE NEWCOMERS

Post by Lisal » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:46 pm

Very sad episode and Dan was beautiful in it. I didnt know about the actress, poor girl. Such a sad thing to know she was in that much pain and turmoil.
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