Episode 44 - THE SAVAGE

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Re: Episode 44 - THE SAVAGE

Post by PlatoofthePonderosa » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:43 pm

I always figured it was pain rather than fatigue that did him in so quickly. He's still barely hobbling along with that stick, and then he gets into a fight which requires running, leaping, crouching...when he and the Indian were locked for several seconds, the wounded leg was taking all the pressure. Once the moment of crisis passed, it wouldn't be surprising if he blacked out.

Personally, I don't think it was a dream. Sure, there were far-fetched elements, but that's normal for Bonanza. :laughing The main reason you'd think it was a dream is Ben's/Hoss's doubt at the end (they think he's delirious). But when Joe brings out the Bible with the ring inside, it seems to debunk that theory.
Joe: Hey, where's the Plato of the Ponderosa this morning?
Ben: If you're referring to your brother Adam, he left on TIME.

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Re: Episode 44 - THE SAVAGE

Post by patina » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:33 pm

I think Adam’s romance with Ruth was a fever-induced dream. The music leads me to that conclusion. I believe Ruth was a medicine woman respected by the Shoshone, she took Adam back to her camp to patch him up, and she left with the Shoshone once she was satisfied his wounds were healing.

It makes no sense to me that she (or the Shoshone) would take the time to button Adam’s shirt up before they left. (When found by the rest of the family, Adam’s shirt is again buttoned as it was when he initially awoke in her camp.) Hoss (or is it Joe?) points out Adam is running a high fever. Adam is grateful to Ruth for caring for him and, since he believes they had a romance, he wants to find her. Was she perhaps wearing the wooden ring when they met and she left it behind as a tantalizing clue that she had in fact patched him up?

Was Ruth what she seemed? Was she a beautiful, young woman or perhaps an older woman? Was she more than just a medicine woman the Shoshone came to for help? Had she possibly been adopted by the Shoshone and retreated to live, and mourn, on her own after her husband died? Is that why she had a wooden ring? Food for ff thought.
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Re: Episode 44 - THE SAVAGE

Post by Tahoe Lee » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:30 pm

First off I love the opening scene about the windmills. Good stuff there!!

To the story....I could actually see this as a dream. Not saying it is...but it has dreamy elements to it that you guys have pointed out. I agree..the music was off in this episode. David Rose used his music to express emotion so wonderfully in Bonanza...but not here.. Was this weird music done on purpose? It didn't fit the emotion.

The language was more of a dreamy Adam . Garden of Eden...I Love you very much. Music, books, laughter. The language is in another dimension...like in a dream. By the way, I could believe Adam Cartwright would have a dream about falling in love with a White Buffalo woman. Now that sounds totally in character.

And then his memory was thinking back to what had just happened in his life...just like you do when you dream. He remembered Ben telling him "as long as your education doesn't interfere with your. Thinking." And telling her about "I have a stubourb father and two hard headed brothers, but they're home to me no matter where they live."

He had remembered the Book of Ruth in the Bible.
In the Book....Ruth enters a foreign land and meets Boaz...a type of redeemer.
Kind of like what Adam wants to be????

And it ends too abruptly...like a dream
He looks dazed on his horse going home
"You're a good man, Adam." *Toy Soldier*

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Re: Episode 44 - THE SAVAGE

Post by janet0312 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:29 pm

I couldn't get into this the other night when I picked this one to watch. Maybe I was too tired. But I loved Pa and Adam arguing and Hoss and Lil Joe listening in. That was pretty funny. I will try it again soon. Maybe.
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