Episode 163 - THE COMPANEROS

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Episode 163 - THE COMPANEROS

Post by Episode Guide » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:01 am

Date:April 19, 1964

Summary: Will Cartwright has his old friend Mateo and his wife as visitors. Mateo tries to convince him to return back with him to Mexico.

Written by:John Hawkins
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Guest Stars: Guy Williams as William Cartwright, Frank Silvera as Mateo Ibera, Faith Domergue as Carla Ibera, Roy Engel as Doc Martin

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Re: Episode 163 - THE COMPANEROS

Post by Tracy » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:23 pm

This episode has an element that drives me nuts. Will Cartwright's old friend, Mateo Ybarra and his wife, Carla, show up on the Ponderosa. They both refer to Will by using the Spanish equivalent of the name, William, which is Guillermo. Now, these two are supposed to be Mexican citizens - but they pronounce the name, Guillermo in two different ways. Mateo (Frank Silvera) pronounces it correctly. His wife, Carla (Faith Domergue) pronounces it wrong. Wouldn't the actors, along with the director, have agreed on how to pronounce a main character's name?

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Re: Episode 163 - THE COMPANEROS

Post by Adamant » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:30 am

It may be the since Faith Domergue wasn't Hispanic, she had problems pronouncing it in which case, the character should have been recast, IMO. But once I had a Chinese foreign exchange student in my class and for some reason, I had the worst time with her name. If they wanted to keep Domergue, they could have just have her say Will's name fewer times.

But I don't really care for this episode anyway. This series of episodes dealing with Will's past were a waste of episodes--IMO. But I guess the PTB were attempting to endear Will to the viewers.
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Re: Episode 163 - THE COMPANEROS

Post by SallyBrown » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:37 am

Tracy wrote:This episode has an element that drives me nuts. Will Cartwright's old friend, Mateo Ybarra and his wife, Carla, show up on the Ponderosa. They both refer to Will by using the Spanish equivalent of the name, William, which is Guillermo. Now, these two are supposed to be Mexican citizens - but they pronounce the name, Guillermo in two different ways. Mateo (Frank Silvera) pronounces it correctly. His wife, Carla (Faith Domergue) pronounces it wrong. Wouldn't the actors, along with the director, have agreed on how to pronounce a main character's name?
Good catch Tracy!

Ghi-YER-moh (correct)
vs
Gwee-yer-MOH(O_o)
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Re: Episode 163 - THE COMPANEROS

Post by SallyBrown » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:01 am

Adamant wrote:But I don't really care for this episode anyway. This series of episodes dealing with Will's past were a waste of episodes--IMO. But I guess the PTB were attempting to endear Will to the viewers.
In hindsight, they have to be a waste, since the character didn't last, huh?! ;)
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Re: Episode 163 - THE COMPANEROS

Post by patina » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:28 am

This is my second favorite of the Will eps, There was so much potential for future stories involving him. And Will almost fits in on the Ponderosa since he's on a cattle drive with Adam and Hoss.

The only good thing about Pressure Game is Laura is soon going away with Cousin Will (in Triangle).
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Re: Episode 163 - THE COMPANEROS

Post by ellen » Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:16 pm

I like the episode too, mainly because of Frank Silvera as Mateo. He's such a great character, played by a great actor. Dealing with a treacherous wife is a classic plot device, and this episode does a good version.
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