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- Who is your favorite Bonanza character?: Hoss
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- Who is your favorite Bonanza character?: Ben
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Very cringe worthy. I only watched up to that scene and may finish watching later. It's one I haven't seen and was curious.
Nice stunt, Little Joe double! Really nice!
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- Who is your favorite Bonanza character?: Adam
Bonanza is my favorite show but this episode is so boring that I found myself shopping on Amazon while this was on tv. Wendy was like a dandelion...cute and all, but flighty and forgetable.
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- Who is your favorite Bonanza character?: Joe
BTW, Judi Rolin has now for many years sold real estate in Hilton Head, SC
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- Who is your favorite Bonanza character?: Adam/Any PR character
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Wendy is 19 and should have been already married, is actually close to becoming an old maid and the ending gives the impression that she will stay single for far more years; Wendy will end up supporting her father in all his future failures as he is nothing more than a dreamer. And as they're driving away and Wendy looks back at Joe, I received the feeling that she was regretting leaving, that she realized (since she actually did have moments of insight) what her future would probably be and that she made a mistake.
One thing that stood out to me is Joe's fight in the hotel. It seemed out of place to me as he could just as easily threatened the drummer with the sheriff or said Wendy was with him; he's not in Julia's Palace or in some other bar where fights are common. I expected the hotel manager to call the sheriff and for Joe to end up in jail but nothing came from the fight. If he had been locked up, it would have added to this episode. But they may have wanted Joe to be a "man of action", unlike Wendy's father--to be a dramatic foil.
As for Gene Lyons who played Wendy's father, he was an alcoholic and died in his 50's from alcoholic complications. That is why he looks so awful in both this and his STTOS appearance. But in his younger days, he had a serious fling with Grace Kelly.
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