Episode 234 - THE LAST MISSION

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Episode 234 - THE LAST MISSION

Post by Episode Guide » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:36 pm

Date: May 8, 1966

Summary: Ben joins a mission to make peace with the Paiutes. He is unaware that the real plan is to wipe out the Indians with a Gatling gun.

Written by: William Douglas Lansford and S.S. Schweitzer
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Guest Stars:Colonel Keith Jarrell...R. G. Armstrong Sergeant Devlin...Tom Reese Lowell...Brendon Boone Poker...Ken Mayer Chief Elkoro...George Keymas Wiggins...Clay Tanner Hop Sing...Victor Sen Yung Bill Clark...(uncredited stunt double)

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Re: Episode 234 - THE LAST MISSION

Post by snapdragon » Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:52 pm

Good episode! For once it's Hoss who figures out what's really going on with the soldiers and their "peace treaty" and tries to warn Pa. We don't see too many Pa/Hoss episodes.

Little Joe was left at home tending the chickens. Good! After Adam left, Little Joe has gotten the lion's share of action, love interests, and best lines. There's definitely a big hole in this show and in the family dynamics with Adam gone.

Dare I say it? I'm starting to count down the days until Candy shows up. He's no Adam but this show needs a fourth man.

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Re: Episode 234 - THE LAST MISSION

Post by Tracy » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:53 pm

This is the second episode, I believe, to mention that Ben spent time in Central/South America. I can understand him spending time there BEFORE he married Elizabeth - Capt Stoddard's ship could very well have sailed south. But to have been in the U.S. military and in Central or South America would mean Ben left Adam and Hoss behind. Interesting writing, even for a show whose various writers didn't follow previously stated canon.

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Re: Episode 234 - THE LAST MISSION

Post by ellie » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:08 pm

Saw this one today. It was horrible seeing Hoss, with bloody shoulder, slipping slowly off his horse. :sob
Unfortunately I was baking while this episode was on, so I missed a bit of it.

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