Episode 297 - TO DIE IN DARKNESS

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Re: Episode 297 - TO DIE IN DARKNESS

Post by Tracy » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:36 pm

Another aspect of this wonderful episode leaves me a little baffled. There are only three "extra" actors in this one - James Whitmore, the warden, and the guard who brings Postley to the warden's office - a small guest cast, right? So, did the budget for this episode go into the mine shaft pit? We don't see Hop Sing and there is no mention of where he is. We don't see Roy - really? Ben is missing for over a month and Roy is no where to be seen? If Ray Teal was busy, why not Clem?

Also, when Joe and Hoss return home to find Candy and Ben missing, they mention going out to talk to the hands to see if they know where Ben and Candy have gone. Now, if there are hands present, how did Postley return Buck and Candy's horse to the barn, get back into the house, wash the dishes and clean up, and get back out without being seen?

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Re: Episode 297 - TO DIE IN DARKNESS

Post by ellen » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:10 pm

Postley was really lucky that no one suspected him. Maybe the sheriff hadn't read Joe's "How To Be A Detective" book?
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Re: Episode 297 - TO DIE IN DARKNESS

Post by Tracy » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:39 pm

ellen wrote:Postley was really lucky that no one suspected him. Maybe the sheriff hadn't read Joe's "How To Be A Detective" book?
I agree that Postley should have been an obvious suspect, but I was really referring to the fact that Roy wasn't in the episode. He and Ben are very close friends and I was surprised there were no Hoss/Joe/Roy scenes with Roy assuring them he was doing everything he could to find Ben and Candy.

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Re: Episode 297 - TO DIE IN DARKNESS

Post by rolsson » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:23 pm

this is such a unique episode for Bonanza, imagine thinking up such a story line.

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