Episode 418 - THE INITIATION

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Episode 418 - THE INITIATION

Post by Episode Guide » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:26 am

Date: September 26, 1972

Summary: Jamie and his friend seek to join a club but to join requires initiation.

Written by: Douglas Day Stewart
Directed by: Alf Kjellin
Guest Stars: Ronnie Howard (Ted Hoag), Ed Bakey(Lumis), William Bramley (Mueller), Nicolas Beauvy (Ron Lewis), James Chandler (George Adams) Sean Kelly (Josh Adams), Biff Elliot (Harley Lewis), Jeff Smart (Sonny Mueller), James Van Patten (Corky Sibley) ), Pitt Herbert (Mr. Cropin), John Zaremba (Judge) Alfred Barker Jr.( Billy Newton), Ivor Barry (Preacher), Sam Jarvis (Bailiff), William Challee (Stableman), Harry Basch (Prosecutor), Phyllis Love (Miss Griggs)

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Re: Episode 418 - THE INITIATION

Post by Smorgana » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:59 am

I didn't notice this before but Ben makes a reference to Hoss' passing near the end of the episode where he says "I just buried one of my boys. This is wrong." This was a good episode with a young Ron Howard. A sad story about boys doing silly things and it all going horribly wrong.

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Re: Episode 418 - THE INITIATION

Post by daisy60 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:12 am

I'll have to pay better attention next time I watch it. I missed that reference about Hoss. It show very well how boys do things wanting to fit in but sometimes things can go very wrong too quickly. Jamie learned that if you feel in your heart something is wrong, it's better to not keep secrets but to trust those you love.

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Re: Episode 418 - THE INITIATION

Post by Cartwright fan. » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:46 am

I have a hard time watching episodes post-Hoss, and I'm not a fan of Jamie, so I really didn't like this episode. It needed Hoss- it so badly needed Hoss...
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Re: Episode 418 - THE INITIATION

Post by Smorgana » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:02 pm

I like Jamie but all of season 14 is hard to watch without Hoss and knowing it ended the way it did.

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