Episode 429 - THE MARRIAGE OF THEODORA DUFFY

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Episode 429 - THE MARRIAGE OF THEODORA DUFFY

Post by Episode Guide » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:37 am

Date: January 9, 1973

Summary: A lady comes to the Ponderosa claiming to being Griff’s wife.

Written by: Ward Hawkins
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Guest Stars:Richard Eastham (Stanton), Karen Carlson (Theodora Duffy), Ramon Bieri (Jonas Holt), Robert Yuro (Dody Hendrickson ), Rayford Barnes (Shaw ), William Sage (Taylor), Bill Clark (Bates), Jerry Gatlin (Barnes), Hal Burton (Read)

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Re: Episode 429 - THE MARRIAGE OF THEODORA DUFFY

Post by littlejoenice » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:38 pm

I thought that this one was, by far, the worst one I've ever seen. Ramon Bieri I first seen guest starring in a different series, and to see him in this one was just plain ridiculous. All the actors did was talk in riddles. I watched it anyway, but it was rather confusing because of how cryptic the lines were. It was just awful! I read somewhere that the writers, since it was close to the last episode, just took bits and pieces and shoved everything together.
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Re: Episode 429 - THE MARRIAGE OF THEODORA DUFFY

Post by ellen » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:54 pm

I actually like this episode because Duffy is an unusual character. But the storytelling is a bit jerky.
littlejoenice wrote: I read somewhere that the writers, since it was close to the last episode, just took bits and pieces and shoved everything together.
This was actually the last episode filmed, so it's makes sense that they just threw together some of the scenes. They chose to switch the order aired with "The Hunter", because it at least that episode centered on a Cartwright.
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