Episode 194 - THE TRAP

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Episode 194 - THE TRAP

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Date: March 28, 1965

Summary: Joe accidentally kills Burk Shannon, the husband of one of his former girlfriends, Hallie. Joe is dismayed to learn that Hallie thinks he killed Burk on purpose, freeing her to marry him. Burk's identical twin brother arrives in town also convinced that Burk's killing was intentional. Things take a turn for the worse when Hallie herself turns up dead.

Written by: Ken Pettus
Directed by: William Witney
Guest Stars: Joan Freeman (Hallie Shannon), Steve Cochran (Burk & Booth Shannon)

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Post by CowgirlAtHeart » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:55 pm

I like this episode, but I wish there was a scene at the end where we got to see Joe again...the last we see of him is when he's been shot and Ben is carrying him to the doctor. By the end, we're told he's going to be okay, but it would feel more satisfactory to actually see him!
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Post by Cartwright fan. » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:48 pm

Totally agreed Cowgirl. As a matter of fact, I feel like the first time I watched this episode, I said to myself, "Now we get to see a Joe, Pa happy moment", or something equivalent. And it never happened. :rotfl
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Post by daisy60 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:29 am

What's really funny about pa carrying Joe. I read that as a joke Michael had tiny little weights sewed into his jacket to make himself heavier! You can see pa struggling to carry him, probably wondering how he got so heavy. I love when Joe stands out in the street with his legs spread out. What a view!

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Post by debbiejo » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:33 pm

Cartwright fan. wrote:Totally agreed Cowgirl. As a matter of fact, I feel like the first time I watched this episode, I said to myself, "Now we get to see a Joe, Pa happy moment", or something equivalent. And it never happened. :rotfl
Had the very same reaction when I first viewed this episode back in the 60s.......major JPM coming ! But, alas, not to be. :sob

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Post by littlejoenice » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:46 pm

CowgirlAtHeart wrote:I like this episode, but I wish there was a scene at the end where we got to see Joe again...the last we see of him is when he's been shot and Ben is carrying him to the doctor. By the end, we're told he's going to be okay, but it would feel more satisfactory to actually see him!
As I've said before, Cowgirl, I'll say it again. The only way to be satisfied when the writers leave you hanging, so to speak :laughing , is to write your own additional scene. I myself, was rather upset over this, but at the time, never thought to do it. I'd love to read one, though.

Also, I read somewhere that for the scene where Joe is shot, and Ben lifts him up to carry him to the doctor? Well, Michael Landon, as a joke, had had lead sewn into his pants! Can you imagine that? And Lorne Greene was still able to carry him!
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Post by CowgirlAtHeart » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:52 pm

littlejoenice wrote:Also, I read somewhere that for the scene where Joe is shot, and Ben lifts him up to carry him to the doctor? Well, Michael Landon, as a joke, had had lead sewn into his pants! Can you imagine that? And Lorne Greene was still able to carry him!
That prankster! :ha Poor Lorne, going into the scene so seriously, not knowing Mike was playing a joke on him!
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Post by littlejoenice » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:53 pm

I know, right? It may seem funny now, but I don't think Lorne Greene thought so!
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Post by Smorgana » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:12 am

I agree a Joe and Pa scene at the end would have been good. I was also expecting a to see Burke's brother go and see Joe (or maybe I just want more of Joe in general). What I have really enjoyed after watching these episodes (some I remember from years ago, some I haven't seen before) is finding fanfiction where folks have added those missing scenes or added a twist.
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Re: Episode 194 - THE TRAP

Post by PJudith » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:16 pm

It's not exactly a favorite episode of mine, but I like it.

Life seemed to fall into two categories for Joe. Either he was falling in love with women or women were falling in love with him.

Twins often have similar names like Jeff and John, Dan and Dave. But I always wished the writers had come up with something other than Burk and Booth. It was a total tongue twister for me. I kept thinking of them as Burth and BOO-k! :grin

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