Pony, this was a beautiful, beautiful story. I enjoyed witnessing the closeness of the family, as they pondered their possible deaths at the hand of the sheriff. I particularly liked family dynamics between Adam and Hoss.
As a joegal, I was thrilled to hear that Joe had honestly beaten the other challengers-with the exception of Liam, on his own. I thought that the arm-wrestling story was a perfect partnering with the story line of the ep, where the family is forced to wait it out, hoping against hope that Joe would be able to pull of his mission and rescue his father and brothers, in time.Author's Response:
Wow, what a great review! Thank you so much! The Gamble is one of my favorite episodes and I really enjoyed exploring the possibilities with this "missing scene." I'm glad you enjoyed this too, my friend.