A recluse is hired by Hoss to work on the Ponderosa. Patch: Grant Williams. Bronson: Bruce Gordon. Stimler: Lane Bradford. Ann: Sue Randall. Sheriff: Ray Teal. Doctor: Grandon Rhodes. Ben: Lorne Greene.
Joe takes credit for killing a horse thief when the outlaw's brothers come looking for revenge. Ben: Lorne Greene. Sheriff: Don Collier. Lorna: Luana Patten. Tanner: Dean Harens. Martha: Regina Gleason.