Bonanza

Day of Reckoning

Season 2, Ep 7, Aired 10/22/60
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  • Episode Description
  • After being injured in a fight, Ben is nursed back to health by Matsou and his wife Hatoya. In return, Ben gives the two Indians land on the Ponderosa to settle and farm. Their new lives face dangerous resistance from Matsou's brother, who hates the white man, and a white neighbor who hates the Indian.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dan Blocker

    Eric "Hoss" Cartwright

  • Lorne Greene

    Ben Cartwright

  • Pernell Roberts

    Adam Cartwright

  • Michael Landon

    Joseph "Little Joe" Francis Cartwright

  • Leonard Heideman

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A Ponderosa Case Study on Identity-Crisis and the Struggle of the Superego

    By millerem99, Mar 10, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Matsou: Look at me. I am neither Red Man, nor am I White Man.

    • Matsou: If it comes to dying...I would rather die as a warrior fighting with my people than, than as a farmer living amongst strangers.

    • Ben: Ike! If you do anything out of line...you'll answer to me.

    • Ike: Who said anything about a human skull. That's an injun skull. (laughs) Adam: Ike, I wouldn't use those words with Pa, you'll...you know how he feels on the subject.

    Notes (4)

    • Scenes for this episode were filmed on location at the Iverson Ranch in California's Santa Susanna Mountains.

    • Director Richard Bartlett was the first director to film an episode of this series in 5-1/2 days All previous directors took 8-11 days.

    • Ricardo Montalban (Matsou) and Madlyn Rhue (Hatoya) would later appear in the original Star Trek episode, Space Seed. They played Khan Noonien Singh and Lt. Marla Givers respectively.

    • Featured Cartwright: Ben

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