Gunsmoke

Innocence

Season 10, Ep 12, Aired 12/12/64
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  • Episode Description
  • Elsa Poe arrives on the stage and asks Doc to escort her to the Long Branch. Bob Sullins and Art McLane argue over who gets served first by Quint. Charlie Ross and Joe Rogers run a freight business. At the Long Branch, Sullins, a trail boss, sits with Elsa. McLane has designs on Elsa also. At Delmonico's McLane invites himself to Elsa's table. Elsa tells him she's waiting for someone. Charlie walks in Elsa calls to him. She invites him to sit down. He buys her dinner. McLane fights Sullins over Elsa. Charlie breaks it up. Matt asks Elsa about McLane and Sullins, and asks her not to encourage them. No problem she replies. Doc asks Sullins how's the eye. Charlie comes to see Elsa. McLane sees Charlie and Elsa riding off for a picnic. Ross loaned Quint the money to get started. Charlie asks Elsa to marry. McLane bothers Elsa. Matt congratulates Elsa and Charlie on their impending nuptials, the day after tomorrow. Matt warns McLane. Sullins wants Elsa to come away with him. No not ever, even if there was no Charlie. McLane grabs Elsa coming out of her room. He says he just wants to wish her happiness. She figures he's still trying to find out how to keep her from marrying Charlie. Kitty throws a party for the couple. After the party, someone grabs Elsa in her room. He knocks her out, kills Charlie and goes out the window. Matt goes to Sullins room in the Dodge House. He's checked out. Joe Rogers and two friends are after McLane. Matt and Quint go after them. They catch up to Sullins. He has no alibi. He's after McLane. They're taking Sullins back to Dodge, when they run into Joe, holding a necktie party for McLane. Matt stops it and takes McLane back also. Elsa is talking but is still out of it. She keeps calling for Charlie. Joe incites the mob that heads for the jail. Matt secretly turns McLane and Sullins free. When Elsa comes to he'll know which one to go after. Someone climbs in Elsa's window and pulls a knife. Matt plugs him. Elsa died a few hours ago.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Burt Reynolds

    Quint

  • Ken Curtis

    Festus

  • Dennis Weaver

    Chester

  • Roger Ewing

    Thad

  • Buck Taylor

    Newly O' Brien

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • "Come out into the street where you have room to fall." -Art McClain

    • "Free's the magic word." -Kitty

    Trivia (1)

    • When Matt is checking the register at the Dodge House, the camera shows a close up of the register. The dates in the one column are 6/30, 6/31, and 7/1. The goof is that June (the 6th month) only has 30 days - the date of 6/31 doesn't exist!

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