Gunsmoke

Lover Boy

Season 9, Ep 2, Aired 10/5/63
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  • Episode Description
  • In Wichita, Kansas Kyle Kelly gives Terry Lee the brush off. She was expecting a proposal. Six months later in Dodge, Kyle meets Avis Fisher. She's in her early thirties her husband Ab near fifty. Ab stays in town. Kyle follows Avis home. They smooch. Ab finds Kyle's kerchief, Avis explains it away. Ab asks Matt how can he kill a man for free. Matt says you can't. Ab tells Quint and Kyle he won't be going home until night. Kyle calls on Avis. Terry's one of Kitty's girls now. Kyle's talking to Terry. Luke Ryan comes in and Terry wants to go with him. Kyle objects. Luke decks him. Ab's going into Dodge. Kyle rides up to Luke's place and plugs him. Ab hears the shots. Luke tells Ab Kyle shot him. Ab won't tell Quint or Matt who shot Luke. He says he doesn't carry tales or informs on anyone. When Avis finds out it's Kyle she doesn't want Eb to tell. Kyle tells Avis Luke cheated him at cards, instead of the truth of fighting over Terry. He's says he shot Luke in self defense. Kyle plans on Matt killing Ab. Avis tells Ab Matt's after him for Luke's death. She says Matt ought to be shot. Ab shoots at Matt and rides off. Matt and Quint goes to Ab's. Ab shoots at them. Matt approaches with a white flag. Ab shoots. Matt shoots. Ab won't say Kyle sikked Luke even as he dies. Matt tells Avis you really killed Ab. Avis and Kyle plan to go to Colorado. Avis goes to Dodge to meet Kyle. Kyle says he can't leave yet. He tells Avis to go home. Avis says you're leaving me. Avis says goodbye and asks for a goodbye kiss. As they smooch she takes his gun and shoots him.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Burt Reynolds

    Quint

  • James Arness

    Matt Dillon

  • Milburn Stone

    Doc

  • Amanda Blake

    Kitty

  • John Meston

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  • Notes (1)

    • This is the last of 5 episodes where Ken Curtis played a different character besides his long-time known role as Festus Haggen.

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