Gunsmoke

Panacea Sykes

Season 8, Ep 31, Aired 4/13/63
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  • Episode Description
  • Panacea, an elderly lady, is waiting to board the stage for Dodge. She pickpockets a watch off Shelby Little. She doesn't have the fare, but says Kitty is her daughter. The driver. Alvy, says she's good for it. In Dodge Alvy gets the $1.75 from Kitty. Pan tells Kitty many a time you said I was like a mother to you. Kitty's dad was a gambler. When Kitty's mom died Pan took her in. Pan steals money and jewelry from Kitty. Appleton Foote suggests Shelby offer a reward for his watch. Pan says doctors set me on edge. Pan reminds Kitty she took her in for two years. Sam says there is a whole case of whiskey missing. Pan has a poker game in her room selling the whiskey. Kitty breaks it up. Foote tells Pan he knows why she left New Orleans. Foote details Pan's lighthandedness in various cities. In New Orleans jewels were stolen and a gambling house owner was knifed. Foote wants to be Pan's partner. Pan says she will give her answer that evening. Pan sends a telegram to the Chief of Police of New Orleans inquiring into the whereabouts of Panacea. The return telegram says she is wanted for stealing some jewelry. Pan tries to frame Foote for stealing the watch. Foote's been telling Matt of Pan's actions. Matt locks up Foote. Pan is sick. She falls out going to the Long Branch. Doc tells Pan you are very sick, and have been for a long time. She gives Kitty her jewelry and money back. Pan had her gambling house stolen from her. She gives Matt the New Orleans jewelry back, and says she didn't knife him. Doc tells Pan to get some sleep. Pan gets dressed. She hitches a ride with Raleigh and Ethel Webb heading to Pueblo. Pan tells them her baby daughter is in Pueblo.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Arness

    Matt Dillon

  • Milburn Stone

    Doc

  • Amanda Blake

    Kitty

  • Glenn Strange

    Sam

  • Kathleen Hite

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