Gunsmoke

Sam McTavish, M.D.

Season 16, Ep 4, Aired 10/5/70
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  • Episode Description
  • Doc Adams feels that Sam McTavish (who is a woman Doctor) may replace him.

  • 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 (3)

    • "Sam McTavish, M.D. You Bet. You bet." Doc at the end of the episode while looking at her sign that was hanging outside.

    • "Old Doc's been skiddery here lately." Festus on Doc's recent behavior.

    • "It's like they say, four heads is better than none." Festus to Miss Kitty, Matt and Dr. Sam when Dr. Sam's invited to dinner.

    Notes (3)

    • Doc gets engaged to Dr. Sam in this episode.

    • There is a very touching scene at the end of this episode when Doc returns to town a few days after Dr. Sam's death. Matt, Festus and Miss Kitty stand staring at their long time friend hurting inside at his loss. This is classic TV at it's best!

    • The soft side of Doc is seen in this episode. Even though he seems rough on the exterior, the huge heart of this man comes out in this outsatnding episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • So how come Dr. Sam can cure everybody else that gets the same contagious disease in this episode, but the she herself dies from it?

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