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The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner

Season 8, Ep 36, Aired 5/18/63
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  • Episode Description
  • Aaron Locker proposes to Leah Brunson. Coley Fletcher, a buffalo hunter, who was bothering Leah at the Long Branch, busts Aaron's skull. Moss tells Matt, Coley left an hour ago. Coley's horse pulls up lame. He meets Jubal Tanner. He shoots him and takes his horse. Matt finds Jubal and takes him to Doc. Aaron died two hours after Matt left. Hobie, Aaron's brother, blames Leah for his death. Hobie tells Leah there is something at the farm Aaron got her. Hobie invites Leah in. Leah asks what did Aaron have for me. She says there isn't anything is there. Leah tries to leave she slaps him. Jubal was a guard at Andersonville. Hobie tells Leah he's gonna shoot her. Jubal comes up behind him and tells him to put the gun down. He doesn't, Jubal kills him. Jubal and Leah walk off together. Matt got Fletcher. Matt tells Tanner he's in the clear. Jubal's leaving to look at some homestead land. He tells Leah if you are still around when I get back I'd like to tell you about it. Leah says she'd like that.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Arness

    Matt Dillon

  • Milburn Stone

    Doc

  • Amanda Blake

    Kitty

  • Paul Savage

  • Andrew V. McLaglen

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Leah: "He was a buffalo hunter. They all look alike. And, they all smell alike."

    Notes (1)

    • This episode's title shares a name, to be exact, of an episode of The Big Valley which would later air on October 13, 1965. Coincidentally the actor who portrays Jubal Tanner in this episode is Peter Breck who stars as a regular in The Big Valley as Nick Barkley. In the Big Valley's episode of "The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner", the character of Jubal Tanner is portrayed by Arthur O'Connell.

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