Gunsmoke

Wishbone

Season 11, Ep 22, Aired 2/19/66
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  • Episode Description
  • Spellman, Travers and Aikens are robbing a stage when the guard shoots Spellman in the leg, resulting in Travers killing the guard and wounding the driver. Being wounded himself, Spellman has a difficult time keeping up with Travers and Aikens and is left to fend for himself. When the stage gets to Dodge the robbery is reported to Matt who takes off after the criminals, leaving Festus in charge in town. Doc is feeling really bad because he thought the driver would live, but died from the wounds. Kitty suggests that as long as he has to ride to Pearl Miller's place, a goodly distance out of Dodge, to deliver her baby that he take a fishing pole along and get a couple of days rest. Doc takes her advice and tries to sneak out of town without Festus finding out. Matt follows the outlaw's trail to Benson Flats and Mr. Tonkins' farm. Tonkins tells Matt the outlaws came by earlier and which direction they went. It turns out that Spellman was in Tonkins' house with a gun on him. In the meantime, Doc stops for water on the way out to the Miller place and gets bitten by a rattlesnake. Festus overhears two ladies gossiping and figures out where Doc went. Leaving Thad in charge he takes off after Doc, and finds him in pretty serious condition. Doc's horse ran off with his medical bag in the buggy while he scuffled with the snake, so Festus recommends putting some fresh meat on the wound to draw out the poison, in this case a dead chicken. Doc agrees and Festus rides back to a farm he'd passed earlier with some chickens in the yard, but is confronted by a man with a gun and has to kill him to get the chicken. While Festus is getting Doc back to Dodge, Matt corners Travers and Aikens in a ghost town and gets shot!moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Burt Reynolds

    Quint

  • Ken Curtis

    Festus

  • Dennis Weaver

    Chester

  • Roger Ewing

    Thad

  • Buck Taylor

    Newly O' Brien

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    • The synopsis is used with permission and is in the words of the person who e-mailed me.

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    • jmikeh May 01, 2013

      This is the only episode I have seen where Festus cries. Over the thought of Doc dying from the snakebite