The Virginian

The Awakening

Season 4, Ep 5, Aired 10/13/65
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  • Episode Description
  • A destitute former Minister, David Henderson (Glenn Corbett), who has had a crisis of faith, comes to Medicine Bow just as a dispute breaks out at a local mine over safety issues. Emmett Ryker entreaties Judge Garth to try and find a solution to the problem. When an accident occurs at the mine David assists in a rescue attempt but hurts his leg. He is taken to Shiloh where Betsy Garth nurses him and they become romantically involved. David's actions gain him the respect of the miners, he becomes their leader, and he calls a strike over the working conditions. Despite an attempt to intimidate the miners by importing scab labour, with Judge Garth's help the owners and miners manage to reach an agreement. David rediscovers his calling and asks Betsy to marry him. They are married at Shiloh Ranch and head off to start a new life at a parish David has been assigned in Pennsylvania.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Doug McClure

    Trampas

  • Randy Boone

    Randy Benton

  • James Drury

    The Virginian

  • Clu Gulager

    Deputy Sheriff Emmett Ryker

  • Lee J. Cobb

    Judge Henry Garth

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  • Notes (2)

    • All the regulars appear in this episode except Diane Roter as Jennifer Sommers who, although shown in the opening credits, had not yet been introduced on the series.

    • Roberta Shore, who played Judge Garth's daughter Betsy, was a regular on the first three years of the series. This episode marked her final appearance, billed her as a "Guest Star", and explains how she left Shiloh.

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