Gunsmoke - Season 18

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Episode Guide

  • Hostage!
    Hostage!
    Episode 13
    12/11/72
    8.0
    The greatest bad-guy character actor of our time, William Smith, plays Jude Bonner, a bad guy who kidnaps, brutalizes, and shoots Miss Kitty in retaliation for his brother having been caught by Matt Dillon and hung for his crimes. Probably for the first time in seventeen years of Gunsmoke, Dillon takes off his marshal's badge before going after Bonner, with the intent of killing him.moreless
  • The River (2)
    The River (2)
    Episode 2
    9/18/72
    7.7
    Matt is tracked, with bad intent, along a river gorge by a gang of villains while in custody of one of the gang and $24,000 of their money. Escaping the gang by jumping into the river, Matt is rescued by two kids, brother & sister on a raft, and floats downriver with adventures galore.moreless
  • The River (1)
    The River (1)
    Episode 1
    9/11/72
    7.6
    Matt is tracked, with bad intent, along a river gorge by a gang of villains while in custody of one of the gang and $24,000 of their money. Escaping the gang by jumping into the river, Matt is rescued by two kids, brother & sister on a raft, and floats downriver with adventures galore.moreless
  • Whelan's Men
    Whelan's Men
    Episode 20
    2/5/73
    7.6
    A former lawman that Dillon put out of business years earlier comes back with a group of men to gun him down. Since Dillon is out of town, they settle in at the Long Branch to play poker and wait. Kitty does the only thing she can do. She bets the entire town's wealth and Matt's life against the outlaw's hand.moreless
  • Patricia
    Patricia
    Episode 18
    1/22/73
    7.6
    Newly falls in love with a woman he met while tending the injured after a tornado. It doesn't take him long to decide to ask to marry her. Doc notes an odd bruise on her arm and her lack of energy. After an exam he wars with his conscience over whether to tell Patricia that she's got a rare blood disorder. He tells Kitty, Matt, and Newly before he marries her. She dies shortly after in Newly's arms and prompts Newly to go back to studying medicine.moreless
  • The Fugitives
    The Fugitives
    Episode 7
    10/23/72
    7.6
    Doc Adams comes into The Long Branch just in time to stop Festus from telling one of his long stories, Doc tells of how his day began and then rest before a baby has to be delivered. Now Doc and Festus have to treat the outlaws younger brother. Festus goes to get Matt as Doc is now left alone to treat the victim. The outlaws are ready for their brother to ride Doc warns that if moved the brother could die. Matt gets there in time to find that Doc is fine, but Festus is bleeding bad. The outlaws brother is dead. Doc tries to get the bullet out of Festus who is weak. One of the Stalcup outlaws comes back to get his brother Danny. Festus turns out fine only to drive Doc crazy!moreless
  • Tatum
    Tatum
    Episode 10
    11/13/72
    7.5
    An ex-gunfighter is dying. He must reconcile with the daughters he abandoned, and wants to be buried next to his wife, who is buried in a town that hates him.
  • The Brothers
    The Brothers
    Episode 12
    11/27/72
    7.5
    One psychotic brother is after Kitty to avenge his brother's death.
  • Quiet Day in Dodge
    Quiet Day in Dodge
    Episode 19
    1/29/73
    7.3
    Matt comes back to Dodge City after capturing a prisoner he has been following for two days straight. Kitty is upset with Matt for not attending a lunch. To make up for the mistake Matt asks her out for dinner.
  • The Sodbusters
    The Sodbusters
    Episode 11
    11/20/72
    7.3
    Matt has trouble getting a fight about water rights under control when things escalate to violence.
  • Milligan
    Milligan
    Episode 9
    11/6/72
    7.3
    Milligan joins the posse chasing Jack Norcross but he and his family are ostracized when he winds up shooting Norcross in the back.
  • The Drummer
    The Drummer
    Episode 5
    10/9/72
    7.3
    Daniel Shay comes to Dodge City as a drummer who peddles rat traps as a way of making money. While Daniel continues to look for buyers of his rat traps, he sees a Cheyenne boy stealing a horse. As he looks on memories of a battle at Rock Creek return. While having dinner with Sarah Morgan Mr. Shay wonders about Jimmy Morgan's father who died in the Rock Creek massacre, Sarah mentions that the cavalry ran him down.moreless
  • Shadler
    Shadler
    Episode 17
    1/15/73
    7.3
    Boone Shadler kills a guard and comes to a stricken town as a priest to keep from been caught by the law. Newly rides into town to try and help take care of sick people. Newly helps take care of Cyrus Himes who is dying. Newly thinks people may have gotten sick because of drinking bad water. Newly tests the water to find out what is in it, Matt gets a wire (letter) saying a sheriff released a prisoner 5 days ago. Matt wonders why Newly didn't return to Dodge with the prisoner. Newly wonders if the priest is who he says after seeing Sadler look for a Bible. Sadler tells Dallas Fair he is a convict and that Dallas should go with him.moreless
  • Jesse
    Jesse
    Episode 22
    2/19/73
    7.3
    Festus runs into Jesse Dillard who is wanted for shooting a black man. Festus wants to find out more and takes his friend to prison.
  • This Golden Land
    This Golden Land
    Episode 24
    3/5/73
    7.2
    Matt asks a Russian family to identify three men who dragged their son away. Matt tries to convince Moshe Gorofsky to give his testimony as to how his son died, he isn't sure American laws will protect him. According to Russian law Mr. Gorfsky can't testify in court as to how his son died. He isn't sure if the evidence is strong enough to convict those who killed his son. Gearshon tries to convince his father to let the American judicial system do the job of figuring out who killed his brother.moreless
  • Eleven Dollars
    Eleven Dollars
    Episode 8
    10/30/72
    7.2
    Festus wants to help of Charity Spencer after her father dies. Festus wants to honor her father's wishes Charity is dead set foot on got a tip of the leading by herself to a place for genteel ladies. Festus decides to sell her father's things and then deliver the money to her in person rather than mail the money. When he tells everybody he is headed to Abilene Matt and Kitty at the Long Branch don't feel right about the trip.moreless
  • Talbot
    Talbot
    Episode 23
    2/26/73
    7.1
    Talbot falls in love Katherine after shooting her husband in self-defense. Katherine wants to learn more about Talbot. Katherine learns of Talbot's plans to rob the bank, she puts her life in danger by telling Talbot she will leave him if he robs the bank.
  • Kimbro
    Kimbro
    Episode 21
    2/12/73
    6.9
    Matt runs into his former mentor Adam Kimbro and decides to build his self-confidence by deputizing him as a Deputy Marshal.
  • The Judgement
    The Judgement
    Episode 4
    10/2/72
    6.8
    A guy comes to Dodge for revenge on a guy who might just deserve it.
  • Homecoming
    Homecoming
    Episode 16
    1/8/73
    6.8
    Two outlaws head back to Dodge City to visit their mother who doesn't trust her sons who claim they want to work the farm and take care of their mother. They intend to take their mother's money along with Doc.
  • Jubilee
    Jubilee
    Episode 14
    12/18/72
    6.8
    A man neglects his family in favor of raising his prize possession: a race horse.
  • Sarah
    Sarah
    Episode 6
    10/16/72
    6.6
    While trying to catch an outlaw (by riding to the outlaw's hideout) Matt runs into Sarah where she wonders if Matt ever wed. We find that Matt was a deputy in San Antonio. Sarah later tells the group she married Charlie Jackson (Matt) days ago. Charlie Jackson was somebody Sarah knew. Charlie tries to get the outlaws to stop hurting Sarah, Charlie begins to find out of plan that may cause trouble. Sarah later tells Matt that she loves him, but learns that those feelings are not going to return. We find out Matt is after someone who gave him four days in jail. Sarah is forced to Vesco why Charlie Jackson is back in Mexico, because one of Vesco's men knows Charlie Jackson is dead. Sarah tells Matt to leave, but Matt tries to protect Sarah.moreless
  • Bohannan
    Bohannan
    Episode 3
    9/25/72
    6.6
    A faith-healer comes to Dodge. Doc is skeptical.
  • Arizona Midnight
    Arizona Midnight
    Episode 15
    1/1/73
    6.6
    A midget arrives in Dodge City claiming he will turn into an elephant at the stroke of midnight. Arizona begins asking for someone to care for him along with three bales of hay. Everyone finds the story a bit far fetched.
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