Gunsmoke

Season 11 Episode 25

The Brothers

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Aired Unknown Mar 12, 1966 on CBS
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The Brothers
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Ed's gang robs the bank in Dodge City and kills a customer. During their escape Billy, Ed's younger brother, is wounded and arrested. Matt took off after the gang but lost them. That evening, while dinning with Kitty, Thad introduces his friend, Will Taylor, to Matt. It's apparent that he idolizes the marshal and offers to help in any way he can. Later that night the four outlaws return to Dodge, one of them becoming deceased in a failed attempt to break Billy out of jail. The next morning Matt leaves Thad in charge of the jail while he and Festus try, yet again, to track Ed and the rest of the gang down. In the meantime, Doc had to pay a visit to an expectant mother on one of the outlying ranches. On his way back to town he's stopped by two of the gang members, beaten, and given a message to deliver to Matt that all of his friends will meet the same fate, or worse, if he doesn't let Billy go. Doc finds that Matt isn't back yet when he gets to town. Ed rides into the marshal's office and tells Thad that he's just a traveler that met Matt on the road and was told to come into town and tell him to meet Matt at an abandoned way-station out at Black Fork. Thad doesn't quite buy it and decides to obey Matt's last instructions to stay and guard the jail. At Thad's appeal not to go, Will decides to take his place and go meet Matt, with disastrous effects. The gang next beats up the local newspaper publisher and his wife, not liking the story he printed about them. Matt then takes Billy out of town, ties him to a tree, and uses him as bait to draw the gang into a trap, but Ed figures out what's happening and attacks Matt from behind!moreless

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Scott Marlowe

Scott Marlowe

Ed

Guest Star

Tom Resse

Tom Resse

Okie

Guest Star

Mark Struges

Mark Struges

Will Taylor

Guest Star

Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis

Festus

Recurring Role

Roger Ewing

Roger Ewing

Thad

Recurring Role

Eddie Firestone

Eddie Firestone

Carl Willkins

Recurring Role

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