Gunsmoke

Season 19 Episode 24

The Disciple

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Aired Unknown Apr 01, 1974 on CBS
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When a lawman's gun arm is shot up, he's essentially a sitting duck. That's what Matt figures when his ability to shoot again is in doubt. So, he leaves the badge and Dodge behind as well as Kitty, Festus, Doc, and Newly. Like vultures circling, outlaws start coming in to gun Dillon down. But, Dillon is out and about and a new marshal is in town. He meets a young man who is handy with a gun but refuses to shoot any living creature even if it were for his own life. Circumstances prove to both men that sometimes responsibility to duty requires more than just the ability to shoot.moreless

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  • Heartbreaking, Full of Strong Characterization, and a Emotionally Brilliant Episode!

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    After Matt is shot in the right arm (his good shooting arm), Matt is convinced that it's not good to be Marshal anymore, so he quits his job and leaves town for a more peaceful life. Along the way, he runs across a young fugitive who shoots well but refuses to kill. Also outlaws that have been after Matt for a long time go on the trail looking for him now that he's injured.



    The Disciple has to be one of the strongest episodes of Gunsmoke that I've seen in my life! It does what a great TV episode should do, give the characters strong development, put them in extreme peril, and be really awesome about it. I really loved the relationship between Matt and the young man; the drama is excellent and it's emotionally powerful.moreless
R. L. Armstrong

R. L. Armstrong

Ransom

Guest Star

Paul Picerni

Paul Picerni

New Marshal

Guest Star

David Huddleston

David Huddleston

Asa

Guest Star

Ted Jordan

Ted Jordan

Burke

Recurring Role

Woodrow Chambliss

Woodrow Chambliss

Lathrop

Recurring Role

Robert Brubaker

Robert Brubaker

Bartender

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