Gunsmoke

Season 6 Episode 13

The Wake

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Aired Unknown Dec 10, 1960 on CBS
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The Wake
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Gus Mather comes into Dodge and throws a big wake for a man named Orson Boggs Doc and Chester are suspicious of this whole wake situation, but Chester and Doc attend the wake nonetheless and partake of the free drinks. When Matt comes back to Dodge from his business trip, Chester informs Matt on what has been going on . Matt also thinks something strange is going on as well. Matt and Chester are so suspicious of Gus Mather's story about Orson Boggs, they decide to do an investigation on all of this. While Matt and Chester are doing an investigation, they run into a man on the prairie. He tells them that he knows of a Orson Boggs, but has never heard of Gus Mather. He tells Matt that Orson Boggs lived in the Red Bank area of the prairie. Matt and Chester find Orson Bogg's farm. They discover Bogg's wife at the farm. Mrs. Boggs tells Matt that her husband is certainly not dead and that this story that Gus Mather is telling in Dodge about Orson being dead is false. Mrs Boggs come to Dodge to get to the bottom of this situation. When she goes into Miss Kitty's saloon to look around, she makes a strange discovery. Determined to find out the true facts of this Orson Boggs situation, Matt, Chester and Doc dig up the grave of Orson Boggs. What they find at the grave makes them even more puzzled about this case. Mrs. Boggs finally catches up to Gus Mather and the truth of all of this is finally made know.moreless

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Denver Pyle

Denver Pyle

Gus Mather/Orson Boggs

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Anne Seymour

Anne Seymour

Mrs. Boggs

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Michael Hinn

Michael Hinn

Joe Brant

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George Selk

George Selk

Moss Grimmick

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