Lawman (1958)

Season 3 Episode 37

Conditional Surrender

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM May 28, 1961 on ABC
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Conditional Surrender
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Pa Beason has come to Laramie to die. He has led a life of killing and looting, and has never been brought to justice. He chose Laramie because he has heard that Dan is a fair man. He offers to give Dan a full confession of all of the raids he has performed over the years on the condition that his daughter, Iona, is cleaned up and put into a dress and looks like a lady rather than one of his sons, who are following in his footsteps. Dan agrees, knowing Lily can't turn down a challenge like that. He then agrees to make sure the girl is taken care of on the condition that Pa talks his boys into surrendering to him.moreless

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  • Longtime criminal Pa Beason is on his deathbed. He summons Dan, and agrees to make a confession in exchange for Dan seeing his daughter get dressed up like her mother used to do, and that he would send her to St. Louis, where she can start over.moreless

    9.0
    It was great seeing Peter Brown get some actual involvement. In the first four episodes that aired this week, two of them he wasn't in at all, and the other two he was barely in. His interaction with Iona was very cute, especially when she uses the parasol he bought for her to cover, so Dan and Lily couldn't watch them kiss. It's kind of funny, they won't let Dan and Lily make out, but Johnny gets all kind action. The story was very well done with Pa Beason wanting Ernie and Lester to turn themselves in, serve their time, and start over. The boys don't want to, and not long after burying Pa, they get into the shootout with Dan and Johnny. I'm not an expert on television history, but I kind of wonder if back then, they had a standards change in terms of what is acceptable. In the first two seasons, Dan and Johnny shot and killed people all the time, but in the recent episodes that I've watched they are just shooting them in either their arms or their legs. Oh, and I can't forget about Miss Lily. Dan needed to get Iona fixed up, and who better than the prettiest lady in Laramie. Lily was up to the big sister task, and the new look for Iona as I mentioned certainly got a certain deputy all excited.moreless
Claire Griswold

Claire Griswold

Iona Beason

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Robert F. Simon

Robert F. Simon

Pa Beason

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Hampton Fancher

Hampton Fancher

Lester Beason

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Grady Sutton

Grady Sutton

Ben Toomey

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