Season 1 Episode 20

The Savage Hills

Aired Sunday 6:30 PM Feb 09, 1958 on ABC

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  • Bret meets the formidable and charming Samantha Crawford, much to his delight and chagrin.

    Samantha owns every scene she appears in, in this relatively funny installment of Season One. Whether she's matching wits with Bret, or charming the pants off of an elderly Southern judge (figuratively speaking), she is a delightful guest star. The character of the secret service agent, Gunnerson, is also humorously amoral, in his search for marital bliss with his young wife through the medium of money. The title of this episode refers to an interlude in the middle during which Bret and Samantha spend trying not to be brutally murdered by Indians after stealing food from a funeral house. It's a little jarring, actually, because the rest of the episode is so light-hearted, and the Indians are basically devices rather than characters. Still, sharp writing as always makes it a fine entry.