Season 1 Episode 2

The Barrier

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Sep 20, 1959 on NBC
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The Barrier

Young Jefferson Carruthers has been assigned to a new post as an Indian agent. He and his wife board the Enterprise to travel to their new home. Also on board is Vance Muldoon, who plans to offer Carruthers money if he will smuggle liquor to the Indians.


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Elizabeth Montgomery

Elizabeth Montgomery

Abby Carruthers

Guest Star

William Bendix

William Bendix

Vance Muldoon

Guest Star

John Kerr

John Kerr

Jefferson Carruthers

Guest Star

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Jefferson: You're an amazing woman, Abby. No matter what we go through together, no matter how much we hurt or ignore each other, you never lose your looks. Or your breeding. You're as beautiful now as the day I married you.

    • Muldoon: I'd hate to tell you how big a bribe I had to offer Mr. Holden for the chance of sitting at the same table with you and your husband, ma'am.
      Abigail: Oh? And did you take it?
      Grey: Oh, I'm a businessman, Mrs. Carruthers. I want all of Mr. Muldoon's business that I can get.

    • Jefferson: I'm a weak man. I can understand weakness in others.
      Abigail: Then try to understand mine. I love you, Jeff, but my weakness is that I can not forgive you.

    • Jefferson: Tell me, do you trade other things to the Indians besides flour?
      Muldoon: Of course, Pork, wampum, tools, blankets, lots of things.
      Jefferson: And what do they pay best for?
      Muldoon: The things we all pay the best for. What they want the most... and can't have.

    • Grey: You have to remember, this is a lonely town. And a beautiful female is a rare site. Well, in a sense they were paying you a compliment.
      Abigail: Compliment?
      Grey: Well, sure. Woman as beautiful as you are, walking the streets alone is bound to interest any man.
      Abigail: Not if he's a gentleman.
      Grey: Especially if he's a gentleman.

    • Jefferson: Just once I'd like to see your halo slip a little.
      Abigail: I'm your wife, Jeff. Do you think I could ever forget that?
      Jefferson: I don't need a wife, Abby. I need a woman who really loves me, and you stopped being a woman a year ago.
      Abigail: You're wrong, Jeff. I just stopped being your woman.

    • Jefferson: You're my wife, Abby. I have to give you something. You won't take love so money's the next best thing.

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