I am new to this board. I am also a Big Valley fan. I watch reruns on Encore Cable - Western channel 423 - here in Illinois.
My questions are the make-up of the family. They're supposed to be this powerful family - holders of over 1000 acers or more of land and businesses worth millions. Yet none of the sons are married with children - children that could inherit their wealth and power? Along the disappearance of third son Eugene, doesn't this seem odd? Why would the producers of the show have middle aged sons - Jerrod and Nick with no families? Has this occurred to anyone else?