The Magnificent Seven

Season 1 Episode 6

Witness

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jan 31, 1998 on CBS
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Mary's young son visits, only to be haunted by his memories of a rogue townsperson. Ezra's con-artist mother comes to town.

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      • Buck: Nathan, you're a doctor-type fella, aren't you?
        Nathan: Yeah, I suppose.
        Buck: Well, you've heard about this animal magnetism thing, haven't you? I mean, women, they can smell it on you. Now medically speaking if a man's got it, it's not his fault, right? I mean, it's more like a condition. It's like a rash or an ailment. It won't ever go away, will it?
        (Nathan walks away)
        Buck: It won't… Will it?

      • Vin: We're getting closer. He managed to cover a lot of ground for a little kid.
        Chris: Then he must be scared.
        Vin: What do you think made him up and run off like that?
        Chris: I don't know. He's running from something.
        Vin: Ain't we all.

      • Josiah: All right, gentlemen, this game is called "Read 'Em and Weep."
        Vin: I'm out.
        JD: I'm already weeping.
        Josiah: This game is called... "Solitare."

      • MAN: Well, come on, give me a hand.
        MAUDE: Well? Be careful with my luggage. It's genuine French leather.
        MAN: Let me give you a hand there, Ma'am.
        MAUDE: Thank you, Sir.
        VIN: Who the hell needs that much stuff?
        JOSIAH: Now, that, my friends, is proof there is a God.
        VIN: Amen, Brother.
        EZRA: Mother?
        JOSIAH: Mother?! I always thought Ezra was raised by wolves.

        MAUDE: Well, this is a sweet little town, Ezra.
        EZRA: Wonderful. Just what I want to hear.
        MAUDE: What on earth are you talking about?
        EZRA: Mother, what are you doing here? Did something happen in St. Louis?
        MAUDE: Well, things got a bit complicated there.
        EZRA: Oh, really?
        MAUDE: I thought it prudent to disappear for a while. Your letters spoke of this town's potential.
        EZRA: I knew I should have left off my return address.

        JD: What are you trying to do to me, Buck?
        BUCK: Hey, can I help it if I've got animal magnetism?
        JD: Animal what?
        BUCK: Animal magnetism. I read about it in a magazine. It's-it's-it's a power I've got no control over. Once women get a whiff of it What can I do?
        JD: Take a bath?
        ELLIOT: Mr. Wilmington... I know my daughter may seem very mature but perhaps you should keep company with people your own age.
        BUCK: Sir.
        ELLIOT: Keep an eye on him.
        BUCK: Sometimes this animal magnetism, it's a curse.

        MAUDE: (laughing ) He takes his little skirt, and he puts it on the poor dog and makes her dance the cancan--
        ( all chuckling )
        MAUDE: Full house-- and I said, "Ezra, honey you better be careful. Elsie's going to bite you," but he keeps dancing around and 'round until she goes... ( barks )
        ( all chuckling )
        MAUDE: And she nips him on the kisser. So he pulls off her skirt, and he says "Well, fine, then, you'll just have to dance naked."
        VIN: Ezra... we're just hearing about you and your dog.
        JD: The naked dancer.
        EZRA: If you'll excuse us, gentlemen. My mother needs her rest.
        MAUDE: My, my.
        JOSIAH: She looks just fine to me.
        VIN: She done cleaned us out.
        EZRA: Well, how about that?
        MAUDE: Well, I thank you gentlemen for the libations.
        JOSIAH: Uh, you need some help carrying my money?
        MAUDE: ( laughing ) I think I can handle it.
        JOSIAH: Good night, Maude.
        MAUDE: Good night.
        (the two move toward the bat-wing doors)
        EZRA: I've never had a dog named Elsie and I certainly never dressed her up.
        MAUDE: Well, it's still an adorable story.

        MAUDE: Kids... you just never know what kind of crazy thing's going to get into their heads. Why, when Ezra was a little boy he got his hands on a tomahawk playing Injun or some such thing. Next thing I know, his little cousin's fingers are all... Well, honey,
        it all worked out in the end.

        EZRA: Billy!
        JD: I hope we find the boy all right. Mrs. Travis looked ready to lose her mind over him.
        EZRA: My mother lost her mind long before I was born.
        JOSIAH: It's a mother's curse to worry over her kids.
        JD: What about Ezra's Ma, Josiah?
        JOSIAH: Charming woman.
        JD: She sure is. You know, she told me my fortune the other day, Ezra-- didn't even charge me.
        EZRA: And what did she see from the great beyond?
        JD: To tell you the truth, it wasn't that good. She told me I was going to be meeting my first and last bullet within six months.
        JOSIAH: Except...
        JD: Except she did this ancient ritual and it lifted the curse and now I'm going to be fine.
        EZRA: And the cost of said ritual?
        JD: Usually it's ten dollars.
        JOSIAH: But for you...?
        JD: Five.
        EZRA and JOSIAH: Billy!

        EZRA: Listen, Mother... about some of the things that were said the other night, I...
        MAUDE: Good-bye, Buck.
        BUCK: Oh! Now, Ma'am, you have yourself a good trip.
        MAUDE: Thank you. What's that smell?
        BUCK: Smell?
        MAUDE: Like animal, or something. ( sniffs ) P.U.! Well, it was nice meeting you.
        EZRA: What on earth was all that about?
        MAUDE: Nothing. Now, what were you saying?
        EZRA: Well, I just wanted to say with all that's going on I just didn't want you to feel as though I feel...
        JD (gives her money): Thank you, ma'am.

      • MAUDE: We'll use the same con we pulled in Chicago. You know, the cotton gin investment.
        EZRA: No.
        MAUDE: Excuse me?
        EZRA: I said no. Is that clear? The answer is no.
        MAUDE: Now, now...
        EZRA: Listen, mother, I've got this town believing that they can trust me to protect it from people like you... hell, from people like me.
        MAUDE:I thought that protection job was just a front.
        EZRA:Well, of course it is.
        MAUDE: Now, you haven't gone and joined the ranks of the employed, have you? Now, that would be undignified. Ezra... Ezra... What a waste of your god-given gifts. I raised you better than that.
        EZRA: R-raised me? Did you say raised me? Come on, now, mother. You didn't raise me as well as, uh... as a stray cat raises a litter. You-you dumped me. Remember? At every aunt and uncle's house you could find. Unless, of course, you needed me... for a con.
        MAUDE: I taught you a trade. I did the best I could. I'm sorry if it wasn't good enough.

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