The Virginian

Season 4 Episode 2

Day of the Scorpion

Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Sep 22, 1965 on NBC



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    • This episode is yet another one dealing with the relationship of local cattle ranchers to outsiders or new migrants with different economic pursuits: in this case, sheep ranchers. Episodes on a similar theme but dealing with other economic threats include mining (Season 1 episode "The Final Hour") and lumbering (Season 3 episode "Timberland"). In all such episodes there is inevitably a Romeo and Juliet relationship between a local man and one of the newcomer women.

    • Judge Garth does not appear in this episode and Trampas and Randy do not appear until later in the episode. Jennifer Sommers (Diane Roter) also does not appear -- she is listed in the opening credits but did not make her first appearance on the series until a later episode.

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