The Virginian - Season 8

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  • The Gift
    The Gift
    Episode 24
    3/18/70
    7.8
    A saloon singer finds herself the target of killer after his partner dies in her room.
  • Rich Man, Poor Man
    Rich Man, Poor Man
    Episode 23
    3/11/70
    7.0

    A farmer who has been poor his entire life suddenly comes into a lot of money. He goes on a spending spree giving large parties, buying luxury items, and a ranch hand more than willing to help him spend it.

  • The Sins of the Fathers
    3/4/70
    7.4

    Adam Randall is hired on as a Shiloh hand despite his being a gunfighter. Despite his being a troublemaker, the Virginian, whose life he saved, and Clay, for unknown reasons, stand behind him.

  • A King's Ransom
    A King's Ransom
    Episode 21
    2/25/70
    7.5
    Clay Grainger is kidnapped and held for ransom by a gang hired by an Englishman (Patrick Macnee)who has posed as a friend of the Graingers. However, his true intentions are later revealed by his wife (Jackie DeShannon) but not before the Virginian follows the kidnappers - after the ransom drop-off - captures them, and convinces them to tell him where Grainger is stashed.moreless
  • No War for the Warrior
    2/18/70
    7.0

    A man signs on to work a cattle drive for the Shiloh ranch putting the other hands in danger. He is a fugitive Indian caught between the white world and his Kiowa roots. Things get heated when they come to a small, bigoted town.

  • A Time of Terror
    A Time of Terror
    Episode 19
    2/11/70
    7.5

    Two young men and a girl take over the Shiloh ranch and hold the Graingers captive. They are setting up a trap for a close friend of Clay's, Judge Will McMasters.

  • Train of Darkness
    Train of Darkness
    Episode 18
    2/4/70
    6.0

    On a train to Cheyenne, Clay, Elizabeth and Jim become involved in a fellow traveler's efforts to escape a vengeful family.

  • Holocaust (AKA - The Shiloh Years)
    1/28/70
    6.0

    The Shiloh ranch is burned down after Clay joins with his fellow ranchers to oppose an Eastern combine trying for a land-grab. This leaves Clay with only has one chance for survival of the ranch, get a herd to Denver in record time.

  • Nightmare
    Nightmare
    Episode 16
    1/21/70
    6.0

    When the wife of a prominent Medicine Bow business man arrives, smoldering jealousies quickly rise to the top.

  • You Can Lead a Horse to Water
    1/7/70
    7.3

    The accent is on comedy as a proper Southern woman, aided by Trampas and old Luther, goes after robbers who took her dowry.

  • Black Jade
    Black Jade
    Episode 14
    12/31/69
    5.5

    A bigoted gambler and his outlaw gang force Trampas and a black recluse into an alliance for survival.

  • A Woman of Stone
    A Woman of Stone
    Episode 13
    12/17/69
    7.5

    The Shiloh people unwittingly stir up the past when they shelter the son and white widow of a Shoshone.

  • Journey to Scathelock
    12/10/69
    7.9

    Jim is in North Dakota to purchase ponies when he tangles with a pair of sharp operators after his $4000 bank roll.

  • A Touch of Hands
    A Touch of Hands
    Episode 11
    12/3/69
    7.0

    Trampas becomes involved in a bittersweet romance.

  • Home to Methuselah
    Home to Methuselah
    Episode 10
    11/26/69
    7.5

    The Virginian becomes involved in a lawman's obsessive search for two surviving members of a gang.

  • The Bugler
    The Bugler
    Episode 9
    11/19/69
    7.0

    A story of alienation between a veteran Army officer and his son, a deserter.

  • The Substitute
    The Substitute
    Episode 8
    11/5/69
    7.7

    Trampas' vacation takes a nightmarish turn when he's jailed in a small town on a trumped-up murder charge.

  • A Love to Remember
    A Love to Remember
    Episode 7
    10/29/69
    7.2

    The Virginian becomes attracted to Julie Oakes, an Eastern reporter whose mysteriously tragic past may doom their relationship.

  • The Runaway
    The Runaway
    Episode 6
    10/22/69
    7.8

    The Graingers become stand-in parents for a boy running away from an orphanage.

  • The Family Man
    The Family Man
    Episode 5
    10/15/69
    7.1

    Jim becomes farmhand, midwife and friend to a pregnant teen whose husband is on the lam from the law.

  • The Power Seekers
    The Power Seekers
    Episode 4
    10/8/69
    6.8

    Clay's bid for territorial representative nets him a lesson in politics.

  • Halfway Back from Hell
    10/1/69
    7.3
    Trampas takes the job as teaching foreman at a rehabilitation ranch in Arizona. The group of prisoners which has been selected to start the ranch are having more problems with the nearby town than in learning how to work a ranch.
  • A Flash of Darkness
    9/24/69
    7.9
    During a cattle drive, a rattler startles the Virginian's horse while he is chasing a stray, he is thrown and hits his head on a rock causing temporary blindness. As he wanders in the darkness, he stumbles upon a young lady who lives with her father (James Whitmore)and brother, whom the Virginian had just fired. The daughter wants to help the Virginian though the men protest. The two men tell her that they are returning the blind man to his friends but actually plan to kill him. After leaving the house, the Virginian somehow manages to escape and makes it back to the house where he wanders into the corral and is nearly trampled by the horses until Trampas and Jim Horn rescues him from the corral and the two men.moreless
  • The Long Ride Home
    The Long Ride Home
    Episode 1
    9/17/69
    6.8
    The close friendship and free life of teenage cowhand Jim Horn and an old wrangler are put at risk when they both sign on the Shiloh. Young Jim takes a liking to his new surroundings, and to Elizabeth.
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