The Virginian

Season 4 Episode 5

The Awakening

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Oct 13, 1965 on NBC
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A destitute former Minister, David Henderson (Glenn Corbett), who has had a crisis of faith, comes to Medicine Bow just as a dispute breaks out at a local mine over safety issues. Emmett Ryker entreaties Judge Garth to try and find a solution to the problem. When an accident occurs at the mine David assists in a rescue attempt but hurts his leg. He is taken to Shiloh where Betsy Garth nurses him and they become romantically involved. David's actions gain him the respect of the miners, he becomes their leader, and he calls a strike over the working conditions. Despite an attempt to intimidate the miners by importing scab labour, with Judge Garth's help the owners and miners manage to reach an agreement. David rediscovers his calling and asks Betsy to marry him. They are married at Shiloh Ranch and head off to start a new life at a parish David has been assigned in Pennsylvania.

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Doug McClure

Doug McClure

Trampas

Randy Boone

Randy Boone

Randy Benton

James Drury

James Drury

The Virginian

Clu Gulager

Clu Gulager

Deputy Sheriff Emmett Ryker

Lee J. Cobb

Lee J. Cobb

Judge Henry Garth

Roberta Shore

Roberta Shore

Betsy Garth

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Virginia Christine

Virginia Christine

Mrs. Claypool

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Jack Lambert

Jack Lambert

Pine

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Ford Rainey

Ford Rainey

Claypool

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