The Virginian

Season 5 Episode 17

Yesterday's Timepiece

Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Jan 18, 1967 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The attack on Stacy and Elizabeth's parents took place in Texas during a Comanche War 16 years earlier at a place called Bulging Flat. A skirmish between the North Concho and Middle Concho rivers, was led by Swift Wolf.

  • Quotes

    • Swift Wolf: It was a small house with many trees put in the earth by the settler. We had come for horses, not scalps. We left a man and woman, wounded but alive.
      Stacy: My parents were dead.
      Swift Wolf: Of their wounds maybe, after we left.
      Stacy: You're lying!
      Swift Wolf: A man child and a little girl child, hiding, the man child standing over her to protect her, on his face a fierce expression. I spared their lives to honor the courage of the man child. Maybe I should have killed him then so he would not later come to claim my life.
      Stacy: I don't want your life.
      Swift Wolf: It is well. You cannot bring back the dead, not yours, not mine.

    • Stacy: I never even thought of them as having names.
      Elaine: Who?
      Stacy: Maybe I never even thought of them as being human beings.
      Elaine:: You mean the Indians?
      Stacy: I mean the men who killed my mother and father.
      Elaine: Stacy, you're not thinking--
      Stacy: Of what, revenge? I don't know. I wasn't thinking of it--it isn't why I came. But here I am, and there must be a reason for it.
      Elaine: Not to kill someone. I can't see you doing that.
      Stacy: All I can see is the darkness of that cellar.

    • Grainger: I guess every man has a right to look back once, before he goes forward again.

    • Stacy: Have you ever had a dream, a nightmare that keeps comin' back to you? (Grainger shakes head.) Well, I have. Ever since Mom & Dad were killed.
      Grainger: Well you had a pretty rough time of it, you and Elizabeth, hidden in that storm cellar with all that shooting and yelling. But if you've been having nightmares, why didn't you tell me?
      Stacy: They went away. Until two nights ago.
      Grainger: The day you bought that watch.

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