Episodes appear in order of original air date which may not coincide with when they were actually filmed. Episodes that are linked have an In-Depth article.
Air Date: March 23, 1969 Written by: Preston Wood, Elliot Gilbert Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: David Canary (Candy Canaday), Beth Brickell (Emily McPhail), Ron Hayes (Deputy Marshal Wade McPhail), Bing Russell (Deputy Clem Foster)
Joe is shocked to see his ex-fiancee, Emily Anderson, in Virginia City.
Trivia: This was Beth Brickell's first of two appearances in the series. she starred for two seasons in the popular CBS series, Gentle Ben (1967), with Dennis Weaver. Subsequently, she appeared in some 100 TV shows and movies, receiving Emmy consideration for guest roles on Bonanza ('A Single Pilgrim, Season 12) and Hawaii Five-O
Air Date: March 30, 1969 Written by: Ward Hawkins Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: David Canary (Candy Canaday), Will Geer (Calvin Butler), Robert Pine (Steed Butler), Larry Casey (Jess Parker), Jennifer Douglas (Barbara Parker)
Joe and Candy travel to Butlerville and learn that one of Ben's closest friends is burning out new settlers.
Trivia: This was Will Geer's first of three appearances in the series. He is probably best remembered for his portrayal of Grandpa Walton on the long running CBS series The Waltons.
Air Date: April 6, 1969 Written by: Thomas Thompson, Suzanne Clauser Directed by: Herschel Daugherty
Guest Stars: David Canary (Candy Canaday), Bonnie Bedelia (Lorrie Mansfield), Michael Vincent (Rick Miller), Charles McGraw (Luke Mansfield)
Feeling unloved, a Marshal's daughter runs off with a Ponderosa hand her father knows has spent time in prison.
Trivia: This is Bonnie Bedelia's first of two appearances in the series. She is the aunt of Macauley Culkin. Recently, she was on the NBC series Parenthood.
Air Date: April 20, 1969 Written by: B.W. Sandefur, Norman Katkov Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: David Canary (Candy Canaday), Patricia Smith (Margaret Claybourne), Dana Elcar (Caleb Milton), Kevin Burchett (Coley Claybourne)
Coley Clayborn, who has always thought his mother abandoned him and his father, thinks she is only after the gold mine he inherited when she recently returned to Virginia City.
Trivia: This was Dana Elcar's first of two appearances. A popular character actor, he is probably best remembered for his role of Pete Thornton in the ABC series MacGyver.
Air Date: April 27, 1969 Written by: Ward Hawkins, Milton S. Gelman Directed by: Lewis Allen
Guest Stars: John Anderson (Sam Masters/Major Thomas Andrews), J.D. Cannon (Colonel James Hudson), Verna Bloom (Ellen Masters), Lawrence Linville (Will Tyler)
On a trip to buy back their mine from their friend, Sam Masters, Ben and Hoss discover he was once in charge of a Confederate prison camp, and is now the target of his former inmates wanting revenge.
Trivia: This was Larry Linville's first and only appearance in the series. He is probably best known for his role of Major Frank Burns in the long-running CBS series M*A*S*H.
Air Date: May 11, 1969 Written by: John Hawkins, Peter Germano Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: Anthony Zerbe (John Spain), Robert Hogan (Tobias Horn), Marj Dusay (April Horn), Ray Teal (Sheriff Roy Coffee)
The Cartwrights are scammed by brother and sister con artists. Joe is determined to catch them.
Trivia: This was Anthony Zerbe's first and only appearance in the series. A one time Emmy winner, Zerbe has kept busy in Hollywood and on stage since the late 1960s, often playing villainous or untrustworthy characters, with his narrow gaze and unsettling smirk.