Bonanza: Season 13

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 19
1971

The Grand Swing

Jamie deliberately disobeys Ben’s order not to drive the supply wagons. During his recklessness, the wagon goes out of control on a sharp curve and is wrecked. Nobody is…

2 Sep 26
1971

Fallen Woman

An alcoholic woman lashes out at Hoss after his testimony sends her husband to prison. She gets back at him by forcing the big guy to take custody of her young son, Petey. Hoss…

3 Oct 03
1971

Bushwhacked

Joe is shot and wounded while he is on a cattle drive in the Nevada desert. Two ranchers find him, delirious from thirst and the heat, and take him to their home to recover. Wh…

4 Oct 10
1971

Rock-a-Bye, Hoss

Hoss becomes a judge in a contest—he has to pick the perfect/prettiest baby. The parents of the babies nearly all try to influence Hoss, so he has a hard time deciding.…

5 Oct 17
1971

The Prisoners

6 Oct 24
1971

Cassie

7 Oct 31
1971

Don't Cry, My Son

8 Nov 14
1971

Face of Fear

Neta, a teen-age girl who is a friend of Jamie’s, witnesses an assault and robbery. The victim – Mr. Trumbull, a man who is about to inherit a fortune – dies.…

9 Nov 21
1971

Blind Hunch

10 Nov 28
1971

The Iron Butterfly

11 Dec 05
1971

The Rattlesnake Brigade

Jamie and three teen-agers – a girl and two boys – are kidnapped by Doyle, a hardened criminal with nothing to lose, and his gang of outlaws. The desperate outlaws…

12 Dec 12
1971

Easy Come, Easy Go

13 Dec 19
1971

A Home for Jamie

14 Dec 26
1971

Warbonnet

15 Jan 02
1972

A Lonely Man

16 Jan 09
1972

Second Sight

17 Jan 16
1972

The Saddle Stiff

18 Jan 30
1972

Frenzy

Ben helps shepherd a young family, the Kosovos (Nick; his wife, Anna; and his son, Sandor), who had recently immigrated from Serbia. Nick soon finds he can’t handle the p…

19 Feb 06
1972

Customs of the Country

All about Joe and Hoss’ visit to a small Mexican town named Agua Santos, which seems to have some rather peculiar laws. The two Cartwright boys soon find them in pretty d…

20 Feb 13
1972

Shanklin

A band of ex-Confederate soldiers demands $25,000 from Ben. When Hoss resists their demands and tries to fight them, their leader, Shanklin, shoots Hoss in the abdomen. Hoss li…

21 Feb 20
1972

Search in Limbo

Sid Langley is a real estate broker who is not well liked in Nevada, thanks to his shady ways of doing business. An irritable Ben is barely polite with Langley when closing a l…

22 Mar 05
1972

He Was Only Seven

A 7-year-old boy is killed after he walks into a bank during a robbery by the ruthless Springer gang. Joe and Jamie help the boy’s angrily grieving grandfather track down…

23 Mar 12
1972

The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother

A comic tale of mistaken identity, as Hoss (and eventually Ben and Joe) are held in connection with a series of road gang robberies by the bumbling Younger Brothers.

24 Mar 19
1972

A Place to Hide

The Cartwrights are once again brought in the middle of the Civil War. This time, the wife of former Civil War Col. Cody Ransom brings her young daughter to the Ponderosa, tryi…

25 Mar 26
1972

A Visit to Upright

Ben’s ability to close a lucrative livestock contract with a conspicuous widow hinges on the sale of a dilapidated saloon in Upright that Hoss and Joe had impulsively pur…

26 Apr 02
1972

One Ace Too Many

While the Cartwrights are away to Carson City, ruthless land baron Bradley Meredith (Lorene Greene in a dual role) poses as Ben in a scheme to get control of the Ponderosa R…

About Bonanza

Set in Nevada, in the 1860s, Bonanza chronicled the adventures of the Cartwright family who owned a large ranch – The Ponderosa. Broadcast History
September 1959 – September 1961
Saturday 7:30-8:30pm
September 1961 – September 1972
Sunday 9:00-10:00pm
May 1972 – August 1972
Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm
September 1972 – January 1973
Tuesday 8:00-9:00pm

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