Bonanza: Season 14


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 12

Forever (1)

Little Joe has finally found true love – the beautiful Alice Harper. The two have a wonderful courtship and very soon, the two are engaged. Unlike past relationships the Cart…

2 Sep 12

Forever (2)

Little Joe learns of the tragic and savagely brutal circumstances of Alice’s death and is determined to bring her killers to justice.
While a good part of this epis…

3 Sep 19

Heritage of Anger

Ex-con John Dundee, a friend of the Cartwights, is being released from prison. Ben tries to help John readjust to society, but John wants revenge on those who sent him to priso…

4 Sep 26

The Initiation

Jamie’s friend, Ted Hoag, is unfairly blamed for the death of another young fellow during a club initiation. In the end, it’s a lesson in responsibility for the boy…

5 Oct 03


While at the Nevada State Prison to inspect conditions, Ben is taken hostage in a riot. The riot is an attempt by frustrated inmates to expose horrific conditions at the prison…

6 Oct 10

New Man

In what was essentially the second part of a two-part episode centering on Griff King, the young parolee arrives at the Ponderosa and is hired as a ranch hand. Ben, Joe and the…

7 Oct 24

Ambush at Rio Lobo

Ben and a pregnant woman named Teresa are held hostage by desperate outlaws, who plot to rob a stagecoach and force the two to go along with the scheme.

8 Oct 31

The 26th Grave

9 Nov 14


The moving tale of Little Joe and his beloved black stallion, which Ben purchases for his son as a birthday gift.

10 Nov 28

The Hidden Enemy

Dr. Will Agar is Virginia City’s new town doctor, and brings with him new skills and expertise to treat area residents’ health maladies. Only thing is, Dr. Agar is…

11 Dec 05

The Sound of Sadness

12 Dec 19

The Bucket Dog

Jamie obtains an Irish setter pup and forms a special bond between dog and man. The dog’s owner learns the puppy is at the Ponderosa and arrives to claim it … so he…

13 Dec 26

First Love

Jamie becomes friends with the wife of an unpopular schoolmaster, who often browbeats her.

14 Jan 02

The Witness

An elderly business associate of Ben’s is killed after a man, posing as Candy, tries to rob her; the woman suffers a fatal heart attack, which – since it happens during…

15 Jan 09

The Marriage of Theodora Duffy

A serious game of ““let’s pretend”“ begins when Griff and government agent Theodora Duffy pose as husband and wife to capture a gang of war crimin…

16 Jan 16

The Hunter

In what turned out to be the series finale, Little Joe is making a delivery for Ben when he meets Bill Tanner, a psychotic killer that is posing as a soldier he has killed. His…

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