Bonanza: Season 9

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1

Second Chance

2

Sense of Duty

Ben, Hoss and Little Joe help the Virginia City militia escort a renegade Indian, who believes he is the Almighty, through hostile Indian territory to prison.

3

The Conquistadors

A band of Mexican kidnaps Little Joe for a $25,000 ransom. A group of cowboys plan to rescue Joe, kill him and claim the gold for themselves.

4

Judgment at Olympus

5

Night of Reckoning

6

False Witness

While at the bank in Sandust, Little Joe and the bank’s secretary witness an armed robbery. During a subsequent gunfight, the main culprit kills the banker, but is quickl…

7

The Gentle Ones

8

Desperate Passage

Driving horses to Utah, the Cartwrights and Candy discover only two people left in a town wiped out by rampaging Paiute Indians. Together, Mary Burns and Josh Tanner must trav…

9

The Sure Thing

10

Showdown at Tahoe

A career robber who claims to be a lumber man, and his gang plan to use Ben’s new freight paddleboat to haul a $1 million currency shipment to San Francisco.

11

Six Black Horses

12

Check Rein

An injured rancher, who has enlisted the aid of the Cartwrights to buy back one of his horses after his farm is foreclosed, must avoid getting killed by his ruthless uncle, who…

13

Justice Deferred

An anguished Hoss discovers that his testimony helped hang an innocent man accused of murder. As he struggles to bring the real killer to justice, Hoss must also combat the cow…

14

The Gold Detector

15

The Trackers

A man, recently released from prison for bank robbery, is accused of robbing the same Virginia City bank and gunning down a teller. The Cartwrights try to protect the accused m…

16

A Girl Named George

17

The Thirteenth Man

18

The Burning Sky

A cruel, sadistic, alcoholic and racist rancher named Aaron Gore stalks the wife of Ben’s friend, whom he has hired as a horse trainer. The woman is a glowingly beautiful…

19

The Price of Salt

When a young woman inherits her late father’s salt mine, a greedy rancher wants to buy all the salt for himself. Ben, standing for the smaller ranchers who cannot afford…

20

Blood Tie

A band of outlaws enact a scheme to rob the Ponderosa, by tricking Hoss and Little Joe away from the ranch and leaving a wounded Ben alone at home.

21

The Crime of Johnny Mule

Hoss stands alone in refusing to convict Johnny Mule, a ““slow”“ ranch hand who is accused of robbing and murdering his boss. So when Johnny Mule – fe…

22

The Late Ben Cartwright

23

Star Crossed

Candy falls in love with a beautiful young woman, unaware that the man claiming to be her cousin is a bounty hunter who is not only harassing her but has framed her for murder…

24

Trouble Town

25

Commitment at Angelus

26

A Dream to Dream

An alcoholic rancher, drinking away his bitterness, makes live unbearable for his wife and children. Hoss helps reform his friend while bringing happiness and stability to his…

27

In Defense of Honor

Davey – a orphaned Yute that Ben helped raise and has worked as a ranch hand on the Ponderosa – falls in love with one of his own. A fellow Yute’s jealousy over the b…

28

To Die in Darkness

While the others are away, Ben and Candy are lured by an old friend of Ben’s to go somewhere. The ““friend”“ traps them in a deep pit. He comes…

29

The Bottle Fighter

30

The Arrival of Eddie

Eddie McKay, the son of a robber and murderer who Hoss killed several years ago in a shootout, returns to Virginia City to make a good start. Hoss wants to help reform Eddie an…

31

The Stronghold

32

Pride of a Man

33

A Severe Case of Matrimony

34

Stage Door Johnnies

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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