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Bonanza episode
“The Grand Swing”
Season 13, Episode 1
#390 in Series
Grandswing
Air date September 19, 1971
Production code
Guest starring:
Written by John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins, William Koenig
Directed by William F. Claxton
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
"An Earthquake Called Callaghan"
Next Episode:
Fallen Woman
External links
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The Grand Swing on IMDb

Summary[]

Against Ben's orders, Jamie drives a supply wagon on a route he's not supposed to; he loses control and wrecks the wagon. Jamie escapes uninjured but one of the horses is so badly hurt it has to be shot. To teach Jamie a lesson in responsibility, Ben decides to take his adopted son on an extended tour of the Ponderosa...

Plot[]

Jamie deliberately disobeys Ben's order not to drive the supply wagons. During his ride, the wagon goes out of control on a sharp curve and is wrecked. Nobody is hurt but a badly injured horse has to be put to sleep. Fearing punishment, Jamie decides to run away. Ben takes him on a tour of the Ponderosa, namely to see how others handle their mistakes in positive and negative ways.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights[]

Recurring[]

Others[]

  • Charlotte Stewart: Betsy Rush
  • Med Flory: Clint Rush
  • Ted Gehring: Harlow Trapp
  • Ralph Moody: Tall Pony
  • Raymond Guth: Bill Cooper
  • Lane Bradford: Jake Rasko
  • Bill Shannon: Charlie Trapp
  • Mary Mayumi: White Squirrel
  • Chuck Bail: Kale
  • Duane Grey: Sheriff Snell

See Also[]

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