Bonanza episode
“The Spitfire”
Season 2, Episode 17
#49 in Series
Air date January 14, 1961
Guest starring:
Written by Ward Hawkins
Directed by William Dario Faralla
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The Courtship
Next Episode:
The Bride
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Summary[edit | edit source]

After Joe kills a man in self defense who tried to set fire to the Ponderosa to clear himself some land, he has to take his lively, feisty, wild, daughter home and she, and her relatives, are now determined to kill Joe.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Joe tries to stop a homesteader he finds starting a fire on the Ponderosa and ends up shooting in self-defense. Feeling responsible for the dead man's daughter, Joe brings the petulant daughter, Willow, back to the Ponderosa. Willow's mother, Maude Hoad, a determined woman from the Kentucky hills, descends with her hulking son, intent on exacting revenge on the Cartwrights.

Cast[edit | edit source]

The Cartwrights

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Did you know?[edit | edit source]

  • German episode title: "Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung", meaning "The Taming Of The Shrew".

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"You ain't seen killin' till you killed one o' us!"
Maud Hoad[src]

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Videos[edit | edit source]

Video:Bonanza - The Spitfire

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