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Bonanza episode
“The Way Station”
Season 4, Episode 6
#106 in Series
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Air date October 29, 1962
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Guest starring: Dawn Wells as Martha "Marty" Johnson

Robert Vaughn as Luke Martin Dorothy Green as Lucy Fisher Raymond Guth as Lafe

Trevor Bardette as Jesse Johnson

Walter Reed as Tim Fisher

Written by Frank Cleaver
Directed by Don McDougall
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Previous Episode:
The Deserter
Next Episode:
The War Comes to Washoe
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Adam takes shelter from a storm in a way station run by elderly Jesse and his granddaughter Marty. Also coming in from the elements is a fugitive murderer Luke Martin. The young woman is fascinated by the killer, so Adam intervenes and orders Luke to leave her alone. Luke leaves, but soon returns and proves how dangerous he is.


Caught by a dust-storm, Adam stops at a stagecoach way station for the night. There he finds an aging stationmaster and his beautiful granddaughter. She yearns to escape from the limitations of her life with her beloved but overprotective grandfather at the remote way station.

Luke, a gambler on the run from a posse for murder, seeks shelter from the storm. A stagecoach arrives, with a driver and two passengers who also seek shelter for the night. Luke soon takes them all prisoner, but after a night of tension and trouble, Adam is able to overpower him and deliver him to the posse. Adam finds an unexpected assist from Luke as he helps the stationmaster and his granddaughter find their way to a new life.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights[]


  • Dawn Wells: Marty Johnson
  • Dorothy Green: Lucy Fisher
  • Keith Richards: Sheriff Ross
  • Raymond Guth: Lafe
  • Robert Vaughn: Luke Martin
  • Trevor Bardette: Jesse Johnson
  • Walter Reed: Tim Fisher


Did you know?[]

  • German episode title: "Die einsame Station", meaning "The Secluded Station".


"Anybody...stranger or not...deserves help when they're walking into trouble."
Adam Cartwright[src]




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