Genre: Drama, Western
Premise: Ben Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male Nevada ranching family. Set during and after the Civil War, ``Bonanza'' is the story of life on the family's thousand-acre spread, known as the Ponderosa, near Virginia City. Ben has his three sons, each with a different (and deceased) mother. Serious eldest son Adam hopes to follow in his father's footsteps; middle son Hoss is a gentle giant -- physically strong, but sometimes naive; and youngest son Little Joe is the most impetuous and romantic of the offspring.
S06, E28 (First Aired: Apr. 11, 1965)
Ben's foray to a quiet hotel room for some peaceful sleep is interrupted by a weeping bride, flying bullets and a murder charge.
S04, E25 (First Aired: Mar. 17, 1963)
Ben tries to help a woman (Ruta Lee) recognize her alcoholism is troubling a former heavyweight boxer who loves her.