Classic television show that helped define a generation of Western drama as a rancher and his charismatic sons defend their home and community.
S01:E19 - The Gunmen
Hoss and Little Joe are mistaken for bloodthirsty hired killers in a small Texas town dominated by two feuding families.
S01:E20 - The Fear Merchants
When a Chinese-American is accused of murder, the Cartwrights protect him from a manipulative mayoral candidate who wants all "foreigners" to leave.
S01:E21 - The Spanish Grant
When a family with a land grant try to seize the homes of locals and part of the Ponderosa, the Cartwrights try to disprove the validity of the grant.
S01:E22 - Blood on the Land
A murderous sheep herder has taken Adam hostage to try and force Ben to sign over a large section of Ponderosa land to him.
S01:E23 - Desert Justice
As is often the case on Bonanza, things are not always as they first seem. Hoss and Adam eventually learn who is the good guy and who is not.
S01:E24 - The Stranger
When an inspector comes from New Orleans to arrest Ben Cartwright for a 20-year-old murder, Ben must withdraw from the Governor's race.
S01:E25 - Escape to the Ponderosa
When three army deserters escape imprisonment and enter the Ponderosa, Ben realizes what they've had to deal with and promises to protect them.
S01:E26 - The Avenger
When Ben and Adam are falsely imprisoned and set to hang, Joe and Hoss must uncover the plot behind the witnesses to the crime, who are all lying.
S01:E27 - The Last Trophy
When an English couple comes to the Ponderosa, the wife expresses disappointment in her husband, a great hunter who is becoming more peaceful.
S01:E28 - San Francisco
While in San Francisco, two of Ben's hired hands get shanghaied and so does Ben in the process of looking for them.
S01:E29 - Bitter Water
The son of a neighboring rancher wants to sell land off for mining, violating a water rights agreement that Ben made with his father years ago.
S01:E30 - Feet of Clay
With his mother dead and his father in prison, a young boy comes to stay with the Cartwrights. But trouble arises when the boy's father escapes.
S01:E31 - Dark Star
While hunting a predator wolf, Little Joe finds a gypsy woman who has been rejected from her people because she is believed to be a witch.
S01:E32 - Death at Dawn
When a powerful gang plagues Virginia City with a murderous protection racket, the Cartwrights are determined to stop it even as it threatens them.