#24 - "It's the End of the Road, Stanley"
This little one-setting drama, although written by a previous Laredo scripter, doesn't play like a Laredo episode. It may have been reworked from a script intended for another show. Joe doesn't make an appearance until the second half. Chad and the Captain don't appear at all.
NiteOwl Review: Not one of our favorite episodes.
Jack Hanks and his two cohorts, Paco Romero and Crazy John, meet at Martha's way station to wait for Benny Murphy with money for their travel to Mexico, not knowing he's been captured. Crazy John, who likes to kill lawmen, gets the drop on Reese who is recognized as a Ranger when he poses as a cattle buyer.
They're joined shortly by Willburn, a local politician and his wife Letty. Paco Romero wiles away his time romancing Letty and Maryanne, Martha's young ward. The women become jealous of each other. When Joe comes in pretending to be a traveling salesman, he's captured when the women rush him to check out his wares before he can get to his gun. Willburn angers Letty by suggesting she "bargain" with Romero. The Rangers promote discord among the group. Crazy John is killed drawing on Romero over the women. The women fight over who will be taken back to Mexico as a hostage by Paco. Joe cuts himself loose with a broken bottle while everyone is distracted. He overpowers the men and leaves Reese with three women angry at him for insulting them as part of the plan to cause disruption.
Reese facing the wrath
of three angry ladies
Original air date Mar 10, 1966
Directed by Leon Benson
Written by Gene L. Coon
Neville Brand as Reese Bennett
Peter Brown as Chad Cooper
William Smith as Joe Riley
Phil Carey as Capt. Parmalee
Fernando Lamas as Paco Romero
Jeanette Nolan as Martha Tuforth
Jack Weston as Crazy John Holden
Sheilah Wells as Maryanne
Marian Moses as Letty Willburn
Warren Kemmerling as Jack Hanks
Tol Avery as Millburn W. Willburn
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