The Gauntlet (Episode 5.20)

Executive Producer Frank Price
Produced by Cy Chermak
Written by Lou Shaw
Directed by Thomas Carr

I've seen worse ...

Episode scene:

The Virginian has been seriously wounded by a cattle thief while riding across Al Keets’s ranch. When Al’s son asks if the bullet was in deep, the doctor replies that he’s seen worse, but the last one died.

Quotation from the book (Chapter 27):

When the doctor arrived, he pronounced that it would be long - or very short...the wound was fortunately well up on the shoulder, and gave so far no bad signs...and the blood and strength of the patient had been as few men’s were.

Additional comments:

  1. On two occasions in this episode, Al Keets is impressed that the Virginian’s employer has such faith in his foreman. John Grainger allows the Virginian to travel with $8000 of his money, and lets him make decisions regarding livestock purchases for Shiloh. Each time, the Virginian answers Keets terseley and confidently: “He lets me.”

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