Enter Thomas Bowers
Bower, the famous Italian opera singer, is invited to perform in Virginia City. When he arrives, it's discovered that he is a black man & is shunned by the town. Bower is then arrested until his indentity can be confirmed.
The Dark Past
A bounty hunter stops at the Ponderosa with an injured horse & is forced to stay on to work off the cost of a new horse. While there, he meets another guest, Holly Burnside, the wife of the man he is after, Jamie Boy Briggs.
My Fair Ernest T. Bass
Andy steps into the role of Professor Henry Higgins to transform wild mountain man Ernest T. Bass into a sophisticated gentleman. Guest Star: Howard Morris
Little Bummer Boy
Hoping to lift Arlo's spirits, Maddie, Thelma and Frank decide to celebrate Christmas for once. Arlo surprises Maddie with an unwelcome gift: her estranged mother. Guest Star: Cloris Leachman