History TearJerker / Bonanza

26th May '17 11:24:16 PM Maddoxsort
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* "The Hunter", the final episode of the series, ends with a convict driven so badly insane by his life in captivity that he shoots at everything wildly until his heart gives out and he drops dead. That is not a pleasant shot to go out on. [[HarsherInHindsight And knowing one of the main actors just died of heart complications when this aired, it is even more painful to look at.]]

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* "The Hunter", the final episode of the series, ends with a convict driven so badly insane by his life in captivity that he shoots at everything wildly until his heart gives out and he drops dead. That is not a pleasant shot to go out on. on to close the book on the series. [[HarsherInHindsight And knowing one of the main actors just died of heart complications when this aired, aired makes it is even more painful to look at.]]
26th May '17 11:23:34 PM Maddoxsort
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** This story as a whole becomes especially sad if one decides to watch it at the end of the season instead of the beginning, causing it to act as a poignant SeriesFinale and create a mystery as to why Hoss is no longer with the Cartwright Family.

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** This story as a whole becomes especially sad if one decides to watch it at the end of the season instead of the beginning, beginning (choosing to believe that Griff is just not appearing in this story, having been introduced midway through this last season), causing it to act as a poignant SeriesFinale and create a mystery as to why Hoss is no longer with the Cartwright Family.Family that is fully revealed here.



* "The Lonely Man": Hop Sing was finally given a chance to meet and enjoy the love of his life when he met [[HeroesWantRedheads Missy]], only for racial prejudice to assassinate any hope of him getting married to her because '''nobody''' condoned multi-ethnic marriage in his era. He's forced to send Missy away for her own good and says he'll be fine, before finally and tearfully remarking at the very end of the episode, "Hop Sing... very bad liar."

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* "The Lonely Man": Hop Sing was finally given a chance to meet and enjoy the love of his life when he met [[HeroesWantRedheads Missy]], only for racial prejudice to assassinate any hope of him getting married to her because '''nobody''' condoned multi-ethnic marriage in his era. He's forced to send Missy away for her own good and says he'll be fine, before finally and tearfully remarking at the very end of the episode, "Hop Sing... very bad liar.""
* "The Hunter", the final episode of the series, ends with a convict driven so badly insane by his life in captivity that he shoots at everything wildly until his heart gives out and he drops dead. That is not a pleasant shot to go out on. [[HarsherInHindsight And knowing one of the main actors just died of heart complications when this aired, it is even more painful to look at.]]
26th May '17 11:20:48 PM Maddoxsort
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** This story as a whole becomes especially sad if one decides to watch it at the end of the season instead of the beginning, causing it to act as a poignant SeriesFinale and create a mystery as to why Hoss is no longer with the Cartwright Family.
26th May '17 11:18:50 PM Maddoxsort
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* "The Lonely Man": Hop Sing was finally given a chance to meet and enjoy the love of his life when he met [[HeroesWantRedheads Missy]], only for racial prejudice to assassinate any hope of him getting married to her because '''nobody''' condoned multi-ethnic marriage in his era. He's forced to send Missy away for her own good and says he'll be fine, before finally and tearfully remarking at the very end of the episode, "Hop Sing... very bad liar."
11th Jan '16 9:58:53 PM rememberthehood1941
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* "The Decision" involves a doctor who is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. As he's being led up the gallows, he looks back at his wife and says "I love you."
19th Feb '14 10:01:35 AM Tapol
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* The 14th (and final) season opener, "Forever," was one of the most emotional of the entire series, given that it was the first new episode aired since the death of Dan Blocker, who portrayed the beloved middle son Hoss Cartwright. The emotion kicks in shortly after Little Joe's new wife, Alice, is killed by a ruthless gambler, and her body left to burn. Shortly after Alice's funeral, Joe returns to the charred remains of his house and refuses to leave ... when Ben shows up and tries to ask him to come home. Joe breaks out in tears and adamantly refuses, before he completely breaks down. Ben then, too, loses his emotions and begins to cry, and the two embrace. Years later, the two surviving cast members -- David Canary and Mitch Vogel, who played Candy and Jamie, respectively -- have said the emotions were genuine ways of both Lorene Greene and Michael Landon releasing their grief over Blocker's death.

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* The 14th (and final) season opener, "Forever," was one of the most emotional of the entire series, given that it was the first new episode aired since the death of Dan Blocker, who portrayed the beloved middle son Hoss Cartwright. The emotion kicks in shortly after Little Joe's new wife, Alice, is killed by a ruthless gambler, and her body left to burn. Shortly after Alice's funeral, Joe returns to the charred remains of his house and refuses to leave ... when Ben shows up and tries to ask him to come home. Joe breaks out in tears and adamantly refuses, before he completely breaks down. Ben then, too, loses his emotions and begins to cry, and the two embrace. Years later, the two surviving cast members -- David Canary and Mitch Vogel, who played Candy and Jamie, respectively -- have said the emotions were genuine ways of both Lorene Lorne Greene and Michael Landon releasing their grief over Blocker's death.
27th Nov '12 5:49:45 PM Briguy52748
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* The 14th (and final) season opener, "Forever," was one of the most emotional of the entire series, given that it was the first new episode aired since the death of Dan Blocker, who portrayed the beloved middle son Hoss Cartwright. The emotion kicks in shortly after Little Joe's new wife, Alice, is killed by a ruthless gambler, and her body left to burn. Shortly after Alice's funeral, Joe returns to the charred remains of his house and refuses to leave ... when Ben shows up and tries to ask him to come home. Joe breaks out in tears and adamantly refuses, before he completely breaks down. Ben then, too, loses his emotions and begins to cry, and the two embrace. Years later, the two surviving cast members -- David Canary and Mitch Vogel, who played Candy and Jamie, respectively -- have said the emotions were genuine ways of both Lorene Greene and Michael Landon releasing their grief over Blocker's death.
** In the next scene, Joe announces he's leaving, perhaps permanently, to sort out his grief and emotions. After leaving the room, Ben sadly walks up to a dresser, looks at a photograph and leaves the room in near tears. The camera then pans in on a photo of Hoss. Indeed, no direct mention of Hoss' death is ever given, as this is merely implied with the focus on Blocker's photo.
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