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Bonanza Episodes

Television shows under the Western genre were undeniably the most watched television series from the 1930s to the 1960s. Their diverse storylines and characters entertained millions of people during their most prolific era. These popular programs include Bonanza, which soon became one of the greatest Westerns in history, resonating with audiences even after its peak years.

Bonanza was one of NBC's longest-running television programs, consisting of 14 seasons and 431 episodes. The show was also the first Western series in color, airing its first episode in 1959 and its last one in 1973. Many factors contributed to the program's tremendous success, starting from its storyline, characters, and themes tackled through each episode.

Bonanza centers on the fictional family, the Cartwright family, and their daily adventures. The Cartwrights were a family of four consisting of the patriarch Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam Cartwright, Eric "Hoss" Cartwright, and Joseph "Little Joe" Cartwright. Each of the Cartwright brothers was different, and the series shows their disparity now and then. All Cartwrights live in the Ponderosa ranch, the family's massive ranch located on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Apart from the characters, the show got its viewers hooked through its flexibility. While most Westerns focus on a central theme, usually about outlaws and gunfighters, Bonanza presented various social issues prevalent in America during its time. These topics include domestic violence, drug abuse, racism, and more.

Even if decades have passed since the show ran on-screen, Bonanza still attracts fans and casual viewers into watching it all over again.

If you're looking to watch some fantastic Western television show but don't know where to begin, Bonanza offers a great start! The list below exhibits the complete Bonanza series, with each episode presented with its respective plot, cast, and some behind-the-scenes details you'd find interesting to read. Although watching in a sequence is the best way to watch the show, feel free to watch any episode to your liking. Enjoy!

Season 1
Episode 01: A Rose for Lotta
Episode 02:
Death on Sun Mountain
Episode 03:
The Newcomers
Episode 04:
The Paiute War
Episode 05:
Enter Mark Twain
Episode 06:
The Julia Bulette Story
Episode 07:
The Saga of Annie O'Toole
Episode 08:
The Phillip Diedesheimer Story
Episode 09:
Mr. Henry Comstock
Episode 10:
The Magnificent Adah
Episode 11:
The Truckee Strip
Episode 12:
The Hanging Posse
Episode 13:
Vendetta
Episode 14:
The Sisters
Episode 15:
The Last Hunt
Episode 16:
El Toro Grande
Episode 17:
The Outcast
Episode 18:
A House Divided
Episode 19:
The Gunmen
Episode 20:
The Fear Merchants
Episode 21:
The Spanish Grant
Episode 22:
Blood on the Land
Episode 23:
Desert Justice
Episode 24:
The Stranger
Episode 25:
Escape to Ponderosa
Episode 26:
The Avenger
Episode 27:
The Last Trophy
Episode 28:
San Francisco
Episode 29:
Bitter Water
Episode 30:
Feet of Clay
Episode 31:
Dark Star
Episode 32:
Death at Dawn

Season 2
Episode 01: Showdown
Episode 02:
The Mission
Episode 03:
Badge Without Honor
Episode 04:
The Mill
Episode 05:
The Hopefuls
Episode 06:
Denver McKee
Episode 07:
Day of Reckoning
Episode 08:
The Abduction
Episode 09:
Breed of Violence
Episode 10:
The Last Viking
Episode 11:
The Trail Gang
Episode 12:
The Savage
Episode 13:
Silent Thunder
Episode 14:
The Ape
Episode 15:
The Blood Line
Episode 16: The Courtship
Episode 17: The Spitfire
Episode 18: The Bride
Episode 19: Bank Run
Episode 20: The Fugitive
Episode 21: Vengeance
Episode 22: Tax Collector
Episode 23: The Rescue
Episode 24: The Dark Gate
Episode 25: The Duke
Episode 26: Cutthroat Junction
Episode 27: The Gift
Episode 28: The Rival
Episode 29: The Infernal Machine
Episode 30: The Thunderhead Swindle
Episode 31: The Secret
Episode 32: The Dream Riders
Episode 33: Elizabeth, My Love
Episode 34: Sam Hill

Season 3
Episode 01: The Smiler
Episode 02: Springtime
Episode 03: The Honor of Cochise
Episode 04: The Lonely House
Episode 05: The Burma Rarity
Episode 06: Broken Ballad
Episode 07: The Many Faces of Gideon Flinch
Episode 08: The Friendship
Episode 09: The Countess
Episode 10: The Horse Breaker
Episode 11: Day of the Dragon
Episode 12: The Frenchman
Episode 13: The Tin Badge
Episode 14: Gabrielle
Episode 15: Land Grab
Episode 16: The Tall Stranger
Episode 17: The Lady from Baltimore
Episode 18: The Ride
Episode 19: The Storm
Episode 20: The Auld Sod
Episode 21: Gift of Water
Episode 22: The Jackknife
Episode 23: The Guilty
Episode 24: The Wooing of Abigail Jones
Episode 25: The Lawmaker
Episode 26: Look to the Stars
Episode 27: The Gamble
Episode 28: The Crucible
Episode 29: Inger, My Love
Episode 30: Blessed Are They
Episode 31: The Dowry
Episode 32: The Long Night
Episode 33: The Mountain Girl
Episode 34: The Miracle Maker

Season 4
Episode 01: The First Born
Episode 02: The Quest
Episode 03: The Artist
Episode 04: A Hot Day for a Hanging
Episode 05: The Way Station
Episode 06: Broken Ballad
Episode 07: The War Comes to Washoe
Episode 08: Knight Errant
Episode 09: The Beginning
Episode 10: The Deadly Ones
Episode 11: Gallagher's Sons
Episode 12: The Decision
Episode 13: The Good Samaritan
Episode 14: The Jury
Episode 15: The Colonel
Episode 16: Song in the Dark
Episode 17: Elegy for a Hangman
Episode 18: Half a Rogue
Episode 19: The Last Haircut
Episode 20: Marie, My Love
Episode 21: The Hayburner
Episode 22: The Actress
Episode 23: A Stranger Passed This Way
Episode 24: The Way of Aaron
Episode 25: A Woman Lost
Episode 26: Any Friend of Walter's
Episode 27: Mirror of a Man
Episode 28: My Brother's KeeperThe Crucible
Episode 29: Five into the Wind
Episode 30: The Saga of Whizzer McGee
Episode 31: Thunder Man
Episode 32: Rich Man, Poor Man
Episode 33: The Boss
Episode 34: Little Man… Ten Feet Tall

Season 5
Episode 01: She Walks in Beauty
Episode 02: A Passion for Justice
Episode 03: Rain from Heaven
Episode 04: Twilight Town
Episode 05: The Toy Soldier
Episode 06: A Question of Strength
Episode 07: Calamity Over the Comstock
Episode 08: Journey Remembered
Episode 09: The Quality of Mercy
Episode 10: The Waiting Game
Episode 11: The Legacy
Episode 12: Hoss and the Leprechauns
Episode 13: The Prime of Life
Episode 14: The Lila Conrad Story
Episode 15: Ponderosa Matador
Episode 16: My Son, My Son
Episode 17: Alias Joe Cartwright
Episode 18: The Gentleman from New Orleans
Episode 19: The Cheating Game
Episode 20: Bullet for a Bride
Episode 21: King of the Mountain
Episode 22: Love Me Not
Episode 23: The Pure Truth
Episode 24: No Less a Man
Episode 25: Return to Honor
Episode 26: The Saga of Muley Jones
Episode 27: The Roper
Episode 28: A Pink Cloud Comes from Old Cathay
Episode 29: The Companeros
Episode 30: Enter Thomas Bowers
Episode 31: The Dark Past
Episode 32: The Pressure Game
Episode 33: Triangle
Episode 34: Walter and the Outlaws

Season 6
Episode 01: Invention of a Gunfighter
Episode 02: The Hostage
Episode 03: The Wild One
Episode 04: Thanks for Everything, Friend
Episode 05: Logan's Treasure
Episode 06: The Scapegoat
Episode 07: A Dime's Worth of Glory
Episode 08: Square Deal Sam
Episode 09: Between Heaven and Earth
Episode 10: Old Sheba
Episode 11: A Man to Admire
Episode 12: The Underdog
Episode 13: A Knight to Remember
Episode 14: The Saga of Squaw Charlie
Episode 15: The Flapjack Contest
Episode 16: The Far, Far Better Thing
Episode 17: Woman of Fire
Episode 18: The Ballerina
Episode 19: The Flannel-Mouth Gun
Episode 20: The Ponderosa Birdman
Episode 21: The Search
Episode 22: The Deadliest Game
Episode 23: Once a Doctor
Episode 24: Right Is the Fourth R
Episode 25: Hound Dog
Episode 26: The Trap
Episode 27: Dead and Gone
Episode 28: A Good Night's Rest
Episode 29: To Own the World
Episode 30: Lothario Larkin
Episode 31: The Return
Episode 32: Jonah
Episode 33: The Spotlight
Episode 34: Patchwork Man


Season 7
Episode 01: The Debt
Episode 02: The Dilemma
Episode 03: The Brass Box
Episode 04: The Other Son
Episode 05: The Lonely Runner
Episode 06: Devil on Her Shoulder
Episode 07: Found Child
Episode 08: The Meredith Smith
Episode 09: Mighty Is the Word
Episode 10: The Strange One
Episode 11: The Reluctant Rebel
Episode 12: Five Sundowns to Sunup
Episode 13: A Natural Wizard
Episode 14: All Ye His Saints
Episode 15: The Dublin Lad
Episode 16: To Kill a Buffalo
Episode 17: Ride the Wind: Part 1
Episode 18: Ride the Wind: Part 2
Episode 19: Destiny's Child
Episode 20: Peace Officer
Episode 21: The Code
Episode 22: Three Brides for Hoss
Episode 23: The Emperor Norton
Episode 24: Her Brother's Keeper
Episode 25: The Trouble with Jamie
Episode 26: Shining in Spain
Episode 27: The Genius
Episode 28: The Unwritten Commandment
Episode 29: Big Shadow on the Land
Episode 30: The Fighters
Episode 31: Home from the Sea
Episode 32: The Last Mission
Episode 33: A Dollar's Worth of Trouble

Season 8
Episode 01: Something Hurt, Something Wild
Episode 02: Horse of a Different Hue
Episode 03: A Time to Step Down
Episode 04: The Pursued: Part 1
Episode 05: The Pursued: Part 2
Episode 06: To Bloom for Thee
Episode 07: Credit for a Kill
Episode 08: Four Sisters from Boston
Episode 09: Old Charlie
Episode 10: Ballad of the Ponderosa
Episode 11: The Oath
Episode 12: A Real Nice, Friendly Little Town
Episode 13: The Bridegroom
Episode 14: Tommy
Episode 15: A Christmas Story
Episode 16: Ponderosa Explosion
Episode 17: Justice
Episode 18: A Bride for Buford
Episode 19: Black Friday
Episode 20: The Unseen Wound
Episode 21: Journey to Terror
Episode 22: Amigo
Episode 23: A Woman in the House
Episode 24: Judgement at Red Creek
Episode 25: Joe Cartwright, Detective
Episode 26: Dark Enough to See the Stars
Episode 27: The Deed and the Dilemma
Episode 28: The Prince
Episode 29: A Man Without Land
Episode 30: Napoleon's Children
Episode 31: The Wormwood Cup
Episode 32: Clarissa
Episode 33: Maestro Hoss
Episode 34: The Greedy Ones

Season 9
Episode 01: Second Chance
Episode 02: Sense of Duty
Episode 03: The Conquistadores
Episode 04: Judgment at Olympus
Episode 05: Night of Reckoning
Episode 06: False Witness
Episode 07: The Gentle Ones
Episode 08: Desperate Passage
Episode 09: The Sure Thing
Episode 10: Showdown at Tahoe
Episode 11: Six Black Horses
Episode 12: Check Rein
Episode 13: Justice Deferred
Episode 14: The Gold Detector
Episode 15: The Trackers
Episode 16: A Girl Named George
Episode 17: The Thirteenth Man
Episode 18: The Burning Sky
Episode 19: The Price of Salt
Episode 20: Blood Tie
Episode 21: The Crime of Johnny Mule
Episode 22: The Late Ben Cartwright
Episode 23: Star Crossed
Episode 24: Trouble Town
Episode 25: Commitment at Angelus
Episode 26: A Dream to Dream
Episode 27: In Defense of Honor
Episode 28: To Die in Darkness
Episode 29: The Bottle Fighter
Episode 30: The Arrival of Eddie
Episode 31: The Stronghold
Episode 32: Pride of a Man
Episode 33: A Severe Case of Matrimony
Episode 34: Stage Door Johnnies


Season 10
Episode 01: Different Pines, Same Wind
Episode 02: Child
Episode 03: Salute to Yesterday
Episode 04: The Real People of Muddy Creek
Episode 05: The Passing of a King
Episode 06: The Last Vote
Episode 07: Catch as Catch Can
Episode 08: Little Girl Lost
Episode 09: The Survivors
Episode 10: The Sound of Drums
Episode 11: Queen High
Episode 12: Yonder Man
Episode 13: Mark of Guilt
Episode 14: A World Full of Cannibals
Episode 15: Sweet Annie Laurie
Episode 16: My Friend, My Enemy
Episode 17: Mrs. Wharton and the Lesser Breeds
Episode 18: Erin
Episode 19: Company of Forgotten Men
Episode 20: The Clarion
Episode 21: The Lady and the Mountain Lion
Episode 22: Five Candles
Episode 23: The Wish
Episode 24: The Deserter
Episode 25: Emily
Episode 26: The Running Man
Episode 27: The Unwanted
Episode 28: Speak No Evil
Episode 29: The Fence
Episode 30: A Ride in the Sun

Season 11
Episode 01: Another Windmill to Go
Episode 02: The Witness
Episode 03: The Silence at Stillwater
Episode 04: A Lawman's Lot Is Not a Happy One
Episode 05: Anatomy of a Lynching
Episode 06: To Stop a War
Episode 07: The Medal
Episode 08: The Stalker
Episode 09: Meena
Episode 10: A Darker Shadow
Episode 11: Dead Wrong
Episode 12: Old Friends
Episode 13: Abner Willoughby's Return
Episode 14: It's a Small World
Episode 15: Danger Road
Episode 16: The Big Jackpot
Episode 17: The Trouble with Amy
Episode 18: The Lady and the Mark
Episode 19: Is There Any Man Here?
Episode 20: The Law and Billy Burgess
Episode 21: Long Way to Ogden
Episode 22: Return Engagement
Episode 23: The Gold Mine
Episode 24: Decision at Los Robles
Episode 25: Caution, Easter Bunny Crossing
Episode 26: The Horse Traders
Episode 27: What Are Pardners For?
Episode 28: A Matter of Circumstance

Season 12
Episode 01: The Night Virginia City Died
Episode 02: A Matter of Faith
Episode 03: The Weary Willies
Episode 04: The Wagon
Episode 05: The Power of Life and Death
Episode 06: Gideon the Good
Episode 07: The Trouble with Trouble
Episode 08: Thornton's Account
Episode 09: The Love Child
Episode 10: El Jefe
Episode 11: The Luck of Pepper Shannon
Episode 12: The Impostors
Episode 13: Honest John
Episode 14: For a Young Lady
Episode 15: A Single Pilgrim
Episode 16: The Gold-Plated Rifle
Episode 17: Top Hand
Episode 18: A Deck of Aces
Episode 19: The Desperado
Episode 20: The Reluctant American
Episode 21: Shadow of a Hero
Episode 22: The Silent Killer
Episode 23: Terror at 2:00
Episode 24: The Stillness Within
Episode 25: A Time to Die
Episode 26: Winter Kill
Episode 27: Kingdom of Fear
Episode 28: An Earthquake Called Callahan


Season 13
Episode 01: The Grand Swing
Episode 02: Fallen Woman
Episode 03: Bushwhacked!
Episode 04: Rock-A-Bye Hoss
Episode 05: The Prisoners
Episode 06: Cassie
Episode 07: Don't Cry, My Son
Episode 08: Face of Fear
Episode 09: Blind Hunch
Episode 10: The Iron Butterfly
Episode 11: The Rattlesnake Brigade
Episode 12: Easy Come, Easy Go
Episode 13: A Home for Jamie
Episode 14: Warbonnet
Episode 15: The Lonely Man
Episode 16: Second Sight
Episode 17: The Saddle Stiff
Episode 18: Frenzy
Episode 19: The Customs of the Country
Episode 20: Shanklin
Episode 21: Search in Limbo
Episode 22: He Was Only Seven
Episode 23: The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother
Episode 24: A Place to Hide
Episode 25: A Visit to Upright
Episode 26: One Ace Too Many

Season 14
Episode 01: Forever
Episode 02: Heritage of Anger
Episode 03: The Initiation
Episode 04: Riot
Episode 05: New Man
Episode 06: Ambush at Rio Lobo
Episode 07: The Twenty-Sixth Grave
Episode 08: Stallion
Episode 09: The Hidden Enemy
Episode 10: The Sound of Sadness
Episode 11: The Bucket Dog
Episode 12: First Love
Episode 13: The Witness
Episode 14: The Marriage of Theodora Duffy
Episode 15: The Hunter

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