BITTER WATER: In this episode of the popular television western series, the Cartwrights and the son of Ben's close friend lock horns when the son tries to sell his ranch. An evil land baron lends fuel to the fire when he infects the Cartwrights cattle heard with a plague called "Texas Fever". CLAY FEET: In this first episode of the popular television western series, a young Billy is taken in by the Cartwrights when he is left alone following the death of his Mother. Billy keeps hope in his heart when he insists that his jailed father will come for him. The father escapes and goes off to the Ponderosa to get his son, leaving the Cartwrights with a dilemma.
Cast: Dan Blocker, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Pernell Roberts.