Air Date: September 26, 1971
Written by: Ward Hawkins
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Guest Stars: Susan Tyrrell (Jill Conway), Arthur O’Connell (Dr. Samuel Hubert), Ford Rainey (Judge Simms), Johnny Lee (Peter Conway)
After Hoss testifies against her husband, the angry wife deposits her son with the Cartwrights.
Trivia: This was Susan Tyrrell’s first and only appearance in the series. A bizarre, one-of-a-kind Hollywood gypsy and self-affirmed outcast, she was mostly cast in more offbeat projects. In only her fourth film, Susan earned an Academy Award nomination for her powerhouse portrayal of a cynical, low-life boozer girlfriend opposite Stacy Keach’s has-been boxer in John Huston’s potent but high depressing Fat City (1972).