Black Friday

Black Friday

Air Date: January 22, 1967

Written by: Herbert Kastle, John Hawkins

Directed by: William F. Claxton

Guest Stars: John Saxon (Steven Friday), Ford Rainey (Judge Willitt)

Joe runs into a former Ponderosa cowhand who is now a gunfighter and expecting to be killed on Friday the 13th. Gunfighters lie in wait to kill him and become the #1 gunfighter.

Trivia: John Saxon makes the first of his three appearances on Bonanza with this episode.

Ford Rainey makes the fifth of his nine appearances in the series with this episode. He made his movie debut with an uncredited role in the 1949 James Cagney picture White Heat (1949). He continued to work into his 90s, with a recurring role on the CBS comedy King of Queens.