Genre: Drama, Western
Premise: Ben Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male Nevada ranching family. Set during and after the Civil War, ``Bonanza'' is the story of life on the family's thousand-acre spread, known as the Ponderosa, near Virginia City. Ben has his three sons, each with a different (and deceased) mother. Serious eldest son Adam hopes to follow in his father's footsteps; middle son Hoss is a gentle giant -- physically strong, but sometimes naive; and youngest son Little Joe is the most impetuous and romantic of the offspring.
S07, E11 (First Aired: Nov. 21, 1965)
Hoss befriends a young boy (Tim Considine) hanging out with hoodlums because he is ashamed of his father.
S07, E12 (First Aired: Dec. 5, 1965)
The Lassiters kidnap Little Joe and threaten to kill him unless Harry Lassiter is released from jail; guest Marie Windsor.