Episode 177 - BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

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Episode 177 - BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

Post by Episode Guide » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:56 am

Date: November 15, 1964

Summary: Joe's fear of heights renders him unable to retrieve his rifle from a mountain top. He behaves recklessly, is moody and difficult to tolerate until Ben helps him face his fear head-on.

Written by: Ed Adamson
Directed by: William Witney
Guest Stars: Richard Jaeckel (Mitch Devlin), Robert Biheller (Ken)

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Post by CowgirlAtHeart » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:13 pm

I love this episode but I can't help wishing there had been a scene at the end where Joe makes up with Mitch. I guess we're supposed to assume that he does.
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Post by littlejoenice » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:15 pm

CowgirlAtHeart wrote:I love this episode but I can't help wishing there had been a scene at the end where Joe makes up with Mitch. I guess we're supposed to assume that he does.
What I do when I don't like how something ended is write another piece to it. I did that with the episode The Crucible, and wound up writing a two-parter. You should try it, CowgirlAtHeart. Then you'll be truly satisfied. :yes
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Post by CowgirlAtHeart » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:57 pm

littlejoenice wrote:
CowgirlAtHeart wrote:I love this episode but I can't help wishing there had been a scene at the end where Joe makes up with Mitch. I guess we're supposed to assume that he does.
What I do when I don't like how something ended is write another piece to it. I did that with the episode The Crucible, and wound up writing a two-parter. You should try it, CowgirlAtHeart. Then you'll be truly satisfied. :yes
That's a great idea! I think I'll try it. :thanks
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Re: Episode 177 - BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

Post by Calamity » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:12 am

This might have been a two part episode. I'm thinking that there could have been flashbacks to Little Joe as a child experiencing his first fear of heights.
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Post by ellen » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:41 pm

The thing I like about this episode is that Joe acts like a jerk - just like you would expect a young man to act when confronting a fear he doesn't understand. I enjoy that they would show a Cartwright with flaws.
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Post by littlejoenice » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:31 pm

CowgirlAtHeart wrote: That's a great idea! I think I'll try it. :thanks
I also wrote a piece to the episode, The Legacy, that's here in the Short Story forum.
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Post by PJudith » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:55 pm

It's a great Joe episode. He plays his fear so believably. I always feel bad for Joe.

This episode just makes me uncomfortable because I have a fear of heights too. I just could never understand why Joe is pushed to get over it! There's a reason for that fear! LOL

Or as the character of Sheldon Cooper from Th Big Bang Theory put it when he was invited to go rock climbing and hesitated.

"A fear of heights is illogical. However, a fear of falling is prudent and evolutionary." :grin

Makes you think that the earliest humans who may have said ,"'Wee, isn't it fun being up here? Let's go to the edge for a better looooooooo...." didn't live long enough to procreate!!
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Re: Episode 177 - BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

Post by daisy60 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:24 am

I also have a fear of heights but Joe being a young man refuses to admit or confront his fears. Adding to that fear was later explained to him by his pa, when he was 5yrs old having climbed up, and needing to be carried down by his pa. I would also liked to have seen Mitch in later episodes, being friends again.

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Re: Episode 177 - BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

Post by Cartwright fan. » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:29 am

daisy60 wrote:Adding to that fear was later explained to him by his pa, when he was 5yrs old having climbed up, and needing to be carried down by his pa.
I guess it's a good thing that didn't happen again- I mean, can you see Ben having to literally carry full-sized Joe down that mountain? That would've been interesting!! :laughing
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