Episode 233 - HOME FROM THE SEA

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Episode 233 - HOME FROM THE SEA

Post by Episode Guide » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:35 pm

Date: May 1, 1966

Summary:A con man schemes to use his friendship with Adam to rob the Cartwrights.

Written by: George F. Slavin and Stanley Adams
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Guest Stars:Gilly Maples...Alan Bergmann Morgan...Ivor Barry Saloon Girl...Margaret Shinn Andy...Wayne Heffley Hop Sing...Victor Sen Yung Bob Miles...(uncredited stunt double) Bill Clark...(uncredited stunt double)

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Re: Episode 233 - HOME FROM THE SEA

Post by Sharry » Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:59 pm

There's a pang in my heart when I watched this - can't help it.

I pouted when the new guy slept in Adam's room, but the ultimate insult for me was when he put on his clothes. I just didn't like that.
I know it's a story, but I didn't want to share anything about Adam with this guy. :sad :adam

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Re: Episode 233 - HOME FROM THE SEA

Post by patina » Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:00 pm

Ben needed glasses! How he could mistake a complete stranger for his son is unbelievable! I know it was in the script, but still...
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Re: Episode 233 - HOME FROM THE SEA

Post by Sharry » Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:15 pm

patina wrote:Ben needed glasses! How he could mistake a complete stranger for his son is unbelievable! I know it was in the script, but still...
Yeah, that was odd. I understand wishful thinking, but I could have told him that wasn't Adam's behind. Even when we're talking about an adult child, a parent should know these things. :grin

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Re: Episode 233 - HOME FROM THE SEA

Post by daisy60 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:56 pm

That was a bit odd that Ben thought he was Adam from the back! I couldn't see the resemblance. Ben was too quick to bring him to the Ponderosa. It was an ok story but not a favorite.

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Re: Episode 233 - HOME FROM THE SEA

Post by Adamant » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:39 pm

Ben, Hoss and Joe even discuss the facial similarity between Gilly and Adam; I don't see it.

But I can understand the intial mistake, Ben thinking it's Adam. I think that the writers or director had him stare too long before he called out Adam's name. Ben didn't expect to see someone standing in the house so I can understand how, upon first sight, he would think Adam had returned home.

Ah, but then we are both disappointed. Funny though, the lines come from the end of a poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson indicates death: Home is the sailor, home from the sea and the hunter home from the hill. Gillie Maples comes "home" and dies.
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Re: Episode 233 - HOME FROM THE SEA

Post by Calamity » Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:53 pm

I was very disappointed and remember being upset with BZ when it wasn't Adam coming home from the sea. As I had it in my young head that his absence was just an oversight, anger followed quickly. This is an episode that I cannot critique without emotion. :mad
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Re: Episode 233 - HOME FROM THE SEA

Post by Gillie » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:38 pm

Nope, I don't like Gilly Maple's wearing the MIB's clothes either. And he's sitting in the blue chair, too? :no It just looks wrong!

I don't think his face looks anything like Adam. But that cap of him in the gif getting on the horse made me look twice.

I haven't seen this ep for a long, long time. Maybe it's time to check it out again.
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Re: Episode 233 - HOME FROM THE SEA

Post by zarapam » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:18 pm

This was one of the strangest episodes. I remember a fan saying that she simply chalked this off as being a nightmare Ben is having. I go with that interpretation.

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Re: Episode 233 - HOME FROM THE SEA

Post by ellie » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:17 pm

zarapam wrote:This was one of the strangest episodes. I remember a fan saying that she simply chalked this off as being a nightmare Ben is having. I go with that interpretation.
OK, that explains it.

I just watched this almost in it's entirety, having missed the first few minutes. The only resemblance between Adam and "Gilly" is that they're both men. I'm not an Adam fan, but even I can see that Adam is far better-looking than "Gilly". If you've seen this recently, do you really think that "Gilly" would have fit into Adam's shirts? I think "Gilly" was too big.

Anyone read any fanfics in our library about Adam coming home? I know the movies had him in Australia, but the I don't choose to consider the movies as canon.

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