If you enjoyed the last episode penned by Gene L. Coon, I have to ask why?
But there’s a chance you’ll also enjoy this one, which is also about strained relations with the Paiute and based off of an actual historical event.
We begin as we always do: with a man riding up on a horse to look at something. This time, the man is Mike Wilson, played by Jack Warden, and the something is a small trading post. Inside, Mike’s brother is negotiating a deal with two Bannock fur traders, who have brought along their wives to pick out fabrics. The Wilson brothers are intensely horrible people, and they decide to take the two women as payment for a bolt of cotton. Naturally, the fur traders object, but they’re severely beaten. And then we go to the title sequence!
It’s always jarring when the teaser is dramatic and, right after, the theme song is so jaunty.