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Bonanza

The Initiation (Season 14, Episode 3)
TV Episode | 60 min | Western

Jamie joins an elite club and endures the initiation rites. However, when a classmate dies from cardiac arrhythmia during the initiation (touching a piece of ice to his chest, after getting him to believe it was a hot branding iron), the ...See moreJamie joins an elite club and endures the initiation rites. However, when a classmate dies from cardiac arrhythmia during the initiation (touching a piece of ice to his chest, after getting him to believe it was a hot branding iron), the club's president Ted Hoag is blamed. A posse forms to track down Ted and hold him responsible for the hazing. Blood almost sheds, but then Jamie reveals he and the other boys were just as responsible for their friend's death. Written by Brian Rathjen See less
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Updated Sep 26, 1972

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Sep 26, 1972 (United States)

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Lorne Greene
Ben Cartwright Ben Cartwright   See fewer
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Michael Landon
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright   See fewer
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David Canary
Candy Canaday Candy Canaday   See fewer
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Mitch Vogel
Jamie Hunter Cartwright Jamie Hunter Cartwright   See fewer
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Ron Howard
Ted Hoag (as Ronny Howard) Ted Hoag (as Ronny Howard)   See fewer
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Biff Elliot
Harley Lewis Harley Lewis   See fewer
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Victor Sen Yung
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Sean Kelly
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Nicolas Beauvy
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Jeff Smart
Sonny Mueller Sonny Mueller   See fewer
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James Van Patten
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Alfred Barker Jr.
Billy Newton (as Al Barker Jr.) Billy Newton (as Al Barker Jr.)   See fewer
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James Chandler
George Adams George Adams   See fewer
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Pitt Herbert
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Ivor Barry
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Sam Javis
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William Challee
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Phyllis Love
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6.8 / 10 | 44 votes