CTVA - The Virginian 4.05 [095] "The Awakening" 13-Oct-1965

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4.05 [095]
"The Awakening"

NBC Broadcast - 13 October 1965
Universal TV
Executive Producer Norman MacDonnell
Produced by Joel Rogosin
Written by Robert Crean
Directed by Leon Benson

(shown on the ride-in)
Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth
Doug McClure as Trampas
Clu Gulager as Emmett Ryker
Randy Boone as Randy Benton
Diane Roter as Jennifer Sommers (not in this episode--Miss Roter's first appearance was episode 4.07)
James Drury as The Virginian

Guest Stars
Glenn Corbett [David Henderson]
Roberta Shore
[Betsy Garth]

Full ending credits:

Special Guest Star
John Doucette as Calder
Virginia Christine as Mrs. Claypool
Jack Lambert as Pine
Ford Rainey as Claypool
Associate Producer James Duff McAdams
Theme by Percy Faith
Director of Photography Benjamin H. Kline, A.S.C.
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor  . . .  Edward Haire, A.C.E.
Unit Manager  . . .  Ben Bishop
Assistant Director  . . .  Frank Losee
Set Decorators  . . .  John McCarthy and James M. Walters
Sound  . . .  Earl Crain, Sr.
Color Coordinator  . . .  Robert Brower
Color by Pathé
Editorial Dept. Head  . . .  David J. O'Connell
Musical Supervision  . . .  Stanley Wilson
Costumes by  . . .  Helen Colvig
Makeup  . . .  Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist  . . .  Larry Germain
The Title "The Virginian" by permission of EMKA, LTD.

Series regular characters appearing in this episode:  Betsy Garth, Judge
Garth, Ryker, Randy, Virginian, Trampas

Brief Synopsis:
Betsy falls in love with former minister David Henderson (Corbett) who,
while searching for his purpose in life, reluctantly becomes involved in
helping a group of miners protest for safer working conditions.  Henderson
is hesitant to return Betsy's affections because of past failures and the
feeling he's hurt everyone who ever loved him.  But his experiences in the
mining camp rekindle his desire for the ministry, and Betsy's love and
understanding win his heart.  After a simple private wedding ceremony
performed by the Judge (with only the Virginian, Trampas, Randy, and Ryker
in attendance) Betsy leaves Shiloh to go with her husband to David's    new
parish in Pennsylvania.

This was Roberta Shore's last appearance as she left the series to marry in
"real life."  It was for the most part a satisfying although bittersweet
good-bye to Betsy.  Some of the "teary" moments for me were Randy and
Betsy's last ride together when Randy gave her a wood carving he had made of
her horse as a remembrance of the animal and himself; Betsy mentioning that
she didn't need Shiloh anymore; the Virginian telling Betsy they'd see her
again--she'd be back to visit maybe bringing a bunch of kids with her (which
was not to be since the Judge sold Shiloh at the beginning of the 5th
season); the expressions on the faces of the men in the bunkhouse as Randy
sang a very melancholy song alternating with shots of Betsy listening as she
sat at her window; the Judge saying he wasn't sure he wanted her to go,
with Betsy's reply of, "Yes, you do, Daddy;" and the Judge bestowing the
blessing from Numbers 6:24-26 on Betsy and David during the wedding ceremony.(bj)

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