November 19th, 1994 :: episode #53

Thanksgiving

A Story: On their way home from picking up medical supplies, Mike and Sully run into now-married Kid Cole and Sister Ruth at the Denver stagecoach depot and invite them to the homestead for Thanksgiving. As they depart, a young married man, Brandon McGee, puts his "pregnant" wife, Carey McGee, on the coach with our foursome.

Turns out Carey's "pregnant" stomach contains guns, and the McGees are robbers. When Brandon shows up later, robs our gang and waylays the coach, the group's forced to navigate the trail on foot through hostile Indian territory. When Cole's shot, Mike and Sully must leave he and Sister Ruth, to return later with help.

B Story: Matthew, Colleen and Brian decide to cook Mike and Sully a surprise Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately, thanks to the last-minute nature of this plan, they run up against various food shortages, starting with the turkey. Though supplies are scarce, the kids extract promises from various townsfolk for them, but when the stagecoach's delayed, the townsfolk renege on their promises, but thankfully, Cloud Dancing steps in. Cloud Dancing assists them with Thanksgiving dinner, and Mike, Sully, Sister Ruth and Kid Cole arrive just in time for a sumptuous Thanksgiving meal.