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"Hell Hath No Fury"

(Original air date 11/18/68)


The leader of a gang of outlaws wants revenge on Heath for rejecting her


Writers: Sasha Gilien & Mel Goldberg

Director: Virgil W. Vogel

On its way back to Stockton, the stagecoach on which Heath is traveling is held up. When the masked gangsters find no gold on board, they shoot the driver (John Epper) and order the passengers to remove their boots and walk bare foot to town.

After whipping the horses away, they remove their hoods. The woman leader (Carol Lynley) tells her brothers Grady (Don Dubbins), Milt (Conlan Carter) and Carl (Rayford Barnes) that they have no other choice but to go into Stockton and rob the bank.


Dilly and Grady spruce themselves up in fancy frocks to act the parts of rich kin looking to settle in the valley. They open a bank account and casually question the teller (Steve Franken) about the security measures implemented.


At a restaurant, brother and sister are planning their next move when out of the corner of her eye, Dilly spots Heath playing cards with two neighbours Phil (Mark Tapscott) and Ryan (Chris Alcaide). She saunters up to the table where she sits and impresses the boys with her skills at poker. When she winds up winning his earnings, Ryan accuses her of cheating, which she doesn't take too kindly. She asks for an apology at gunpoint. Heath is amused by her impudence and promises her to buy her a drink one of these days.


She returns to her cabin with the money where she informs her brothers of the slight change of plans: they will rob the bank on Friday instead, after the Cattlemen Association makes a huge deposit.

Riding in the fields, Dilly spots Heath mending fences. She spurs her horse at a gallop and yells for help. Heath rides after her, only to discover that it was a trick to get his attention. He drops her to the ground like a sack of grain, miffed of having been played for a fool. She begins to fib about her and her brother looking to settle in the valley. After much cajoling, Heath agrees to show her some properties up for sale.


While trying on a feather boa, Dilly spots Audra outside the store kissing Heath on the cheek. She rages thinking the blonde is his sweetheart, and therefore warns Audra to keep her hands off her man.

Audra is all too happy to relate the funny incident to Nick and Jarrod at the breakfast table. The threesome can't resist teasing their blushing brother about his mystery girl.

Later, Heath takes Dilly on a tour of the Webster place. However she is more interested in him than in the property. After probing Heath about his desire to settle down and raise a family, she openly professes her love for him, but doesn't get the response she anticipated. Heath is embarrassed by her forceful attitude. She is definitely not his conception of the ideal woman. She steps up to say that she loves him, that she wants him and that she'll eventually get him, sealing it with a kiss.


When Dilly shows her brothers the fancy saddle she bought for her dream man, they start having qualms about her intention to marry Heath. She's the brain of the outfit and therefore they can't afford to lose her. They decide to get rid of the competition.

At the ranch, Heath has second thoughts about accepting Dilly's expensive gift. He confesses his love for Dilly to Victoria, describing her as a child full of surprises and that when he's with her, he feels like smiling all the time. However he doubts his affection is not deep enough to enter into a serious relationship.

Dilly rides up to the Barkley ranch where Victoria invites her in to discuss her feelings for her son. When Victoria attempts to reason with Dilly, that her love may be unrequited, the spurned woman stamps her foot and storms out of the house after leaving the matriarch with a warning not to meddle.


On his way to Dilly's cabin to return the saddle, Heath gets shot at by the Shanks brothers. Soon, Dilly rides up and lands a hand. When they recognize their sister, they flee.

Heath is disturbed to note a similar pattern in the way Dilly and the gang leader clean their guns. Another puzzling fact is the gunmen retreating the moment they spotted her. He surmises that she must be a member of the gang of outlaws that robbed the stage. After confessing, she assures Heath that she's willing to turn a new leaf if he agrees to marry her. When he turns her proposal down, she orders him back to her cabin at gunpoint.


There, her brothers tie him up to a beam. They plan to use Heath as a shield during the bank robbery during which they intend to kill him.

At night, while Victoria, Audra and Nick worry about Heath's lateness, the blond cowboy tries to figure out a way to break his bonds. He spots a smoking cigar on the floor that dropped out of Milt's mouth as he was dozing off. He uses his leg to kick it behind the beam where he manages to grasp it in his hands just as Dilly shows up.


She slaps Milt awake and takes his place at guarding the prisoner. She sits in Heath's laps and starts seducing him. He plays the part until he burns the rope binding his hands and drags her outside.

She wrestles herself out of his grasp by biting him on the arm. Heath hightails it away. She orders her brothers to saddle up the horses to ride over to the Barkley ranch where she intends to burn the place down.


In the barn, Dilly douses the haystacks with kerosene and sets them ablaze. Seconds later, Heath shows up to stifle the flames. She commands him to stop. When he ignores her warning, she shoots him, but cannot bring herself to finish the job.


The shot startles Nick who's been waiting up for Heath in the living room. He dashes outside, only to be knocked on the head by one of the brothers. They go fetch Dilly just as Heath regains his senses and lets the horses loose.

In all good conscience, Dilly cannot let Heath die. She returns to the barn where she gets trampled by the runaway horses and dies in Heath's arms.


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