#11 - "Jinx"
1965 - 1966
When Reese's friend Cletus comes to Laredo, things go wrong all around him, runaway horses, broken wagon wheels, busted feed sacks. Reese tries to show him he's not a jinx by getting him signed up as a Ranger.
When Chad hears about the jinx, his first thought is to figure how to use it in a card game to his advantage. However, when they're all assigned to hunt down Linda Little Trees' gang, the first thing Cletus does is disconnect Chad's shoulder, driving thoughts of profit from Chad's mind. Little Trees' gang has robbed the bank in the first town the Rangers come to. While Chad sees the doctor, Joe's attempt to track the gang is hampered by a freak rainstorm.
NiteOwl Review: Much as we disliked the stereotypical Indians in Laredo, there was something interesting about the Linda Little Trees persona. In her previous appearance she duped Martin Milner's character.  Joe is not as easily manipulated. On the whole this was an amusing episode.
Cast Notes: Shelley Morrison later played a nun on The Flying Nun and in the 1999-2000 season joined the cast of the sitcom Will and Grace. Albert Salmi was another of the actors considered to replace Neville Brand due to Brand's on-going inability to cope with the heavy demands of series television.
Production Note: Producers combined "Jinx" with two other Linda Little Trees episodes ("Yahoo" and "No Bugles, One Drum") to make the feature film Three Guns for Texas for overseas distribution.
The Jinx
Linda admires a shirtless Joe
Max, Linda and Blue Dog
Linda proposing marriage
The Little Trees gang watches Joe from a ridge. When the rain stops, Joe takes off his wet shirt. Linda's eyes bulge at the sight. She's in love, much to the dismay of her ardent suitor Blue Dog who is now determined to kill Joe. The gang sets a trap to capture Joe. He manages to fight them off until Linda reluctantly hits him on the head with a rock.  While the rest of the gang goes off to intercept the other Rangers, Linda proposes marriage to Joe. He's rescued by the arrival of the other Rangers. During the gunfight, Reese sets it up so Cletus can rescue him, leading Cletus to believe the Jinx is gone. Cletus resigns from the Rangers to return to his waiting girlfriend, leaving disaster striking everywhere Reese walks.
Original air date Dec 2, 1965
Directed by Paul Stanley
Written by John D.F. Black

Regular Cast
Neville Brand as Reese Bennett
Peter Brown as Chad Cooper
William Smith as Joe Riley
Phil Carey as Capt. Parmalee

Guest Cast
lbert Salmi as Cletus Grogan
helley Morrison as Linda Little Trees
ohn Abbott as Mr. Irwing
ichard Devon as Max Vander
alph Manza as Blue Dog
oy Barcroft as Marshal Speaks
ichard Collier as Jones
rands as Randoe
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