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October 18, 1982
PLANS TO QUIT SCHOOL TO JOIN RODEO CIRCUIT,
ON "SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS," NOV. 3
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Hoyt Axton Reprises Guest-Starring Role as Coop Johnson
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Evan learns rodeo riding from hard-bitten ex-champion Coop Johnson (special guest star Hoyt Axton), but to Adam's dismay, he plans to drop out of high school to join the rodeo circuit, on "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," Wednesday, Nov. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. John Patterson directed from a script by Preston Marshall Ransone.
In this episode, Hoyt Axton sings "I Dream of Highways," a song he and Renee Armand wrote.
After watching Coop verbally lash Evan and the other young people in the rodeo school, Brian loses his temper and challenges Coop to a fight. Only later does he learn of Coop's special relationship with Sally (guest star Susan Swift), one of the girls in the class whom Coop has been riding the hardest. Meanwhile, Adam and Hannah try every means to persuade Evan to stay in high school.
October 22, 1982
LEADS TO DIVISION WITHIN THE FAMILY,
ON "SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS," NOV. 10
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Singer-Songwriter-Actor Levon Helm Guest Stars
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Daniel befriends Stormy Weathers (guest star Levon Helm), an alcoholic former country-music star whom he idolizes, but Stormy's presence creates a bitter conflict within the family, on "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Peter Levin directed from a script by Paul L. Ehrmann.
Levon Helm, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Sissy Spacek's father in "Coal Miner's Daughter," is a former member of the musical group The Band. In this episode, he sings two songs from his latest album ("Levon Helm"), "I've Got a Bet With Myself" and "Even a Fool Would Let Go." In addition, he and Roger Wilson sing "Long Gone Highway," which was written for "Seven Brides" by Jimmy Webb.
Daniel tries to help Stormy get back on his feet and resume his career, but several of the brothers feel that Daniel is wasting time on Stormy, whom they see as a loser, and that Stormy's furtive drinking is a bad influence on Guthrie.
November 12, 1982
DECIDES TO RUN FOR SHERIFF,
ON "SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS," NOV. 24
Adam becomes the target of a political conspiracy when he decides to run for sheriff, after realizing that the current sheriff refuses to investigate a poisonous chemical waste dump, on "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," Wednesday, Nov. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Michael O'Herlihy directed from a script by Ira Steven Behr.
The McFaddens are up in arms after Guthrie is poisoned by polluted water in a stream on their property, but when Buck Tanner, long-time sheriff of Carbon County, stalls and delays the promised investigation, Adam concludes that he must be protecting someone, and decides to run for the office himself. As he begins his campaign, however, Adam learns that certain parties in the county will stop at nothing to destroy his candidacy.