Having unofficially adopted Jamie, Ben is poised to make it official in court. His plans are scuttled by the arrival of Jamie's actual grandfather Callahan (Will Geer, who wants to take the boy back with him to Boston. Written by Jean Holloway, this Bonanza episode served as a reunion for Will Geer and Mitch Vogel, who'd previously costarred in the theatrical feature The Reivers. Also worth noting: The adroit usage of "flashback" footage from the previous episodes "A Matter of Faith" and "The Grand Swing", and the supporting appearance by a pre-stardom Robert Carradine. "A Home for Jamie" originally aired on December 19, 1971.
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