Former My Three Sons regular Tim Considine guest-stars as Billy Penn, son of a family of humble pig farmers. Hoping to escape his humdrum life and his stern father Hank (Royal Dano), Billy impulsively joins a gang of rustlers. When Billy is caught stealing from the Cartwrights, Hoss decides to straighten the boy out-and to patch up the relationship between Billy and Hank. Written by Wally Geor, "The Reluctant Rebel" first aired on November 21, 1965.
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