Synopsis by Hal Erickson
On September 11, 1966, the eighth episode of Bonanza got off to a strong start with the episode titled "Something Hurt, Something Wild." The long-standing friendship between the Cartwrights and Jed Ferguson is shattered when Jed's daughter Laurie (Lynn Loring) screamingly accuses Joe Cartwright of assaulting her. The neurotic Laurie sparks a simmering feud that threatens to erupt into irrevocable tragedy. Also in the cast are Erik Holland as Cleve Ferguson, Ron Foster as Stark, David Pritchard as Bret, Bruce MacFarlane, and Roger Corman "regular" Bruno Ve Sota in the semi-recurring role of a bartender. "Something Hurt, Something Wild" was written by William R. Cox.