Our "retro retro"/Silver Age slot this season went to a type of program we have not discussed much: A Western! It was a breath of fresh air, as Season 2's "Ordeal" is a gripping episode that pits Lucas and Mark against just about everything. This whole podcast is a fun discussion attempting to provide some context for the series but also just breaking down why it is so effective and enjoyable. This might have to last us a while considering the lack of Westerns in the Seventies and Eighties!
Anonymous Batty insider says: "The guys really seemed to enjoy this one, so don't take it lightly. We're still getting used to the idea of these older shows competing for Battys, but we know they are eligible. One thing I wonder: Will the presence of the old "Dennis the Menace" from earlier this season take some of the uniqueness away from 'Rifleman"?