I have seen all episodes, through the first four seasons.
This one begins fine, but then, it begins to show extremely bad taste, even for 60s westerns.
The acting and script, for Scott's chateaxter, suddenly has many twists of unusual behavior and bizarre manners of delivery. Some facial expressions and reactions to tragedy, are impossible for the viewer to accept.
I could not believe it.
Then he waxes eloquenty, about a ridiculous passage, from an author, toward Royal Dano, again, impossible to accept.
The ending is absolutely one of the most violent, in any western.
It's scenes like that, that got the feds and parents, to get Westerns off the air.
Then after 75 minutes of building up the character of the School teacher, there is no conclusion about him whatsoever.
As I fully expected, Pat Hingle, was absolutely annoying to watch, in every way.
Script certainly could have been better.
Shortly after the beginning, when Mark Lenard is speaking to his thugs, he intentionally and purposely, uses his middle finger, in a very obvious, and deliberate manner, to make a blatantly obscene gesture, to them.
It's the old adjusting the glasses routine, but so obvious.
I absolutely couldn't believe this.
And, that the editors didn't catch this.
It was probably a way to show the director, that he was not pleased with something, or a gag, but a very inappropriate thing for TV.