Original Airdate: November 2, 1958

. After winning more than $20,000 playing poker in Silver City, New Mexico, Bart plans to buy half-ownership of the Bella Union with the current owner Walter Delourne. Karen Gustavsen, a showgirl at the hotel, steals Bart’s money and flees to Mexico. Bart and Elliot Larkin (Karen’s protective lover) follow her south of the border. Karen doesn’t have the money (it’s at a bank in Silver City), but she explains why she stole it: Delourne is a ruthless man who drove her sister, also a showgirl, to suicide. Karen convinces Bart not to purchase the hotel. But a jealous Elliot, afraid of losing Karen to Bart, summons Delourne to Mexico.

This episode features one of the most remembered Pappyisms of the entire series: “He who plays and runs away, lives to run another day.”

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