A doctor treating train-passenger Audra for appendicitis meets enemies who reveal a secret from his past.
Victoria helps a friend and her ex-outlaw husband who have opened a store next to a warehouse of gold.
Audra falls for a speculator planning to foreclose on desperate ranchers to whom he gave high-interest loans.
The Barkley men must clear their father's name of accusations of taking Union Army gold thought lost in a shipwreck.
Victoria forces an escaped convict at gunpoint to rescue Heath from beneath a mudslide; guest Bruce Dern.
Heath finds more than he bargained for when he takes the blame for killing an old love's drunken husband.
In a secretive town, Jarrod investigates Heath's hatred of a man rescued from bounty hunters.
After Heath asks a friend to do a job, the man is thrown from a horse and paralyzed; guest Marilyn Mason.
A killer involves himself in a quarrel between the Barkleys and neighbors, already resulting in a death.
A dance-hall girl (Jill St. John) helps Jarrod rescue Nick and some ranch hands shanghaied by a captain.
Jarrod insists on helping an ex-inmate whose murder conviction was overturned; guests Bruce Dern, Albert Salmi.
Victoria is startled to learn why outlaws kidnapped her while she was substituting for a schoolteacher.
An old school chum of Jarrod's may be a counterfeiter and bank robber; guest William Shatner.
Nick's new fiancee joins the family on an annual camping trip in the mountains, but jealousy ends in tragedy.
Cutthroats wound Heath while Nick and the hands are away; guest Yvonne Craig.
Jarrod tries to reform an outlaw's girlfriend (Lynn Loring) by having her spend Christmas with the Barkleys.
The Big Valley clip - starring Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans, Barbara Stanwyck.
The Big Valley: Season 2 clip - starring Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans, Barbara Stanwyck.
The Big Valley is the Emmy-winning saga of the Barkleys, set in 1870s California. They're a close-knit family, wealthy and prestigious, but use their power to help the less fortunate homesteaders who struggle for a piece of the new land.
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