“Obsession”

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Season:              2 episode 13
Series Episode22
Air Date:           July 3, 2000

 

Teaser

“Cherchez la femme.” – Ezra Standish

 

 

Exploit

Discourage a land grab.

 

Remuneration

None

 

 

Euphemisms / Quotes / Literary References

 

“Bet you got a headache the size of a horse.” – Bucklin “Buck” Wilmington

 

“‘Bareback’ Larabee gets the goose down. We get this little slice of heaven.” – Bucklin “Buck” Wilmington

 

“Just ’cause you can bark, don’t mean you can bite.” – John “J.D.” Dunne

 

“Looks like your family tree weren’t no bigger than a  little shrub.” – Bucklin “Buck” Wilmington

 

“Kid, stay clear of trouble.  I don’t want to put you to bed with a shovel.” – Bucklin “Buck” Wilmington

 

“Gunslingers live poor as church mice and ide in the prime of life.” – Ella Gaines

 

“Well, Mr. Larabee appears to be seizing the day, as well he should.” – Ezra Standish

Referring to the aphorism “Carpe diem” found in the first book of Odes (23 BCE) by Horace

 

“A man surely must keep moving, or die.” – Ezra Standish

 

 

Cast & Crew Lists

Cast

CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
Chris "Bareback" Larabee
Gunfighter

Michael Biehn
43Credited
Vin Tanner
GunfighterEric Close
33Credited
John “J.D." Dunne
GunfighterAndrew Kavovit
29Credited
Bucklin "Buck" Wilmington
GunfighterDale Midkiff
41Credited
Josiah Sanchez
Gunfighter/ TheologianRon Perlman
50Credited
Ezra Standish
Gambler/ Conman/ Gunfighter
Anthony Starke
37Credited
Nathan Jackson
Gunfighter / HealerRick Worthy
33Credited
Mary Travis
Owner and editor of The Clarion News
Laurie Holden
30Credited
“Handsome” Jack Averal
Culpepper Mining Company employee
Jeremy Ratchford
34Credited
Ella Gaines
Rancher / Widow / Former girlfriend of Chris Larabee
Kay Lenz47Credited
“Hilda” Hildegard
Joseph Petrie's niece

Debra Christofferson
Credited
Luis
Ella Gaines' carriage driver
Sal Lopez
45Credited
Maria
Prostitute in Purgatory
Lola Glaudini
28Credited
"Doc"Doctor
David Selburg
51Credited
J. D.s nemesis
Richard Danielson
Credited
"D.J."
Handsome Jack Averal's henchman
Uncredited
Photographer
Uncredited
Singing drunkMark Lentry
43Uncredited
Townsman
Johnny Luckett41Uncredited
Woman learning piano from Hild / “Painted lady”
Ariane Von Kamp
Uncredited
David S. Winn III
Uncredited
Joseph Petrie
Ella Gaines late husband
Mentioned
County Clerk in Red Fork
Mentioned
Hlida's mama
Mentioned

 

 

Crew

DirectorKevin Dowling



First Assistant DirectorGwyneth Horder-Payton
Second Assistant Director
Susan Price


Second Unit DirectorWalter Scott
Developed by
John Watson / Pen Desham
Original Screenplay
William Roberts / Walter Bernstein (uncredited) / Walter Newman (uncredited)

Written byRichard Kletter
Script Supervisor
Jan Rudolph
Script CoordinatorChristina Weir
Executive Producers

Pen Densham / Richard Barton Lewis/ Walter Mirisch/ Mark Stern / John Watson
Producers
Steve Beers / Lynne Symons

Associate ProducerDennis C. Duckwall
Supervising ProducerMelissa Rosenberg
Consulting ProducerRichard Kletter / Mark Haskell Smith
Composer: Original ThemeElmer Bernstein
MusicDon Harper / David M. Metzger
Composer: Additional musicDave Metzger (uncredited) / Steve Wilkinson (uncredited)
Director of Photography
William Wages, A. S. C.
Camera Operator(s)

Gregory Paul Collier / Brian Sullivan (uncredited)
Key Grip
Jason (D.) Hodges
Best Boy GripBob Snowdon (uncredited)
Chief Lighting Technician
Jack Todd
Best Boy Electric
J. B. Richner (uncredited)
Film Editor
David Post

Assistant Editor

Ron South
Supervising Sound Editor(s)
Victor Iorillo, M.P.S.E. /Doug Kent


Sound Editor(s)Miles O'Fun
Production Sound Mixer
Richard Schexnayder
Re-recording Mixer(s)
Pete Elia / Larry Stensvold
Art Director
John Bucklin
Set Decorator
John (F.) Brown

Construction Coordinator
Dean (R.) Brown
Property Master
Curtis Akin
Assistant Property MasterJames L. Eddy (uncredited)
Propmaker Foreman
Steven Fidler (uncredited)
Location Manager
Patrick Mignano
Location Liaison
Daniel Veluzatd (uncredited)
Transportation Coordinator
Rockey (Rocky) Reed
Production Designer
Jerry Wanek
Unit Production Manager
Bob (Robert M.) Rolsky

Production Coordinator
Bill (William) Sell
Post-Production Executive
Hudson Hickman (uncredited)
Post-Production Supervisor
Shana Fischer Huber
Post-Production AssistantMichelle Sabrina Wong (uncredited)
Production Accountant
Jeff Gafin
Original casting
Janet Hirshenson, C.S.A. / Jane Jenkins, C.S.A.
Casting
Mary Jo Slater, C.S.A.

Casting AssociateTim (Timothy) Michals
Costume Design
Dan Moore
Costumer
Susan Saldutti (uncredited)

Makeup Artist/ Makeup Department Head

Phyllis Temple
Hair Stylist(s)

Gary Walker
Special Effect Coordinator
Dan (Danny) Lester
Stunt Coordinator
Walter Scott
Assistant Stunt Coordinator
Tony Lee Boggs (uncredited)
Boss Wrangler
Clay M. Lilley (uncredited)
Main Title
Frankfurt Balkind
Film Laboratory Services
FotoKem (Film lab)
Audio Post Production
Westwind Media
Post Production Services
The Post Group (Production Suites)
Production Companies
Trilogy Entertainment Group / The Mirisch Corporation / Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) (Television)


Distribution Company
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)

 

 

 

Hot on the Trail

China

Kansas

New York City

Paris

Purgatory

Red Fork

San Francisco

 

Pleasurable Pursuits

Golf

Poker

 

 Dulcet Refrains

 

I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair,

Borne, like a vapor on the summer air;

I see her tripping where the bright streams play,

Happy as the daisies that dance on her way.

Many were the wild notes her merry voice would pour.

Many were the blithe birds who warbled them o’er:

Oh, …  – Hildegard

“I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair” (1854)
by Stephen Collins Foster

I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair,

Borne, like a vapor on the summer air;

I see her playing where the bright streams play,

Happy as the daisies that dance on her way.

Many were the wild notes her merry voice would pour.

Many were the blithe birds that warbled them o’er:

 

Oh, I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair.

Floating like a vapor, on the soft summer air.

I long for Jeanie with a day-dawn smile,

Radiant in gladness, warm with winning guile

I hear her melodies, like joys gone by,

Sighing round my heart over the fond hopes that die: –

Sighing like the night wind and sobbing like the rain, –

Wailing for the lost one that comes not again.

Oh! I long for Jeanie and my heart bows low,

Never more to find her where the bright water flows.

Refreshments & Libations

Beer

Blackberries

Brown sugar cookies

Drumstick

Strawberries

Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey

Gentleman’s Tea

 

Sources

The Magnificent Seven television series episodes (written, spoken and credits). Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Wikipedia, authors (cited), philosophers (cited), poets (cited), The Bible (cited), YouTube, (cited), individual observation. and others as indicated by the links.

 

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