Bonanza Legacy


Ben:  "Today's story will be read by Doreen."
Adam & Hoss:  Making themselves comfortable in their favorite chairs.
Little Joe:  Sitting with his feet on the table.



Title:  The Gambler and the Cowboy
Rated: G
Summary:  Two men meet in dire circumstances - never to know they are kin.
(WHI if First Born had not been written)

Title:  The Pain Goes On And On
Rated: G
Summary:  Clay Stafford visits Virginia City to finally meet his step-brother Joseph Cartwright. Unfortunately, there is a shock awaiting him!
(WHI for First Born)

Title:  A Change of Direction
Rated: PG
Summary:  A bitter quarrel between father and son is all it takes for Joe Cartwright to leave the Ponderosa. A WHN for the episode 'The Code'

Title:  The Meadow
Rated: PG
Summary:  A secret from the past comes back to haunt the Cartwrights, especially Joe.

Title:  Marie's Boys
Rated: PG
Summary:  Joe finds that healing a broken heart requires help from his family.

Title:  Dream
Rated: G
Summary:  A WHN for My Brothers Keeper Joe and Adam rethink their lives and dreams.

Title:  If Only
Rated: G
Summary:  Joe's thoughts as he sits in Church awaiting a special service.

Title:  Reflections under a starry sky
Rated: PG
Summary:  Joe confesses to Ben during a journey home.

Title:  Waiting
Rated: PG
Summary:  Joe awaits a visit from Death on the Ponderosa.

Title:  Seasons
Rated: PG
Summary:  A bitter-sweet year for Joe and the Cartwrights.

Title:  Lost Brother
Rated: PG
Summary: A tragic accident leaves Joe and Adam further apart than ever before.

Title:  Dead on Time
Rated: PG
Summary: A change in routine proves traumatic and fatal as Joe pays the ultimate price.

Title:  Playing Soldiers
Rated: PG
Summary: A childhood dream becomes reality for Joe in a most unexpected way.

Title:  Never Say Never
Rated: PG
Summary: (Sequel to Playing Soldiers) Returning after a year away, Joe's life on the Ponderosa becomes a nightmare.

Title:  Travesty of Justice
Rated: PG
Summary: WHN for The Quality Of Mercy...Joe is the main prosecution witness at the trial of Seth Pruitt but things do not go smoothly or to plan!

Title:  The Whistle
Rated: PG
Summary: When feeling at his lowest, Joe finds solace from an unexpected source.

Title:  Bad News
Rated: PG
Summary: Joe is badly injured in a freak accident. His recovery is not the easy ride his family would have hoped for.

Title:  Family
Rated: PG
Summary: Joe's life is saved by a stranger who is not all what he seems to be.

Title:  Soul Mates
Rated: PG13
Summary: A chance remark leads Joe back in time as he remembers his first love.

Title:  Plain Jane
Rated: PG13 (adult situations)
Summary: Summary....Two years have passed since Alice was murdered. Joe is convinced he will never find love again. But fate decides to lend a hand....

Title:  Making an Effort
Rated: G
Summary: A Valentine's Day Story for Joe

Title:  A Long Ride Home
Rated: G
Summary: A missing scene from The Quest

Title:  A Secret worth Keeping
Rated: PG
Summary: A late night conversation with Joe takes Ben down a road he'd long thought he would never again travel.

Title:  Wishing on a Star
Rated: G
Summary: A few lost hours involving Adam and Joe during the episode 'A Stranger Passed This Way'.

Title:  The Question
Rated: G
Summary: A question asked by Joe. It needs an answer which leads to an evening's lighthearted diversion for the Cartwrights.

Title:  The Need
Rated: G
Summary: A WHN for First Born. Following Clay's departure, Ben and Joe's relationship is sorely tested.