THE HIGH CHAPARRAL 302 A Time to Laugh, A Time to Cry (9/26/1969)
For the first time in his life, Manolito falls seriously in love but his romance takes a tragic turn when Comancheros decide to settle a debt. Enamored of beautiful Mercedes Vega De Sonora, a childhood sweetheart who returns to the Montoya ranch for a visit after a long absence, Manolito proposes marriage. Their plans are disrupted when bandits led by the vengeful Sanchez and Teniente kidnap Mercedes in an ambush. Though seriously injured, a desperate Manolito joins the men of the Chaparral in search for his loved one.
Guest star: Victor Campos (Teniente), Argentian Burnetti (Duena.), Julio Medina (Sanchez), Donna Baccala (Mercedes Vega de Grenada)
Stars: Leif Erickson (Big John Cannon), Cameron Mitchell (Buck Cannon), Henry Darrow (Manolito Montoya), Linda Cristal (Victoria Cannon), Mark Slade (Billy Blue Cannon)