7.6
28 votes
The Big Valley

The Big Valley

ABC 1965

Setting is the 1870s in California's gorgeous San Joaquin Valley, The Big Valley is the story of Stockton's richest and most powerful family, The Barkley's. Lead by the family matriarch and widow Victoria Barkley, they live on the Barkley Ranch managing their cattle herd, mines, citrus groves and logging camps.Victoria's four adult brood consists of her two sons Jarrod and Nick, daughter Audra and step-son Heath. Jarrod, a prominent lawyer, handles all of the families legal issues and manages his two law offices in Stockton and San Francisco. Nick, a strong built rancher, physically manages the family's holdings. Nick is aggressive, out-spoken and at times hot-headed. Victoria's youngest child is her beautiful daughter Audra. Audra is protected by all of the family members. Audra is very sensitive, caring, loves horses, and is a very talented rider. Heath, Victoria's step-son, helps Nick manage the family's processions.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of The Big Valley

The Big Valley - S2E27

#1 - Showdown in Limbo

0.00

Season 2 - Episode 27

Heath and company transport a wanted outlaw and must fight off his brother.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 0 votes.

The Big Valley - S3E20

#2 - Fall of a Hero

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Season 3 - Episode 20

Jarod defends Heath in court when he is accused of murder.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 0 votes.

The Big Valley - S3E21

#3 - The Emperor of Rice

0.00

Season 3 - Episode 21

A couple kidnap Victoria in exchange for rice

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 0 votes.

The Big Valley - S4E18

#4 - Alias Nellie Handley

0.00

Season 4 - Episode 18

The prison conditions worry Victoria

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 0 votes.

The Big Valley - S4E19

#5 - The Royal Road

0.00

Season 4 - Episode 19

When a prince from India comes to Stockton, Laura falls in love with him. However, the prince is an imposter.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 0 votes.

The Big Valley - S3E1

#6 - Joaquin

6.00

Season 3 - Episode 1

A man is hired at the ranch who is believed to be a Mexican outlaw thought long dead.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 6 votes.

The Big Valley - S3E26

#7 - The Challenge

6.00

Season 3 - Episode 26

When a senator arrives in Stockton to promote his re-election, troubles flare when his opponent releases a fraudulent photo.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 2 votes.

The Big Valley - S3E16

#8 - The Good Thieves

6.25

Season 3 - Episode 16

Heath and Nick travel across the state line to find the two brothers that shot Jarrod in the midst of a robbery. What they find is a town full of people who think of the outlaws as saints, since they're the ones who built the town. In the end the town finds out their true colors and they are brought to justice.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 4 votes.

The Big Valley - S3E14

#9 - Journey into Violence

6.33

Season 3 - Episode 14

Accused of killing one of their people, a band of ""religious"" take Heath captive, where he is forced to work as a slave to the widow of the dead man.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 3 votes.

The Big Valley - S4E5

#10 - Death Town

6.33

Season 4 - Episode 5

When Jarrod visits Baker City, he gets involved in a Mexican Marital mix-up.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 6 votes.

#11 - Hunter's Moon
6.33
Season 4 - Episode 12

Nick is believed to be having an affair with a man's wife, and the man plans to hang Nick in the morning

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 3 votes.

#12 - Days of Grace
6.50
Season 2 - Episode 29

Heath is wrongfully arrested for attempted rape, and is helped by a nun who used to be his girlfriend.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 2 votes.

#13 - Run of the Savage
6.50
Season 3 - Episode 25

Nick sets out to emotionally help a 14 year old boy who is rejected by his high-class parents.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 4 votes.

#14 - Flight from San Miguel
6.50
Season 4 - Episode 25

A woman asks Heath to convince her rebel Mexican husband to leave Mexico

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 4 votes.

#15 - By Fires Unseen
6.57
Season 1 - Episode 17

Nick returns from a trip from San Francisco with a big surprise. . . a fiance!! While he is completely smitten with her, the rest of the family isn't so quickly won over. They see the truth, that she's just not ready to leave behind the life of parties and numerous suitors, to which she has become accustomed.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 7 votes.

#16 - Guilty
6.71
Season 3 - Episode 7

A client of Jarrod's escapes and takes over the schoolhouse where Audra is substitute teacher.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 7 votes.

#17 - Court Martial
6.75
Season 2 - Episode 24

An old war friend of Nick's is being courtmartialed, along with Nick himself!

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 4 votes.

#18 - Days of Wrath
6.75
Season 3 - Episode 17

After his new bride is murdered, a grief stricken Jarrod goes out for revenge.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 4 votes.

#19 - Tunnel of Gold
6.80
Season 1 - Episode 29

Some men try to dig a tunnel from a general store to the train depot next door, to steal the Barkley's gold shipment.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 5 votes.

#20 - Last Train to the Fair
7.00
Season 1 - Episode 30

While on their way to the fair in Sacremento, Audra is stricken with a severe case of appendicitis. Fortunately there is a doctor on board, unfortunately he is being chased down by men who wish to see him hang.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Big Valley from 5 votes.

Last updated: oct 26, 2020

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