The other day I was watching “Cotter’s Girl” on the Western
Channel. It’s the story where Matt goes on a mission to find Clarey Cotter
starring Mariette Hartley to give her an inheritance from her drunken father.
In the episode she is a wild girl who has lived on her own for years out in
You could tell Jim and Mariette had fun doing this show and what I liked about
this show was the fact that I saw a lot of Jim’s personality in portraying
his character. Like his kindness toward this girl who couldn’t help but
put her arms around Jim when she was on the back of his horse going to town
because she was squeezing him so tight he had to say, hey I got to breathe.
I could see Jim’s humor in his expressions toward her when she was falling
head over heels for him and trying to explain to her in a kind and gentle way
that a young lady doesn’t always put their arms around a man. Jim was
always a gentleman and I am sure that came from his Midwest upbringing.
There are so many shows that I truly enjoy but seeing Jim in this particular
episode made me feel he was right here with me.
Are there any particular favorite episodes that you like to watch over and over
again? Please let me know.