Jake and Fay Owens, old friends of Micah, are the McCains' new neighbors. Jake quickly develops an unreasoning jealousy of Lucas with Fay.
Banker Hamilton is closing up for the day when Rudy Gray persuades him to stay open for one more transaction--a withdrawal at gunpoint. When Lucas, acting sheriff, is forced to shoot the man, he's unaware that Rudy has a $2,000 reward. A bounty hunter finds out about the reward and poses as Rudy's brother to collect him--and the reward--before Lucas finds out.moreless
The Queen-to-be of France hides out in North Fork.
Mark finds himself the unwilling companion of gunman Carl Avery, who abducts the boy while his accomplice demands a ransom from Lucas.
Able Lincoln's claim that he's the Great Emancipator himself amuses everyone except Matt Yordy.