Penny is given a gift by a thief on the run, who tells her to protect it for him. She and Dr. Smith discover that it leads them to a ring which, when worn, allows the person to turn anything to platinum, which Dr. Smith does. Unfortunately, the ring also turns their food into the metal too and food is always in short supply.moreless
Bret thinks he's killed the owner of a mine, only to meet him alive again. The gambler then gets involved with a mining engineer and his struggle for improved working conditions.