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When another doctor shows up in Dodge promising lower doctor's fees and miracle cures, Doc gets angry and many Dodge citizens think Doc Adams has quit as Dodge's doctor.
When Doc comes up missing, Matt looks for Doc and finds him fishing outside of Dodge. Doc tells Matt that he thinks the new doctor is nothing but a quack.
Doc's beliefs are later proven to be true when the new doctor's medical treatments amost kill a young boy.
After Sam Lacket physically beats his wife on the streets of Dodge, Matt and Doc try to persuade Mrs. Lacket to prefer charges on her husband, but she refuses to do so.
When Mrs. Lacket comes into Doc's office suffering from a beating she received from her husband, Matt decides to go after Sam Lacket.
After the Judge finds Lacket guilty of several minor crimes, he sentences Lacket to 50 dollars or 50 days in Dodge City's jail.
Mrs. Lacket comes up with the 50 dollars for Hackett's fine, Matt reluctantly releases Lacket fromjail.However, once Lacket is freed Mrs. Lacket learns thatSam has not changed his ways one bit. He still threatens to bully and beather.
When Samattempts to beat his wife again, shegrabshis gun and killshim.
Shanks is evicted from his rented ranch, loses his cattle and wife to another man. He goes to Colorado to pan for gold. He meets up with Print Quimby andconvinces him to return to Dodge with him.
They come into town with three heavy sacks of "gold", actually
sand. They deposit them in the bank. Those that took his ranch
and cattle fall all over themselves to return them. Shanks tries
to throw them out of his house, but he has a heart attack and dies. Shanks willed everything to Quimby. He doesn't want it, and signs it over to Matt, and tells him to give it all back after they have learned their lesson.
Jim is murdered and his horses stolen. After burying Jim, Matt and Chester go looking for Tebow, the man who did it. The trail they pick-up leads to a Kiowa camp where they find the stolen horses.
After Harry Spencer's life is saved Matt receives a wanted poster for Joe Harpe who robbed a bank. Matt learns that Spencerand Harpe left Dodge so Harpe could try and get the reward money.
To escape her poverty and abusive, drunken father, 17 year old Milly Glover decides to look for a husband. After three humiliating attempts, she decides to pay back the men. One, she lets his horses loose and burns his haystack. Another, she cuts his harnesses and burns his chair. Each man blames the other and they shoot each other. Her father goes to the third man to convince him to marry Milly. They fight and he mortally wounds him. Milly and her little brother are going to be adopted by the widow Hawkins. Milly tells Matt she has some things to own up to after while.moreless
When 2 outlaws shoot and kill a storekeeper and his young employee, Matt sets out on to the prairie to find the killers.
When one of the killers (Red Lime) dies from a gunshot wound from Marshall Dillon's gun, the other outlaw (Joe Lime) vows revenge onhim for killing his brother
When Matt returns back to Dodge without the men and with a fever, Doc giveshim something to help him rest and fight the fever.
While Matt is resting, Chester cleans Matt's gun. Chester removes all of the bullets from the chambers, but beforehe can put the bullets back intothe gun,he gets a message that Doc wants to seehim inhis office
While Chester is up in Doc's office, the other killer rides back into Dodge wanting revenge for Matt killing his brother. He tells Carl the stable man that he plans to kill Matt.
Carl the stable man tells Miss Kitty that the outlaw Joe Lime was now in Dodge and is gunning for Matt. Miss Kitty awakens Matt from a state of fever to warn him that Joe Lime is after him.
Matt finally finds Joe Lime hiding in the horse stables.
A fevered Matt and the outlaw have a shootout at the stables, but a strange twist of fate occurs. While Matt is suffering from the ill effects of the fever, Joe Lime grabs Matt's gun. He attempts to fire several shots at Matt, but since Chester had removed the bullets from Matt's gun and did not place the bullets back into Matt's gun, the gun does not fire.
Chester hears the shooting and takes Joe Lime into custody.
A secret Army payroll is stolen and two soldiers killed. The Major threatens Matt with martial law if the thieves aren't caught. Matt suspects Jenny Lane, a new girl at the Long Branch of being involved.