The world of the "wild west" includes men who follow the "way of the gun." Some of these warriers desire a normal life and some, such as Tuttle in this episode, have a secret life that the money their ill-gotten gains supports. He has come to enjoy a rare moment with his wife and chld before returning to his life and death struggle.
In this story Paladin is forced to fight or die and he prepares to defend himself. Both men are a hair's breath from pulling the trigger when the woman Tuttle loves enters the room. She brings sanity and hope with her. Also Tuttle's small son. Warning: SPOILER: Tuttle sees the chance for happiness and reaches for it, but he cannot be saved from the end that all men know awaits a man of the gun.