Lawman (1958)

ABC (ended 1962)




Episode Guide

    • The Go-Between
      The Go-Between
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Lily and Johnny are both kidnapped and held by a gang of blackmailing killers. They send a concussed, blindfolded Johnny back into town with orders to clean out Lily's bank account and leave the money where it can be picked up. Dan works with Johnny to figure out where she is being held before the men can get back to their hideout with the money. Dan knows they plan to kill her as soon as they return. The urgency both of them feel is indicative of the closeness the three of them have.moreless
    • Second Son
      Second Son
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      When Al May comes home with a bag of stolen payroll money and being pursued by a posse, his younger half brother, Charlie, grabs the money and runs, letting himself get caught and taking the rap for Al. What he wants is acceptance by his dad and his brother, who blame him for his mother's running off with another man years before. Since Lily insists he's innocent and begs Dan to do something, he comes up with a plan to expose the truth.moreless
    • The Promise
      The Promise
      Season 3 - Episode 39
      Johnny is at Fort Laramie to witness the execution of Jed Barrister. Before being hanged, Jed yells out to those that are gathered that one of them is his accomplice, and wants that remaining person to kill Dan Troop. Johnny rides back to town and tells Dan. He is surprised when Dan does not seem to be too worried about it. Johnny is persistent, and decides to go on a quest to find the unknown killer, before the unknown killer finds Dan.moreless
    • Return of Owny O'Reilly
      Return of Owny O'Reilly
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Owny catches a wanted man by snagging him on his fishing line. He takes the body back to town to claim the reward, and with Johnny going out of town to collect it for him, he suggests to Dan that Owny be made his deputy while he's gone. The results are hilarious, with Owny trying desperately to copy Dan in everything.moreless
    • The Holdout
      The Holdout
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      A man named Logan leads a vigilante group into Laramie, and starts tearing up the town. He and his men rough up shopowner Blake Stevens, and try to get the town council to remove Dan from office. Dan wants to arrest him, but can't find a charge that will stick, because everyone is afraid to testify against Logan. Meanwhile, Johnny tries to get Blake to stand up to Logan hoping that if he does, the other townspeople will follow his lead.moreless
    • Mountain Man
      Mountain Man
      Season 4 - Episode 28
      Lex Buckman, a mountain man - huge, dirty, and unshaven - gives the men in Laramie a lot to talk about-and admire- by his shows of strength and prowess. However, once he sees Lily, he tells her he needs a wife and "You're it!". Nothing she can say can dissuade him, until she wheedles Dan into telling him they're engaged. Instead of running Lex off, he decides to eliminate the competition. Lily and Johnny spend the rest of the show trying to protect Dan from Lex, some with comic results.moreless
    • The Post
      The Post
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Dan and Johnny find Rafe, a wanted fugitive, in the Birdcage. Because of Rafe being a large man, it takes Dan, Johnny, and several of the patrons to take him into custody. Dan decides to take Rafe back to Concordia, where he is wanted for murder. Johnny and Lily try to talk him out of it, because Concordia is over 400 miles away. Dan takes Rafe back, and comes across a crooked sheriff. The sheriff has Dan arrested, and now he and Rafe have to work together to survive.moreless
    • The Threat
      The Threat
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      A hired gun named Swann picks a fight with James Chase in a saloon. It ends with Swann shooting Chase. Dan knows that Chase isn't a violent man, but he has to let Swann go because the bar patrons all said Chase drew first. Chase's brother, Edgar, arrives in Laramie, and promises Swann that he will die for what he did to James. Swann isn't worried at first, but then he notices that no matter where he goes Edgar is not far behind.moreless
    • Whiphand
      Season 3 - Episode 32
      Tired of her husband Bull's behavior, Cassie Nickerson decides to run away with a kind, gentle peddler named Mr. Pennyman. Dan and Johnny know that Bull will hunt them down and kill them, so Dan convinces Bull to let him pursue a kidnapping charge first. However, after investigating, Dan finds out that Cassie left willingly. Dan convinces Cassie and Mr. Pennyman to come back to Laramie, and face Bull. To complicate matters, upon arriving back in town, Lily informs Dan and Johnny that Cassie is pregnant.moreless
    • To Capture the West
      To Capture the West
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      Artist Frederick Jameson comes to town. Lily impresses him and he offers to paint her portrait. Meanwhile, a murderous gang is on his trail, and he and his Indian companion both seem to know why, although Dan and Johnny do not.
    • Girl from Grantsville
      Girl from Grantsville
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      In this angsty, nearly depressing episode, Johnny falls in love with a young girl in town, Jenny Miles. Dan and Lily have some objections, but they don't say anything. Jenny turns out to be a flirt who is in love with someone else, and Johnny keeps protecting her from him thinking he's trying to hurt her. She's trying to get one of them to kill the other to prove how much they care about her.moreless
    • Reunion in Laramie
      Reunion in Laramie
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      Pianist Reed Smith drank to forget the war. He's conquered the drinking problem, but not the men who are trying to get him because of things he did that they can't forget. The reunion takes place at the Bird Cage Saloon in Laramie.
    • The Prodigal
      The Prodigal
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Dan and Johnny help Timmo's estranged son to overcome years of bad association and feelings of neglect.
    • The Stranger
      The Stranger
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      An older man comes to town to avenge his son's killing by Dan Troop. Although Dan was doing his duty, the father hears a local bigmouth talking about how his son was just a fun-loving boy and Dan Troop killed him without cause. In this episode, it's Johnny who has to come to the rescue as the man is determined to kill Dan.moreless
    • The Long Gun
      The Long Gun
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      Marshal Ben Wyatt rides into Laramie with the body of one of the Bodeen brothers. He tells Dan and Johnny that the other two will be along shortly. While they consider it an honor to have a legendary lawman visit their town, Dan soon becomes suspicious when Wyatt purchases a room at the Hotel Laramie. Wyatt reveals that he plans to shoot the other Bodeen brothers from the window overlooking the street rather than coming down and meeting them face to face. Lily then gives Dan something to ponder, maybe the legend is scared.moreless
    • Cornered
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      Johnny kills a notorious gunman only because the killer's gun misfires. Although the town wants to make him a hero, he knows the truth. Then he learns that the gunman's son is going to be coming to avenge his father's death, and he's reputed to be faster than his father was.moreless
    • Fast Trip to Cheyenne
      Fast Trip to Cheyenne
      Season 2 - Episode 37
      Dan races against the clock to bring evidence to save an innocent man from being hanged in Cheyenne. Someone is obviously sabotaging his efforts, and Dan must apprehend whoever is doing so before he can get to Cheyenne.
    • Yawkey
      Season 3 - Episode 6

      Yawkey, who has killed 27 men and has the reputation of being the fastest gun alive, shows up at the Birdcage and sends notice to Dan that he's going to kill him at 3:30 that afternoon. Dan's never met him, and doesn't know why he wants to kill him. Both Johnny and Lily try to talk Yawkey out of it, to no avail. Dan is determined to do his job regardless of the consequences, much to Lily's dismay.

    • Short Straw
      Short Straw
      Season 1 - Episode 11

      Upset that Dan refuses to rescind a 10 p.m. curfew he's put on all the saloons in town, the three saloon owners draw straws to see who gets the short straw. That man is the one who is supposed to kill Marshal Troop. Instead, he hires a killer whom Dan knows and recognizes in the cafe.

    • The Frame-Up
      The Frame-Up
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      Jessica Kindle confronts Dan Troop in the Birdcage after her husband was just hanged for murder in Laramie. She tells Dan that she was the one that pulled the trigger, and accuses him of framing her husband. Dan and Johnny take her back to the office, where they are confronted by her lawyer, Les Courtney. Courtney has a long standing grudge against Dan, and plans to use this situation to ruin his reputation. Dan begins to doubt himself, but to be sure, he sends Johnny out to the Kindle ranch to look for anything that might help prove that he had the right person all along.moreless
    • The Town Boys
      The Town Boys
      Season 3 - Episode 1

      Johnny goes against everyone's better judgement when he takes personal responsibility for four boys who have been arrested for killing a milk cow. The four boys lack any direction in life and remind Johnny of himself at their age. He finds them work at the livery stable, determined to help them rehabilitate. Three of the boys end up admiring him and wanting his approval, while the fourth boy is not only "bad', he is criminal.

    • Riding Shotgun
      Riding Shotgun
      Season 1 - Episode 29

      Larry DeLong is a reformed criminal who is now employed as a shotgun rider on the stage line. When his former gang robs the stage on which he's riding, and the driver is killed, the townspeople of Laramie feel Larry is about ready to rejoin the gang.

    • The Appointment
      The Appointment
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      Dan's old friend, Major Jason Leeds, has come to Laramie to offer Johnny an appointment to West Point. Johnny has never considered a military career, and wants Dan to tell him to stay. Dan can't and won't make the decision for him. We can tell he really cares about Johnny and doesn't want him to go, but he knows it's a very good opportunity for him and doesn't want to stand in his way. Johnny must make a hard decision, made easier by his saving the major's life.moreless
    • Firehouse Lil
      Firehouse Lil
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      In this lighter episode Jake, in charge of fire co. #2 and Oren, in charge of fire co. #1, crash into each other and start a fight in the street during a fire drill. After Lily chides them loudly in public for their behavior, she is elected unanimously the new fire marshall. A group of bandits witness this and prepare to start a fire as a diversion so they can rob the payroll being held in the bank. Lily and the Volunteer Fire Brigade save the day.moreless
    • The Inheritance
      The Inheritance
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      Tecumseh Pruitt is always giving financial advice. People believe him to be rich, but just a notorious cheapskate. After refusing to buy him a pair of new boots, his son, Owlie, tired of his father's constant penny-pinching, decides to lock him in the cellar. When Dan and Johnny come to investigate Tecumseh's disappearance, Owlie ambushes them, and locks them in the cellar with his father. Owlie then sends his mother into town to get his father's strongbox, which Lily keeps in her safe at the Birdcage. Now it's up to Lily to save the day.moreless
    • Samson the Great
      Samson the Great
      Season 3 - Episode 10

      A boxing promoter arrives in Laramie with "Samson the Great," a champion prizefighter. A number of local men pay for a chance to fight Samson in the hope of winning $50 but Samson easily defeats each of them. Samson then settles himself in the local saloon, becoming increasingly obnoxious and abusive. When Deputy McKay intervenes, Samson beats him up and Troop has to deal with the man himself.

    • The Four
      The Four
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Four men ride into Laramie, all carrying rifles, and station themselves around town. After one of them is shot and killed, the leader tells Dan they are searching for a young, innocent looking young man who was reported to them as being in the area. He was a cold-blooded killer they had been tracking. Dan deputizes the three remaining men since Johnny was out of town, and together they track the boy down.moreless
    • Trapped
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Outlaw leader Hale Connors arrives in Laramie to notify Troop that the stage won't be arriving.
    • Blue Boss and Willie Shay
      Blue Boss and Willie Shay
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      While out riding Johnny meets Willie Shay, a singing cowhand, and his best friend, a smarter-than-average steer named Blue Boss. Willie arrives in Laramie, and stops off for a drink at the Birdcage. One of the other customers, Jagger, doesn't take too kindly to Willie. After Willie and Blue Boss get the better of him in a couple of exchanges, Jagger shoots and kills Blue Boss. Dan arrests him, but Willie promises to kill Jagger just as soon as he gets out of jail. Johnny tries to talk him out of it, but Willie won't listen to him.moreless
    • Wanted
      Season 1 - Episode 7

      Fallon, a ruthless bounty hunter, brings in a body of a wanted man and collects the reward from Dan, who knew him elsewhere and doesn't like him. After being told to leave town, Fallon shows Dan and Johnny a picture of the next man on his "hit list." Johnny knows him and tries to protect him from the killer, but is injured in the process. Finally, Dan must step in to stop another killing by Fallon.

    • The Substitute
      The Substitute
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      In another rather light-hearted episode, the school teacher leaves to get married in a fit of what is deemed 'spring fever'. A search for a substitute teacher until the new one can arrive turns up a man who is very educated, but is now a drunk. Lily volunteers over Dan's objections - he's worried about what the women in town will do to her. His suspicions are proved right, but Lily once again wins over hearts by her kindness.moreless
    • The Conclave
      The Conclave
      Season 1 - Episode 37
      One member of a gang planning to rob a stage gets drunk while in Laramie and subsequently is jailed. He offers to tell Dan the scheme for some whiskey. Then, Dan has to try to foil the plot.
    • The Witness
      The Witness
      Season 4 - Episode 41
      Beebee Williams is drawing pictures of Lily's customers, as well as Jake, and Dan, in the Birdcage. Nathan Adams comes in looking for Dan. He reveals that his wife was murdered. Beebee thinks he saw the man leaving the scene and draws a picture of Jim Martin. Dan and Johnny bring Jim in for questioning, but they don't think he did it. Jim is found not guilty at the trial, but Nathan is convinced that Jim is guilty, and vows to get even. Dan and Johnny know that the only way they can prevent more bloodshed is to find the real killer.moreless
    • The Tarnished Badge
      The Tarnished Badge
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      Dan, Johnny, and their posse are set up all over Laramie awaiting the arrival of Jess Bridges and his gang. Dan used to be the deputy when Bridges was the marshal. However, along the way Bridges turned from lawman to criminal. Bridges is wounded during the impending shootout, but he and his men manage to escape. The posse splits up to try to find them, and Johnny gets captured by Bridges. This leads to a battle of wits between Dan's mentor, and Dan's apprentice.moreless
    • Thirty Minutes
      Thirty Minutes
      Season 2 - Episode 24

      In this show, which really is about 30 minutes in the town's life, bad guy Jake Wilson comes to town. At 2:30, he goes into the Birdcage and is soon recognized by a young man, whom he kills right before he shoots Johnny. Then, when Dan hears the shots, Jake engages in a hostage situation, telling Dan he's killed his deputy and will kill his girlfriend unless Dan clears the streets, gets him his horse, and lets him ride out.

    • Cort
      Season 4 - Episode 33
      A stranger rides into town and collapses. After the doctor's examination, Troop tries to question him, but gets nowhere. All the stranger will say is that there's going to be a lot of trouble around sundown.
    • Porphyria's Lover
      Porphyria's Lover
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      During a terrible, windy storm, Lily is suddenly terrified by the sight of a book of poetry. She explains that the poem, "Porphyria's Lover", by Robert Browning reminds her of a man she helped put in prison. Dan tries to convince her that it's only the storm. The next day her bartender is sent by Dan to go help the men work on rebuilding the schoolhouse, with Lily's blessing. Then while she is alone, the escaped prisoner shows up and carries her off, and Dan must piece together clues from the poem to locate her before she is killed by the madman.moreless
    • The Son
      The Son
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Zachariah Herod and his son Cole corner a group of gentlemen in the Birdcage. The Herods are searching for the man who killed Cole's brother Chad. Cole is blind, and although he didn't see the killer, he can identify him by the sound of his voice. With Dan out of town this time, Johnny is called upon to take charge of the investigation. Cole tells Johnny and Lily that his father intends to kill whoever shot his brother, and he doesn't want that on his conscience. Johnny locks up Zachariah for disturbing the peace, and then he and Cole set out to find the killer.moreless
    • The Salvation of Owny O'Reilly
      The Salvation of Owny O'Reilly
      Season 2 - Episode 29

      Joel Grey makes his first of three appearances in this series as Owny O'Reilly. In this show, as a young tough, he gets into trouble in town while his brother, Jack, is escaping from a payroll robbery. Jack's partner, Samson, throws the money in a well, and Owny finds it. He keeps it, then starts acting nice to people so they won't suspect anything.

    • The Persecuted
      The Persecuted
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      Burly Keller is drinking in the Birdcage when he decides to pick a fight with one of the locals, who has just become a new father. Dan tracks him down, and arrests him. Burly is put on trial, but the jury ruled he acted in self defense. Burly claims he wants to settle down in Laramie, so being old friends, Dan decides to give him the benefit of the doubt. However, after gunning down another man in the Birdcage, and trying to put the moves on Lily, Dan is now forced to confront his old friend.moreless
    • The Hardcase
      The Hardcase
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      Beth Denning, a somewhat wild girl, seems to stir up trouble wherever she goes. Raised by a lazy father in a filthy cabin, she can't seem to break out of the mold. Dan, knowing that a cattle drive is coming into town, lays down the law to both her father and to her, warning them to not cause any more trouble in Laramie. When Beth is found beat up and near death after a scene at the Bird Cage, the town is ready to lynch an innocent young man until Beth comes out of her coma to identify the real culprit.moreless
    • The Shelter
      The Shelter
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      A nightime rainstorm forces Dan and Johnny, who are escorting a prisoner, to seek shelter in a cabin. It is lived in by Jack Brace, a thief and a murderer, and his slave, an Indian woman. She tries to warn Dan about Jack, who joins with the prisoner to overpower the two lawmen. The Indian woman helps them as they are being forced to dig their own graves.moreless
    • The Swamper
      The Swamper
      Season 2 - Episode 35
      An alcoholic, Jim Phelan, is a swamper who is offered a bribe to help make a bank robbery possible. He wants to, but with a condition which involves his unpolished daughter, Ellie.
    • The Surface of Truth
      The Surface of Truth
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      A ruthless trapper is just as brutal with his Indian wife, whom he kills in a rage. When her tribe finds out, they want justice, and Dan has to be the mediator.
    • The Jury
      The Jury
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      A new saloon is opened in Laramie by Kate Wilson, who has had several scrapes with the law, but is always acquitted by the all-male jurors due to serious flirting on her part. When the same thing happens in Laramie, Dan pulls out all the stops, bringing in an ex-beau of hers doing time for one of her former crimes, and an all-woman jury to de-rail her.moreless
    • Shackled
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      While guarding a prison wagon, Johnny is attacked by a prisoner after the wagon is set upon and overturned. He shackles himself to the prisoner immediately, and then has to avoid being killed.
    • The Breakup
      The Breakup
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Once again Johnny resigns, after being forced to kill an old friend. Dan hires another deputy, but he's no Johnny McKay. He is bombastic and cowardly, pushing people to throw his weight around, but not really wanting to have to fight. Finally, after the new deputy gets scared half to death, Johnny takes his job back.moreless
    • The Prisoner
      The Prisoner
      Season 1 - Episode 2

      Cowhand Dick Sellers delights in taunting old men and teenagers into gunfights that they can't win. When Dan has enough and arrests the man, the town council refuse to do anything except fine Sellers for fear that his friends will go on a rampage.

    • The Gunman
      The Gunman
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      Reformed gunfighter Kurt Monroe comes into Laramie to meet his fiancee, Lucy, on the stage. But when the stage comes in without her, his resolve to stay on the straight and narrow is put to the test.
    • The Master
      The Master
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Dan's pleased to hear his old mentor is in town, but he and Johnny are disappointed to find out he's there to help the Cattleman's Association to run off homesteaders, a problem Dan had just been dealing with. Events lead to a show-down between the two old friends, with a predictable outcome.moreless
    • 9:05 to North Platte
      9:05 to North Platte
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Pa Jutes and his sons hold Lily Merrill and a young newsboy hostage in the marshall's office until the 9:05 train to North Platte comes through. It's carrying another of his sons who's being taken to justice by another lawman, and Pa wants to make a 'trade'.
    • Heritage of Hate
      Heritage of Hate
      Season 4 - Episode 27
      Laurie Kemper is trying to start her life over after spending three years in prison for manslaughter. She killed her husband after he had beaten her up. Her former father-in-law, John Kemper, who is still furious with her for killing his son, and his hired hands are determined to make her life miserable. After they ran off her latest hired hand, Laurie comes up with a new plan. She makes a deal with a man named Bill Fells to get married in exchange for part of her stake. Bill has a criminal record also, but like Laurie has paid his debt to society. John is determined to turn the whole town against them, but Dan is constantly standing in his way.moreless
    • By the Book
      By the Book
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      Orville Luster comes to town to see how Dan is handling his duties as marshal. He finds Dan and Johnny at the Birdcage, and scolds them for not arresting two of the locals, Ernie and Teakwood, for disturbing the peace. Dan explains that they are harmless. Luster forces Johnny to put them in jail, but Dan lets them out. Luster threatens to have a Deputy U.S. Marshal permanently appointed to Laramie if Dan doesn't shape up.moreless
    • The Brand Release
      The Brand Release
      Season 1 - Episode 17

      A wounded Ben Greene is accused of stealing cattle. He insists that he bought them legally, and his brand release is at his cabin. The men who accuse him are unsavory characters that both Johnny and Dan seem to distrust.

    • The Squatters
      The Squatters
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      Before he died, a Wyoming cattleman gave Ad Prentice a tract of land to start a ranch. Prentice's hired hand, Bent Carr, hopes to gain possession of the land by proving the transaction was illegal.
    • Blind Hate
      Blind Hate
      Season 3 - Episode 35

      Lucy Pastor falls in love with one of her father Lem Pastor's ranch hands named Shag. Lem doesn't want his daughter marrying a lowly ranch hand and proceeds to badly horsewhip him leaving him blind. Shag staggers through the streets until Dan finds him, and takes him to the doctor. Shag vows to kill Lem after what he did. Dan rides out to the Pastor ranch, and is told by Lem that he will kill Shag if he goes near Lucy again. Lucy, tired of living under her father's iron fist, runs to Lily for shelter. Now it is up to Dan, Johnny, and Lily to try to prevent Shag and Lem from killing each other.

    • Conditional Surrender
      Conditional Surrender
      Season 3 - Episode 37
      Pa Beason has come to Laramie to die. He has led a life of killing and looting, and has never been brought to justice. He chose Laramie because he has heard that Dan is a fair man. He offers to give Dan a full confession of all of the raids he has performed over the years on the condition that his daughter, Iona, is cleaned up and put into a dress and looks like a lady rather than one of his sons, who are following in his footsteps. Dan agrees, knowing Lily can't turn down a challenge like that. He then agrees to make sure the girl is taken care of on the condition that Pa talks his boys into surrendering to him.moreless
    • Clootey Hutter
      Clootey Hutter
      Season 4 - Episode 26

      Clootey is a female gunslinger who lives up in the hills and has just come into Laramie for supplies. In a pouring rainstorm at night, after spurning his advances in the Birdcage, she is called in the street by a drunken Earl and shoots him down in a fair fight. Dan is forced to try to arrest her, but she tells him she knows she can outdraw him. Earl's cooler headed brother, Paul, suggests instead she try to 'take him' in a gunfight to prove she really could outdraw the dead man.

    • The Return
      The Return
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      Dan helps a man released from prison to make the right decision between the girl that he loves and going back to his old gang.
    • The Press
      The Press
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Lal Hoard gets out of prison and heads for Laramie. Dan had put him away, and he swore revenge. Now, Lily and Johnny are worried, but Hoard seems to have changed. He has bought the Laramie newspaper and wants to settle down. It doesn't take long to see that he is starting a smear campaign against Dan, and then tries to blackmail Lily.moreless
    • The Gang
      The Gang
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      The Hayes gang is riding into Laramie, and one of the riders, Clay, is coming in to warn Dan. In a rare show of Dan's background, we learn Clay is his brother, that they both loved the same girl who went off with Clay and then died, and that Clay is not exactly a law-abiding citizen. But he still wants his brother and Johnny to win this fight against the gang, so he gets out of a sickbed to help when no one in the town will.moreless
    • Shadow Witness
      Shadow Witness
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      When Beth, a girl who works in the Bird Cage, is murdered, the killer is seen by Oren, an old man with very thick glasses. The glasses are broken as the killer rushes out the door, leaving him dazed and nearly blind. Dan sets a trap, insisting that Oren saw the whole thing and can identify the killer as soon as he gets his new glasses.moreless
    • The Young Toughs
      The Young Toughs
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      Three young toughs cause trouble for Johnny while he's left in charge while Dan goes out of town. Finally, he's forced into a shoot out with all three of them, just as Dan gets back.
    • The Joker
      The Joker
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Dan and Johnny try to capture a prisoner, who tells Johnny that he is his father. Dan is shocked when Johnny turns in his badge, saying he has bad blood and won't make a good lawman. At the end, Dan and Johnny have a gunfight with the prisoner, and Johnny takes back his job.moreless
    • The Cold One
      The Cold One
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      After hearing that her notorious outlaw husband, King Harris, has escaped from prison, Barbara Harris flees to her mother's house in Laramie. King sends two of his men into town to scout the scene, and they end up in a confrontation with Dan and Johnny. Dan shoots one, and runs the other out of town. They know that King will be coming with the rest of his men, so Dan and Johnny try to round up a posse, but find very few takers.moreless
    • Sunday
      Season 4 - Episode 31
      While Dan and Johnny are returning to the office with their prisoner, Billy Deal, someone takes a shot at them. They look around, but find nothing. Deal is to be held overnight and then placed on the train to Casper the next afternoon. The following morning Dan learns that an old enemy, Frank Boone, is in town. Boone, who is also a wanted man, tells Dan that he has been offered a full pardon if he takes Billy back to Montana. Dan warns him not to try anything or he will have to take him down.moreless
    • The Posse
      The Posse
      Season 1 - Episode 23

      A posse is formed to find a suspected murderer, and a gunslinger is included in the posse. The other citizens are eager to hang the suspect when they find him, but the gunslinger, Fent Hartley, is the only one willing to give the accused the benefit of the doubt. The suspect's wife, meanwhile, makes a confession to Johnny that he must tell Dan before it's too late.

    • Jailbreak
      Season 4 - Episode 39

      Dan sends Johnny to Casper to testify in the trial of Pete Bole. Bole has hired jailbreak expert, Heracles Snead, to break him out of jail. Bole also has a girlfriend, Britches. While making his plan, Snead takes Britches into the desert, and leaves her there. Johnny comes along, and offers her a lift. However, once she finds out he's testifying against Pete, she clobbers Johnny with his own canteen, and handcuffs him to a tree. Britches comes looking for Snead, and he convinces her to go back and release Johnny so that the Sheriff doesn't double the number of guards. She goes back and lets Johnny loose. Britches ends up falling for Johnny with comedic results.

    • The Friend
      The Friend
      Season 1 - Episode 39
      While Dan is gone (again), Johnny runs across an old friend in town, not knowing he has joined a gang planning on robbing the bank of Laramie. When his friend, Buck Harmon, finds out he's the deputy in town, he first tries to talk him into going out of town with him for the evening, then ends up joining him in the fight against his gang.moreless
    • The Ring
      The Ring
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      Dan sets a trap for a murderer after a young woman is found killed in Laramie.
    • Owny O'Reilly, Esquire
      Owny O'Reilly, Esquire
      Season 4 - Episode 5

      Millie Cotton, the governor's daughter, has run away from home and landed in Laramie. Desperate for money, she robs Owny in an alley with her hairbrush in his back. Both are scared. Owny later describes the robber as a huge, vicious man. Dan, told to be on the lookout for the governor's daughter, recognizes Millie, who sings for Lily and is told honestly that she has a lovely voice. Owny is struck by her, not knowing that she is his assailant. When he finds out, his hurt feelings take over. Later, an escaped convict, Millie, Owny, his horse, and his dog all combine for a scene of pandemonium before everything is sorted out.

    • Change of Venue
      Change of Venue
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      After killing Judge Trager's nephew, outlaw Barron Shaw is given a change of venue, because it is believed he couldn't get a fair trial in Laramie. Dan has to transport him to Green River, and leave Johnny behind to watch over Laramie. Along the way, Shaw's gang makes several attempts to break him free of Dan's custody. Little does Dan know, Shaw has another accomplice inside the stagecoach.moreless
    • The Robbery
      The Robbery
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      A crooked army sergeant is plotting with a group of men to rob a train carrying the army payroll of $45,000. Once getting the information they need, one of the outlaws shoots the sergeant. The army sends an arrogant new lieutenant to Laramie to investigate the sergeant's murder. The lieutenant tries pushing Dan and Johnny around, but they refuse to back down. Later, Dan and Johnny unknowingly come across the gang in the Birdcage. One of the members is Dan's former mentor, Sam Deever.moreless
    • Explosion
      Season 4 - Episode 38
      Jess Billings killed an elderly couple, the Murdochs, after they went back on their promise to sell him some land. Jess had been planning to marry one of Lily's saloon girls, Bobbie Desmond. During the investigation, Doc Shea tells Dan that Jess had taken a severe beating from Sam Brackett, who was also interested in Bobbie, causing head injuries. Doc says that Jess may not have been aware of what he was doing. Sam doesn't care and rounds up a lynch mob to hunt Jess down. Now, Dan and Johnny have to find Jess before the mob does.moreless
    • The Wanted Man
      The Wanted Man
      Season 4 - Episode 30
      While making their rounds during a rainstorm, Dan and Johnny stumble across two people in the livery stable. Ben Jesse brought his mother, Ann, into Laramie seeking help, because she is about to have a baby. Ann is married to an outlaw named Frank Jesse. After being examined by Doc Greer, it is also learned that Ann is dying. Meanwhile, Dan runs into a bountyhunter named Joe Street, who is planning to ambush Frank when he comes for his family, and turn him in for the $5,000 reward.moreless
    • A Friend of the Family
      A Friend of the Family
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      When Dan and Johnny stop a robbery of the Laramie Bank, Johnny recognizes one of the crooks as his "Uncle Joe." Joe Henny was a friend of Johnny's father, and helped raise him. As they transport the criminals, Joe plays on Johnny's sympathies, and gets him to loosen his ropes. He then escapes after Johnny falls asleep while he's supposed to be on watch. Dan accuses Johnny of subconsciously wanting Joe to escape. Johnny denies it, and volunteers to bring him back personally.moreless
    • The Oath
      The Oath
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      While Dan and Johnny are taking a killer to be hanged and a doctor to prison to serve a term, they come upon a stranded stagecoach with various passengers who need help. While helping the passengers, a conflict ensues, which ends with new light being brought out in the Doctor's case.moreless
    • The Juror
      The Juror
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      One member of the Cauley gang is captured and brought to Laramie for trial, because the town where he was caught couldn't find anyone willing to serve on a jury. The other 5 Cauleys have threatened to kill anyone who served. Dan is sure Laramie will rally to the cause, but finds that fear is contagious. Finally, learning that it only takes one juror, under extreme circumstances, to try a case, Dan pulls one name out of the tax register list at random to be that juror. To his shock, it's Lily's name. She accepts, and then he must worry about her safety until the trial.moreless
    • The Catcher
      The Catcher
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Catcher is a big, slow witted hired hand on a sheep ranch for Frank Fenway. He earned the nickname for his ability to take a punch in the stomach. Before heading out one morning, another of the hired hands, Lank Bailey, makes a pass at Mrs. Fenway. After hauling a herd of sheep into Laramie, the hired hands gather at the Birdcage, where Catcher and Lank have an drunken altercation. Lank returns to his room, and is confronted by Frank about coming on to his wife. Frank punches Lank, who falls, hits his head, which accidentally kills him. Frank convinces Catcher that they will be looking for him as the killer, and tells him to get out of town. The other hired hands want Catcher hanged immediately, but Dan and Johnny want to bring him in order to get a fair trial.moreless
    • The Badge
      The Badge
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Johnny puts his badge on the line when he bets Dan that his life long friend, Bill Anderson, is a good guy - and the only one in his family. Bill has trouble through some misunderstandings, and his brother gets out of prison at just the right time to really stir things up, but Johnny remains loyal to him throughout.moreless
    • The Intruders
      The Intruders
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      A Chinese girl is the only one willing to testify after her husband is killed by a couple of men extorting money from the Chinese mine workers outside of town. Although the two men and their boss try to foment hatred and prejudice toward the Chinese who work so hard there, in the end, justice prevails.moreless
    • The Old War Horse
      The Old War Horse
      Season 3 - Episode 4

      Bess Harper was Lily's mentor as a young girl, the woman who gave her her first job. Now she is an old alcoholic, in town to try to get five thousand dollars out of the town of Laramie left to it by her estranged ex-husband. Lily hatches a plan to rehabilitate her and get her back on stage, to the chagrin of her private investigator, who was the one who put the idea into her head.

    • The Judge
      The Judge
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      Dan and Johnny take a posse and go after a murderous thief who is called 'The Actor'. When a posse member is shot, Johnny takes him back to town, while Dan stays on the trail. Later, Dan is shot and left for dead. He's found by two sisters who take him back to their cabin to care for him. One of them is married to a circuit judge who happens to be 'The Actor'.moreless
    • Lily
      Season 2 - Episode 1

      Lily Merrill opens the Birdcage Saloon after being thrown out of Billings, Montana by the sheriff. Dan hears she was involved in a theft/murder, she assumes he wants to be paid off. Dan, of course, refuses money. Both seem surprised that their opinions are wrong, but Dan is still suspicious.

    • The Prodigal Mother
      The Prodigal Mother
      Season 4 - Episode 14
    • The Truce
      The Truce
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      Dan has to get a prisoner away from the posse that is after him and to safety in jail so the man can apply for a pardon from the governor, whose life he saved during the war.
    • The Parting
      The Parting
      Season 2 - Episode 34

      A wanted man wants to turn himself in to Dan Troop, but wants the reward money given to Jennie, the woman he loves, so she can go to Chicago and get medical treatment. She is terminally ill, but doesn't want him to know. He will get a life sentence for his crimes, but doesn't want her to know.

    • Battle Scar
      Battle Scar
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      A military man has a breakdown and finally reveals the truth about a war battle: he let people believe he had been a hero, when instead he was court-martialed for deserting his men.
    • Get Out of Town
      Get Out of Town
      Season 4 - Episode 36
      There is a new saloon opening in Laramie. One of the richest men in town, Amos Hall, recognizes the saloon's owner, Jim Bushrod, from the time they were in the army together. Amos told Dan and Johnny that Bushrod sold guns to the Indians, and they used them to kill 200 soldiers in a raid. Bushrod was acquitted at trial due to a lack of evidence. Dan tells Amos that there is nothing he can do about Bushrod, because he hasn't committed any crimes in Laramie. Amos then proceeds to start a campaign to run Bushrod out of town.moreless
    • Man on a Mountain
      Man on a Mountain
      Season 2 - Episode 36
      A deputy who wants to make a name for himself is trying to find an old friend of Dan's, accusing him of a crime that he himself committed. Dan, once again, has to step in to right the wrong.
    • Old Stefano
      Old Stefano
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      Tracy McNeil is a supposed businessman who is showing an inordinate interest in Lily Merrill. Johnny teases Dan about it, but Dan doesn't want to interfere. In fact, Lily is interested in buying McNeil's thoroughbred horse, but his price is too high: to try to persuade Dan to let him buy up land that isn't really for sale. Meanwhile, Old Stefano, a mute old shepherd who comes to town with an injured sheep dog, is accused of killing McNeil's injured horse. Dan has to intervene in McNeil's behalf.moreless
    • The Hunch
      The Hunch
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      An alcoholic is identified by the man he supposedly robbed the night before, and can't deny it because he was drunk. Even though he is identified as the robber, Dan has "a hunch" that he is being set up.
    • The Unmasked
      The Unmasked
      Season 4 - Episode 40
      Carter Banks and Samuel Davidson arrive in Laramie by stagecoach. They tell Dan and Lily that they are looking for their "cousin," Billy Corbett. Banks and Davidson give Dan a description, but he and Lily don't let on that they think it's Joe Brockway, who took over running the Laramie Hotel. Brockway later confesses to Dan and Johnny that he is Billy Corbett, the man who shot John Wilkes Booth, and that the two men are bounty hunters trying to collect a $20,000 price tag placed on his head by a disgruntled Southerner.moreless
    • The Grubstake
      The Grubstake
      Season 3 - Episode 31
      Rainbow Jack arrives in Laramie looking for someone to buy a grubstake in his mine. After Dan, Johnny, Lily, and Jake turn him down, Rainbow finds a partner in Stephanie Collins, one of Lily's barmaids. While Rainbow goes out to work the claim, his greedy nephew and a lawyer come to town. It turns out Rainbow is really an eccentric millionaire, and they want to have his transaction with Stephanie voided saying that he was not competant enough to make the decision. Now Dan has to find Rainbow, and get him back to town to stop them.moreless
    • The Mad Bunch
      The Mad Bunch
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Bob Terry is searching for help for his ailing wife. He stumbles upon a gang of outlaws, who decide to shoot him and take his belongings. One of the gang, Joe Knox, was bothered by the shooting. Before he died, Bob tells Joe where to find his wife, Dory. Joe brings Dory to Laramie seeking medical help. Joe pretends he is her husband, but Dan soon realizes he's not telling the truth. Joe confesses he's not Bob, but the doctor tells him to play along in order to help with her recovery. Meanwhile, Joe's former gang finds their way to Laramie, and now its up to Dan, Johnny, and Joe to stop them.moreless
    • The Encounter
      The Encounter
      Season 1 - Episode 16

      While going to arrest two men for murder, Dan is mauled by a bear. A woman saves him and takes him to her cabin, but he doesn't know she's the sister of one of the wanted men. She nurses him, even though she knows he's a lawman because of his badge, which she saw and threw away. Then her brother and his partner come back, and emotions run high.

    • The Visitor
      The Visitor
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      Jamie was left with the Welches to raise after his father, Jack Rollins, went to prison. Jack is out, and back to reclaim his son.
    • Last Stop
      Last Stop
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Bill Jennings and his fiancee', Amie, are about to be married. But then Bill's stepson, Gabe, shows up, full of anger and vengeance over the fact that Bill deserted his mother and him years before. Even though Bill knows that in truth, his ex-wife left him - and Gabe is not really his son- he tries to protect the boy from the facts.moreless
    • The Bandit
      The Bandit
      Season 1 - Episode 35
      After Ches Ryan's pay is docked, he retaliates by robbing the payroll. As he escapes, he passes through a town plagued with an illness. He comes across a young woman and her little brother who are both ill and have no one to look after them, so he stays to help. Dan catches up to him while there, and consequently gets the fever himself. Ryan then tends to Dan, also.moreless
    • Tarot
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      Lily runs into her old friend, Joe Wyatt, who has just arrived in Laramie. Little does she know, Joe is involved in a robbery plot. Lily introduces Joe to Dan and Johnny at the Birdcage. She explains that he is a professional gambler, who also dabbles in tarot cards. As a demonstration, Joe deals four cards representing each of the four people at the table. One card says that someone will come into some money, another will take a trip, another will guard a pot of gold, and the last person will die.moreless
    • The Barber
      The Barber
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      Laramie has a new barber, Sylvester O'Toole. The previous barber, Ed Carruthers had been telling Dan for a long time that he was looking for a buyer. Little does Dan know, that O'Toole has Carruthers tied up in the back room, and is busy masterminding a robbery of the Laramie Bank. When Dan and Johnny come in for haircuts, they are ambushed, and taken prisoner.moreless
    • The Kids
      The Kids
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      Three kids ride into town, take a shot at Dan, and ride out. He and Johnny pursue them, catch them, and bring them in, in spite of being clawed and bitten in the process. Lily refuses to let him put the little girl, Dodie, in jail and takes her to the Bird Cage. None of the kids will tell Dan anything about who they are, but he soon learns that their father is a wanted outlaw, and they want to go live with him rather than their Uncle Lou.moreless
    • Fugitive
      Season 3 - Episode 29
      Casey Cormack is a fugitive bank robber that returns to take his wife, Meg, and son, Joey, on the run with him. Meg and Joey come into Laramie for supplies, and meet a kind shopkeeper named Mrs. Fields. Meg decides to ride off, and leave Joey behind. Dan has Johnny chase after Meg, but she gives him the slip. Meg meets up with Casey and tells him what she did. Casey insists they come back for Joey, but things go array leading Casey to knock Johnny over the head with his gun, and take Dan hostage.moreless
    • The Marked Man
      The Marked Man
      Season 3 - Episode 19

      After Dan and Johnny shut down his crooked casino, Ray Danby sends for a hired gun to come to Laramie. Todd Larson, the hired gun, has a sister named Muriel that works for Lily at the Birdcage. He is also an old friend of Dan's, and doesn't know he is the marshal. Once Todd finds out, he tries to return the money to Danby. Danby tells him he has a choice: kill Dan, or they will kill his sister.

    • Trojan Horse
      Trojan Horse
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      Dan and Johnny are informed by government workers that a shipment of nitro glycerine is going to be coming through Laramie, and as a precaution they have to evacuate the whole town. Meanwhile, two hijackers take control of the shipment, and plan to use the explosives to rob the Laramie Bank. When Johnny stops the wagon to check on it, one of the crooks knocks him over the head, and takes him hostage. Now Dan has to figure out how to save Johnny, stop the crooks from leaving town with everyone's money, and keep from getting blown up in the process.moreless
    • The Break-In
      The Break-In
      Season 3 - Episode 36
      Gard Washington is tired of being a thief, and comes up with a unique idea. He turns himself in to Dan at the jail, and then wants to collect the reward on himself to use as a nest egg for when his sentence is over. With Johnny out of town, Dan enlists the aid of local drunkard Cactus Gates to be his acting deputy to help keep an eye on the prisoner. After his reward request is turned down, Gard tells Dan he plans to escape. Meanwhile, a gunslinger named Ed Hill comes to town looking for Gard.moreless
    • Hassayampa
      Season 3 - Episode 22

      Hassayampa Edwards is a temperance leader who tries to get Lily's saloon shut down. When violence breaks out, Dan forces Lily to close the Birdcage until the storm dies down.

    • Dilemma
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Sam is a doctor in Denver that is recruited by outlaws to remove the bullet from one of them that got shot. Sam removes the bullet, but because he knows too much, they want to get rid of him. Sam escapes and heads to Laramie, where he changes his name, and gets a job scrubbing floors for Lily at the Birdcage. After saving a little boy that was injured in a horse and buggy accident, Dan realizes that Sam is hiding who he really is. When Doc Shea, the only town doctor in Laramie, takes ill, Dan and Johnny convince Sam to try and save him.moreless
    • Mark of Cain
      Mark of Cain
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      Chad Kennedy returns to Laramie after years of exile for killing his brother Ben, a crime that he was acquitted, but everyone still believes he did. Chad goes out to his father's ranch to visit him. His father, who has been sick, is so upset to see him that as he gets up to throw Chad out, he falls over, hits his head on the table, and dies. Chad's former sister-in-law, Rena, to get back him for killing her husband, falsely tells Dan that Chad killed his father. Dan locks him up, but then later realizes that Rena was lying. Dan now has a choice: let Chad go, or let him face the hangman's noose for the one crime he didn't commit.moreless
    • The Trial
      The Trial
      Season 3 - Episode 34
      Judge Whitehall arrives in Laramie to bring his ward, Tandice Wesson, to see her aunt and uncle. Whitehall took Tandice in after he sentenced her father to be hanged for murder. Dan escorts them out to the family farm, and they get ambushed by Tandice's brother Dexter, and a group of outlaws that all have scores to settle with Judge Whitehall. Dexter seeking revenge for his father decides to put the judge "on trial" with the outlaws as "the jury."moreless
    • The Doctor
      The Doctor
      Season 4 - Episode 34
      Dan is escorting prisoner Will Evans from Saratoga back to Laramie to stand trial. On the way back, the stage driver, Randy Whedon, becomes ill. One of the passengers, known to the rest as the town drunk, reveals that he used to be a doctor. The doctor tells them that Randy has come down with the plague. They don't want to believe him, but Dan doesn't take any chances and quarantines them in the rest station. Randy, in a delusional state, escapes, and now Dan has to catch him before he gets to Laramie and infects the whole town.moreless
    • Belding's Girl
      Belding's Girl
      Season 2 - Episode 26

      Meg Belding leaves home at 21, away from her verbally and physically abusive father. Lily gives her a job at the Birdcage, and he tracks her down, threatening to beat her. A kind man she meets protects her, and soon they want to get married. Her father objects and Dan and Lily have to run interference for her.

    • Bloodline
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Luke Saint is a old codger who has a fast draw for a son named Matt. Matt has a reputation, which Luke likes to feed. On the way into Laramie, Matt is ambushed, shot and told he will never shoot again. His pa continues to cause trouble, thinking Matt will avenge him. When he realizes he can't, he goes off and gets Matt's son, Mark, also a crack shot, to get retribution. But Mark is only after Matt.moreless
    • The Actor
      The Actor
      Season 4 - Episode 37

      Jeffrey Hendon, an out-of-work actor, stumbles into the Birdcage and orders a drink. When Jake asks for payment, Hendon reveals that he can't pay. Just as Jake is about to throw him out, Lily comes over to see what the trouble is, and she discovers that Hendon is bleeding. Dan and Johnny help him into Lily's office to wait for the doctor, and to find out what's going on. Meanwhile, a woman comes looking for Hendon, and wants to leave her husband for him. Hendon rejects her advances, so she comes back with her husband and brother, and wants them to shoot him.

    • Chantay
      Season 3 - Episode 9

      Chantay is a young Indian girl who runs away from the Indian school because her teacher makes her "do bad things." She is followed and returned by an Indian policeman, Great Bear, but not before she meets and is smitten with Johnny. Later, he finds her under the bed in the marshal's office as he's sleeping, to Dan and Lily's shared amusement. He must take her back to the school, and then has to prove she's innocent of murder.

    • The Lady Belle
      The Lady Belle
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      Lady Belle Smythe comes to town to case the bank for her gang to rob. The menfolk in town are taken with her, but she insults Lily's dress after her song in the saloon, and after that Lily is convinced she's a phoney. The problem is trying to convince Dan she's right.moreless
    • The Catalog Woman
      The Catalog Woman
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      When one of Laramie's citizens disappears the day after his wedding to a woman he met through a marriage catalog, Dan does some investigating. Learning that several other men have also disappeared after marrying someone from that agency, he decides to try to flush her out by posing as an eligible bachelor, Arthur Daniels. Lily at first thinks it's funny, but gets serious (and jealous) once Johnny points out that this could be for real - or even fatal.moreless
    • The Journey
      The Journey
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      Dan starts on a journey in response to a telegram asking for his help in another town. When he gets there, no one seems to know anything about why he was summoned. Dan must solve this mystery.
    • The Deputy
      The Deputy
      Season 1 - Episode 1

      In this pilot episode, Dan Troop takes over in Laramie after the previous marshal is killed. His first job is to bring in the marshal's killer, and in the process he gains a fine deputy in Johnny McKay.

    • The Locket
      The Locket
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      When a friend of Lily's comes in on the stagecoach - unconscious and the only one aboard - a worried Lily nurses her, while her husband waits for her to regain consciousness so he can talk to her. Lily is suspicious of him, and finds the secret to his identity is hidden in her friend's locket.moreless
    • The Youngest
      The Youngest
      Season 4 - Episode 32
      Dan catches Jim Martin Sr. cheating at a card game in the Birdcage. Martin tried to shoot Dan in the back, but Jake warned him, and Dan shot Martin instead. Later, while Dan is out of town, the rest of the Martins come looking for him. Ma Martin wants her youngest son, Jim Jr., to take revenge on Dan for killing her husband, because he's the fastest of three with a gun. Johnny and Lily attempt to talk Jim out of it, and to see his mother for who she really is. Johnny also warns Ma to clear her boys out of town by 3:30pm, or he's going to arrest them.moreless
    • The Captives
      The Captives
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      Jack McCall, who murdered Wild Bill Hickok, ends up in Laramie, holed up in Johnny's ailing 'Uncle' Jess' cabin. When Johnny shows up with the doctor, they are held captive. Then Johnny is sent to town for provisions so the killer can make his escape, and a suspicious Dan Troop follows at a distance. In the end, everything is resolved.moreless
    • The Hoax
      The Hoax
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Two drifters come to town claiming to be there to raise money to rebuild the church in Laramie after it burns down. In reality, they plan to take the money and run.
    • The Wayfarer
      The Wayfarer
      Season 1 - Episode 36

      Doc Holliday is in Laramie and Dan would like to see him go because a family is out for revenge after Doc shoots one of their own. However, he is hanging around for a woman due on the stagecoach and won't go until she gets there.

    • No Contest
      No Contest
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      Johnny's cousin, Jeff Allen, arrives from Boston. When he gets off the stagecoach, Dan notices right away that he looks just like Billy the Kid. The difference is that Jeff has never carried a gun, and doesn't know how to use one. Jeff met local girl Elly Stratton on the trip, and takes a liking to her. Jeff gets beaten up by her boyfriend, Jib. Now he wants to learn to use a gun, so he can challenge Jib to a gunfight over Elly. After Johnny can't talk him out of it, he turns to Dan for help.moreless
    • The Escape of Joe Killmer
      The Escape of Joe Killmer
      Season 3 - Episode 14

      Donna Killmer is a dressmaker in Laramie. Her brother-in-law, Al, returns with her estranged husband Joe. Joe had left Donna to become an outlaw but got shot. Al came up with a scheme for Donna to turn Joe in, collect the reward money, and let the state take care of Joe's medical treatment. Then the gang will break him out of jail. However, Dan immediately suspects that something's not right and Donna has a change of heart.

    • The Big Hat
      The Big Hat
      Season 1 - Episode 21

      Big Hat Anderson and Lily Keats are married, and Frank Tate, the newspaper editor, is given the groom's "big hat" to wear. As he leaves the saloon, he is shot and killed. Dan must find the killer, and starts with former loves of the bride. Frank's niece, Julie, comes to Laramie to take over his job at the paper.

    • Left Hand of the Law
      Left Hand of the Law
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      A man whose arm has been amputated because of a shootout with Marshall Troop some time back comes back to town, convinced his son will kill Dan for him. But his son is reluctant to do so.
    • The Promoter
      The Promoter
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      Malcolm Duvrees and Adolph Hagen arrive in Laramie claiming to represent a new liquor company. Because Hagen carries a gun, Dan and Johnny know he's up to no good, but can't arrest them, because they haven't broken any laws. Meanwhile, Duvrees and Hagen gather all four of the local saloon owners together, make them an offer to buy out their saloons, or they will open up their own saloon, and run the others out of business. They have two days to make up their mind. One of the owners refuses, gets into a gun battle with Hagen, and gets killed. The others want to sell, but Lily refuses, and turns to Dan for help.moreless
    • Detweiler's Kid
      Detweiler's Kid
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      Elfreida Detweiler has been raised by her father, a hardnosed, hateful, spiteful old German immigrant who resents her because she wasn't a son, and her mother died giving her birth. To try to prove to him that she is as good as a son, she calls out Jim Austin, a young man who has taken a liking to her, but whom her father hates. Johnny tries to stop her, and she challenges him to a gunfight the next day at noon. He can't back down, and he "can't fight a girl". In spite of its dark overtones, this show has a definite comic touch to it.moreless
    • The Lords of Darkness
      The Lords of Darkness
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      After the Lord Brothers kill a young Laramie resident and nearly run over Lily on their way out of town, Dan sets off to find them in their hometown of Darkness. The local marshal warns Dan that their father, Andrew Lord, runs the town, and he won't be helping him. Dan goes out to the Lord Ranch, and Andrew offers to turn the boys over if he will reduce the charge. Dan refuses, and sets off to catch the brothers on his own. He finds a surprise ally in their sister Caroline.moreless
    • The Stalker
      The Stalker
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Fur trapper Alreeka McClintoch arrives in Laramie after his latest successful hunt. He and Dan make plans to go hunting together while Johnny volunteers to stay behind and watch over the town. Alreeka heads over to the Birdcage for a drink, and gets into an altercation with one of the Schafer brothers. Alreeka gave him a backhanded slap that sent him flying across the room, but during the fall he broke his neck, and died. Alreeka runs away. While the other Schafer brother claims it was murder, Lily tells Dan and Johnny that it was an accident. Dan now has to track down his old friend and bring him to trial.moreless
    • Man Behind the News
      Man Behind the News
      Season 4 - Episode 35
      Luther Boardman is the new owner of the Laramie Free Press, and he is in love with the outlaw persona. Feeling the outlaws are the real story in the wild west, he begins a smear campaign against Dan. He accuses him of police brutality because Dan knocked out a man who was rowdy and drunk and threatening to shoot people in the Bird Cage, even though Boardman wasn't in the saloon at the time. He soon has the drunk convinced he needs a public apology from Dan.moreless
    • Homecoming
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      A dangerous criminal that Dan arrested three years ago named Frank Walker escapes from prison. Prior to going away, Frank promised Dan that he would escape, and then return to Laramie to kill him. Dan goes out to check on Frank's wife and son. Frank's son pulls a gun, and as they struggle for possession, Dan gets shot in his right hand. He returns to the office, but is unable to use the hand to draw his gun. Dan insists on facing Frank alone, but after Lily pleads with him, he finally agrees to take Johnny along for the final showdown.moreless
    • Cold Fear
      Cold Fear
      Season 3 - Episode 38
      U.S. Marshal Brad Turner got married, retired from his position, and moved with his new wife to Laramie. Former foes, the Quade Brothers, who still hold a grudge against him for shooting and killing their youngest brother, follow Turner to Laramie. The Quades insist to Dan that they want a fair fight, which leaves Dan's hands tied. Brad confesses to Dan that his shooting hand won't cooperate with him anymore. Tired of waiting, the Quades kidnap Turner's wife in order to draw Brad into a gunfight.moreless
    • The Exchange
      The Exchange
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      When Lily's estranged ex-con husband, Frank, comes to town she avoids telling Dan who the man is. Dan's suspicious of him- and with good cause. He's holding their son, Tommy, as a hostage to force Lily to help him rob the bank. She tries to handle the matter alone while keeping Dan from finding out anything, which only makes him more suspicious.moreless
    • The Showdown
      The Showdown
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      A gunman shows up wanting vengeance against Lance Creedy, a gunfighter who changed for the better when he married his wife. The gunman is convinced that Lance stole his 'woman' from him.
    • The Chef
      The Chef
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      Hans is a chef wanting to open up his own restaurant, but the Youngs keep him bound to a contract they have with him. Dan helps him get out of it in an unusual (but legal) way, in a show played for laughs, one of the lighter episodes.
    • The Souvenir
      The Souvenir
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      When Dan and Johnny both draw and fire on an escaped convicted killer's brother, Dan takes the credit for it in order to protect Johnny and draw out the other 2 brothers. But when Johnny learns that he was, in fact, the one who killed Davey, he turns in his badge.moreless
    • Lady in Question
      Lady in Question
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      When Johnny McKay's old sweetheart comes to town, she is followed by her lover who goads Johnny into a gunfight. Johnny kills him, but the man's gun is missing when Johnny returns with Dan Troop. Troop must place Johnny under arrest for murder.
    • The Senator
      The Senator
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      Dan and Johnny must stop an assassination attempt on the Senator, who is supposed to stop in Laramie on the midnight train.
    • The Bride
      The Bride
      Season 4 - Episode 29
      Con artists Frank Farnum and Melanie Wells have set their sights on one of the richest men in Laramie, Ollie Earnshaw. The scheme is that Melanie gets rich men to propose to her, Frank takes their money, and then they move to the next town. Johnny brings Dan a telegram from the sheriff in Casper that alerts him as to who they are. Dan confronts Frank, who threatens to kill him if he stands in their way. What Frank doesn't expect is that time Melanie really does fall in love with Ollie.moreless
    • The Outsider
      The Outsider
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Rene LeBeau is a half-breed Indian woman who lives on a ranch with her Sioux mother after her father dies, and the cattlemen in the area are trying to run her off. Intolerance causes a host of problems for the woman, but especially a group who keep running off her help. One of the cattlemen's employees, however, disagrees with the treatment, and is shot for it. Dan must fight the small group of hate mongerers as well as one who secretly lusts after Rene.moreless
    • The Wolfer
      The Wolfer
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      Pike Reese, a wolfer, tells everyone he's caught a wolf who has been stalking and ravaging the area's livestock. He then tries to blackmail the town for $10,000, or he'll let the wolf go. After one of the townspeople kills the wolf to prevent that from happening, he is found dead. Dan goes after the wolfer.moreless
    • The Man from New York
      The Man from New York
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      Lieutenant Foster of the New York City Police Department comes to Laramie looking for a larceny suspect that has been on the run for three years. Foster gives the description to Dan, who believes it matches Ray Stiles, the town harness maker. Foster said that the suspect stole the money to pay for his wife's surgery that saved her life. Foster wants to arrest Stiles right away, but Dan tells the lieutenant that he cannot take him into custody without proof or a confession. Stiles then complicates things by getting on a horse and galloping away.moreless
    • The Payment
      The Payment
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      Ron Fallon, a former gunman with a useless hand, comes to town wanting to help out the woman he loves, Judith Manning. However, her son believes that Ron killed his father and wants to pay back the favor, not knowing that, in reality, the gunman is his father. As usual, Dan ends up having to intercede.moreless
    • The Ugly Man
      The Ugly Man
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      Lily is threatened in an alley at night by a man calling himself "the ugly man". He seems to know all about her and accuses her of deceit and lies (although she is sure she doesn't know him) and he promises to kill her at midnight on some night soon. Dan and Johnny begin a constant vigil, one or the other being with her 24 hours a day until they can track down a man with no name and no face. Finally, one of the girls who works in the saloon discloses a secret that unlocks the mystery.moreless
    • The Last Man
      The Last Man
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      When an army officer comes to Laramie to try to establish an unfair treaty with the Indians, a white man who has been assimilated into the tribe tries to kill him.
    • The Huntress
      The Huntress
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      When stage robbers kill Loma Williams' brother, she becomes a one-woman vigilante force. After one of the men tells her where she can find the other one, she kills him. Then she heads for Laramie, the place where she was told she could find the other one. Dan tries to head off a bloodbath.moreless
    • The Outcast
      The Outcast
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Bob Ford, who shot Jesse James in the back, comes to Laramie, where Dan and Johnny must protect him from mob mentality in some who feel Jesse James was a hero (although Dan seems to think he was a 'two-bit' killer). The citizens of Laramie join in until Dan talks them out of it.moreless
    • Red Ransom
      Red Ransom
      Season 1 - Episode 38
      After Sioux Chief Red Horse's son is murdered, he holds Johnny hostage and tells Dan he will kill Johnny in the morning unless Dan can find the killer.
    • The Thimblerigger
      The Thimblerigger
      Season 2 - Episode 21

      A strange man, a thimblerigger, shows up at the Birdcage Saloon one night and promises to ruin a man with his game.

    • Man on a Wire
      Man on a Wire
      Season 2 - Episode 33
      The 'Black Hand' was a secret criminal society, esp. of Italians, organized for blackmail and deeds of violence during the last decade of the 1800's. Now, in Laramie, two trapeze artists are being blackmailed, and they believed that they had escaped from the 'Black Hand' by coming to America.
    • The Vintage
      The Vintage
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      Mr. Lazarino is an Italian immigrant who has a wagon full of transported grapevines to plant in his new home, hoping to become a wine maker. After two men destroy most of them in a brawl in the street, his son, Tonio, opens fire and is killed by one of the men. The older man is devastated by the destruction that has occurred, and one of the two men feels strong pangs of conscience.moreless
    • The Runaway
      The Runaway
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      Ben Steed is a soldier who wants to be a writer. His father, an army colonel, wants him to stay in the army. The son leaves, but not with the intent to desert as much as to get away from the situation. Complicating matters is the fact that he and his girlfriend, whom his father dislikes, have secretly gotten married, and also a troublemaker trying to get revenge on the Colonel.moreless
    • Warpath
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      The buffalo hunters, led by Tom Cardigan, are persecuting little Billy Bright in the saloon because he used to be married to a Shoshone Indian. The Shoshone are on the warpath because Cardigan killed the chief's brother. Troop stops them and then lets Bright go, but then he learns that the buffalo men hung Bright outside of town. He goes to try to stop a war, and the Indians attack him and the buffalo hunters.moreless