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