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A posse gives up looking for two outlaws, Vance and his partner. They come upon the body of a lawyer ambushed by Indians. Vance decides to pose as Jonathan Williams, attorney at law.
Mrs. Bradley pulls a gun on Victor Laurier and wants to know where her husband is. She knows he isn't dead. Victor was in charge of a POW camp. At the end of the war Victor says he sent 27 union soldiers and three guards, one his son east, but they never reached their destination. Mrs. Bradley got a letter from her husband four years after he was supposed to have died.moreless
A series of murders occur after four men join the cattle drive. The murders all have one thing in common - a steer appears after each death with the word "murder" branded on it.
The drive has reached Sedalia but there is a bank scare and no buyers. Favor must deal with bitter Emma Cardwell to graze the herd.
The drover are stopped by fence at Vance Caldwell's ranch and are told they will have to wait until he returns to get permissin to pass. But the fence isn't Favor's only problem, his daughters are about to join him on the trail.
There's a new drover who has just spent five years in an army hospital and is addicted to morphine.
Gil stands by his old friend Jack Jennings. Jack's a gunfighter who has decided to turn over a new leaf. But Sam Talbot recognizes him and forces him into a showdown. Jack is forced to defend himself and he kills Sam. But Sam's brother is the most powerful man in town and wants revenge.moreless
A wagon falls on Harve. Rowdy and Favor go for a doctor. Dr. Daniel Pearson, a quack, says he's the only doctor in town. Mrs. James directs them to Dr. Louise Amadon.
A guerrilla leader, a hotheaded marshal and an artist are key figures in this tale of misunderstandings and murder.
Harkness Musgrove's mother is coming to take him home to operate his father's barber shop. Mushy asks to be a drover and Favor says yes. Mom's stage gets held up and she slaps the bandana off one of the highwaymen. Another stage chases them off.
The men are gathering for the next drive. A stray horse is tied up. Favor is arrested for horse stealing. The sheriff's wife is having an affair, with Cronin who reported the horse stolen.
Wishbone finds an Indian left to die in a cave, and rescues him.
Favor clashes with his old enemy Jed Carst, a crude, illiterate man obsessed with capturing a wild stallion.
Mushy's cousin asks him to take her sister to his mom, to get her out of the saloons. She doesn't want to go and eventually all the men get involved.
Favor goes on trial for murder while the wranglers search for the real culprits---an outlaw band on the lam after robbing a stagecoach.
Anton Zwahlen is burying his wife Freida. He asks to travel with the herd for a couple of days. He offers to clean and oil everyone's guns and instead sabotages them by filing down all the firing pins. Part of a plan by Anton's relatives to rustle the cattle.
Hosea Brewer has been prospecting Lost Mine ten years after everyone has left. The thought of gold and his three daughters attract the drovers.
Rose Cornelius and her ten brothers have fenced off the trail Favor needs to cross to get the herd to water.
A man called Pagan talks the drovers into visiting a nearby trading post for liquor. When they return, the herd is gone.
A pair of newlyweds from Boston joins the cattle drive after their wagon is washed away in a flash flood.
Jeff Barkley catches a stranger in the camp, a boy of about twelve. He wings Jeff. They track the boy's footprints. Seven or eight men tried to steal the remuda. Favor finds the boy. He was traveling with some horsetraders led by Nick Mesa. Favor takes the boy back to Mesa. He doesn't want the boy back. Joey Gardner is looking for his Pa.moreless
Ben Foley resorts to murder to hide the fact the cattle he is selling to Favor are diseased. Frank Pierce accidentally shot Ben's wife years ago and his appearance on the Foley Ranch further deepens and widens this weeks story.
Favor finds a circus that is lost. Pascal, the owner and clown, beats his wife, Jenny, who wants to run away with Dario, the other half of her high wire act.
Favor finds a woman, Lissa Hobson, and her baby, barely alive. She says her husband was killed in a wagon accident.
The drovers hold a mock funeral for Wishbone's wounded twin brother to deceive his Indian pursuers.
Favor gets caught between Lord Ashton, hunting the white buffalo and Bison Bob Driscoll. Ashton entrusts Woolsey, his valet, to Favor.
Partners of Thad Clemens are holding Favor's herd until they're paid the $15,000 that Thad swindled them out of. Baxter Springs Cattleman's Association will not help Favor.
Jubal Wade has 1600 head on this drive and demands to be trail boss and says he'll keep Favor's crew if he stays on as ramrod.
The drovers celebrate the end of the drive. Rowdy is mistaken for another man. Gil Favor gets some bad news from back East. The drovers all split up and go their separate ways.
Judge Akins tells Favor he has 750 head of Mrs. North's cattle. Lewis, Mrs. North's lawyer, says the cattle that Wesley Adams turned over to Favor, were Mrs. North's and were to be delivered to the army.
Favor and Rowdy come upon a ballet in the middle of nowhere. A search for a pass and water leads to villians looking for gold.
The drovers try to keep as much distance as possible between the herd and a wagon load of nitroglycerin.
Ada Randolph offers the town $300,000 if they find her dead son, a convicted murderer innocent, and run the sheriff out of town.
After horse thieves hit the herd, the drive is at a standstill while Pete Nolan scouts for replacements.
Pete Nolan attempts to take an astronomer's wife back home to an observatory in the middle of nowhere. When they arrive they are met by an Indian woman and a man who claims he is the astronomer.
Rowdy gets drugged in a bar with Shelia, the bar owner's girl and wakes up married to her.
Favor returns to Philadelphia to see his two daughters. Another passenger is Ogala, Chief of the Pawnee. He is going to be in a wild west show.
When a horse stolen from the drovers is found next to the body of Gypsy prince, the Gypsies accuse the drovers of murder.
Pete and Rowdy are captured by the Kiowa. Two other Indians want to accompany the herd to Black Pass.
The drive stops near High Divide for a welcome break but then they find out Lola's saloon is watering the booze and cheating the drovers. On top of that, the supplies Wishbone bought are bad.
Sisters Benaventura and Teresa cut Maria Jose Chappela off an Indian torture rack.
A mine cave-in traps Quince and Simon. New drover Ed says he's found some blasting gel and guncotton. He and his buddy Jerry will blow them out for $500. It is a perilous journey hauling the unstable gel to the mine in a rickety old wagon.
In return for crossing her land to water, E.J. Farragut wants Favor to hire her grandson Billy.
Rowdy rescues nester Higgins from being used for target practice and gets involved in his fight to stay on his farm.
Rowdy buys three white children from the Arapahos that have been raised by the Apache.
A gypsy tells Wish's fortune after he draws the death card three times.
Morris G. Stevens, a failed actor, toured the world as a clown. Now a philologist he wants to create a Comanche dictionary.
Don Francisco Maldonaldo sentences Favor and Rowdy to die for the death of his son.
Burt Harvey is accused of cowardice at Gettysburg by his new father-in-law.
Rowdy enlists the aid of eight Indians who have been trailing the herd to get to the Little Red River. Their leader, Yellow Sun, looks white. The drovers, particularly Wish, don't t like it. The other Indians, particularly Quadero, don't like it either.
Jagger is fished out of the river with leg irons on. His story doesn't match that of Matt Harger.
Joseph, a Comanche, is hired after returning the remuda. Colonel Macklin and Sergeant Grogan are accompanying the herd as far as Waycross.
Favor tells Rowdy to let Lou Bowdark drive the herd up the San Marcos trail.
The new man is a dead ringer for the man Rowdy shot in a Wells Fargo holdup.
The Indians want to trade six soldiers they hold for their Chief. Favor is commissioned as a captain to make the exchange.
Pete and Rowdy find a whole herd of good looking women heading to Fort Worth to get married.
The drovers discover peddler Mendel J. Sorkin trying to drive a small herd of cattle all by himself. Mendel wants to sell the herd in a nearby town and use the money to return to his native country.
Nora Holloway is ambitious for her Captain husband to advance. She resorts to lying and really causes problems.
Rowdy, Wishbone and Clay deliver 300 head of cattle to Agee's ranch but Agee isn't there. He's off on his honeymoon and Rowdy decides to ride out and try to find him. On the way he meets a little old 'grandma'.
When Frank is killed by Indians, a collection is taken for his family. Clay suggests a poker game to run it up.
Pete is leading Lieutenant Matthew Perry to his father, General Augustus Perry, who is bring 500 head of cattle for the Indians. The son of Pete's friend Grey Hawk, Wild Horse, has escaped and is raiding.
Quince, Clay and Wish are captured and told by Count Ulrich they are his property and will work on his manor house.
A thirteen year old Indian is going to Fort Lacey to see his sister. The commandant hates all Indians. He and his wife Azuela have a son.
Martha Hastings is running a way station for outlaws. Rowdy, Pete and Wish are hired as census takers.
Mushy tells Wishbone he saw Santa Claus (Mr. Bateman) in the middle of August, in the middle of Texas. He's lost, exhausted and keels over. He, his wife Mag, and their nine year old boy, Danny, are on their way to New York. Danny won't last till Christmas.
An overbearing Favor leads to many drovers quitting. Five replacements stir trouble.
The drovers are beating the scrub for strays. Favor finds wagon remains and twelve graves.
Rowdy and Hey Soos are robbed by Antonio Marcos. He is leading a revolution against the Texas land grant. Rowdy meets his Dad, who ran out on him and his Ma.
Quince gets a letter. He needs a couple of days off. Jim, Pete, Rowdy and Hey Soos go to Hando Seco. Casey the bartender knocks their drinks out of their hands when he finds out they rode in with Jim. Jim asks Judge Matt Quince how's his niece Joanna. She wants help running away. She's in love with Brad Lyons. He has a murder warrant on his head.moreless
Indians stampede the herd. The sheriff says it's a 100 Cheyenne headed for Mexico. Pete picks up their trail. Pete asks Rowdy not to tell Favor right away. Little Hawk, the Chief, is the father of Pete's dead wife.
Gilmore tells Favor there's a panic brewing back east. He needs to cut ten days off the drive. Gilmore says don't tell the drovers about the panic. Tom Gwynn, a fishbreeder, is sick with fever. He's taking shad to California to claim a $10,000 prize.
Favor asks sheepherder, Tod Stone, to let the herd pass his flock. He won't. They take the herd over the ridge to the next valley. Tod takes a shortcut and beats them. Rowdy and Collins scatter the flock, and Tod scatters the herd. Rowdy fights Tod. Tod falls on his scaling knife. Favor tells Rowdy he's taking Tod and his flock to Twin Hat.moreless
Craddock and Clay Forrester plot to steal the herd. Shelia Brewster is running away from her army fiancee.
A deaf mute delivers a letter for Rowdy at the camp. Rowdy picks up a guy, Kilo, whose wagon was stolen. They make camp for the night and in the morning, Kilo and the horses are gone. Rowdy walks to a house and when he enters he is taken prisoner by Mackie and five other people. Someone shoots at Rowdy from outside the house. The six are being held prisoner in the house.moreless
Favor and Hey Soos rescue Domingo, Lt. Carter and the Butlers from a runaway stage. They make to a stage station and fight off Indians.
Gil Favor offers his old trail boss, Harry Maxton a job. Harry takes the job but doesn't tell Gil that a doctor has just told him he is going blind.
Rowdy, Quince and Clay help out three soldiers being attacked by by a small band of Comanches. The Indians flee but soon return with reinforcements.
When the herd is threatened by a large pack of wolves, Rowdy hires wolfers Abner Cannon and his children.
Favor and Rowdy see two Cheyenne. They are watching a hearse wagon. It's owner, Pomeroy K. Tollliver (Poke) surrenders to Favor thinking they're a posse. The wagon is broken. Favor will have the wagon fixed and Poke can ride to Rock City with the herd.
When one of the drovers, Sam Garrett is injured on the trail, Rowdy takes him to a nearby town called Sugar Creek. But the town doctor refuses to treat him and Sam may die.
When Rowdy buys eighteen cattle for the next drive he has to contend with a young would be drover with a crooked leg and banditos.
Gil's old friend, Lije Crowning, has had his ranch foreclosed on by the bank. Lije wants to take his thirty head with the drive to Colorado.
Monty Fox comes stumbling up to the night camp playing the concertina, saying he's found the promised land. He says he's found Quivera, Coronado's golden city. He says he'll share with those who help him against those who chased him out.
Thomas and the men of the wagon train are ready to string up Scout Josh Green for killing Thomas's boy. Josh is a mountain man lost in the modern world.
Sam Hargas finds a half baked, half starved greenhorn, Ben Whitney IV. His horse stepped in a chuck hole. He's heir of a very wealthy family.
Favor wants to fatten the herd for a week. Another herd is three to five days behind. The trail boss is Ben Wade and all the drovers are old. Charlie Holt , owners representative, comes onto Helen Wade, and vice versa. Two of Wade's cattle have Texas Tick.
The herd finally arrives in Abilene, the end of a long, hard drive. While most of the drovers plan to spend their pay painting the town, Favor has a few other ideas. He is going to buy some land and get out of the cattle business. Don Grenfell also has been told to quit due to a bad back. The drovers are all quarantined at Oddity House due to small pox.moreless
A new man joins the drovers and Rowdy recognizes him as John Shepard, a former Confederate who was a POW along with Rowdy. Clay says he knows the man but as Rankin, a boundy hunter. Tensions are high as the men wonder who he is after.
A man has been following the drive for days and the men are getting edgy. The man finally rides into camp, says he is Simon Royce and says he is just looking for a job.
Frank Trask enters the Curtis' at night through a window. He's hungry and takes a picture of a woman. Raymond Curtis hears a noise and checks it outs. Trask knocks him out. Marion, the woman in the picture, "sees" Trask leave.
An Easterner and his daughter are heading West when they have an accident. Pete Nolan and some friends help them out and they go on. Later, the girl mysteriously disappears.
Brother Bent the newest drover sparks gold fever, when he flashes a huge nugget.
Dan Fletcher returns to his Ma and brother, Cal, whose home just burned. Cal thinks Frank Travis is trying to run them off. Frank's daughter Flora has had Cal courting her for a year, but she likes Danny.
Favor gets knocked off his horse and knocked out. Mitla finds him and care for him until he wakes. Favor is grateful and joins Mitla in his search for Julia Garcia, a girl said to possess magical powers.
In Calvin, Miss Abigail owns The Silver Slipper Salon, a very posh saloon. There Rowdy sees the picture of the dead war hero, Gil Favor, Abigail's husband.
Rowdy's ex-commanding officer, Captain Cabot convenes a make shift courts-martial for him in a ghost town. He and some of Rowdy's old army buddies believes that Rowdy's betrayed their attempted escape from a Union prison camp.
In Cottonwood, at the Pair-A-Dice Saloon, Qunice gets in a fight with Major Courtney. Jim swears he'll kill him.
Frank Miller is a herd cutter getting on in years with a nineteen year old son. Quince chases a rustler off, but is arrested himself.
Sidney Proctor, along with Joe Stapp, are robbing his father's bank as a joke. The night watchman, Simpson, wakes up. Joe clunks him. Sid thinks they're bringing the money back in three days.
Jayhawkers try to charge Favor for water and a toll to cross the river, on indian territory. Captain Brian Donohoe follows the orders of Judge Brady. Mary, the judge's daughter, is married to Brian and doesn't like it.
Wishbone has grown tired of all the jokes about his cooking. He leaves the cattle drive for romance and to start a restaurant.
Favor and a cavalry detachment lead by Sergeant Matson swear if they did not know better would think they were under attack from a military unit.
An ailing Favor asks John Cord to take over the herd. He heads them to Dragoon Crossing where the Bates boys demanded tribute when he brought his herd through.
Jeannie watches from a distance as John Taggert kills her father Henry and leaves. An ex-con comes and takes Henry's clothes and catches Jeannie. He passes himself off as Henry and his little girl, Carie who doesn't speak.
Paul Evans is confined to a wheelchair. His wife is preparing to run away with Paul's brother. Pete gets stuck in the middle.
Rowdy chases after a buffalo soldier who has killed another soldier and has taken off on his horse.
Rowdy is handcuffed to a deputy that says he has to warn Camp Henly. The deputy is shot and Rowdy is arrested for murder.
Sky Blackstorm sends a message to the River City sheriff with Mushy. He's coming tomorrow at sun up for his son Danny.
The Poco Tiempo bank has been robbed. Rowdy and Quince are suspects and are taken to two nuns to be identified. They say they are not the men. Two desperadoes are holding Father Sebastian until the nuns deliver the money to Blainesville.
Rowdy is sent to buy some cattle to replace those lost during the drive. He finds some but they are owned by an Englishman, Sir Richard Ashley, who doesn't want to sell them. Ashley's daughter however, promises to work out a deal.
Ruthann Harper and Richard Goffage are taking 200 head of cattle to Australia. Ruthann has a questionable past.
No one believes Nolan when he tells them about the Indians running around in strange costumes. That is until a beautiful actress stumbles into camp and tells them about an Indian attack on her theatrical wagon. The men are delighted until they learn she was once a Yankee spy.
Hey Soos's mother Rosa is branded a witch, and blamed for the lack of rain and an eclipse.