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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.
There's a new drover who has just spent five years in an army hospital and is addicted to morphine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The drovers hold a mock funeral for Wishbone's wounded twin brother to deceive his Indian pursuers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
Pete and Rowdy find a whole herd of good looking women heading to Fort Worth to get married.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hey Soos's mother Rosa is branded a witch, and blamed for the lack of rain and an eclipse.