Season 5 Episode 17

Incident of the Mountain Man

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 25, 1963 on CBS

Episode Recap

Thomas and the men of the wagon train are ready to string up Josh Green for killing Thomas's boy.Josh is a mountain man lost in the modern world. Sarah Green rides to get Rowdy, Quince and Scarlett to stop it. Rowdy says he'll take Josh, and Thomas to the sheriff in Bridges Ford, much to Favor's dismay. Josh escapes with Sara. Rowdy goes after, finds and disarms him. Six Kiowa Indians, one is Buffalo Horn, a friend of Josh's, takes Rowdy's rifle. Buffalo Horn gives the rifle back to Rowdy. One brave has eyes for Sarah and he sneaks back to the camp. Rowdy punches his lights out. Josh told the Indians about the herd. Josh is strangling Rowdy. Sarah shoots him in the shoulder. Josh wants to mend fences. Rowdy and Sarah mount up. Josh didn't kill that boy. Josh is going to delay the Kiowa. He runs his horse off. Josh and the Indians shoot it out. Rowdy turns to go help. Sarah stops him. He wanted it this way. Rowdy tells Mr. Thomas Josh didn't kill his boy.