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.
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.
Sky Blackstorm sends a message to the River City sheriff with Mushy. He's coming tomorrow at sun up for his son Danny.
Pete and Rowdy are captured by the Kiowa. Two other Indians want to accompany the herd to Black Pass.
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.
Rowdy is handcuffed to a deputy that says he has to warn Camp Henly. The deputy is shot and Rowdy is arrested for murder.
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.
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.
Paul Evans is confined to a wheelchair. His wife is preparing to run away with Paul's brother. Pete gets stuck in the middle.
Ruthann Harper and Richard Goffage are taking 200 head of cattle to Australia. Ruthann has a questionable past.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rowdy chases after a buffalo soldier who has killed another soldier and has taken off on his horse.
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 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.
Wishbone finds an Indian left to die in a cave, and rescues him.
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
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
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.
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.
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.