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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
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.
Hosea Brewer has been prospecting Lost Mine ten years after everyone has left. The thought of gold and his three daughters attract the drovers.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Frank is killed by Indians, a collection is taken for his family. Clay suggests a poker game to run it up.
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'.
Ada Randolph offers the town $300,000 if they find her dead son, a convicted murderer innocent, and run the sheriff out of town.
The Indians want to trade six soldiers they hold for their Chief. Favor is commissioned as a captain to make the exchange.
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.
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.
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.
Favor gets caught between Lord Ashton, hunting the white buffalo and Bison Bob Driscoll. Ashton entrusts Woolsey, his valet, to Favor.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.