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.
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.
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.
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 finds a woman, Lissa Hobson, and her baby, barely alive. She says her husband was killed in a wagon accident.
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.
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.
Rowdy gets drugged in a bar with Shelia, the bar owner's girl and wakes up married to her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The new man is a dead ringer for the man Rowdy shot in a Wells Fargo holdup.
Sisters Benaventura and Teresa cut Maria Jose Chappela off an Indian torture rack.
Morris G. Stevens, a failed actor, toured the world as a clown. Now a philologist he wants to create a Comanche dictionary.
A gypsy tells Wish's fortune after he draws the death card three times.
Rowdy buys three white children from the Arapahos that have been raised by the Apache.
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.
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.