Season 7 Episode 14

The Book

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 08, 1965 on CBS

Episode Recap

Ike Brannen outdraws Billy Partlin. Pop Stark promotes gunfights. He bet on Billy. Carl Hatcher loaned Pop money. Carl's brothers are coming to collect. Rowdy wins a shooting game at a carnival booth. Pop shows Rowdy the book he recorded his drawing times in. Leroy Means manages Austin Ware, a professional gunfighter. Leroy and Pop agree to 3 to 1 odds on Rowdy vs Austin. Fred tells Wish what's going on. The sheriff bets on Rowdy. Rowdy tries to convince Austin he isn't a gunfighter. Ware wants no shooting above the knees. Pop announces Rowdy is calling Ware out. Wish breaks a bottle over Rowdy's head. Pop recruits Ernie Torres, another drover. Ernie outdraws Ware, who doesn't even go for his gun. Pop tries to get Rowdy to call out Torres. Rowdy tears the pages out of Pop's book and the wind scatters them. As he is on his knees picking up the pages, Carl and his brothers stand over him.