Per the opening narration, this episode occurs in 1843. Ben notes that Grey was recently fooled by several female passengers. Later, Grey mentions Ellie Jenkins and Laurie Sutton, who appeared in episodes 4 and 7, respectively. However, Episode 11, "The Boy From Pittsburgh," takes place in July 1841 per the opening title card. If episodes 4 and 7 occurred before episode 11, then they can't have happened recently as Ben claims.