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Jarrod defends a man accused of murder, even though the only witness is his own brother, Heath.
While out counting cattle Heath comes across a dead animal. When he gets down off of his horse to investigate, he is shot by the same raw-hiders who killed the cow. When they realize that he is still alive, they decide to take him back to the ranch for a finder's "reward". Once there they find that all of the other men are gone for at least a week, leaving the house and all within ripe for the picking.moreless
An old childhood friend of Audra's returns whom she'd like to be involved with. She doesn't know however that he is emotionally disturbed - dangerously so.
A group of Irish immigrants settle down on Barkley land, believing that they bought the land legally. Nick, along with the others at first, believes they are merely squatters. They, however, refuse to believe that the land does not belong to them.
Handy Random, the man who killed the man that killed Tom Barkley, comes to Stockton. It's a happy reunion for all but Heath who hates the man, and for good reason. Everywhere he goes he starts range wars to profit from them.
Heath travels to bring his brothers' money for a water pump, but a gambler wants to relieve him of it.
Jarrod agrees to prosecute a land grabber, but his determination to see justice is severely tested when he is blinded in an explosion.
While Heath investigates violence at one of the Barkley mines, he discovers that the miners hate the Barkleys for unkept promises. This discovered, they work to set things right before anything else happens.
Gunman turned senator Jud Robson comes to Stockton, and soon begins to say he is being stalked. The main problem with his story, he is suspicious of everyone.
When Jarod goes to Rimfire to conclude a merge of two mines, trouble starts.
Someone has robbed the Dutton Mining Company, and Heath is taking the blame.
Victoria is in a mission church with a pregnant Indian woman, when an earthquake collapses it into a forgotten mine underneath. As if the situation isn't isn't bad enough. . they are also trapped with a man whom Nick had fired and who now has a serious grudge against the Barkleys.moreless
When a senator arrives in Stockton to promote his re-election, troubles flare when his opponent releases a fraudulent photo.
An ongoing rivalry between the Barkleys and a neighboring family produces an annual rodeo. This year, a mysterious stranger wagers he can win it for the Barkleys.
Heath falls for a beautiful Spanish girl, whose father happens to be involved in a land dispute with the Barkleys! Her father disapproves of Heath because of his illegitimate birth, picturing a much finer bred man for his only daughter. He sets about using the land problems to break them apart.moreless
When a female outlaw falls in love with Heath, she decides to settle down and end her outlaw ways, until Heath expresses he has no desire to marry her.
Nick returns from a trip from San Francisco with a big surprise. . . a fiancee!! While he is completely smitten with her, the rest of the family isn't so quickly won over. They see the truth, that she's just not ready to leave behind the life of parties and numerous suitors, to which she has become accustomed.moreless
Nick is believed to be having an affair with a man's wife, and the man plans to hang Nick in the morning
Audra witnesses the massacre of a close friend and her family, and as a result, suffers post-traumatic stress. When Victoria tries to take Audra back to Stockton by stage, they and the passengers with them are stalked by the men who did the killing, and want to wipe out the only witness.moreless
A rumor circulates around Stockton that a shy dressmaker is actually an outlaw. When a journalist makes this rumor his big story, it draws the attention of outlaws who are after the alleged outlaw's treasure.
When the Barkleys invite the foreman of their logging operations to dinner, Heath is ready to kill the man on sight. The man was commander of a prison camp where Heath suffered and watched his comrades die.
A client of Jarrod's escapes and takes over the schoolhouse where Audra is substitute teacher.
Jarrod decides to bring home one of his clients, a young woman named Maybelle, for Christmas. Her accused crime, aiding and abetting her outlaw boyfriend, a boyfriend who recently escaped from jail and is now looking for Maybelle.
After his new bride is murdered, a grief-stricken Jarrod goes out for revenge.
Heath and companions are stranded in the desert, miles from civilization or water.
Victoria heads alone into the desert to find a sick Indian before he reaches, and infects, his people.
Josh Hawks arrives in the valley to advance his political campaign for the governorship by libeling the Barkleys
Accused of killing one of their people, a band of "religious" people take Heath captive, where he is forced to work as a slave to the widow of the dead man.
The Barkleys hire a bunch of convicts to help with a harvest, and find out that they are tormented by an evil overseer.
Nick and Jarrod head to Mexico to break out Heath, who has already broken out and been recaptured.
A singer arrives in Stockton for a performance at the local theater. She gets a hostile reception though, as it turns out she was a spy for the other side during the war. After a man is killed, she is charged with murder and Jarrod comes to her defense.
Heath feels that his friend's injury and paralysis is his fault, and ends up being used by the man.
An Indian friend returns to Stockton but believes that the townspeople are prejudiced against him. When one man who taunted him turns up dead, he's arrested for the man's murder.
Jarrod is happy to see an old law school friend...until he learns there is a secret service agent on his tail. It seems everywhere Skyler goes counterfeit money follows, and Jarrod is determined to find out what's going on with his old friend.
After a cougar nearly kills Nick, he wants revenge.
Heath is down in Mexico where an old friend of the family escapes arrest, fleeing to the Barkley ranch. Heath is imprisoned to be held in exchange for the general.
When Jarrod visits Baker City, he gets involved in a Mexican marital mix-up.
When Victoria suffers amnesia, she believes that a cattle rancher is her husband.
The Barkleys' friend tries to get his early peaches to market in San Francisco so that he can fulfill his dream of sending to Greece for the woman he loves, but the railroad station master is determined to stop him at any cost unless he pays an enormous fee for shipping them out of season.moreless
A guilt-ridden Jarrod offers to help a man that he helped to convict of a crime that Jarrod now knows that he did not commit. Even though the man threatened to kill Jarrod at the trial.
Victoria recruits a conman, Edward Hewitt, to help deliver her medical supplies to the Indians.
An old ranch hand tries to prove he is still useful, by capturing a wild stallion . . . alone.
The prison conditions worry Victoria so she decides to go undercover as a convict to find out the truth.
When a prince from India comes to Stockton, Jarrod's impetuous young ward falls in love with him.