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.
Nick and Jarrod head to Mexico to break out Heath, who has already broken out and been recaptured.
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
Heath and companions are stranded in the desert, miles from civilization or water.
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
An old ranch hand tries to prove he is still useful, by capturing a wild stallion . . . alone.
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.
Heath travels to bring his brothers' money for a water pump, but a gambler wants to relieve him of it.