The Young Riders

ABC (ended 1992)



User Score: 124

Episode Guide

    • Lady for a Night
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      While on a run, Louise buys a fashionable outfit and is surprised when a gentleman asks her to have dinner with him.
      Realizing that her masquerade and her budding relationship with Kid won't allow her to become attached to this insurance salesman, Lou 'breaks it off' before she returns home.

      She's later baffled when he shows up in Sweetwater looking for her, but the riders have their hands full as a gang of thieves are pulling off a series of heists in the territory.

      These two events can't be related... or can they?

      Secondary Plot: Jimmy's got a toothache. How is he going to cure it?moreless
    • The Exchange (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 21

      A murderous bank robber is sentenced to hang, but delivering him to justice gets complicated when his equally ruthless brother takes a hostage: Amanda O'Connel, the woman who is like a daughter to Teaspoon.

    • The Kid
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Kid gets into a fist fight to win money and buy a horse, Katy. Later he joins the Pony Express where he is introduced to Emma Shannon, the station mistress, Teaspoon Hunter, the shaggy station master, Buck, Jimmy, Ike, Cody, and Lou, fellow riders. He also becomes acquainted with Sam Cain, the marshal of Sweetwater.moreless
    • The Exchange (2)
      The Exchange (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 22

      Teaspoon, the riders, and their new acquaintances continue to race against the clock to find Amanda, although the loyalties of some become unclear. Then the stakes are raised when the kidnappers gain another hostage.

    • The Presence of Mine Enemies
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Ike meets and falls hard in love with Emily Metcalfe (Kelly Williams). Emily's father is murdered by a card cheat, Neville. Emily seeks to avenge her father's murder. Ike goes after Emily to save her and takes the bullet meant for her himself. As the riders bid a tearful farewell to their friend, Buck seeks ultimate vengeance against Neville.moreless
    • Dark Brother
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      A young woman who was once promised to Buck comes to town with her fiance for the purpose of a visit, but while she is there, she is taken over by an evil spirit. Buck turns to mysterious old Indian, who insists he can drive the spirit from her, but because her fiance refuses to allow his help, Buck must kidnap her and take her away town.moreless
    • The Road Not Taken
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      The riders find out that Cody has published a story about them.... and they aren't exactly thrilled. Meanwhile Jimmy goes after a killer with Jesse hot on his trail.
    • The Debt
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      A new rider is hired to replace Lou when she gets married. When the new rider dissappears on his first ride Lou and Jimmy ride out to check on him. No one in the town is willing to talk about what happened.
    • Ten-Cent Hero
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      A dime novelist creates the legendary gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok, and Hickok faces the consequences when a gunfighter arrives for a showdown with the fastest gun in the West.
    • The Blood of Others
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Lou, Hickok, and Kid are to deliver a long-sought outlaw to his hanging, but en route discover the man's more honorable than ornery.
    • Unfinished Business
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      After surviving a massacre of wealthy settlers near Sal Lake, Emma's estranged husband arrives in Sweetwater looking for shelter from Emma, and raising the suspicions of Sam and the riders.
    • Lessons Learned
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      One of Teaspoon's ex-wives, Polly, moves to town... and she's got love on the menu when she buys the saloon. There's gunslinger in town. His conviction was overturned and now he's after the men who put him in jail. Too bad for Polly, she ends up in the gunslinger's sights because of her connection to Teaspoon.moreless
    • Just Like Old Times
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Kid's childhood sweetheart comes to town. Lou is a bit jealous, but she can see that her arrival is bringing back bad memories.
    • Shadowmen
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      Jimmy tries to track down the men responsible for a young boy's death.
    • Born to Hang
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      The riders try to recapture gold stolen from Stagecoach Sally, a woman spearheading a venture to send escaped slaves to Africa.
    • Kansas
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Noah is taken into slavery when he tries to free his former teacher Calvin (Roundtree).
    • Dead Ringer
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Hickok sets out to catch a vicious gunman impersonating him.
    • Star Light, Star Bright
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      At Christmas time the riders believe they own half a gold mine as repayment for Hickok's kindness to old prospector Cyrus.
    • Blood Money
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      The Kid catches Dyson, a would-be horse thief, who apparently hangs himself while in the custody of a corrupt marshal.
    • Ghosts
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      The "ghost" of one of Teaspoon's victims returns for revenge and Rachel's past comes back to haunt her.
    • Bad Company
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Hickok leaves to become sheriff of the lawless town of Regrets, haoping to meet death quickly as retribution for accidentally killing a young woman during a gunfight.
    • Speak No Evil
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Ike witnesses a stage-massacre. He runs into the murderer in town and eventually confesses to the Marshall, who then arrests the killer. Ike has to live to get to the court in the next county. The killer's gang capture one of the riders and threaten sudden death if Ike testifies. We learn some of Ike's past history in the process, as Ike has to decide whether to compromise his values or let one of his friends die, which would also compromise his values. It's the Riders in a race against time to save one of their own so that justice can be served.moreless
    • The Keepsake
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Teaspoon is given claim to a small fortune, but he may lose it to a young woman he thinks is his lost daughter, and to a crooked gambler willing to kill for the cash.
    • Face of the Enemy
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      The army is having problems with the 'Indians' and Buck runs afowl of both Army and Indians alike. Can the riders sort out the mess before Sweetwater ends up in the middle of the conflict. Rachel befriends a young Army soldier who wants to write to his wife when he hears of the birth of his son.moreless
    • Hard Time
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Kid is sentenced to hard time on a trumped-up charge by a small-town sheriff carrying out the policies of the sadistic man who keeps the town under a cloud of fear.
    • The Man Behind the Badge
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      Sam finds himself on the wrong side of the law in his own town when the man responsible for the murder of Sam's wife takes over Sweetwater.
    • Bulldog
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      An Eastern college boy arrives with dreams of meeting his Western idol, Hickok, but he is used as an unwitting accomplice in a scheme that endangers all the riders.
    • Pride and Prejudice
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Buck finds Tompkins' long-missing wife and child assimilated into the Sioux tribe which took them.
    • The Peacemakers
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      Hickok falls for Alice, a woman from an ostracized religious group, and settles an old score with a gunfighter named Tyler.
    • The End of Innocence
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Hickok discovers hidden feelings for Emma on a venture to an Army outpost commanded by a captain with a passion for cruelty.
    • The Talisman
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      A band of outlaws terrorizes a small town looking for its supply of silver. Father Riley sends one of the young men to Teaspoon to call in an old favor. While Teaspoon and the other boys are gone, Buck is left to help out as a deputy. A mysterious man is stalking a lone woman outside of town. Who could be doing such a thing?moreless
    • Blind Love
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Hickok's heart is lassoed by a mysterious woman, but he is caught in a dangerous tangle when he discovers that she is bound to another man.
    • Color Blind
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      A new school teacher arrives in town on the heels of the breakup between Kid and Lou. Ever a man in search of a fair maiden in distress, Kid takes a liking to the school teacher and Lou takes it hard. While Jimmy tries to cheer Lou up while they are on an assignment together a figure from his past takes his pain out on Lou in hopes of luring Jimmy into a trap. Back in Sweet-water, Kid is falling... into trouble. Standing up for his new love has resulted in her old Beau challenging Kid to a duel. Teaspoon tries to stop the madness, but things do not work out for the best.moreless
    • A Good Day to Die
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Kid finds a young warrior at the scene of a way-station massacre, and although the warrior denies any wrongdoing, Kid hauls him back through Indian territory to face justice in Sweetwater.
    • Survivors
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Buck is still suffering over Ike's death when he runs into a pregnant woman whose husband has been killed by thieves. At the same time Cody falls for a widow with a young son. Unfortunately she has troubles of her own.
    • Bad Blood
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Lou returns to the orphanage to retrieve her younger brother and sister, but her estranged father, a gunrunner, gets to them first.
    • The Sacrifice
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      Kid and Lou are interrupted in their getaway weekend when they must guard a prisoner in an unwelcoming town. Jimmy and Teaspoon meet an escaped slave who had been lynched, they argue about their sides in the coming war.
    • 'Til Death Do Us Part (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      Jesse must decide between his brother and his friends in the pony express. Noah tries to join the army but is turned down. When a disaster occurs with Frank's raiders, one of the riders is killed.
    • Home of the Brave
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      After an Indian attack, Buck has to decide between his loyalty to the riders and to his own people.
    • Initiation
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Jimmy captures Jesse's brother Frank James after a bank robbery. Jesse feels that he owes his brother his loyalty and so he breaks him out of jail forcing Teaspoon and Jimmy to track them.
    • Spies
      Season 3 - Episode 13

      The Kid's kindness to a woman results in him and the other riders becoming part of an elaborate scheme to track down a shipment of gold.

    • Daisy
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Kid asks Lou to marry him (AGAIN!) When she refuses they break up. Meanwhile... a friend of Rachel's arrives with his daughter.
    • Daddy's Girl
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      A new girl in town has Buck in her sights, but he is caught in the cross-fire between her, her tyrannical father and her cruel suitor.
    • A Tiger's Tale
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Jesse sends Lou and love letter, but Lou thinks the letter was from Kid. Meanwhile, Cody and Noah have many adventures trying to get a tiger all the way to St. Joseph Missouri.
    • Song of Isaiah
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Jimmy gets caught up with vigilante abolitionists when he goes to visit his sister.
    • False Colors
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Kid enjoys a reunion with his brother Jed, who seems to have found a niche in the Army, but is really leading a gang that is posing as cavalry to steal gold for the budding Confederacy.
    • Matched Pair
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      Hickok helps a friendly rival search for their gunfighting mentor's kidnapped daughter, who actually has escaped with evidence of her dad's corruption.
    • Decoy
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      On a wild ride to deliver a top-secret Government message, Cody helps a mortally wounded mountain man who asks Cody to care for his pet bear. Meanwhile, back in Sweetwater, the other riders look after an abandoned baby.
    • Fall from Grace
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Teaspoon doesn't like the fact that Hickok is hanging around a girl from the Wild Horse Saloon. When he tries to curb Jimmy's visits to see her, Hickok loses his job at the Express. The young gunman doesn't stay unemployed for long as Grace, the owner of the Saloon, makes him a 'tempting' offer. The trouble is, will he live long enough to enjoy his new position as Teaspoon is searching for a gang of outlaws who are searching for Army weapons?moreless
    • Mask of Fear
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      A man returns to Rock Creek after serving time for murder. When Jesse's boss is killed, Jesse is quick to assume the new arrival is guilty.
    • Judgement Day
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Still affected by Hezekiah Horn's death, Cody seeks guidance from a preacher-vigilante.
    • Gathering Clouds (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      The tension between the North and the South reaches crisis proportions, and Kid is recruited to infiltrate a band of Southern guerrillas led by a charismatic Robin Hood called the Hawk.
    • Spirits
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      Rachel falls for Mike Stadler, a man with a drinking problem. Rachel falls off the wagon as it is revealed that she once had a drinking problem too.
    • 10/26/91
      Noah meets Quinn and his sister Casey, the only other black people in the town. At the same time he fights with an army recruiter. When the recruiter turns up dead, Noah is suspected.
    • The Littlest Cowboy
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Ike, bitter after being beaten by men who take advantage of his handicap, befriends Arthur, a terminally ill boy.
    • The Play's the Thing
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Cody considers joining a theater troupe, and unknowingly enters a plot to assassinate a U.S. General.
    • Blood Moon
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Fear of a cholera outbreak turns the citizens of Sweetwater into a mob intent on lynching a deaf-mute boy suspected of being the carrier.
    • Gunfighter
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Hickok projects the demons of his childhood onto a bullying hired gun and decides only a showdown with the gunslinger will exorcise them.
    • Gathering Clouds (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      Kid escapes the noose, but Hawk's raiders are still on the loose, so Hickok works his way into the gang, which hangs any pretense of civility to pursue its violent purpose.
    • 'Til Death Do Us Part (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      Lou and Kid prepare for their wedding. Meanwhile the army comes to town to recruit scouts. Teaspoon is especially upset when Cody agrees to join the army.
    • Black Ulysses
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      The riders stand up for a runaway slave who is pursued by Missouri state militiamen committed to bringing down the fugitive.
    • Good Night, Sweet Charlotte
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      An old friend of Lou's arrives in town stirring up secrets of a man who attacked her. She pulls away from Kid when she needs him the most.
    • A Noble Chase
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      Jimmy Hickok and Jake Colter are after the same thing... or rather the same person. Lon Chase is a wanted man and the trick is to keep him in your custody.
    • Jesse
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      The riders befriend a young man named Jesse, who seeks vengeance against a gang of outlaws that killed his guardian.
    • Old Scores
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      Ike recognizes one of the men responsible for his families death. But it turns out the man has a family of his own. Second story: The riders try to find a mysterious beast.
    • Then There Was One
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      Teaspoon sets out for Texas with an old comrade in arms to warn three other veterans that someone has been murdering the last men who truly remember the Alamo.
    • Requiem for a Hero
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Cody meets and learns from his doomed Old West hero Hezekiah Horn. Lou and Kid take their relationship to a new level on a trip away from home.
    • A House Divided
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Pony Express's rider move to Rockcreek.
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