In this introduction to the series, viewers discover that Walker is a no-nonsense Texas Ranger who will even go across the border to catch the criminals. If they disagree, he kicks them in the face, much to the disgruntlement of the DA, Alex Cahill. Walker's partner is killed during a bank robbery. While dealing with the grief of his partner and trying to figure out this new football player, Jimmy Trevett, Walker discovers that the bank robbers are planning on robbing four banks in a row. A bomb goes off at the bank across town, and Walker almost single-handedly takes down the robbers, with a little help from the rookie, who he refers to as "Trivet". Then Walker goes into a rodeo. Trevett helps him get away from a mad bull, and finally Walker gets his name right.
This episode was really funny at the end.