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Friday, January 26th, 1962
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Friday, January 9th, 1959
1: Incident of the Tumbleweed
Two outlaws kill their lawman escort in Favor's camp, saddling the trail boss with the responsibility of bringing them in for trial.
Friday, January 16th, 1959
2: Incident at Alabaster Plain
Rowdy's wartime friend, they spent time in a POW camp, is getting married. The bride's stepbrother, a murderer sixteen times over, has returned to claim his share of the family fortune.
Friday, January 23rd, 1959
3: Incident with an Executioner
A stage load of passengers being chased by the man with the black satchel wrecks. Favor takes them to his camp. The man is a hired executioner after someone from the stage or the herd.
Friday, January 30th, 1959
4: Incident of the Widowed Dove
Rowdy tries to help Clovis leave her sheriff husband.
Friday, February 6th, 1959
5: Incident on the Edge of Madness
The drive trapped by high water is approached by a Colonel and lady looking for men to join his Confederacy of Panama. Fearing his men will leave, Favor tries to cross, losing a man. The men leave not realizing what the Colonel's plans are.
Friday, February 13th, 1959
6: Incident of the Power and the Plow
Gil Favor gets permission from rancher Jed Reston to drive his herd over Reston's land. He discovers, however, that Reston has a bigoted attitude toward Indians, particularly a local Comanche named Taslatch who wants to be a farmer and who's paid for a mail-order plow. (Reston's recently had his son, Matt, give Taslatch 15 lashes on a trumped-up rustling charge.) Favor earns Reston's enmity by siding with Taslatch. Tensions soon escalate until violence is set to erupt between the Comanches and local townspeople and Favor must take decisive steps to intervene.
Friday, February 20th, 1959
7: Incident at Barker Springs
Brazo, a retired gunfighter, attempts to keep his kid brother from taking up the family business.
Friday, February 27th, 1959
8: Incident West of Lano
Four stranded women provide a love interest and a complication for Favor. A freight hauler with a gunfighter says he's using the only river crossing first.
Wednesday, March 4th, 1959
9: Incident of the Town in Terror
When Rowdy and two steers are thought to have anthrax, The only medical help is a young lady with two years of nursing school. Her town doesn't want anything to do with the drovers or the herd.
Friday, March 13th, 1959
10: Incident of the Golden Calf
Brother Bent the newest drover sparks gold fever, when he flashes a huge nuggett.
Friday, March 20th, 1959
11: Incident of the Coyote Weed
Banditos inside and outside threaten the herd and the drovers.
Friday, April 3rd, 1959
12: Incident of the Chubasco
The drive faces a formidable tasks climbing to a plateau known for it's high winds and dust storms. Favor hires Tom Bryan more for his wagon than the man. Tom sneaks a woman dressed in a bridal gown into the wagon. Jefferson Devereaux, a wealthy land owner, comes looking for a man and a woman, his wife, Jenny. Rowdy was a POW with Tom. He says Tom sold out. Jeff and forty men will be back in the morning for Tom and Jenny.
Friday, April 10th, 1959
13: Incident of the Curious Street
Favor and Rowdy are looking for strays. They enter a deserted mining town. Matt Lucas is the caretaker. He says he's the only one there. Leaving they hear an organ. Mrs. Miller and her daughter, Angie, say Lucas and his son, Waldo, gunned down the stage coach driver, and is holding them hostage.
Friday, April 17th, 1959
14: Incident of the Dog Days
Favor stops Talby from shooting Johnny Camber, who he says is Billy Carter, who killed his daughter. Clark accuses Carl Myers of being a trail camp thief and a card cheat. Favor decides to take the herd across the dry plain at the worst time of the year. The men begin to question Favor's judgment. Eventually all but six of his men quit.
Friday, April 24th, 1959
15: Incident of the Calico Gun
Favor and Pete find Jenny Watson outside a burned cabin. Her parents who died of a sickness were burned with the cabin. Favor invites Jenny to ride along to Silver Junction. Jenny is in cahoots with three brothers to rob Favor of the drive's payroll.
Friday, May 1st, 1959
16: Incident of the Misplaced Indians
Rowdy finds two indians dead outside a house. Amelia Spaulding is inside singing and making candy.
Friday, May 8th, 1959
17: Incident of Fear in the Streets
Pete is injured, so Favor and Rowdy into a nearby town for a doctor. Because the town lynched a man the day before, the residents along with Favor and Rowdy are held hostage until the Sheriff and the man who led the lynching are also hung.
Friday, May 15th, 1959
18: Incident Below the Brazos
Favor's welcome to Paradise Valley is a group of gun toting farmers warning the herd better not do any damage to their property. Lightning stampedes the remuda and kills farmer Ken Wade. His wife urges Eli to avenge her husband's death.
Friday, May 22nd, 1959
19: Incident of the Dry Drive
Jess Hode, a bitter ex-trailboss who the owners thought was too old, demands half of Favor's herd for the only water around. Jess' son stands by him but soon comes to see through his old man. Favor tries a couple other water holes but they are dry.
Friday, June 5th, 1959
20: Incident of the Judas Trap
With wolves threatening the herd, Pete is sent to town to get a wolver and traps. None are available, but he meets his old flame, Nora Sage. She is later found strangled in her room. Brad Morgan, Medrina Wilcox's foreman also came to see her. Medrina has a herd but only one man. They pool herds. Brad was a wolver, and directs Favor's men in placing the traps. Brad toys with the affections of Nora, Medrina and her sister Paula. Favor lets the sheriff take Pete, but says he needs Morgan.
Friday, June 12th, 1959
21: Incident in No Man's Land
Favor and Rowdy ride into a settlement of women to find out the source of explosions threatening to stampede the herd. They're told to go to the camp. It uses contract prison labor. The women are the wives and girlfriends of the convicts. Todd McCauley has one month to go, but Clement won't release him saying he knows where the money he stole is. Todd arranges a breakout. The convicts need horses and head for the drive.
Friday, June 26th, 1959
22: Incident of a Burst of Evil
A badly beaten wild man, Bing, says that Comancheros are planning to take the herd. Rowdy befriends a woman, once a countess, now being held by the Comancheros. She offers a mirror for the kindness Rowdy has shown. Rowdy says he couldn't accept it. She sneaks it into his saddlebag. At a trading post the mirror is identified as one taken in a Comanche raid. Rowdy is thought to be a Comanchero and has to fight his way out. Rowdy goes to the Comanchero camp to get Louisa to back up his story and is caught. Loouisa tells Rowdy of the Comancheros plans. Bing was sent by the Comancheros to lead the drive to them.
Friday, July 10th, 1959
23: Incident of the Roman Candles
A dying woman stumbles into the cattle drive. Her husband, a feared gunslinger turned rancher, soon shows up and accuses the drovers of shooting her. Gil & Rowdy fear that their cattle are coming down with a deadly disease, so they turn the herd towards the Rodney Dangerfield chemical dipping station, on the widowed rancher's recommendation.
Friday, September 18th, 1959
1: Incident of the Day of the Dead
Rowdy goes to town to pick up the mail for the men and stops a runaway horse. Luisa, a rancher, sees it and tries to get Rowdy to come and work for her.
Friday, September 25th, 1959
2: Incident of the Roman Candles
Friday, October 2nd, 1959
3: Incident at Dangerfield Dip
A dying woman stumbles into the cattle drive. Her husband, a feared gunslinger turned rancher, soon shows up and accuses the drovers of shooting her. Gil & Rowdy fear that their cattle are coming down with a deadly disease, so they turn towards the Rodney Dangerfield chemical dipping station, on the widowed rancher’s recommendation.
Friday, October 9th, 1959
4: Incident of the Shambling Man
When a delusional old man attacks the passing drovers, his daughter-in-law enlists Gil & Rowdy's help with the powerful ex-boxing champ. The Marshal who made the town safe, is now drunk on his own power, enforcing petty rules to keep the tiniest semblance of trouble out of his jurisdiction. Factoring heavily into the situation is that the daughter-in-law is exquisite and widowed.
Friday, October 16th, 1959
5: Incident at Jacob's Well
Rowdy is saved from falling down a well by a woman. Later, the woman's family and friends had to manage to steal the drovers' horses.
Friday, October 23rd, 1959
6: Incident of the 13th Man
Wishbone, in desperate need of a dentist, finds one in Blanton. Along with Rowdy they both encounter two problems: the doctor is on trial for murder and both of them have been picked to be on the jury. The verdict is the final surprise.
Friday, October 30th, 1959
7: Incident at the Buffalo Smokehouse
Mr. Favor is stuck in a house, because the owner of the house is attacked by some men.
Friday, October 30th, 1959
8: Incident of the Haunted Hills
Desperate for water, Gil's drive is forced into a deadly confrontation between the Paneequa tribe and surveyors, over the Lake of the Haunted Hills. The valley's ghostly winds and geysers are sacred to the tribe, while the U.S. Army survey is headed by a stubborn Indian killer Captain, who orders a Paneequa woman tortured. Gil hopes his drover Tasunka, who left the tribe as a teen, can mediate the dispute with minimal bloodshed, but when Gil finds that the local White settlement Heliotrope is a ghost town due to the dispute, the trail boss tells Rowdy to take over the drive in case he is killed.
Friday, November 13th, 1959
9: Incident of the Stalking Death
Gil shoots and wounds a puma while while out scouting for the cattle drive. The puma escaped and kills the young son of a local rancher's widow. Gil and the guys go on the hunt for the puma along with a friend of the widow (Cesar Romero) who also happens to want to kill Gil because he's jealous of the attention the widow shows Gil.
Friday, November 20th, 1959
10: Incident of the Valley in Shadow
Driving a herd through Cheyenne country, Favor finds out some of his hands may have hired on for more than just the beeves. There is a large reward being offered for a white girl who has been missing since she was a small child.
Friday, December 11th, 1959
11: Incident of the Blue Fire
A storm with lightning is making the herd nervous. The blue fire of St. Elmo appears on the horns of the steers. Hey Soos says if a stranger should appear, he stops and blesses himself, death will follow. A stranger, Lucky Markley rides in. A clap of thunder and the herd stampedes. Rowdy turns the herd. Lucky says he has thirty some head to sell. Favor says he can't use any scrub cattle, but he'll look at them. Favor says no. Lucky says there is about two dozen Commanches around. Hey Soos says Lucky is the devil. A brave kills a steer the demands Lucky's horse. The Commanches line the ridge. A young buck comes out to talk. He wants the killer of his brother, ten steers, sugar, rifles and tobacco. Lucky offers Favor to leave. He was killed in a stampede. Hey Soos pulls a knife on Lucky. Collins takes over the fight. Rowdy tells Lucky to get out.
Friday, December 18th, 1959
12: Incident at Spanish Rock
Claiming to represent President Diaz of Mexico, Villegro and his men want to take one of Gil's men, the son of their biggest enemy, into custody. As they are in Texas and need all hands to drive their herd, Gil is not in favor of doing so.
Friday, January 8th, 1960
13: Incident of the Druid Curse
A woman and his father join the drovers, but the drovers don' t know that they're cursed by the druids.
Friday, January 15th, 1960
14: Incident at Red River Station
Favor, Rowdy and drover Lou Paris find themselves in the middle of a smallpox epidemic in Red River Station. The town's doctor wants to vaccinate the populous. The barber/dentist relies on acifidity bags, leeches and herb tea. Favor tries unsuccessfully to get vaccine from the army.
Friday, January 22nd, 1960
15: Incident of the Devil and His Due
Gil is allowed to continue the cattle drive, despite being accused of murder by the victim's wife and son, after Rowdy is deputized to guard him. Meanwhile, the real killers, three outlaws, scheme to steal church funds from a priest befriended by Gil and Rowdy.
Friday, January 29th, 1960
16: Incident of the Wanted Painter
The drovers find a painter from back East on their way, whose paintings help the men of a former Army Major map the town in attempt to bust him out of jail. Mr. Favor gets in the way to help justice be served and stop future bloodshed.
Friday, February 5th, 1960
17: Incident of the Tinker’s Dam
Wishbone buries his brother "alive" to keep Kiowas from killing him for romancing the stony chief's wife. T.J. turns out to be a comical embarrassment: a pot fixer whose customers fight to scalp him for his shoddy tinking, which is his ploy for woman chasing. For years, trail cook Wishy's fellow drovers heard the cook laud his misplaced little brother's prowess as a warrior, politician, you name it. But angering the Kiowa at the moment is deadly serious, because the tribe is divided over signing a treaty. Young braves oppose old Chief Wankawa inking the doc.
Friday, February 19th, 1960
18: Incident of the Night Horse
An embittered mustanger known by Gil Favor in his younger days blocks the pass that the herd needs to use to reach a river ford where they can cross safely. The mustanger is haunted by a fierce stallion who killed his son, once a friend of Favor.
Friday, February 26th, 1960
19: Incident of the Sharpshooter
An outlaw usurps a dead man's identity and he is heading for the next town along with the drovers. When Rowdy gets in the middle of his business he finds himself in serious trouble and it is up to Mr. Favor to figure out a way of saving him.
Friday, March 4th, 1960
20: Incident of the Dust Flower
The drovers rescue an injured traveler and his grown daughter, who is sensitive about her unmarried status. The woman flees, but scout Pete Nolan locates her. Upon learning that she can't face patronizing relatives in the town she's moving to, Pete decides to accompany her there and pose as her fiancé.
Friday, March 11th, 1960
21: Incident at Sulphur Creek
Horse thieves who have victimized Comanches also strike the drive's ramuda. Gil sends a group headed by Pete and Rowdy out to purchase replacement mounts. They encounter a preacher on his way to officiate a christening at the Lacey ranch, where he says horses are for sale. The drovers find their own stolen horses corralled there. So do the Comanches, who put the ranch under siege.
Friday, March 18th, 1960
22: Incident of the Champagne Bottles
It looks like the drovers are moving smoothly until they find a very slow moving wagon on their way, allegedly carrying champagne. As it turns out it was not only champagne and everyone could be in danger.
Friday, April 1st, 1960
23: Incident of the Stargazer
A woman gets off the stage expecting to meet her husband. But she was let off in the middle of nowhere, a good 30 miles from her home. Pete decides to help her get there but when they arrive, she recognizes everyone except her husband.
Friday, April 8th, 1960
24: Incident of the Dancing Death
When the son of a gypsy queen is murdered, she insists one of the drovers did it and demands the killer be found and turned over. Gil rebuffs her, prompting the old woman to predict trouble for the drive, which does start to happen.
Friday, April 22nd, 1960
25: Incident of the Arana Sacar
The owner of a remote trading post and his wife are coerced into backing a rustler's scheme to get the drovers drunk, swipe the herd and sell the beeves to hide skinners.
Friday, April 29th, 1960
26: Incident of the Deserter
While taking a mountain short cut, Wishbone is injured in a fall caused by a bullying ore freighter. He seeks aid in a small mining town, where he becomes attached to a widow, who is the freighter's fiancée.
Friday, May 6th, 1960
27: Incident of the 100 Amulets
Hey Soos goes to town to visit his mother but, while buying supplies to take to her, he is attacked as the town believe his mother is a witch who has cursed the town.
Friday, May 13th, 1960
28: Incident of the Murder Steer
A steer with the word "MURDER" branded on its side, considered an omen of violent death, is seen shortly after four mysterious riders from the same town join the drive.
Friday, May 20th, 1960
29: Incident of the Music Maker
When Gil receives a nasty wound that becomes seriously infected, he is unaware of a Swiss jack-of-all-trades that has totally unarmed his cowboys. The Swiss has a plan for some of the cattle.
Friday, June 3rd, 1960
30: Incident of the Silent Web
A young girl is so shocked at her father's murder that she can not speak. She is taken captive by two escaped convicts.
Friday, June 10th, 1960
31: Incident of the Last Chance
Gil takes a protective interest in a stranded tenderfoot couple. Rowdy is interested in the wife.
Friday, June 17th, 1960
32: Incident in the Garden of Eden
Rowdy leaves to buy cattle to replenish the herd. He comes to a town of an eccentric English patriarch living with his beautiful daughter. Rowdy doesn't understand why he seems so afraid to sell the cattle without his foreman's permission.
Friday, June 17th, 1960
Friday, September 30th, 1960
1: Incident at Rojo Canyon
Favor and a calvary detachment lead by Sargeant Matson swear if they did not know better would think they were under attack from a military unit.
Friday, October 14th, 1960
2: Incident of the Challenge
Favor gets knocked off his horse and knocked out. He wakes to Aztec Indian who has traveled 1500 miles to find a princess.
Friday, October 21st, 1960
3: Incident at Dragoon Crossing
An ailing Favor asks John Cord to take over the herd. He heads them to Dragoon Crossing where the Bates boys demanded tribute when he brought his herd through.
Friday, November 4th, 1960
4: Incident of the Night Visitor
Jeff Barkley catches a stranger in the camp, a boy of about twelve. He wings Jeff. They track the boys footprints. Seven or eight men tried to steal the ramuda. Favor finds the boy. He was traveling with some horsetraders led by Nick Mesa. Favor takes the boy back to Mesa. He doesn't want the boy back. Joey Gardner is looking for his Pa.
Friday, November 11th, 1960
5: Incident of the Slavemaster
Mrs. Bradley pulls a gun on Victor Laurier and wants to know where her husband is. She knows he isn't dead. Victor was in charge of a POW camp. At the end of the war Victor says he sent 27 union soldiers and three guards, one his son east, but they never reached their destination. Mrs. Bradley got a letter from her husband four years after he was supposed to have died.
Friday, November 18th, 1960
6: Incident on the Road to Yesterday
Ralph Bartlet asks Favor to return $250 to a stage line he held up and to check on his first love.
Friday, December 2nd, 1960
7: Incident at Superstition Prairie
Wish finds an indian left to die in a cave, and rescues him.
Friday, December 9th, 1960
8: Incident at Poco Tiempo
The Poco Tiempo bank has been. Rowdy and Quince are suspects and are taken to two nuns to be identified. They say they are not the men. Two desperadoes are holding Father Sebastian until the nuns deliver the money to Blainesville.
Friday, December 16th, 1960
9: Incident of the Captive
Harkness Musgrove's III mother is coming to take him home. Mushy asks to be a drover. Favor says yes. Mom's stage gets held up. Mom slaps the bandana off one of the highwaymen. Another stage chases them off. Vince says they'll have to kill her.
Sunday, January 1st, 1961
10: Incident of the Buffalo Soldier
Rowdy chases after a buffalo soldier who has killed another soldier and has taken off on his horse.
Friday, January 20th, 1961
11: Incident of the Broken Word
Ben Foley resorts to murder to hide the fact the cattle he is selling to Favor are diseased. Frank Pierce accidentily shot Ben's wife years ago.
Friday, January 27th, 1961
12: Incident at the Top of the World
There's a new drover who has just spent five years in an army hospital and is addicted to morphine.
Friday, February 3rd, 1961
13: Incident Near the Promised Land
The drive has reached Sedalia but there is a bank scare and no buyers. Favor must deal with bitter Emma Caldwell to graze the herd.
Friday, February 10th, 1961
14: Incident of the Big Blowout
The drovers celebrate the end of the drive. Rowdy is mistaken for another man.
Friday, February 17th, 1961
15: Incident of the Fish Out of Water
Favor returns to Philadelphia to see his two daughters. Another passenger is Ogala, Chief of the Pawnee. He is going to be in a wild west show.
Friday, February 24th, 1961
16: Incident on the Road Back
The men are gathering for the next drive. A stray horse is tied up. Favor is arrested for horse stealing. The sheriff's wife is having an affair, with Cronin who reported the horse stolen.
Friday, March 3rd, 1961
17: Incident of the New Start
Jubal Wade has 1600 head on this drive and demands to be trail boss and says he'll keep Favor's crew if he stays on as ramrod.
Friday, March 10th, 1961
18: Incident of the Running Iron
Frank Miller is a herd cutter getting on in years with a nineteen year old son. Quince chases a rustler off, but is arrested himself.
Friday, March 17th, 1961
19: Incident Near Gloomy River
Dan Fletcher returns to his Ma and brother,Cal, whose home just burned. Cal thinks Frank Travis is trying to run them off. Frank's daughter Flora has had Cal courting her for a year, but she likes Danny.
Friday, March 24th, 1961
20: Incident of the Boomerang
Ruthann Harper and Richard Goffage are taking 200 head of cattle to Australia. Ruthann has a questionable past.
Friday, March 31st, 1961
21: Incident of his Brother's Keeper
Paul Evans is confined to a wheelchair. His wife is preparing to run away with Paul's brother. Pete gets stuck in the middle.
Friday, April 7th, 1961
22: Incident in the Middle of Nowhere
Favor and Rowdy come upon a ballet in the middle of nowhere. A search for a pass and water leads to villians looking for gold.
Friday, April 14th, 1961
23: Incident of the Phantom Bugler
Jayhawkers try to charge Favor for water and a toll to cross the river, on indian territory. Captain Brian Donohoe follows the orders of Judge Brady. Mary, the judges daughter is married to Brian and doesn't like it.
Friday, April 28th, 1961
24: Incident of the Lost Idol
Billy Manson, his mom and sister Laurie are on the way to meet their aunt, who is to take them back east. Two bounty hunters shadow them, hoping to find Clete their wanted father.
Friday, May 5th, 1961
25: Incident of the Running Man
Rowdy is handcuffed to a deputy that says he has to warn Camp Henly. The deputy is shot and Rowdy is arrested for murder.
Friday, May 12th, 1961
26: Incident of the Painted Lady
Partners of Thad Clemens are holding Favor's herd until they're paid the $15,000 that Thad swindled them out of. Baxter Springs Cattleman's Association will not help Favor.
Friday, May 19th, 1961
27: Incident Before Black Pass
Pete and Rowdy are captured by the Kiowa. Two other indians want to accompany the herd to Black Pass.
Friday, May 26th, 1961
28: Incident of the Blackstorms
Sky Blackstorm sends a message to the River City sheriff with Mushy. He's coming tomorrow at sun up for his son Danny.
Friday, June 2nd, 1961
29: Incident of the Night on the Town
Judge Akins tells Favor he has 750 head of Mrs. North cattle. Lewis, Mrs. North lawyer says the cattle that Wesley Adams turned over to Favor, were Mrs. North's and were to be delivered to the army.
Friday, June 16th, 1961
30: Incident of the Wager on Payday
Sidney Proctor, along with Joe Stapp, are robbing his father's bank as a joke. The night watchman, Simpson, wakes up. Joe clunks him. Sid thinks they're bringing the money back in three days.
Friday, September 29th, 1961
1: Rio Salado
Rowdy and Hey Soos are robbed by Antonio Marcos. He is leading a revolution against the Texas land grant. Rowdy meets his Dad, who ran out on him and his Ma.
Monday, October 2nd, 1961
2: The Sendoff
The drovers are beating the scrub for strays. Favor finds wagon remains and twelve graves.
Friday, October 13th, 1961
3: The Long Shakedown
An overbearing Favor leads to many drovers quitting. Five replacements stir trouble.
Friday, October 20th, 1961
4: Judgment at Hondo Seco
Quince gets a letter. He needs a couple of days off. Jim, Pete, Rowdy and Hey Soos go to Hando Seco. Casey the bartender knocks their drinks out of their hands when he finds out they rode in with Jim. Jim asks Judge Matt Quince how's his niece Joanna. She wants help running away. She's in love with Brad Lyons. He has a murder warrant on his head.
Friday, October 27th, 1961
5: The Lost Tribe
Indians stampede the herd. The sheriff says it's a 100 Cheyenne headed for Mexico. Pete picks up their trail. Pete asks Rowdy not to tell Favor right away. Little Hawk, the Chief, is the father of Pete's dead wife.
Friday, November 3rd, 1961
6: The Inside Man
Craddock and Clay Forrester plot to steal the herd. Shelia Brewster is running away from her army fiancee.
Friday, November 10th, 1961
7: The Black Sheep
Favor asks sheepherder,Tod Stone, to let the herd pass his flock. He won't. They take the herd over the ridge to the next valley. Tod takes a shortcut and beats them. Rowdy and Collins scatter the flock. Tod the herd. Rowdy fights Tod. Tod falls on his scaling knife. Favor tells Rowdy he's taking Tod and his flock to Twin Hat.
Friday, November 17th, 1961
8: The Prairie Elephant
Favor finds a circus that is lost. Pascal the owner and clown beats his wife, Jenny, who wants to run away with Dario the other half of her high wire act.
Friday, November 24th, 1961
9: The Little Fishes
Gilmore tells Favor there's a panic brewing back east. He needs to cut ten days off the drive. Gilmore says don't tell the drovers about the panic. Tom Gwynn ,a fishbreeder, is sick with fever. He's taking shad to California to claim a $10,000 prize.
Friday, December 8th, 1961
10: The Blue Spy
No one believes Nolan when he tells them about the Indians running around in strange costumes. That is until a beautiful actress stumbles into camp and tells them about an Indian attack on her theatrical wagon. The men are delighted until they learn she was once a Yankee spy.
Friday, December 15th, 1961
11: The Gentleman's Gentleman
Favor gets caught between Lord Ashton, hunting the white buffalo and Buffalo Bob Driscoll. Ashton entrusts Woolsey, his valet, to Favor.
Friday, December 22nd, 1961
12: Twenty-Five Santa Clauses
Mushy tells Wish he sees Santa Claus (Mr. Bateman) in the middle of August, in the middle of Texas. He's lost. He keels over. He, his wife Mag, and their nine year old boy, Danny, are on their way to New York. Danny won't last till Xmas.
Friday, January 5th, 1962
13: The Long Count
Martha Hastings is running a way station for outlaws. Rowdy, Pete and Wish are hired as census takers.
Friday, January 12th, 1962
14: The Captain's Wife
Nora Holloway is ambitious for her captain husband to advance. She resorts to lying.
Friday, January 19th, 1962
15: The Peddler
The drovers discover peddler Mendel J. Sorkin trying to drive a small herd of cattle all by himself. Mendel wants to sell the herd in a nearby town and use the money to return to his native country.
Friday, January 26th, 1962
16: The Woman Trap
Pete and Rowdy find a whole herd of good looking women heading to Fort Worth to get married.
Friday, February 2nd, 1962
17: The Boss's Daughters
The drover are stopped by fence at Vance Caldwell's ranch and are told they will have to wait until he returns to get permission to pass. But the fence isn't Favor's only problem, his daughters are about to join him on the trail.
Friday, February 9th, 1962
18: The Deserters' Patrol
The indians want to trade six soldiers they hold for thier Chief. Favor is commissioned as a captain to make the exchange.
Friday, February 16th, 1962
19: The Greedy Town
Ada Randolph offers the town $300,000 if they find her dead son, a convicted murderer innocent, and run the sheriff out of town.
Friday, February 23rd, 1962
20: Grandma's Money
Rowdy, Wishbone and Clay deliver 300 head of cattle to Agee's ranch but Agee isn't there. He's off on his honeymoon and Rowdy decides to ride out and try to find him. On the way he meets a little old 'grandma'.
Friday, March 2nd, 1962
21: The Pitchwagon
When Frank is killed by indians, a collection is taken for his family. Clay suggests a poker game to run it up.
Friday, March 9th, 1962
22: Hostage Child
A thirteen year old indian is going to Fort Lacey to see his sister. The commandant hates all indians. He and his wife Azuela have a son.
Friday, March 16th, 1962
23: The Immigrants
Quince, Clay and Wish are captured and told by Count Ulrich they are his property and will work on his manor house.
Friday, March 23rd, 1962
24: The Child-Woman
Mushy's cousin asks him to take her sister to his mom, to get out of the saloons. She doesn't want to go.
Friday, March 30th, 1962
25: A Woman's Place
A wagon falls on Harve. Rowdy and Favor go for a doctor. Dr. Daniel Pearson, a quack, says he's the only doctor in town. Mrs. James directs them to Dr. Louise Amadon.
Friday, April 6th, 1962
Pete's friend Grey Hawk's son, Wild Horse has escaped and is raiding. General Perry is bringing 500 head of cattle for the indians. Pete is leading Lieutenant Matthew Perry to his father.
Friday, April 20th, 1962
27: House of the Hunter
A deaf mute delivers a letter for Rowdy at the camp. Rowdy picks up a guy, Kilo, whose wagon was stolen. They make camp. In the morning, Kilo and the horses are gone. Rowdy walks to a house and enters. The door shuts behind him. Mackie anad five other lock Rowdy in a room. Someone shoots at Rowdy from outside. The six are being held prisoner.
Friday, May 4th, 1962
28: Gold Fever
Hosea Brewer has been prospecting Lost Mine ten years after everyone has left. The thought of gold and his three daughters attract the drovers.
Friday, May 11th, 1962
29: The Devil and the Deep Blue
Favor wants to fatten the herd for a week. Another herd is three to five days behind. The trail boss is Ben Wade and all the drovers are old. Charlie Holt , owners representative, comes onto Helen Wade, and vice versa. Two of Wade's cattle have Texas Tick.
Friday, May 18th, 1962
The herd finally arrives in Abilene, the end of a long, hard drive. While most of the drovers plan to spend their pay painting the town, Favor has a few other ideas. He is going to buy some land and get out of the cattle business. Don Grenfell also has been told to quit due to a bad back. The drovers are all quarantined at Oddity House due to small pox.
Friday, September 28th, 1962
1: Incident of the Hunter
John Shepard a former POW along with Rowdy is now a bounty hunter. The drovers wonder who he is after.
Friday, October 5th, 1962
2: Incident of the Portrait
Frank Trask enters the Curtis' at night through a window. He's hungry and takes a picture of a woman. Raymond Curtis hears a noise and checks it outs. Trask knocks him out. Marion, the woman in the picture, ""sees"" Trask leave.
Friday, October 12th, 1962
3: Incident at Cactus Wells
Forrester notices a man trailing the herd for a few days but he's elusive. After one of the men stampedes the herd, the man drives in a few strays and asks for a job. The men are suspicious of his actions and they soon learn he has a past.
Friday, October 19th, 1962
4: Incident of the Prodigal Son
Sam Hargas finds a half baked, half starved greenhorn, Ben Whitney IV. His horse stepped in a chuck hole. He's a rich brat.
Friday, October 26th, 1962
5: Incident of the Four Horsemen
Favor and Clay are witnesses at a the wedding of Amy Gault and Frank Louden. Gus Marsdon provokes Frank into shooting Amy's brother Carl. Tom Gault, Amy's father, sends Ben Kerran after them. Frank and Tom claim the same 100,000 acres.
Friday, November 2nd, 1962
6: Incident of the Lost Woman
Favor finds a woman, Lissa Hobson, still alive but not by much, and her baby, Tad.
Friday, November 9th, 1962
7: Incident of the Dogfaces
Rowdy,Quince and Clay help out three soldiers being attacked by Indians. They were sent to break the treaty with Broken Bow.
Friday, November 16th, 1962
8: Incident of the Wolvers
Rowdy hires wolfers Abner Cannon and his children.
Friday, November 23rd, 1962
9: Incident at Sugar Creek
An injured ex-con Sam Garrett is refused treatment by his home town.
Friday, November 30th, 1962
10: Incident of the Reluctant Bridegroom
Rowdy gets drugged in a bar with Shelia, the bar owner's girl and wakes up married to her.
Friday, December 7th, 1962
11: Incident of the Querencias
Gil's old friend, Lije Crowning, has had his ranch foreclosed on by the bank. Lije wants to take his thirty head with the drive to Colorado.
Friday, December 14th, 1962
12: Incident at Quivira
Monty Fox comes stumbling up to the night camp playing the concertina, saying he's found the promised land. He says he's found Quivera, Coronado's golden city. He says he'll share with those who help him against those who chased him out.
Friday, December 28th, 1962
13: Incident of Decision
When Rowdy buys eighteen cattle for the next drive he has to contend with a young would be drover with a crooked leg and banditos.
Friday, January 4th, 1963
14: Incident of the Buryin' Man
Favor and Rowdy see two Cheyenne. They are watching a burying wagon. It's owner, Pomeroy K. Tollliver (Poke) surrenders to Favor thinking they're a posse. The wagon is broken. Favor will have the wagon fixed and Poke can ride to Rock City with the herd.
Friday, January 11th, 1963
15: Incident at the Trail's End
Harry Maxton has glaucoma. Gil offers Harry a job to Rowdy's surprise.
Friday, January 18th, 1963
16: Incident at Spider Rock
Lola's saloon is watering the booze and cheating the drovers. The supplies Wish bought are bad.
Friday, January 25th, 1963
17: Incident of the Mountain Man
Thomas and the men of the wagon train are ready to string up Josh Green for killing Thomas's boy. Josh is a mountain man lost in the modern world.
Friday, February 1st, 1963
18: Incident at Crooked Hat
Gil stands by his old friend Jack Jennings. Jack's a gunfighter. In a fair fight he shot the brother of the most powerful man in the town.
Friday, February 8th, 1963
19: Incident of Judgement Day
Rowdy's ex-commanding officer, Captain Cabot convenes a make shift courts-martial for him in a ghost town.
Friday, February 22nd, 1963
20: Incident of the Gallows Tree
In Cottonwood, at the Pair-A-Dice Saloon, Qunice gets in a fight with Major Courtney. Jim swears he'll kill him.
Friday, March 1st, 1963
21: Incident of the Married Widow
In Calvin, Miss Abigail owns The Silver Slipper Salon, a very posh saloon. There Rowdy sees the picture of the dead war hero, Gil Favor, Abigail's husband.
Friday, March 15th, 1963
22: Incident of the Pale Rider
The new man is a dead ringer for the man Rowdy shot in a Wells Fargo holdup.
Friday, March 22nd, 1963
23: Incident of the Comanchero
Sisters Benaventura and Teresa cut Maria Jose Chappela off an indian torture rack.
Friday, March 29th, 1963
24: Incident of the Clown
Morris G. Stevens, a failed actor, toured the world as a clown. Now a philologist he wants to create a Comanche dictionary.
Friday, April 12th, 1963
25: Incident of the Black Ace
A gypsy tells Wish's fortune he draws the death card three times.
Friday, April 19th, 1963
26: Incident of the Hostages
Rowdy buys three white children from the Arapahos that have been raised by the Apache.
Friday, May 3rd, 1963
27: Incident of the White Eyes
Favor and Hey Soos rescue Domingo, Lt. Carter and the Butlers from a runaway stage. The make to a stage station and fight off indians.
Friday, May 10th, 1963
28: Incident at Rio Doloroso
Don Francisco Maldonaldo sentences Favor and Rowdy to die for the death of his son.
Friday, May 24th, 1963
29: Incident at Alkali Sink
Burt Harvey is accused of cowardice at Gettysburg by his new father-in-law.
Friday, May 24th, 1963
30: Incident at Alkali Sink
Burt Harvey is accused of cowardice at Gettysburg by his new father-in-law.
Thursday, April 9th, 1964
32: Incident of El Toro
99: ** DELETE
Thursday, September 26th, 1963
1: Incident of the Red Wind
Favor tells Rowdy to let Lou Bowdart drive the herd up the San Marcos trail.
Thursday, October 3rd, 1963
2: Incident of Iron Bull
Joseph a Comanche is hired after returning the remuda. Colonel Macklin and Sargeant Graogan are accompanting the herd as far as Waycross.
Thursday, October 10th, 1963
3: Incident at El Crucero
Rose Cornelius and her ten brothers have fenced off the trail Favor needs to cross to get the herd to water.
Thursday, October 17th, 1963
4: Incident of the Travellin' Man
Jagger is fished out of the river with leg irons on. His story doesn't match that of Matt Harger.
Thursday, October 24th, 1963
5: Incident at Paradise
Rowdy rescues nester Higgins from being used for target practice and gets involved in his fight to stay on his farm.
Thursday, October 31st, 1963
6: Incident at Farragut Pass
In return for crossing her land to water, E.J. Farragut wants Favor to hire her grandson Billy.
Thursday, November 7th, 1963
7: Incident at Two Graves
Wish volunteers Rowdy to fight Jeremiah O'Neal for money. O'Neal gives the fight away and Rowdy wins $50. The losers are ready to tar and feather O'Neal. Rowdy helps him escape. O'Neal has a cross made by the indians for the Spaniards. He speaks of a lost mine.
Thursday, November 14th, 1963
8: Incident of the Rawhiders
While scouting Rowdy stumbles on rawhiders. After Rowdy refuses to kill Brock in a fight, the leader forces Brock to give Rowdy his intended bride in return for his life. Rowdy is allowed to escape leading the rawhiders to the herd.
Thursday, November 21st, 1963
9: Incident of the Prophecy
The drovers have a Saturday off for the first time in a long time. To wake up the dead town. Rowdy and his friend Rabbit shoot at a schoolhouse bell. A bullet ricochets and kills Jud Hilton. His brother, Brother William, a tetched self proclaimed minister, puts a curse on them and say they can't outrun death.
Thursday, November 28th, 1963
10: Incident at Confidence Creek
Elwood P. Gilroy and his assistant Crystal Simpson steal the ownership papers for the herd, and sell the herd to Orville Tippet at a large loss. Elwood ditches Crystal. Rowdy and Crystal follow Elwood to bring him back to justice.
Thursday, December 5th, 1963
11: Incident of the Death Dancer
Carlock has been tracking an African lion for four years. Favor hires him to get the lion. Mushy wants to be a hunter.
Thursday, December 12th, 1963
12: Incident of the Wild Deuces
When Mushy wins $1500 at Lorelei's Trailbalazer playing seven card stud deuces wild his troubles begin.
Thursday, December 19th, 1963
13: Incident of the Geisha
After Rowdy tells Hey Soos to let a wild stallion go, Hey Soos tries to saddle it again. It bolts knocking Rowdy down and injuring his back. The remuda is stampeded. Out collecting the horses Hey Soos sees the stallion. He tries to lasso it. He is knocked of his horse by a limb and rolls down a hill into a stream. He awakes with his clothes drying overhead. He is in a kimona and a geisha kneels nearby.
Thursday, January 2nd, 1964
14: Incident at Ten Trees
The drovers find a young white woman dressed as an indian, babbling.
Thursday, January 9th, 1964
15: Incident of the Rusty Shotgun
After a stampede Mushy and Wishbone go to town for fresh supplies. When Wishbone is able to stop Amie Claybank from harassing a vendor, her brothers decide he is the man for her. Back at camp, Mushy says Wishbone disappeared.
Thursday, January 16th, 1964
16: Incident of Midnight Cave
Wishbone develops a mysterious blindness after a scary encounter with a dangerous cliff and an innocuous fall. A doctor finds no physical reason for the blindness. A psychological reaction to childhood trauma is suspected as the cause.
Thursday, January 23rd, 1964
17: Incident of the Dowery Dundee
Rowdy and Jim looking for strays, return with five - four bulls and a lost Scottish lady returning to Scotland. She says her husband stole her inheritance so she is taking her remaining items home with her plus a surprise for all.
Thursday, January 30th, 1964
18: Incident at Gila Flats
While helping the Army deliver cattle to an Apache tribe, Favor, Wishbone and Quince run into a band of renegade Indians determined to stop them.
Thursday, February 6th, 1964
19: Incident of the Pied Piper
After a tornado scatters the herd, they are a 100 head short. They learn a man running an orphanage sold them to the local banker. Realizing the banker is the guilty party, Favor decides to teach him a lesson and recover some of his money.
Thursday, February 20th, 1964
20: Incident of the Swindler
Straw Coleman is caught trying to steal a horse and saddle while in chains. The drovers are shocked when Wishbone pulls a gun on them and helps Coleman escape. Favor and Mushy go after them to find why Wishbone has strayed.
Thursday, February 27th, 1964
21: Incident of the Wanderer
Michob, a peddler, comes out of a rain storm, bone dry. Things begin to go wrong and he is labeled a jinx.
Thursday, March 5th, 1964
22: Incident at Zebulon
Favor goes to Zebulon, Johnny Larkin is taken by a group of masked riders and charged with a woman's death. When Favor is horse whipped he is determined to find out the identity of the major, the head of the regulator.
Thursday, March 12th, 1964
23: Incident at Hourglass
The herd needs to get through Hourglass pass where the army is preparing to blast for a dam. Favor's hometown friend is married to the Post Adjutant. When she kills an officer, she lies to get Favor convicted of the murder.
Thursday, March 26th, 1964
24: Incident of the Odyssey
Favor is pushing hard to outrun hoof and mouth disease just as he had seven years earlier. Pan an ex-circus performer searches for a lady he heard singing eleven years earlier.
Thursday, April 2nd, 1964
25: Incident of the Banker
An old friend of Favor's, a banker, backs him into a corner and is allowed to take over as trail boss, while Favor runs his bank.
Thursday, April 9th, 1964
26: Incident of El Toro
Everything is going wrong on the trail. Men are being killed and injured, the herd is late, a river is flooding ahead and Kiowa Indians are a threat. A massive wild bull is distracting the herd and a reckless drover adds to the problems.
Thursday, April 16th, 1964
27: Incident at Deadhorse (1)
The town's richest and most popular man is convicted and sentenced to be hung for the revenge murder of his son's killer. He is undaunted by this because he is counting on no one in town be willing to act as executioner.
Thursday, April 23rd, 1964
28: Incident at Deadhorse (2)
When Wishbone and Mushy realize Hannibal is not safe they try to help. They are brought back tied up while Hannibal is tarred and feathered. Hannibal returns to Deadhorse and the men want to help him against Favor's better judgment.
Thursday, April 30th, 1964
29: Incident of the Gilded Goddess
Rowdy's old acquaintance, Louise Temple is on the run for killing a sheriff. She ran the Temple Of Gold gambling hall.
Thursday, May 7th, 1964
30: Incident at Seven Fingers
Sam Turner steals Rowdy's horse. Sam is an escapee from the army guardhouse, charges with breaking and running in the face of fire. Rowdy's horse goes lame. Rowdy catches Sam and offers him a job. Captain Coulter and his men rush into camp and arrests Sam. Favor says things don't add up and comes to his defense.
Thursday, May 14th, 1964
31: Incident of the Peyote Cup
Hey Soos is captured by a small secretive tribe of Indians, and forced to drink peyote liquid. An indian girl helps him escape. The new drover, Mister Brothers was a missionary and tried to convert this tribe. They came to believe if they crucified white men they dead ancestors would come back to life.
Friday, September 25th, 1964
1: The Race
Rowdy quits and gets his own herd and races Favor to the railhead.
Friday, October 2nd, 1964
2: The Enormous Fist
When Fred Grant slugs Favor he hits him back. Fred falls hitting his head against a fencepost and dies. There is an inquest. Favor has to deal with the widow and her three kids.
Friday, October 9th, 1964
Favor hears Piney Kinney wants to join the herd thinking it will solve his need for drovers. However, Piney who lost his herd and most of his ranch, is working with a gang to rob the bank and use Favor's herd as cover for their escape.
Friday, October 16th, 1964
4: The Lost Herd
Favor loses the whole herd except nine, taking a shortcut thru Devil's Patch Quilt trying to beat another herd in. He must face Mr. Teisner of the cattleman's association.
Friday, October 23rd, 1964
5: A Man Called Mushy
Mushy is swindled out of the wagons and the remuda. He is fired, kidnapped by gypsies, sold into slavery and rescued by his new girlfriend.
Friday, October 30th, 1964
Gurd Canliss an aging hired gun, has Don Miguel as his next target. Gurd's wife Augusta and Favor try to stop it.
Friday, November 13th, 1964
7: Damon's Road (1)
Jonathan Damon is building the C&L Railroad. His crew has quit do to lack of pay. The store says no more credit. Goldie, his girl, and the three girls in her act are leaving. He needs to dig up 20 men. Favor shows up with 2400 cattle and 28 men. Damon tricks the drovers in o signing work contracts and having Favor arrested for abducting Goldie.
Friday, November 27th, 1964
9: The Backshooter
Sam Jefferson aids Rowdy after his horse takes a spill. Sam is a wanted man. He asks Rowdy to turn him in and give the $5000 to his wife.
Monday, November 30th, 1964
8: Damon's Road (2)
Damon has Favor's crew believing the railroad is the future. Favor escapes and goes to his crew, who want to be railroaders. Favor gets Quince to sent a false telegram that Damon's payroll arrived a week ago. Favor tells Damon's old crew. They go for a showdown with Damon.
Friday, December 4th, 1964
10: Corporal Dasovik
When a officer dies, Cpl. Dasovik is forced to take over the mission but he has no control over the men. The men pick up Favor when they take some of his cattle. Dasovik soon learns he is alone but he is determined to carry out his orders.
Friday, December 11th, 1964
11: The Photographer
A photograher leads an unsuspecting Rowdy into a den of thieves.
Friday, December 18th, 1964
12: No Dogs or Drovers
Gil Favor's cattlemen arrive at a town after a long,hard cattle drive and find that the town isn't receptive to cattle drivers.
Friday, January 1st, 1965
13: The Meeting
Favor and another trail boss are forced to go to meet Rian Powers. Powers has assembled a group of outlaws. He has a plan to take over the beef industry, buy scaring off legitimate buyers so the trail bosses must sell to his men at low prices.
Friday, January 8th, 1965
14: The Book
Pop Stark promotes gunfights for profit. Billy his latest boy just lost. Carl Hatcher loaned Pop money. His brothers are coming to collect. Pop arranges a gunfight between Rowdy and Austin Ware, a professional gunfighter.
Friday, January 15th, 1965
Seventy year old Josh Breeden's pride won't let him admit he's too old to be a drover. He blames Favor for all his problems.
Friday, January 22nd, 1965
16: A Time for Waiting
On his way to Fort Mason Rowdy is chased by indians. Rowdy testified against Captain George Ballinger at his trial, even though they are friends. He asks Rowdy to stay until he is hung. .
Friday, January 29th, 1965
17: Moment in the Sun
Sheriff Royal K. Shaw plans are making a name for himself by delivering popular Robin Hoodesque outlaw, Reed McClulley. He ties up with the herd. Reed's little brother rallies the farmers to free Reed.
Friday, February 5th, 1965
18: Texas Fever
Pete Nolan (Sheb Wooley), who'd been out scouting for the Army for the last couple of years, is back working for Favor starting in this episode, only to find himself falsely accused of rustling and murder.
Friday, February 12th, 1965
19: Blood Harvest
Clete Bonner and his grandson Will, posing as Jonas and Duke Williams, join the drive, to see if Will's Dad, Adam, is suitable to take Will. Adam, known as Cable now, is scheming with two others to steal 1500 head and sell to the army.
Friday, March 5th, 1965
20: The Violent Land
Mace and Gorman the new drovers have more than cows on thier minds. Mace shows Favor a reward poster for $10,000 for a white girl captured by the Apaches. Rowdy visits the grave of his sister killed the the indians. Rowdy refuses to sell twelve head to Yuma, the Apache chief.
Friday, March 12th, 1965
21: The Winter Soldier
Favor and Pete recommend to Kurtz, who has been traveling with the herd with his daughter, a shortcut to the San Luis crossing. Lt. Whitley gets a message to warn the ranchers of Comanches. Winter soldier, Hap Johnson deserts. He trades his army gear for cheap indian trading goods at Watson's. He asks Watson, Wish's name. Hap strides into camp telling Wish he is his old friend from Nachodoches. Favor won't hire Hap. Hap has overheard Kurtz has money. He rides after them and takes them on a ""shortcut"" up into the hills. The lieutenant arrests Watson, Favor and Hey Soos for having army goods. Rowdy and Quince go after Hap. They find him with Kurtz. Rowdy sends Quince to get the army and the drover.
Friday, March 19th, 1965
22: Prairie Fire
Wish buries Tod Murdoch, his friend, who 500 head he is to take to tie up with Favor's herd at horsehead crossing. Tod's foreman Jerry and Milt and Pitts plan to steal the cattle once they get the ownership paper from Wish. Wish has hidden it plain sight. He won't tell where and they try to beat it out of him.
Friday, March 26th, 1965
Major Cantwell can't wait to retire from the army. He was demoted from colonel for ""irregularities in records"". He says the charge was unfounded. He steals the $32,000 camp payroll and wraps it in a package. He asks Favor to mail it for him. Kaster, the major's aid, drummed out for drinking, sees Favor take the package. Cantwell's replacement arrives and says his demotion was reversed and he's being promoted to brigadier general. He goes after Favor and the package. Kaster steals the package from favor's saddle bag.
Friday, April 2nd, 1965
24: The Empty Sleeve
Tom Cowan lost an arm in the war. He had a friend in the hospital write his wife, Jenny, that he died. Tom reluctantly returns to his hometown when the herd needs salt. Sam Butler, the banker, made a deal with Tom when he was caught robbing the bank. Tom enlisted under Sam's son's name, Will. Tom is shot by the sheriff and brought into town. Sam wants him snuck out. Will tells Jenny the whole story.
Friday, April 9th, 1965
25: The Last Order
Rowdy's ex-commanding officer, Jeff McKeever, is part of a band of confederates not willing to admit the war is over. They have stolen $50,000. Wish shoots one of them in the holdup, Decker. Decker stumbles into Favor's camp with the strongbox and dies. McKeever posing as a deputy sheriff along with Jim Newton come for the money. Wish recognizes McKeever as one of the robbers. Newton escapes. The rebel leader Colonel Reed, poisons steers, shoots one of Favor's men, poison the water hole, stampedes the herd with blasting powder, and captures Hey Soos in an attempt to get Favor to give up the money and McKeever.
Friday, April 16th, 1965
26: Mrs. Harmon
Wish is tired of trail cooking. He quits the drive and befriends a mother and her three boys. She is married to an abusive drunk, Fred Harmon who beats her. At the hotel, Fred tries to beat Wish to within an inch of his life. Mrs. Harmon shoots her husband. Wish takes the blame. Charlie Peg the hotel clerk knows the Mrs. did it and blackmails Wish.
Friday, April 30th, 1965
27: The Calf Women
Emma Teall and her sister Betsy are following the herd. Ryan an his forty buffalo hunters won't let the herd through to needed grazing, until he pens the buffalo up. Rowdy gives him three days. Wish tells Mushy to take two calves and kill them. Emma relieves Mushy of the calves. He says there may be three more later. Wish reports the milk cows are gone. They followed the calves to Emma's camp. The drovers tip over her wagon. Emma fires a warning shot. Billy Wallace a buffalo hunter calls on Betsy and gets rough with a protesting Emma.
Friday, May 7th, 1965
28: The Spanish Camp
The spring that feeds a creek, has been dammed by Dr. John Merritt and his friend Phinn Harper and their men. They are looking for the remains of a 200 year old Spanish expedition, and their treasure chest. Merritt has three to four months to live and has nothing to leave his wife and kids. He quit practicing medicine, but is teaching Phinn. The cattle need the water.
Friday, May 14th, 1965
29: El Hombre Bravo
Favor and Mushy are driving six prize bulls toward the American border in Mexico. A band of Mexicans tell Favor they are looking for El Hombre Bravo. General Velasquez's men rope a drive steer and search the wagons for El Hombre Bravo. Favor and Mushy meet Pajarito, a school teacher and eight orphans heading to a mission north of the border. Pajarito wrote pamphlets for the revolutionaries and signed them El Hombre Bravo.
Friday, May 21st, 1965
30: The Gray Rock Hotel
Favor brings five of his men, sick from either food or water, into a ghost town to the Gray Rock Hotel. Lottie was on the way to Fort McCloud when her horse went lame. Favor asks Lottie to help care for the five. Favor sends Quince to Gold Ridge for a doctor. Four guys are looking for Lottie. She tries to create dissension among the drovers. Lottie tells Favor she is on the run. Mushy defends Lottie from Marty's advances. Quince falls off his horse. The four find him. Lottie asks Favor to teach her to use a gun.
Tuesday, September 14th, 1965
1: Encounter at Boot Hill
Morgan Kane and his son Jethro hang two drifters who killed his son, Vance. Morgan kills Peters and seriously wounds Ian who tried to stop it. Rowdy takes Ian to Regis for medical attention. He tries unsuccessfully to get the law to investigate Peter's killing. Sheriff Blaine says the drifters broke Vance's neck. Blaine is blackmailing Jethro. The coroner's inquest finds the Kane's innocent. Rowdy tells Morgan he's taking him and his son to Wichita for a fair trial.
Tuesday, September 21st, 1965
2: Ride a Crooked Mile
Jed convinces Rowdy against his better judgment to hire Danny Hawks who is riding an expensive stallion. Danny proves to be a capable drover but when Nat Benson wants Danny and the stallion handed over, Rowdy finds himself in a bind.
Tuesday, September 28th, 1965
3: Six Weeks to Bent Fork
Mr. Fletcher offers Rowdy $6,000 to get 1500 head to Bent Fork in six weeks or less. There is a penalty of $30 for each head that doesn't make it. Lash Whitcomb, one of Fletcher's men is going along as Segundo (#2 man). Lash and Rowdy disagree on which trail to take. Rowdy checks his out. It leads to a box canyon. Rowdy's horse hits a chuckhole and he is thrown and breaks some ribs. Rowdy tells Lash to take over. Ten miles and three days from Bent Fork, Sheriff John Keeley, says there is a sixty day quarantine on Texas cattle.
Tuesday, October 5th, 1965
4: Walk into Terror
A mine cave in traps Quince and Simon. New drover Ed says he's found some blasting gel and gun cotton. He and his buddy Jerry will blow them out for $500. It is a perilous journey hauling the unstable gel to the mine in a rickety old wagon.
Tuesday, October 12th, 1965
5: Escort to Doom
Rowdy enlists the aid of eight Indians who have been trailing the herd to get to the Little Red River. Their leader, Yellow Sun, looks white. The drovers, particularly Wish doesn't like it. The other Indians, particularly Quadero doesn't like it.
Tuesday, October 19th, 1965
6: Hostage for Hanging
Rowdy is held for ransom by a family of crooked horse traders. Quince, Jed, Wish and Simon try to dicker unsuccessfully. The family is led by Ma Gufler. Her two sons are Jesse and dim-witted Max. They prepare to hang Rowdy. Jed rides in to talk things over.
Tuesday, October 26th, 1965
7: The Vasquez Woman
Colonel Emilio Vasquez ""buys"" 200 head from Quince, Jed and Simon in Mexico. Jed goes to town to see if the pesos are worth anything. The gringo who runs the town says they're just paper. Emilio's wife, Maria, was left behind and is in the bar. Emilio sneaks into town and kills the gringo, but doesn't get Maria. Jed escapes with Maria. Jed and Emilio argue over the terms of her return.
Tuesday, November 2nd, 1965
8: Clash at Broken Bluff
Rowdy must convince a young widow to allow the herd on her land to protect it from the a norther. She is involved in the suffragette movement. The saloon owner will do anything to stop women from getting the vote. The drovers are allowed to vote if they stick around. The saloon owner buys their votes, but Rowdy has second thoghts.
Tuesday, November 9th, 1965
9: The Pursuit
Jed is being pursued by Marshall Hanson Dickson, a well known lawman. Dickson claims Jed Is James Carothers wanted dead of alive for murder in Missouri. Jed says he was cleared of the charge.
Tuesday, November 16th, 1965
10: Duel at Daybreak
The new drover, a young southern gentleman, Roman Bedford, has incurred the wrath of the ranch foreman they're picking up cattle from. Roman has paid attention to the ranch owner's daughter, with whom the foreman has intentions. The ranch owner has keep hidden his past from his daughter.
Tuesday, November 23rd, 1965
11: Brush War at Buford
Major Buford who fought for the south ties his herd in with Rowdy's. He does this so he can cross Duke Aberdeen's land. Duke was a POW in a Confederate prison, and won't let Buford cattle cross his land. The major's son Court hates anything Yankee. Union forces burned the Buford mansion in Virginia, and soon after Mrs. Buford died. Duke sends out phoney stock inspectors that claim many of the cattle are someone else's.
Tuesday, November 30th, 1965
12: The Testing Post
An army lieutenant requisitions 100 prime steers and only offers a piece of paper in return. He pulls a gun and Rowdy wings him. Reinforcements come demanding the 100 head. Rowdy goes forty miles to the fort and the major says he can't pay him.
Tuesday, December 7th, 1965
13: Crossing at White Feather
Rowdy hires Jonas Bolt to guide the herd to and across the river. Rowdy finds Jonas drunk and fires him. The saloon owner tries to trick Rowdy out of a 1000 head using Jonas.