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Season 20

9 Sep. 1974
Matt Dillon Must Die
Since the mob killing of his wife years ago, old man Wakefield has gone on murderous rampages with his sons. Now the Wakefields are trying to run down and kill Matt in the freezing mountains.
 
16 Sep. 1974
A Town in Chains
Five ex-Confederate soldiers have robbed the bank in Dodge City and are on the run through Indian territory, followed by Matt Dillon. The outlaws find abandoned Union military uniforms and disguise themselves as Union soldiers. At the next town, they declare martial law under the guise of an Indian uprising. The outlaws inveigle the townspeople into loading all their valuables on a wagon, which will then be stolen. When Matt catches up to the outlaws, things come to a head.
 
23 Sep. 1974
The Guns of Cibola Blanca: Part 1
Doc and his female companion, Lyla, are captured by ex-confederates and renegade Comancheros. Matt, Festus and Newly have a plan to rescue the two people from the large gang of bandits.
 
30 Sep. 1974
The Guns of Cibola Blanca: Part 2
Matt, Festus and Newly have disguised themselves as gunrunners to penetrate the outlaw's hideout in order to rescue Doc and his female companion.
 
7 Oct. 1974
Thirty a Month and Found
Three cattle drivers find competition with railroads is forcing them out of business, and 2 of them mistakenly turn to crime for a temporary fix.
 
14 Oct. 1974
The Wiving
Three saloon girls are kidnapped in Dodge by 3 men who want to marry them, and oddly enough, the women do start to fall in love.
 
21 Oct. 1974
The Iron Men
Matt is in the town of Brimstone to investigate a brutal cattle baron and asks his drunkard, ex marshal friend to help.
 
4 Nov. 1974
The Fourth Victim
Dillon has to find and stop a serial sniper in Dodge who has been killing one man per night with a silencer equipped .30 caliber rifle.
 
11 Nov. 1974
The Tarnished Badge
Matt has to stop his friend, the sheriff of a nearby town, who has become so dominant, brutal and power hungry he commits murder and thinks he can get away it.
 
18 Nov. 1974
In Performance of Duty
An elderly circuit judge comes to Dodge to take care of its court docket, only to run into a group of old enemies -- outlaws who rob and kill people in their paths. No one has ever lived to give eyewitness testimony against the family. The judge soon learns that he himself is near death from a heart condition. When the gang goes free after still another set of murders, the judge contrives an ironclad way to get the entire group hanged.
 
2 Dec. 1974
Island in the Desert: Part 1
Festus is shot by the killer he is pursuing in the blazing desert, only to be helped by a crazed hermit and forced to tote water to try and get him to a town 80 miles away.
 
9 Dec. 1974
Island in the Desert: Part 2
Festus and the hermit come upon killer Gard Dixon dying in the desert, and when Festus helps him recover, the hermit forces both of them to tote water and gold dust.
 
16 Dec. 1974
The Colonel
A drunkard ex colonel overhears plans of robbery and murder while spending a night in jail, but isn't sure if it was a dream.
 
6 Jan. 1975
The Squaw
Matt, in pursuit of three bank robbers, inadvertently catches a fourth one -- their bagman, who swiped the loot and took off. The thieves learn what's happened and go in pursuit of both Matt and the thief. While stopped at a water hole, Matt and the thief meet a group of Indians who are about to leave a squaw in the desert to die. The startled thief asks why and is told the woman is a bad-luck omen, having outlived both of her husbands. To his own surprise, the thief bargains to take the squaw with him and Matt. He doesn't have any regard for the woman, but she proves...
 
13 Jan. 1975
The Hiders
When a young teenager from a group of squatters decides he can do better than stealing, he changes his ways. But the leader of the squatters will try to manipulate the young man with the people that has treated him the best.
 
20 Jan. 1975
Larkin
Newly is taking wanted killer, Clay Larkin, to Dodge. He not only has to deal with the dangerous killer but also three bounty-hunters also wanting Larkin.
 
27 Jan. 1975
The Fires of Ignorance
An inflexible father believes that his son is needed more on the farm than attending school. The local schoolteacher believes different and after being assaulted by the father will try to force the need for mandatory education in court.
 
3 Feb. 1975
The Angry Land
After Matt finds a young girl on the prairie who's parents have been killed. He takes her to her only relative, an aunt that has troubles of her own and wants no part of her niece's life.
 
10 Feb. 1975
Brides and Grooms
In a hurried, all-comic sequel to "The Wiving," the sons of a loony farmer have all finally found women willing to marry them (the farmer makes a play for Hannah Cobb, in her second appearance, and is turned down again). But finding wives was easy by comparison to actually marrying them!
 
24 Feb. 1975
Hard Labor
Dillon is sentenced to a lifetime of hard labor by Judge Flood (Colicos), who uses an illegally constituted court to staff his private silver mine.
 
3 Mar. 1975
I Have Promises to Keep
An aging pastor is determined to erect a church for the Indians on the reservation but is met with bigotry from the citizens of a nearby town.
 
10 Mar. 1975
The Busters
Harve tries to ride a wild horse until it settles down but instead it throws him and kicks him in the head. He seems to be okay and he and his partner go to Dodge to seek help in getting paid for the attempt. But Harve starts having dizzy spells, and the partner takes him to Doc Adams for evaluation. Doc tells the partner that he has a "subdural hemotoma," - uncontrollable bleeding into the brain and will die soon. The partner keeps this a secret and invites Harve to go celebrate them finally getting their wages, after which they will get on a train to Montana. ...
 
17 Mar. 1975
Manolo
Viewers got a double dip of watching "S.W.A.T." costars Robert Urich and Mark Shera on the same night on different networks, as this episode teams them as brothers. They are the sons of a Basque sheep herder who's part of a community near Dodge. According to the script, a Basque boy's manhood ritual is to defeat his father in a fist fight. The older son (Urich) had beaten a schoolyard rival to death in a fight while a boy in the old country, and wants nothing to do with the ritual. The younger son (Shera) has no such qualms, and wins the fight with his father in a ...
 
31 Mar. 1975
The Sharecroppers
When Festus accidentally shoots a man in the leg, he takes the man back to his farm only to be used by members of the family.
 

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