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1968

1 Jan. 1968
The Victim
When a childlike simpleton is accused of murder, Matt will have his hands full trying to keep the man from being lynched in a town that cries for blood.
 
8 Jan. 1968
Deadman's Law
Matt's horse shows up riderless in Dodge City, and there is blood on the saddle. While Festus and Newly search for Matt, ruthless vigilantes take over.
 
15 Jan. 1968
Nowhere to Run
A wounded man falls into his father's well, and rescue attempts are complicated by nearby blasting and the fact that the rescue party includes two men who don't want him to be rescued.
 
22 Jan. 1968
Blood Money/II
The father of a young gunfighter tries to end his son's career by wounding his gun hand.
 
29 Jan. 1968
Hill Girl
Newly rescues an ignorant hill girl, Merry Florene from her uncivilized half-brothers, Roland and Elbert. He brings her to Dodge City and arranges for a job at Jonas' general store. The two ruffians find her and try to force her to help them rob the store.
 
5 Feb. 1968
The Gunrunners
Jubal Gray (Jim Davis) and his gang of renegade ex-soldiers steal a cache of rifles and gunpowder to sell to a band of marauding Indians. In a chance encounter they seriously injure Tahrohon (Dan Ferrone), an Indian friend of buffalo-man Noah Meek (Michael Constantine). Noah vows revenge for his friend's wounds.
 
12 Feb. 1968
The Jackals
Matt goes to Texas to attend the retirement party of his old friend, Sheriff Mark Handlin. After witnessing his friend's assassination by five desperadoes whom Mark had previously sent to prison, Matt chases them into Mexico.
 
19 Feb. 1968
The First People
When a new Indian tribal leader wants changes, the white Reservation Police Chief balks. When Marshal Dillon arrives some free-rein Indian police officers drum up charges on Matt and the new leader.
 
26 Feb. 1968
Mr. Sam'l
With a drought around Dodge, a city slicker named Norm Trainer plans on profiting off the local farmers. The only hope the farmer have is a 'water-witch' named Sam'l. But everyone is not happy with Sam's presents in Dodge.
 
4 Mar. 1968
A Noose for Dobie Price
When Dobie Price escapes from the Dodge jail, Dobie's former gang member and cousin rides with Marshal Dillon to bring Dobie back to justice and a date with the hangman.
 
23 Sep. 1968
Lyle's Kid
An ex-law lawman waits for a convict who crushed his hands with a hammer, to be released on parole in hopes that his good fast drawing son will kill him.
 
30 Sep. 1968
The Hide Cutters
A group of cattle rustlers are determined to stop Amos McKee's cattle from reaching sale. Even to the point of placing a diseased animal among the herd.
 
7 Oct. 1968
Zavala
Matt pursues the Rawlins gang into Mexico to the village of Zavala. Here he meets Paco and his widowed mother. Paco's father had been killed when he stood up to outlaws intimidating the people of Zavala. In his whole life, the only strong willed people Paco had ever seen were outlaws. He first thinks of Matt as such a person, until Matt tells him that he not here to kill the Rawlins' but to arrest them. "But only outlaws ever come to Zavala." Paco is fascinated with the fact that Matt is a US Marshall. In an unusual episode of Gunsmoke an unlikely relationship ...
 
14 Oct. 1968
Uncle Finney
When Merry Florene's nephews return to Dodge to turn in their 103 year old Uncle Finney for fifty dollars, you know some shenanigan are afoot.
 
21 Oct. 1968
Slocum
Will Geer plays an old mountain hunter that comes to Dodge to see his long time friend Matt Dillon. When the hunter is accused of attempted murder, it will be Matt that sets off to bring his friend to justice.
 
28 Oct. 1968
O'Quillian
In Spearville Irishman O'Quillian shoots a man for cheating in cards. The dead man's brother is set for revenge even though the Irishman was cleared of murder by the courts.
 
11 Nov. 1968
9:12 to Dodge
Doc helps Matt escort a wounded man to Dodge to stand trial for murder, but Matt gets word by telegram that the man's gang plans to storm the train on which the lawman and his prisoner are traveling.
 
18 Nov. 1968
Abelia
The Ward gang is on the run after a bank robbery. The gang loses one of the Ward brothers, shot in the stomach, while Abelia and another gang member go to Dodge for a painkiller. While in town Festus and Newly have a run-in with the pair. Festus has a tracking job which leads him to Abelia's home where the gang has already taken off south bound. One of Abelia's children is bitten by a snake and Festus stays on to help heal the girl.
 
25 Nov. 1968
Railroad
Dillon backs a citizen who refuses to sell land to a railroad builder, so the builder buys liquor for his large crews causing drunken riots in Dodge.
 
2 Dec. 1968
The Miracle Man
Bob Sullivan is a con man who tries to trick a widow with three children out of money for a fake cattle herd.
 
9 Dec. 1968
Waco
On the way back to Dodge with outlaw Waco Thompson, Matt runs into a very pregnant Indian woman. With a gang on their heels Matt finds a farm house to help the woman, but runs into bigotry with a painful past.
 
16 Dec. 1968
Lobo
Luke Brazo is on the trail of a lone wolf, nicknamed Lobo, that has been harassing farmers around Dodge. But Luke will prove to be more of a lone wolf and just as dangerous as any animal.
 
23 Dec. 1968
Johnny Cross
Johnny Cross, though innocent, is a wanted man. Bounty hunters are after the reward. Newly finds him and intends to bring him in. Johnny has a choice to make when Newly is injured on the way back to Dodge.
 
30 Dec. 1968
The Money Store
Down on his luck, a widowed farmer is unable to get a loan from his brother-in-law, a banker in Dodge City. The two briefly argue. The farmer's son and daughter, however, go back to the bank, cause a commotion and steal an envelope full of money. Marshal Matt Dillon is out of town, leaving Festus in charge of investigating the incident. The farmer is arrested for the robbery. Upon hearing from his children that they took the money, he forbids them from telling the law; he feels he'll only be using his children as scapegoats. A short time later, the children run away ...
 

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