Mayor Hoover declines to run for mayor, so Judge Tobin with Earp's support asks Jim Kelley to run against Slip Madigan. The key issue in the election is the retention of Earp as marshal. Earp decides to resign to ensure Kelley's election.
Dr. Fabrique Wichita visits Earp hoping for a vacation fishing. With Dr. McCarty out of town he is forced to tend to cattle baron Shanghai Pierce's stomach ache at gunpoint. Dr. Fabrique isn't happy but things turn worse for him.
Doc stirs up trouble when he tells Miss Pinky Dodge City can't collect taxes from them as they aren't part of the city. Earp steps in and promises Miss Pinky a school if Pinkytown joins Dodge City but there isn't enough money.
After shooting a peace officer in Texas the McAlester brothers Tom and Dave head to Dodge City to escape the Texas Rangers and to see Dave's girlfriend Ms. Lucy. Earp receives notice they are wanted his plan to minimize trouble backfires.
A wounded Wells Fargo stage driver says Doc Holliday and Skunky Groggin robbed the stage. Earp tracks them down playing poker and denying any involvement. Earp believes Doc but no one else does forcing Earp and Doc to prove his innocence.
An Army officer is captured by Pawnee Indians who have left the reservation and bought faulty guns. The undercover officer is trying to find who is selling the guns. Earp has to rescue the officer but to do so must find the seller.
Judge Tobin wants fast justice when a close and highly respected friend is found shot dead with a man holding the gun passed out in front of him. The trial ends in a hung jury due to one man causing Earp to reconsider the case.
Earp and Doc capture a very young female outlaw called Little Pistol while tracking a band who robbed Doc's saloon. She likes Earp but refuses to talk until Doc uses nitrous oxide to pull her impacted wisdom teeth causing her to open up.
Doc Holliday backs a couple who own land with an oil pit block access to it. Doc makes it into a medicine and sells it. However, the freighters are used to using the pit to grease their wheels resulting in gun fights over access to it.
Ned Buntline arrives in Dodge City broke looking for help from Earp who is happy to help in return for the Buntline special. Buntline needs a good story so when an undercover military officer arrives, Buntline might have a good one.
Earp is invited to speak at the Cattlemen's Convention at the Dodge City Opera House. A source tells Kate Holliday that it is a setup by Texas cattlemen to kill Earp. Earp foils the first attempt but he is still pressured to attend.
A youngster who idolizes Doc Holliday wants to be like him forcing Earp and the Hollidays to try to change him. After the boy shoots his father in self-defense, they learn he has consumption - like Doc who tries to win money to treat him.
When a man insults and is shot by the Indian wife of a white man, Earp is forced intercede between the couple and her father Chief Two Moon. The wife and son have returned to her tribe hoping to prevent further trouble with the law.
A group of thieves posing as True Lighter missionaries are stopped outside Dodge City. The leader wants Jennie Brandt to court Earp to learn the time of a Wells Fargo gold shipment. She reluctantly does the job but falls for Earp doing it.
While away for the day helping Sheriff Masterson, Earp appoints Hal Norton as his Chief Deputy. Hal is forced to confront several problems while Earp is gone. He recalls how Earp would act in similar cases in deciding on what to do.
A bank robbery in Dodge City is foiled by the citizens while Earp is away. Earp knows the gang is lead by the sister of one of the wounded robbers. Earp arrests the sister but she turns the tables on Earp accusing him of attacking her.
Texan Drum Denman goes after northerner Earp by backing a free newspaper to print false stories about Earp trying to draw him out of Dodge City. His second story says Earp is having an affair with the minister's teenage daughter.
Custer's widow is worried about an upcoming hearing on Major Reno's actions during Custer's last stand. A civilian scout for Reno at the battle is trying to blackmail her. They meet at Dodge City where Earp tries to intercede and help her.
A boxing promoter comes to Dodge City challenging men to fight "Champ" Starbuck for money. Local businessman Moresby is willing to pay the promoter $500 if the "Champ" fights Earp and severely injures him while a youngster wants a chance.
The widow Mrs. Phillips sparks interest from Earp. At the same time a convict Earp sent to prison escapes the chain gang and heads for Dodge City for revenge. Earp is conflicted on whether it is safe to take her out while the con is loose.
A bandit is striking the stagecoach near Dodge City. Based on his description Earp and Hal are sure it is the imitation Jesse James who has never been convicted. When he is spotted in Dodge City, he is arrested but once again he is freed.
Lily Reeve known as the Kansas Lily arrives in Dodge City. After pulling a gun while gambling, she is arrested by Earp while Bat thinks she is a nice innocent lady. Neither man's opinion about her proves to be the truth as events unfold.
Earp is asked by Wells Fargo to ride shotgun to help catch the Purvis gang. Earp agrees with conditions including a posse to follow the state but a grandmother complicates the situation when she refuses to wait for a later stage.
Earp is caught in the middle between two saloon owners who want to force the owners of the Long Branch Saloon out and take it over. Earp wants to use peaceful methods to control the situation but that will force the truth into the open.
Earp has to contend with the fallout and fights caused by the tall tales told by railroad engineer Tex McKay who has a desire for speed. His false accusation forces Earp to arrest Mike Denby for causing a railroad derailment.
The stage arrives with the driver shot and $5000 of new silver dollar coins stolen. The driver gives Earp details about the robbery but they turn out to be false. Upon his return Earp finds the driver shot dead at the doctor's office.
When word spreads through Dodge City that General Sherman would be making a stop there, havoc breaks out for Earp. Newspaper reporters, ex-Confederates, ex-Union soldiers, Indain lovers, and the local politicians all have their own plans.
Two killers of the Dry Gulch Gang have been eliminated but two are still at large. Wyatt will get them at any cost. To this end he leaves for Texas and goes on pursuing them, with the support of some local Texas Rangers.
Now in the heart of Texas, Wyatt Earp is about to find the last survivor of the Dry Gulch gang, who killed his Indian friend. But his task happens to be even tougher than expected, for the bandit is protected by a rancher and his daughter.