Jim Braydon beats a man for cutting his fence to get to water. This puts him at odds with his wife who believes the country has changed him. She sets out to leave him when a wounded boy shows up at her door.
Matt Rowland is determined to prevent Mormons from entering into Joshua City after he hears there is cholera aboard the wagon train. His son Tod begins to question his father's motives after he meets a young lady from the train.
Major Will Sinclair is delivering the possessions of a soldier that has died under his command. On his way someone tries to ambush him and his companion. When he arrives at the boy's house, he is not well received.
Amy Schroeder is convicted of killing her husband and sentenced to die. Jericho comes to the condemned woman, supposedly about buying her land. Then he reveals himself-as an agent for the Attorney-General.