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(1958–1963)

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1962

1 Jan. 1962
Skull
When Mark goes missing during a hunting trip, Lucas tries to get help to look for his missing son. Before he gets very far, both Lucas and Mark are taken hostage by Skull Ranch - a haven for outlaws.
 
8 Jan. 1962
The Princess
Lucas and Mark take in a young woman and her brother after the brother comes down with measles. But rumors are flying around that the young woman is a princess - not merely a woman who's yearning to be a farmer.
 
15 Jan. 1962
Gunfire
At night Micah stops by the North Fork jail to check on a prisoner named Charlie Gordo. Charlie does not want to go to Yuma prison to be hanged. He threatens Micah by telling him that if he tries to make him go, he will kill Micah.
 
22 Jan. 1962
The Quiet Fear
A friend from Lucas' Army days buys a farm near North Fork. His daughter attracts a lot of curiosity since she's very beautiful and very deaf.
 
29 Jan. 1962
Sporting Chance
A gun fighter wanna-be travels all the way from England to meet Lucas, believing that killing Lucas will give him the reputation and respect he needs.
 
5 Feb. 1962
A Young Man's Fancy
The stage arrives in North Fork, and a young lady gets off. She is Sally Walker, a niece of Milly. When Mark sees Sally, he is instantly smitten and stopped in his tracks by her good looks.
 
12 Feb. 1962
The Man from Salinas
Lucas is acting deputy in Northfork while Micah is away on business. When the bank is robbed Lucas shoots and seriously wounds the robber during his getaway. The robber is Rudy Gray from Salinas and when Lucas wires the sheriff of Salinas the telegraph is intercepted by an unscrupulous clerk and his friend Dave Foley. Foley decides to travel to Northfork impersonating Rudy's brother and bring his body back to Salinas before Lucas can find out there is a $2,000 reward on his head.
 
19 Feb. 1962
Two Ounces of Tin
A man rides into Northfork whom everyone seems to recognize. His name is Tip Corey and he has a reputation as a ruthless killer. Micah tells him to ride out of town and Corey refuses and delivers Micah an ultimatum...take his badge off and throw it into the dirt by sundown or he'll kill him. Lucas convinces Micah that Corey won't be back by sundown so Micah leaves on business and Lucas pins on the badge. The threat still holds and Corey delivers his ultimatum to Lucas.
 
26 Feb. 1962
Deadly Image
A reliable eye-witness rides into North Fork and accuses Lucas McCain of cattle rustling and cold blooded murder.
 
5 Mar. 1962
The Debt
When Mark and Lucas meet Micah on the trail while transporting a prisoner for execution, Mark discovers the prisoner is a man who saved his life three years earlier. Lucas gets angry when Mark helps the condemned prisoner escape.
 
12 Mar. 1962
Tinhorn
Mark and Milly are shocked when Lucas begins gambling. They don't know that Lucas is "undercover" trying to catch a man at cheating. Lucas must do this in order to save his friend's farm.
 
19 Mar. 1962
None So Blind
While riding out on the range, Mark befriends a blind man with a grudge against another man. When the man in question forces Lucas to kill his cattle because of disease, Mark seeks revenge and is shocked at the results.
 
26 Mar. 1962
Jealous Man
A retired lawman's irrational jealousy threatens not only to destroy his marriage, but also to make him an easy target for someone who wants him dead. And as usual, Lucas finds himself right in the middle of all this drama.
 
2 Apr. 1962
Guilty Conscience
It's an interesting day in North Fork when a woman and her son arrive on a stagecoach. Before too long she sees Micah and thinks that he is her long lost husband.
 
9 Apr. 1962
Day of Reckoning
The town has a new minister - a mortal enemy of Lucas McCain, whom he vowed to kill if he ever saw him again. Now Lucas must face the conflicts inside himself and comes to terms with the past.
 
16 Apr. 1962
The Day a Town Slept
Lucas and Mark ride into North Fork after a two week hunting trip to discover that Micah is no longer Marshal. Worse then that, they have a new Marshal who is crooked and allows outlaws to deputy.
 
23 Apr. 1962
Milly's Brother
A man rides into North Fork. When he sees Lucas, he reminds him that they met in training camp during the Civil War. Upon hearing them talking, Milly asks the man whether he knew her brother, who died in the Battle of Bull Run.
 
30 Apr. 1962
Outlaw's Shoes
While Lucas is riding to Red Creek, two men who are in hiding see him. One of the men shoots Lucas in the head, knocking him off of his horse, and almost killing him.
 
7 May 1962
The Executioner
A former neighbor of the McCain's is released from jail after serving his sentence for stage coach robbery, but the money was never found. Lucas agrees to let the man work for him, but the new work hand holds a secret.
 
1 Oct. 1962
Waste: Part 1
When Lucas, Mark, and Micah get lost in Old Mexico, they are held hostage by a bunch of bandits who intend to kill the men and make Mark a slave. Micah is seriously hurt and buried alive - so it is all up to Lucas to save them.
 
8 Oct. 1962
Waste: Part 2
While trapped in a ghost town saloon, Lucas tries to come up with a plan of escape in order to save his son and Micah after Mark refuses to leave without him.
 
15 Oct. 1962
Lou Mallory
Lucas arrives in North Fork to learn that a new arrival, Lou Mallory, has been been buying up land and some of the town's businesses. Mallory is a no-nonsense businesswoman, a self-starter who seems quite determined in looking after her own interests. Lucas even manages to get a very good price for Milly Scott's store, now that she's moved away. When the townsfolk learn that the railroad will be coming to town, several think they've been had, including Neb Jackman and his sons who sold her what they thought was a worthless piece of land. Neb's solution is to kidnap ...
 
22 Oct. 1962
Quiet Night, Deadly Night
After a woman on the stage comes down sick, the hotel occupants - including Lucas and Lou - are quarantined because of suspected small pox. They soon discover there is a wanted man among them.
 
29 Oct. 1962
Death Never Rides Alone
Johnny Drako is looking for Lucas McCain. He makes sure to tell Sweeney the bartender. After Johnny leaves the saloon, Sweeney hurries to tell Lucas, who is in Micah's office.
 
5 Nov. 1962
I Take This Woman
Dennis O'Flarrety arrives in North Fork. Upon seeing an opportunity to help, he single-handedly lifts part of a wagon. But, his real reason for being in town is that he intends to marry Lou Mallory, the owner of the hotel.
 
12 Nov. 1962
The Assailants
Four men wearing uniforms ride into North Fork. They have a fifth horse with them. On its back is a long wooden box, that is locked. Upon carrying the box into the hotel and registering, Lou is told that it contains a "present for the Senator".
 
19 Nov. 1962
Mark's Rifle
Mark and Lucas disagree on the character of a man claiming to work for the circus. Lucas shoots the man during a robbery at the hotel, but Mark believes the man's story. This puts father and son at odds.
 
26 Nov. 1962
The Most Amazing Man
A famous gun fighter, whom Mark idolizes, is in town telling more of his stories. But this time, he tells one story too many and is challenged. Lucas begins thinking that maybe he's not "the most amazing man" after all.
 
3 Dec. 1962
Squeeze Play
When Lucas refuses to sell his land to Mr. Prescott, he hires men to try to change his mind But no matter what challenges are thrown at him, he refuses. Even Lou and Mark don't understand his refusal.
 
10 Dec. 1962
Gun Shy
When Mark's careless actions cause the death of a friend, he blames the rifle. Not being able to accept the truth, he runs away from home. But he is faced with a tough decision that could be a matter of life and death.
 
17 Dec. 1962
The Anvil Chorus
Micah goes out of town, leaving Nils Swenson in charge. Lucas warns Nils against posting a "no gun" notice, and then angrily leaves town. He quickly returns, though, when he discovers Mark is in trouble because Nils didn't take Lucas's advice.
 
24 Dec. 1962
Conflict
After Lucas barely misses killing a cougar threatening Mark, he goes into conflict with himself. The fact that his missing the cougar could have cost Mark his life terrifies him. Lucas must come to terms with this reality.
 

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