Season 1, Episode 1: Stage Stop15 September 1959
Jess Harper rides into Laramie looking for a man but when he is met by a hail of bullets he heads for the country. There he runs into Slim Sherman and his young brother in a less than friendly manner but it leads to a new friendship.
Season 1, Episode 2: Glory Road22 September 1959
When a man who saved Jess's life in the past arrives riding with a female preacher, Jess tries to avoid him but to no avail. Jess goes with them to Laramie where the man's lack of mental stability creates issues for everyone with him.
29 September 1959
The stage arrives after a female passenger shoots a Pawnee who is the son of Chief Yellow Knife. The group is trapped at the relay station resulting in discord when they learn the woman is traveling with an ex-major accused of cowardice.
6 October 1959
Jess's brother-in-law, an Army deserter, shows up looking for help to reach Canada via the Lola Pass. Slim is against Jess helping so he refuses to share his map of the trail. However, he relents under pressure against his better judgment.
13 October 1959
A letter takes Jess to a town where he finds his friend has been killed but he develops a new friendship with the sheriff who ultimately hires Jess as a deputy. However, Jess is hurt when the sheriff strays due to a woman he desires.
20 October 1959
Jess volunteers to go undercover for the sheriff and Army to pose as a guide for an outlaw hoping to locate the money from an earlier robbery. A He is one of five outlaws who each know only one leg of the route to the buried money.
27 October 1959
Slim and Jess capture a ruthless outlaw and his partner but find themselves as his captives when the outlaw's gang break the outlaw loose during his trial. Slim is forced to retrieve the outlaw's girlfriend to save Jess - against her will.
3 November 1959
When Ed Caulder appears, everyone is worried as he is a hired killer who receives his targets via General Delivery at the Post Office. At Laramie he asks for the Sherman ranch but an accident forces him to rely on his next target - Slim.
10 November 1959
The beautiful Laurel DeWalt looking for a real man leaves her husband. She finds Jess who once had an affair with her. She wants him to take her to Mexico which he agrees to do. However, her husband sends three men after her.
17 November 1959
Slim's civil war friend, Whit Malone, arrives on the stage. He offers Slim and Andy a chance to go fishing on his Montana ranch during their night of drinking. A sober Slim turns it down not realizing Whit's plan to kill General Sherman.
24 November 1959
Jess's friend John MacLean is being chased by a posse for the murder of the sheriff and another man. They try to lynch him but Slim and Jess force a trial but the court is illegal. When John is lynched by them, Jess wants justice.
Season 1, Episode 12: Man of God1 December 1959
Father Elliott is on a mission to meet Sitting Bull at the same time the Sioux are on the warpath. After learning from a dying soldier the Sioux have modern firearms, he tells the Army. He then wants Jess to guide him to Sitting bull.
8 December 1959
Anxious to help pay the bills at the financially-strapped station, Jonesy tries gold mining and piano playing during a gold strike. He then becomes the promoter for a traveling prizefighter whose bouts aren't always on the up-and-up.
15 December 1959
Slim receives a letter for his dead father from a man threatening to kill him. Jonesy explains the man's son was killed fifteen years earlier in a stampede in which Slim was saved. Jonesy tries to smooth over things but it doesn't work.
22 December 1959
At the same time Jess is bringing back the proceeds from a community wide cattle drive, Slim leases a rough section of the ranch to an ex-lawman who was a friend of his dad. Unknown to Slim, the lawman's hands are a rough bunch of outlaws.
Season 1, Episode 16: The Pass29 December 1959
When the Sioux and Cheyenne go on the warpath, they are forced to shutdown the relay station and leave. Jess is a scout for Custer while Slim is scout for a troop sent with supplies and dynamite to block a pass but their contact is dead.
12 January 1960
A drought and the end of the stage line force Slim and Jess to join a cattle drive run by a stranger with their own herd in order for the ranch to survive. Jess is impressed with the hard nosed trail boss but they soon become suspicious.
19 January 1960
Jess is a special deputy bringing Gabe Reynolds from Cheyenne to Laramie for murdering his wife. They are on the stage with four other passengers when the stage is overturned by a group of Mexicans wanting Gabe for the same murder.
26 January 1960
Excitement comes to Laramie with the arrival of singer Lily Langford. Jonesy met her once while Jess and Slim tangle with Texan Shanghai Pierce who is after her husband Ben Carson who cheated him and others at cards and on paying bills.
Season 1, Episode 20: Death Wind2 February 1960
A stage arrives with passengers that want to continue on at the same time a twister is suppose to hit the area. One of the passengers is hurt when Slim has to hit him when he pulls a gun. They are followed by a hit man who is after him.
9 February 1960
At the same time the relay station horses are stolen, a new manager on the stage line, Jack Slade, arrives wanting Jess fired due to his background. Slade has a dark reputation for killing criminals with no compassion for anyone.
16 February 1960
Mace Stringer stops a robbery but finds over $9,000 and the couple it belongs to shot. The robber escapes but Mace takes the mortally wounded husband to Laramie. Slim helps catch the killer but when the money disappears Mace point to Slim.
23 February 1960
Jess responds to a letter for Slim from T.J. Patterson who needs help. After a reception of lead, Jess learns Patterson wanted Slim to recover stage line money stolen from him. He reluctantly agrees to help as Patterson helped Slim before.
1 March 1960
Slim takes on the responsibility of the paroled Frank Buckley who was convicted of manslaughter for a rancher's war hero son's death. He is not wanted in the community which puts Slim and Jess in the middle of a war over him staying.
8 March 1960
After a Laramie deputy is killed during a bank robbery, Slim continues the pursuit of the robber alone in the desert with limited water. He wounds the killer who then attaches himself to a stranded wagon with a desperate couple.
15 March 1960
Billy Pardee is caught after a robbery and killing a deputy in Laramie. The posse decides his gang is returning to Laramie to break him out. When the Sheriff is wounded, he names Slim and Jess to take over the trial and hanging of Billy.
22 March 1960
Slim and Jess are drawn into a fight brewing between the ranchers and nesters. The nesters have hired Gil Craig and his crew to protect them which is forcing the ranchers to act. Gil's designs on a lead rancher's wife results in murder.
29 March 1960
During a time of low cattle prices, Slim and Jess leave to find a better price. Having no luck they find themselves in Agate, Nebraska broke. With their marshal killed, the town hires the pair to do the job for a month for good pay.
5 April 1960
Jess's surprises everyone when he shoots a marshal in Laramie after knocking out Slim. On the lam he runs into a man who saw the shooting. Seeing an able but desperate Jess, the man offers him a job in a private army on the border.
12 April 1960
Slim taking an injured Jonesy to town stops a fight between a man on a wagon train and the local blacksmith. In doing so the assistant wagon master loses face. In town the assistant sets up the man for a fight and Slim has to shoot him.
19 April 1960
Jess is riding as deputy with a marshal chasing a gang to a private fort on the Santa Fe trail in the desert of New Mexico. The outlaw gang takes one of the men from the fort as hostage wanting the marshal and the wounded Jess in return.
20 September 1960
A beautiful woman tries to avoid her marshal husband for his own protection, because a gang of robbers is planning on killing him over a robbery he foiled, thanks to her warning. She draws Slim in to help but Jess thinks she is bad luck.
27 September 1960
Jess is appointed temporary sheriff of Laramie. Luke Wiley is a notorious, coward, bounty hunter dubbed "The Jackal" because he brings in his prisoners dead, and now he wants to take in a friend of Jess who is wanted for murder.
4 October 1960
Slim along with the stage driver protect $10,000 of stage line money he is taking to Jack Adams. However, when the driver steals the money killing Adams in the process, Slim uses a friendship with driver's girlfriend to find the money.
11 October 1960
Andy runs away after Slim wants to sell his horse which was returned after being stolen a year earlier but is causing damage. He runs into the outlaws who had his horse. The leader wants to keep him but the two partners want him dead.
5 January 1960
Jess rides to Denver Pass to help Dan Preston who wrote him and to whom he owes a favor. However, when he arrives at Denver Pass no one knows of Dan but it is obvious to Jess that everyone is lying under orders from Matt Jessup.
25 October 1960
While rounding up mustangs, Slim and Jess rescue Luke Gregg who is being chased by Sioux on their hunting grounds. Luke hires on to help break the mustangs but Jess becomes suspicious of him when knows too much of Slim's background.
1 November 1960
The stage line is paying a bonus for all the horses they can provide by July 1. Jess decides to visit Sam Bronson in Colorado with the hope of buying several horses cheap. However, outlaws along with Sam's daughter cause problems.
15 November 1960
As the Laramie marshal is killed by the Torrey gang, his new deputy arrives on the stage for Laramie. He and Jess get off on the wrong foot so when he needs a posse, Jesse refuses until a neighbor is killed then new issues arise.
22 November 1960
Sam Jarrad, once a bounty hunter but now s sheriff in Colorado, is after the killer of Blake Wilkie. When his prime suspect says Jess did it, Jarrod goes after Jess but he seldom returns with a live prisoner. Slim hopes to change that.
29 November 1960
Slim goes to Laramie for supplies only to find the town deserted except for a few women due to a rumor about a gold strike. An outlaw gang created the rumor to make it easy to rob the bank. The trapped Slim must fight them alone.
6 December 1960
Slim finds old hatreds surface when Fran Ericson returns to Laramie at the same time a group of men have messages for Slim and the other relay stations. She wants vindication for her father being run out of the stage line Slim backs.
13 December 1960
When the son of a neighbor is accidentally shot on Sherman property, it reopens an old wound for his father Ben in the feud between the Sherman's and Pakison's. Ben publicly challenges Slim to an old time duel that Slim wants to avoid.
27 December 1960
Christmas Eve at the ranch with the Sioux on the warpath and a Mexican bandit after the gold on the stage. It arrives with the Sioux attacking, and five passengers including an orphaned boy, a widow, a gun-runner and a feuding couple.
3 January 1961
Slim and Jess collect a $2000 bounty on a man they killed after stealing their horse. After collecting the bounty, they learn the dead man is really a sheriff chasing the man they thought they killed who returns to steal the money.
10 January 1961
Clay Jackson, the Robin Hood of the west, saves Jess from three Sioux braves and then holds up the stage. He robs the banker but gives money to an elderly couple. Only the banker will testify against him, pitting Slim against the town.
24 January 1961
Slim's new hand Joe Cloud, an Indian, is killed by neighbor Carl Vail when he finds Joe skinning his cow with a broken leg. He kills Joe using an Indian method. Slim presses charges against Vail but finds himself ostracized by Laramie.
31 January 1961
Jess is forced by a released convict Clint Wade to take him to Utah where Jess killed Clint's brother who hid $80,000 there. Clint thinks Slim is following them to rescue Jess but the it turns out an old cell mate wants the money, too.
14 February 1961
Slim and Jess are to meet George Lake in Jackson City to buy cattle but Lake has sold his herd infuriating Slim. When Lake is shot on the street and Slim is found by the body, he is arrested. It is up to Jess to clear in a strange case.
21 February 1961
When a sick passenger arrives on the stage, Slim and Jess try to help him but are surprised when he is a she. On top of that she is looking for Jess who wants nothing to do with her as her family are all outlaws but Slim thinks otherwise.
7 March 1961
A wounded outlaw sends his brother for a doctor who mistakes the vet Slim has gone for, for a doctor when Slim calls him doc. He kidnaps the pair along with a female dealer being run out of town taking them to the gang's hideout.
14 March 1961
An injured marshal is taking a prisoner to Cheyenne to testify at a trial. The wife of the man on trial wants the prisoner as does the man's gang but for different purposes. They all end up at the Sherman ranch when the marshal needs help.
Season 2, Episode 22: Rimrock21 March 1961
After one man is killed and Slim is wounded, Jess goes after the shooter who was riding a pinto. He loses the trail but rides to Rimrock where he finds the pinto. He confronts the owner who happens to be the sheriff of Rimrock.
4 April 1961
Slim's neighbor Cory who is half Cheyenne is thinking about inviting some of his tribe to move to the ranch he inherited from his white father. However, his uncle and cousins have other ideas. Slim wants to help him but Cory is wary.
11 April 1961
Slim is asked by an eastern professor to guide him to a gold strike a friend found a decade earlier. Two of Slim's mischievous neighbors follow them hoping to make a killing but everyone has been mislead as the professor is a killer.
Season 2, Episode 25: The Debt18 April 1961
Jess as acting deputy frees a bounty hunter's prisoner who had cut down Jess during a lynching five years earlier saving his life. Having paid his debt, he decides to see if the prisoner was truly innocent himself or should be recaptured.
25 April 1961
Jess finds a starved drifter who thinks Jess wants to shoot him. Slim and Jess offer him a job as he turns out to be a good worker but very reclusive. The father of a man he killed in a fair fight is sending hired guns after him.
2 May 1961
A test of friendship is brought to the forefront when Jess learns that an old friend has stolen an Army payroll. He is asked by Major Stanton to find and return veteran Sgt. Billy Jacobs who has gone AWOL but once saved Jess' life.
9 May 1961
A prisoner is killed by the son of a broke farmer as they transport him to the tumbleweed wagon for pickup. Needing the $100 for the job the farmer decides to substitute Slim when they find him alone on the road putting Slim in danger.
16 May 1961
Jess is riding shotgun with a $30,000 Army payroll on a stage with three passengers using a special route. It is still held up as he learns the driver tipped off the robbers who decide to leave them all stranded in the desert.
23 May 1961
When Slim holds off outlaws from a gang run by Doc Longley who saved him when he was six, Doc calls on Slim to help clear his name. A deputy shot in the back was planted on his ranch. Slim reluctantly tries to help but there is no proof.
30 May 1961
Jess is asked for help by old partner Dixie Howard, who once saved Jess' life, after being wounded and killing a friend of Jess. Dixie is with his beautiful girlfriend but she and Jess soon realize the old Dixie is no more.
6 June 1961
With the Sioux attacking the stage, Slim suggests they repair an old road the Sioux will not attack. He has stage driver Lon MacRae gather a work crew which seems to be an odd group of men. When they die one by one, no one knows why.
13 June 1961
Slim is sent to renew a lease right of way for the stage line but finds the woman owning the ranch in financial trouble. Her husband was killed and suspected of robbing a $30,000 payroll. Slim decides to help but may be in too deep.
26 September 1961
Slim and Jess help a family group of entertainers from Japan traveling east when their wagon breaks down. They have found a boy Mike whose parents were killed my Indians. A trio of men are following the troupe thinking they have opium.
Season 3, Episode 2: Ladies Day3 October 1961
Slim and Jess need to present a good image to a visiting judge to keep Mike. However, when a saloon girl looking for a job, a woman who has been conned, a bounty hunter, and a doctor who is really an outlaw appear it doesn't look good.
10 October 1961
Daisy escorts Jess to Cheyenne for a bad tooth where Jess catches a member of a gang who robbed the Laramie bank. Jess is asked to escort him to Laramie for trial but the rest of the gang is after him as he had the money and hid it.
17 October 1961
John Sanford, a mountain man, along with his sons wants revenge for the killing of his son. The man convicted is going to prison but they decide to capture him at the Sherman Relay Station and lynch him from the nearest cottonwood tree.
24 October 1961
Jess is riding shotgun on a stage that was wrecked by two men to steal a $20,000 payroll. He rides after the men chasing them to Montana where he learns one of them is a close friend he helped but there are unexpected dangers.
31 October 1961
A felon who framed Slim rides in with a wounded marshal after fives years in prison. Slim doesn't trust him but the marshal wants Slim to go with the felon to return the $20,000 he stole but there are issues including his step-daughter.
7 November 1961
Jess due to a lame horse is forced to stop over at the Tolliver place which used to be a relay station at the same time the Dyer gang is in the area after a bank holdup. They are to meet someone there resulting in Jess being a hostage.
14 November 1961
While staying at the Laramie hotel, Mrs. Cooper sees a man leave the room of a murdered woman. Due to a mix-up at the sheriff's office the wrong man is identified by her. The correct man is Slim's boss causing pain for everyone.
Season 3, Episode 9: Wolf Cub21 November 1961
Jess rescues a crippled Blackfoot boy from a scalp hunter. Several of the Blackfoot have escaped the reservation with the Army rounding up most of them. With tensions high Mike and the boy leave putting both into danger from both sides.
5 December 1961
Slim is a civilian scout for an Army officer who blames Slim for his ordering his men to massacre a Sioux village although Slim was not at fault. The tribes threaten war if the officer is not punished when he escapes to continue the fight.
12 December 1961
Jess is acting deputy when he catches a man breaking into the sheriff's office. He is a released felon who was a gunfighter that says he was framed for a robbery by Sheriff Mort Cory who is out of town. He wants revenge for being framed.
19 December 1961
Gil Martin is accused of murder in Cheyenne, but he's innocent. He was released from prison on parole. His girlfriend is killed by a controlling marshal. He comes to see Slim who had offered a job, but Slim wants him to turn himself in.
26 December 1961
Jess is framed for a murder after threatening a rancher who reneged on the sale of horses. Fearing he is going to be lynched, Jess escapes a posse only to land in an isolated outlaw hideout with outlaws he must join to stay alive.
2 January 1962
After saving the life of an Arapaho girl in a fire and helping acquit her in a trial for killing a man, Slim finds her his possession due to Arapaho law. When she won't leave him, he takes her in but soon finds he has feelings for her.
9 January 1962
When Jess' horse is stolen, he tracks it and the thief, a young Mexican boy, to a town. The sheriff arrests the boy and Jess is forced to stay to testify only to learn the Judge is vindictive due to the murder of his son by a Mexican.
16 January 1962
Slim is working as a range detective looking into cattle rustling after his ranch was hit. He finds out who may be doing the rustling. He catches one of them, a pretty girl, but not before she wounds him putting him in mortal danger.
23 January 1962
Illiterate teenager Billy is caught between two drifters who want him to aid them in crime and Daisy along with Slim and reluctant Jess who try to teach and reform him. His only relative is a crusty uncle who wants nothing to do with him.
30 January 1962
The husband of Slim's neighbor returns saying he has reformed and has a bank draft he wants to deposit but three men are chasing him for it. After saving Jess' life while working on a stage, they decide to help him but is all as it seems.
6 February 1962
While looking for mustangs, Slim finds a small but somewhat tame one for Mike. That night someone steals the horse. Slim tracks it to a girl who owned the horse but also the middle of a potential range war between two groups over land.
13 February 1962
Jess returning from a cattle sale helps a stranger caught in a gun battle who later trades identities with Jess when he is nearly killed in a saloon. Jess recovers but is mistaken for the stranger who is an outlaw but no one believes him.
Season 3, Episode 21: The Runt20 February 1962
Slim is acting sheriff when his neighbor's three outlaw step-brothers return looking for a place to rest and collect funds for their planned escape to Canada. Using his wife as a hostage they force him to help them with their plans.
6 March 1962
Jess is in charge of a stage taking $50,000 from Laramie to Denver. A couple of outlaws develop a novel way of robbing the stage by blowing it up. Jess must track one of the outlaws who is wounded with the money to a strange setting.
13 March 1962
Slim and Jess decide to go with Glen Colton to track a stage carrying his fiancé after the Sioux attack the relay station and go on the warpath. In their encounters Colton is never killed but almost captured raising questions with them.
20 March 1962
Slim can provide an alibi for a man on trial for murder but when he returns at the request of the daughter to testify, they find him already hung. After being shot at he returns to find the daughter arrested for the murder of a witness.
27 March 1962
Old memories surface when the officer in charge of Jess' POW camp turns up as the new deputy in Laramie. He tries to overcome the issue until other POWs arrive with revenge on their mind resulting in Slim and Jess against each other.
3 April 1962
Old feelings revive when a woman Slim wanted to marry once returns to Laramie. She is there to sing in the casino her boyfriend is reopening after finishing a trip to prison. Her, her boyfriend and Sheriff Cory all have plans for Slim.
10 April 1962
Jess finds himself in the middle of a potential marriage when he goes to help an older neighbor fight a range fire. He is asked to pick up the man's intended bride in Laramie but he soon determines she is not who she says she is.
17 April 1962
Slim along with Daisy and Mike try to help a girl rescue her mother from a well when the woman's husband and two partners arrive. They have robbed the stage. The partners want to leave but slim tosses the money in with the woman.
25 September 1962
Jess and Sheriff Cory find two of the three men who held up the Laramie bank and shot Mike. Before he dies one tells them they may find the third man Mitch in Chlorine. Jess must go alone but the reception in Chlorine is icy at best.
Season 4, Episode 2: War Hero2 October 1962
Slim's old CO is on a stage to Laramie with Jess riding shotgun. When he is wounded, he decides to stay at the Sherman ranch to rest and to size up political supporters who want him to run for President - expressing their views, however.
9 October 1962
Slim's lack of attention opens his beautiful girlfriend Kitty to Vince Jackson who is a handsome, charming, fast gunman who has his sights set on her with extortion in mind from her father who owns the stage line and is Slim's boss.
16 October 1962
Jess is acting deputy sheriff when he receives a note from his sister Francie who he thought was dead. He finds her in Laramie trying to get permission to bury her husband who is a well known outlaw but the townspeople won't allow it.
23 October 1962
Young Virg Walker is being escorted back to Laramine by Slim when he's found using money from a stage robbery and murder.
30 October 1962
Jess, injured by a falling tree in a dust storm, is nursed back to health by Sharon, daughter of a rancher plagued by rustlers. Sharon remains sympathetic to Jess even when the leader of the rustlers proves to be one of Jess's old friends.
13 November 1962
With a $1000 prize there is stiff competition at the annual shooting contest in Laramie. Slim and Jess compete along with Slim's nemesis Rafe Seton and the young mountain man Hobie Carson. When Hobie wins, Rafe still wants the prize money.
20 November 1962
Outlaw Al Denning, and his gang, are being chased by a posse led by Sheriff Cory and Jess, so he starts leaving behind some of the $25,000 in gold eagle coins behind to tempt the pursuing lawmen into a fight among themselves.
27 November 1962
Slim is deputized to protect Stephen Collier, a murder suspect with a killer on his trail- and his lawyer, who's behaving very strangely. At same time a group of suffragettes arrives and the two events are related to everyone's surprise.
Season 4, Episode 10: Bad Blood4 December 1962
Jess is escorting a young boy to his father not knowing his mother wanted him with his aunt in Denver if she died. Once he tells Jess the truth he is determined to break away and go see his father, who is a cold blooded, murderous, outlaw.
11 December 1962
A wagon accident results in severe injures to Steve Prescott, son of wealthy rancher Vic Prescott who happens to be away from the ranch. The foreman, Hobey, sends two of the men on the long ride to Laramie for Dr. Phillips. Stopping at the Sherman ranch for fresh horses, they find a doctor there waiting for the stage to leave after changing horses. The men force the doctor to go with them as Jess is in Laramie and Slim is rounding up strays. Mike goes after Slim who returns and heads to the Prescott ranch to check on the doctor. The doctor is forced to amputate Steve's left arm which everyone knows will upset his father but he believes Steve will fully recover. Vic upon returning is an angry father who believes that the doctor maimed his son. While returning to the Sherman ranch, the doctor informs Slim that he is the much hated Dr. Samuel Mudd who helped John Wilkes Booth. Vic Prescott also believes that Dr. Mudd, convicted of aiding John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, has escaped from prison. He will do anything to make sure Dr. Mudd dies, including going against his friends and Slim Sherman.
Season 4, Episode 12: Gun Duel25 December 1962
Jess is deputy sheriff for the weekend while Sheriff Cory delivers some papers. Jess hopes to have a quiet weekend with only Parson Hawks as a prisoner and Mort's nephew Johnny who wants to be a deputy watching but things don't work out.
1 January 1963
After returning to Laramie from leading a cattle drive to Riverton, Slim learns a neighbor's son was killed when he stayed behind. Slim decides to return to Riverton to learn what happened to the money the son had and why he was killed.
Season 4, Episode 14: Vengeance8 January 1963
Sheriff Mort Corey is leading a posse with Slim looking for Joe Morgan who headed into the rocky cliffs as night comes on. Mort wants to turn back but Slim decides to climb the cliffs alone as the posse covers him. He slips in the underbrush falling down a cliff and breaking his collarbone. The next day while working Jess spots Joe and tries to take him in but Joe refuses to surrender. Jess Harper is a marked man after he shoots and kills Joe who was accused of robbing and murdering a local man. Compounding matters, Morgan was found to be innocent of the murder and Jess's fatal shot caught Morgan in the back. Morgan wasn't without friends and they, along with Morgan's girl Gladys, plot to make sure the Morgan brothers, Mac and Al, pay Jess back for killing Joe. With Sheriff Corey using Jess as bait to draw Al and Mac out and Slim injured, it's too dangerous for Jess to be at the ranch. Then Jess injures his gun hand after a dust up with Joe's lowlife friends, putting him a disadvantage in any gunfight. It's a game of cat and mouse to see who will be victor, Jess or the Morgan brothers.
15 January 1963
Walt Douglas stops at the ranch on the way to Laramie. He is looking for his run away daughter. Later, Jess tells Slim she is now a saloon girl. Slim decides to intervene but she is involved with nasty outlaws who want to rob.the stage.
22 January 1963
While in Ironwood Jess is meets an old friend who tries to implicate Jess as an outlaw, hoping the irritated Jess might join his gang. Jess declines to join but finds himself arrested, charged with murder, and facing a hangman's noose.
29 January 1963
Jealous outlaw gang leader, Gil Harrison, is determined to stop the wedding of his ex-wife, despite plans to have it at her fathers well fortified ranch.
5 February 1963
Gandy Ross is a safe cracker trying to go straight who's run into a bit of bad luck when he meets up with Jess Harper and Slim Sherman. Gandy starts working at the ranch but the Wellman gang wants Gandy's safe cracking services and will stop at nothing, including framing him for a stage robbery and murder, to get him to help them rob a bank in Granite City. Things get complicated when Jess ends up escorting Gandy back to Cheyenne with the sheriff and ends up inadvertently aiding him to escape. When the authorities in Cheyenne discover that Gandy Ross was not part of the stage hold up, Jess heads to Granite City and Gandy's girl friend Amy to try and stop Gandy from making a big mistake, which puts Jess in the middle of helping with a bank robbery. Time is running out for Jess, Gandy, and Amy because Sam Wellman intends on leaving no witnesses.
12 February 1963
Slim Sherman is part of the posse trailing after fugitive stage robber Joel Greevy, when he catches up with Greevy and is shot by the thief and left for dead in the hills. Jess Harper, trying to backtrack Slim, catches Greevy who is riding Slim's horse. The cocky thief won't tell where he left Slim unless he is set free, telling lies about what happened at every turn. Jess even pleads with Myra, Joel's sister, for help but she refuses. Jess is backed into a corner and with bad weather closing in he has to play a desperate game with Greevy, which could jeopardize his friendship with Mort Cory, in order to save Slim's life.
19 February 1963
Slim and Jess encounter three women on the prairie. The women are traveling with three mustangers who are very protective of them. At first one of the mustangers wants to kill Slim and Jess for bothering the women but the leader of the group lets them go. Later Slim and Jess help out a trio of ranchers as they fight off a fire at their barn, and when they tell the ranchers about the group of mustangers they encountered and the women with them, the ranchers come to believe that the mustangers are actually Comancheros who have been stealing their horses, and decide to go after them. Slim and Jess accompany them, hoping to avert bloodshed.
26 February 1963
A trio of thieves rob the Sherman Ranch and Relay station, wounding both Jess Harper and Mr. Frazer from the stage line office, who was carrying the money. With information from Jess, Slim Sherman, still sworn in as Mort Cory's deputy, is able to trail the thieves until they split up. Slim catches up with one, killing him in self defense, which puts Slim in danger when it turns out that the man he killed is Hank McGovern, son of Ellen McGovern, wealthy rancher in the area. Ellen refuses to believe her son guilty of theft and attempted murder especially since Slim cannot produce the money or a witness. With Slim's status as a deputy affording him some protection, Ellen McGovern puts a price on his head. Slim is in a race against time to prove Hank's guilt and find the money before Hank's partner and he loses his own life. Slim's only allies are the reluctant Laurie McGovern, sister of the dead man and the equally reluctant Jim Lassel, Ellen's ranch foreman.
5 March 1963
Bob Blayne was a gunman five years ago when Deputy Jess Harper shot and maimed his hand. Blayne's sons, Bill and Larry, believe that Jess has ruined their father's life and want to see him dead. Bill believes he can gun Jess after he shoots down a friend of Jess' and Bill's friends encourage him to try. The problem is Jess Harper refuses to rise to their bait even as everything in him wants to. Bill, Larry and their friends lure Jess into Laramie by badly beating Slim Sherman. Jess takes the bait and ends up killing Bill in fair fight. A grief stricken Larry ambushes Jess but only ends up make Jess mad and breaking his own arm. Bill's friends convince Bob Blayne to let them run Jess out of town. This sets up the final showdown where Bob Blayne and Jess Harper stand against the men who want to kill Jess.
12 March 1963
Slim Sherman finds himself playing detective when he gets involved in with Tah-Za, an Arapaho who admits to murdering a hired hand of Slim's. Slim knows that Tah-Za is covering for someone else because the facts don't fit quite right. What Slim doesn't know is that Tah-Za is covering for his son Diamo, who accidentally shot Ben while he was protecting his pregnant wife. Meanwhile Daisy Cooper and Mike Williams find Diamo and his wife in the barn. Kindhearted Daisy takes them in to care for Winema as her time draws near. While Ben's brothers are trying to frame the Arapahoes for their thievery they are also bent on killing the man that's responsible for their brother's death.
19 March 1963
Irv Richards is a gambler and ex-con with a poor reputation around Laramie. His old gang come to Laramie to rob the mining payroll from the bank and they want Irv's help. He refuses but is 'convinced' to do it anyway when his daughter Ellen is threatened. Jess Harper was riding shotgun on the stage that was supposed to carry the payroll but wasn't able to pick it up because of flooding. The gang doesn't know this and try for the payroll anyway, but Richards double crosses them and is shot because they believe he stole the money. The wounded Richards meets up with Daisy Cooper and Mike Williams on the road and they take him back to Sherman Ranch and Relay Station, despite the fact the gang is searching for him. Richards wound is not fatal, yet. The damage done by the bullet will kill him in months. Slim Sherman and Jess Harper aren't happy with having Irv at the ranch but he can't be moved so now they are faced with protecting not only Daisy and Mike from Irv's gang but also Irv himself.
2 April 1963
Jess Harper finds that gold is at root of all evil while paying a visit to Stede Rhodes and his wife, Anne. They come across a loose pack mule that, on closer inspection, is carrying sacks upon sacks of gold. This causes Stede to turn on Jess when he disagrees with Stede over what to do with the gold. Jess meets up with Roger Canby, real owner of the gold and they chase down Anne and Stede, but Canby is not the jolly person he appears. He buried his two partners alive because of the gold and he'll do anything to keep it, including kill again. The tug of war over the gold could cost Jess a friend and his own life.
9 April 1963
Jess Harper is planning on riding shotgun on a stage run carrying a bank shipment when Dave Bryne tries to bribe him to look the other way. Jess tries to get Bryne arrested but skinflint stage office manager Art Potter won't press charges. To further complicate matters Potter finds out about Jess' checkered past and orders him to stay away from the stage. Mort Cory gets Jess to catch up with the stage outside town. The stage is robbed anyway with Mose and Jess getting wounded. Jess chases down the thief who grabbed the strong box but he doesn't have the money. It's now a case of who's got the money and puts Roy and Martha Halloran squarely in the cross hairs because Martha found the strong box and Roy insists on keeping the money, lying to friends and himself. His lies could cost him Martha, his friend Jess Harper, his honor and their lives.
16 April 1963
A bushwhacking attempt on Jess Harper reveals the wreckage of a Union gold wagon stolen by Confederate raiders and opens old wounds for Slim Sherman when accusations against his father helping the rebels are resurrected. Slim sets out with Maj. John Ellis and James Courtland, the officer accused of helping the rebels steal the gold wagons, to find the lost convoy and prove his father innocent of helping the Confederacy. They aren't the only one's interested in the lost gold convoy, there are others that will stop at nothing to get the gold, including the real Yankee traitor that helped steal the gold.
23 April 1963
Emil Viktor is on the run from a trumped up murder conviction and crooked Sheriff Vanton Madox and his posse. Emil has been killing Slim Sherman's cattle to feed his family, who living on a run down ranch near the mountains where he's been hiding. Slim Sherman and Jess Harper have been unable to capture the elusive stranger that's been paying for the slaughtered cattle. When Mike Williams admits to having been helped the mysterious stranger both Slim and Jess begin to have their doubts. The situation gets complicated when Jess is rescued by Emil after a bad fall and finds out the true story of why Sheriff Madox wants Emil Viktor dead.
30 April 1963
Jess Harper is critically wounded by Clint Buckner's gang when he attempts to prevent the ambush of the tumbleweed wagon transporting Clint's brother, Vern to his hanging in Cheyenne. With Jess needing a doctor, and not likely to survive the trip to Laramie, Marshal Branch McGary and Deputy Reb Carlson are forced to head for Ironwood and straight into the arms of Clint Buckner and his gang. Buckner kidnaps the town doctor in an attempt to force Marshal McGary to free his brother to save Jess' life.
7 May 1963
When ex-bounty hunter, turned preacher, John Holby is asked by a dying outlaw friend to cash his body in for a reward to build a new church, he accepts but it brings serious trouble from the rest of outlaw's gang.
Season 4, Episode 31: Trapped14 May 1963
Slim finds a young woman severely injured. Soon he finds that two men have kidnapped her, and is about to capture them when they are all caught by the girl's rancher father and his hired hands. The father assumes that Slim was the leader of the kidnappers and plans to have all three men hanged. Actually, one of the rancher's own men is in league with the two kidnappers, one of whom is a ruthless killer, the other a young man who is in love with the girl and was beaten by her father because of it, and wants to get even with him for his brutal methods.
21 May 1963
Ruth Franklin, working as a saloon girl, foils a plan by three men to rob Slim. Afterward she persuades Slim to come to her house and help her father, who plans to return $50,000 that he embezzled from a Helena bank (but has never spent). Slim agrees to take them to Helena, but they are trailed by the same men who had earlier planned to rob Slim and now hope to take the money Mr. Franklin is carrying for themselves.
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