4 October 1959
Johnny Yuma returns home one year after the war's end to find a gang of thugs have extorted a local mine and murdered his father while his father's deputy and the rest of the town live in fear and despair.
Season 1, Episode 2: Judgment11 October 1959
Yuma believes there is something very corrupt about a town that tries a horse thief, and sentences him to hang within hours of his capture.
18 October 1959
A mortally wounded soldier stumbles into Johnny's camp. Before he dies, he says only one thing: "Fort Concho." Johnny rides to the fort and discovers it empty of soldiers. The sole survivor is a coward who hid during the fighting and survived--knowing Indians do not harm the mentally infirm--by pretending to be crazy. Before Johnny can leave, he's captured by Kiowas who plan to torture him to death.
25 October 1959
Yuma is accosted by two ex Yankee Prisoners seeking to take gold from a Captain Pollack who later Yuma learns is a demented ex-Confederate prison officer who hoards prisoner mined gold with which he plans to reverse the outcome of the war.
Season 1, Episode 5: Panic1 November 1959
Yuma tries to saves a very ill family against a mob lead by a townsman who's calling it diphtheria, and wants to burn them out.
8 November 1959
Yuma happens upon a ruthless gang of drifters running out of supplies and proceeds to join in the defense of a nearby family that he has learned the gang is targeting.
15 November 1959
Realizing Yuma is literate and in admiration of his ability to stand up to illiterate Armbruster family, Liam O'Shea offers Yuma a temporary schoolmaster job and he gains the affection of Peggy of which Troy Armbruster is jealous.
22 November 1959
After Yuma kills a man in self defense, he finds himself in the position of having to mediate between the man's dangerously defensive widow and his associates who include his employer and co-workers.
Season 1, Episode 9: Misfits29 November 1959
Yuma becomes the leader teenage gang that plans to rob a bank, with the full intention of making them decide not to go through with it.
6 December 1959
A rich older widow obsessed with her army son killed in the Civil War, has made it an annual town holiday, but Yuma might share some information the could bring that to an end.
20 December 1959
Yuma is arrested for vagrancy upon arrival in town put on a road gang of a group of men that the corrupt sheriff has falsely arrested for vagrancy to work on projects without wages and he immediately starts leading a plan to escape.
Season 1, Episode 12: Gun City27 December 1959
Yuma arrives in a town in which the local editor checks guns and, when he checks Johnny's, one is discovered missing. It is learned Ted Keller has taken the gun to settle a perceived injustice to his father.
3 January 1960
A Confederate colonel and two of his marauders live in seclusion to avoid consequences of the war but the two marauders kidnap a banker's daughter and send Yuma to collect the ransom.
Season 1, Episode 14: Angry Town10 January 1960
Yuma kills a man appointed sheriff by his gang leader brother who seeks revenge by intimidating the fearful townspeople into not transacting any business with him.
17 January 1960
After seeing a man kill his Indian wife over gold, Yuma tries to take him to the nearest fort for trial, but the Indian Chief and father of the murdered woman captures them, and Yuma must convince him that he did not kill her.
Season 1, Episode 16: Glory24 January 1960
Glory, a saloon girl, has been banished from town for murder without trial. Yuma offers to help her but while in town he runs afoul of Emma Longdon who has falsely accused Glory to keep her from her brother Don.
31 January 1960
Yuma rescues old Sam Amister from thieves and takes him to his hometown where Yuma learns Amister is hated for grave robbery but Yuma expects there is more to his grave digging than just stealing valuables.
Season 1, Episode 18: The Crime7 February 1960
Yuma finds items on a dead horse and brings them to the home indicated, where he is arrested by the Sheriff for suspected murder. He is cleared but remains to defend the Mexican boy then held for the crime and being railroaded by the deputy.
14 February 1960
Yuma visits his former commanding officer Quincy Bannister who is irrationally and overtly pursuing the prosecution of alleged murderer Newt Schofield.
Season 1, Episode 20: Land21 February 1960
Yuma brings old farmer Frank Gottwald a document proving he's right in his land dispute with Dan Hauser. But since Gottwald lacks money for an appeal, and despite his bad heart, he agrees to Hauser's deal to walk his entire land in the hot sun---which could prove fatal.
28 February 1960
Yuma is in town to deliver a letter to Lick Stribling when he is targeted by young Virgil Moss who wants to make his name as a gunfighter to defend his family name against the charge of cowardice.
6 March 1960
Yuma is befriended by a married couple who perform a shooting act. When the alienated wife forces her affections upon Johnny to persuade him to run away with her, the obsessive husband vows to kill him.
13 March 1960
Snake bit, Yuma collapses at the home of a marshal who's been targeted by hired killers. He is taken in by the marshal's wife and son. But when they are both gone, the marshal's deputy, Roader, kills the marshal on his return home and frames Yuma.
20 March 1960
Yuma finds a trapper caught in a bear trap and takes him to cabin where he discovers the man's blind daughter who mistakes him for an enemy until the actual brigands come to steal pelts meant to pay for the woman's eye operation.
Season 1, Episode 25: Fair Game27 March 1960
A bounty hunter taking a beautiful, high class, woman in for murder at a stage depot, is poisoned to death, but Yuma is determined to finish taking her in for the dead man.
3 April 1960
Johnny goes to a small Mexican town to retrieve a General's sword for the General's widow, and he finds the circumstances of the General's death differ from what he was told.
10 April 1960
Johnny, badly wounded, is taken to the town of Tremblor, where the doctor saves his arm. But why is the doctor being kept in a jail cell?
17 April 1960
Yuma gets involved at a stagecoach station when prejudice toward a Chinese father and daughter becomes physical. He assists again as thieves attempt to steal a dowry for the daughter's arranged marriage.
Season 1, Episode 29: Absolution24 April 1960
When a sweetheart of Johnny's youth is dying, her husband, a former Union officer for whom she betrayed Yuma, seeks out Yuma so Johnny can say that he forgives the woman and assuage her guilt.
1 May 1960
When Yuma comes to meet a unknown woman who has written him, he discovers her grave, and her embittered brother digging a grave for Johnny Yuma, whom he blames for her death. But Johnny never met the girl, so he joins the man incognito to find the impostor.
8 May 1960
Charlie Burton summons Yuma and three other members of a rebel raiding party in which his son was killed. He informs them that he is giving them a gold mine in the Mojave Desert in memory of his son. But mistrust and murder ensue.
15 May 1960
Johnny intervenes when fanatical Ezra Taber and his son harass, torment and terrorize a widow because of her former career as a dance hall girl.
22 May 1960
Johnny signs on as a hand for a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, former Union soldier Paul Travis, who has settled for health reasons among Confederate sympathizers who mean him harm.
29 May 1960
Yuma arrives a year after being summoned by Ted Evans, a drummer from his Confederate regiment, to find the man addicted to pain medication and acts to help Evans break the habit while experiencing interference from an unscrupulous druggist.
5 June 1960
Yuma comes upon a woman whose mind has become unstable after the murder of her husband. After the woman mistakes Yuma for her dead husband, he takes her for medical treatment and baits a trap for the murderers.
12 June 1960
Yuma arrives in town to begin his job as bodyguard for a man who is killed upon his arrival. Oddly the townspeople are elated by the death but Yuma is determined to have justice and receives unwanted assistance.
18 September 1960
Yuma is in a town where the people's failure to accept the war's outcome encourages a boy to seek revenge for his father's death by killing General Grant. To dissuade the boy, Yuma relates a tale of his own struggle with the outcome at Appomattox.
25 September 1960
Jeremy Hake receives a double blow of bad news---that his mine is worthless, and that his family is in need. Hake commits murder in a robbery attempting to help his family. Hake asks Yuma to surrender him for the reward offered for the murder and give the money to his family.
Season 2, Episode 3: The Champ2 October 1960
Yuma buys the contract of a war buddy, who is now a boxer past his prime, and attempts to discourage the friend from further competition.
9 October 1960
Yuma stops at a bar where a bounty hunter is holding the wife of the outlaw he hopes to collect on. Seeing Yuma's descriptive resemblance to the outlaw, the bounty hunter decides upon an alternative plan---killing Yuma and passing him off as the outlaw. Will the wife go along with this idea?
16 October 1960
Bull Hollingsworth asks Yuma to take his son Seldon to town to get some life experiences in being a man, and to collect a debt from a saloon boss who is not very willing to pay it. That part puts Yuma and Seldon in some danger.
Season 2, Episode 6: Deathwatch23 October 1960
Yuma finds himself in the midst of a confrontation between a sheep man haunted by war memories and Mexican bandits.
30 October 1960
Yuma is shackled by a sheriff to Traskel and forced to flee on foot with him when Traskel knocks out the sheriff and the horses ride off. Traskel believes that his twin brother is in pursuit and wants to kill him.
Season 2, Episode 8: The Hunted6 November 1960
Yuma's friend Jim Colburn has been found innocent of a murder for which he was to hang. Before the news of his innocence arrived, Colburn escaped from jail with a posse unaware of his innocence in pursuit.
Season 2, Episode 9: The Legacy13 November 1960
The Ricker family frames Yuma for a murder that one of them has committed and then arranges for Yuma to flee town before he is hanged. But Yuma refuses to leave.
Season 2, Episode 10: Don Gringo20 November 1960
Yuma escorts young Demetria to an arranged marriage after her family escorts are killed by Apaches. On the way, she starts to express feelings for Yuma, which begins to trouble him.
Season 2, Episode 11: Explosion27 November 1960
Yuma witnesses as Roy Shandell murders his partner to keep the money from a stage robbery. Yuma nabs Shandell and delivers him to the Socorro jail but Shandell's father uses nitroglycerin to force the son's release.
4 December 1960
After his horse is killed by Apaches, Yuma is found by a stagecoach driver. On the stage is Travers, who is blind and tormented by a previous stagecoach encounter with Apaches, in which his wife was killed when they were left by a driver.
11 December 1960
John Sims, Yuma's godfather, saves him from an attack by Indians at his campsite. He asks Yuma in turn to help him track renegade Indian Masi and take his scalp, as revenge for the killing of his wife.
Season 2, Episode 14: Berserk18 December 1960
Yuma stops to visit Dunsen who arrives in town and commences to randomly shoot townspeople. The townspeople believe Dunsen's war service has driven him mad and want to kill Dunsen but deputy Maggio permits Yuma to talk Dunsen to sanity.
25 December 1960
Yuma aids Ulysses Bowman in a gun battle and accompanies him back to his camp where Yuma learns that Ulysses is in the habit of offering a chest with two hundred dollars to any man who will marry his daughter Felicity.
1 January 1961
A woman doctor, her sister, and their ailing father have been left behind by townspeople fleeing hostile Indians. A group of Mexican insurgents led by a demagogic Commandante and bent on reclaiming old Spanish Land Grants arrive in town to take advantage of the situation.
Season 2, Episode 17: The Guard8 January 1961
A sadistic former Union prison guard who tortured Yuma wants revenge for the punishment he suffered when Yuma escaped from the POW camp.
15 January 1961
When Yuma arrives to give Laurie Buford her late father's affects, he learns that she is being forced into marriage to a brutal man, so he vows to stop the marriage.
Season 2, Episode 19: Jerkwater22 January 1961
George Campbell, who blames Yuma for his brother's death in the war, provokes a gun battle in which Yuma is wounded after being forced to kill Campbell's nephew. Yuma's godfather John Sims then comes to help Yuma escape from Campbell's vengeance.
26 January 1961
When a newswoman observes Yuma defending a boy against an adult bully, she decides to promote him as the typical Western hero in a news story, much to the Yuma's displeasure and possibly detrimental to his safety.
5 February 1961
Yuma is chosen by an esteemed but unethical itinerant actress to take part in her performance. While Yuma and she dispute wages, they are kidnapped by a man who demands that the actress performs for his traumatized daughter.
Season 2, Episode 22: The Threat12 February 1961
Yuma arrives in a town in which an old friend of his father is sheriff. He learns an advance team of marauders, including the man who killed Yuma's father, has arrived. But none of townspeople, including the sheriff, want to defend the town.
19 February 1961
Yuma rescues Arthur Sutro, who was staked to an ant hill by Indians. Sutro tells Yuma he is responsible for him now. But Sutro wants to rob Yuma's peacefully reclusive and scholarly friend Portal of an imagined fortune of gold.
26 February 1961
Yuma is on a mission to rescue his cousin Eddie who has become a student of gunslinger Dawes.
5 March 1961
Elderly Kiowa Sammy Hart is believed to have kidnapped a boy, who has actually gone to stay with Hart in his last hours. But the boy's father is on the hunt planning to kill Sammy, and Yuma hopes to stop him.
Season 2, Episode 26: The Pit12 March 1961
Yuma arrives in a town with a woman to help her search for her husband. The husband has written of a successful mine but the townspeople are most resistant to help in the search.
19 March 1961
Yuma is forced to kill outlaw Jake Fellows in a gunfight and then learns he has a deaf mute son. Yuma proceeds to help the boy find a home but two of Fellows' associates are on the trail to take the boy to recover loot that they think he held.
Season 2, Episode 28: Two Weeks26 March 1961
An embittered confederate prison camp survivor talks Yuma into a card bet of two weeks servitude on the man's property. When Yuma loses the bet, he learns that service must be under the prison camp conditions the man suffered.
Season 2, Episode 29: Miz Purdy2 April 1961
After convincing a woman living alone at her homestead that he is not an outlaw, Yuma joins forces with her to fend off marauders who have robbed a bank and killed a neighboring family.
9 April 1961
Emily Hardy is awaiting the return of her fiancÃ© Danny Brown from prison. But Emily 's brother Vergil is bent on revenge against Danny, who killed his son in self-defense. though Vergil convinced the town to convict him of murder.
Season 2, Episode 31: The Proxy16 April 1961
Yuma joins an uneasy voluntary alliance with two other men. They hope to bring back a fugitive bank president from Mexico to testify about a bank failure scheme which may force homesteaders to lose their land. But they will have to evade the Mexican militias in bringing him back.
23 April 1961
Three murderous stage robbers hold up the stage Yuma is on, killing the drivers. When they find that a mining executive on the stage was not carrying the payroll with him as they thought, they plan to hold the man's son for ransom until they get it. But a saloon girl offers to take the son's place.
30 April 1961
Seeking water, Yuma is forced to side with two brothers who are in a stand off in a feud with their uncle and cousin, who betrayed the brothers' father and brother after a bank robbery, and are now better fortified and supplied.
7 May 1961
Yuma strays into Mexico and becomes involved in the conflict between a successful matador and the rest of his family, who are against his grooming his son to follow in his profession.
14 May 1961
Because he had been a member of secret group during the war, Yuma is asked by Jefferson Davis' wife to ensure her husband's safety upon his prison release. But one of the members of the group means to kill both Davis and Yuma.
21 May 1961
Johnny tracks down the man who knocked him out at his campsite and stole his horse and gun. When he finds him, he is forced to dig a bullet out of the man's brother, a well-known gunslinger.
Season 2, Episode 37: Ben White28 May 1961
When the posse chasing Ben White and his gang capture White's wife, Yuma is given the task of taking her to a town jail while the posse searches for the outlaw. But the treachery of White's wife places Yuma in a precarious situation.
Season 2, Episode 38: The Found4 June 1961
While traveling with a posse, Yuma encounters the quarry's wife, who is having a baby. He stays with her and the baby while the outlaw is trapped between the posse and two bounty hunters.
11 June 1961
When Yuma stops to see his old friend Coley Wilks, Yancey Daggett takes Coley hostage. Yuma is then sent to negotiate a deal with Coley's brother, a sheriff, to exchange Coley for Yancey's brother who is scheduled to hang.
18 June 1961
A Shoshone chief keeps three prisoners in exchange for three braves held in jail. But Yuma then learns that the braves have already been killed. Since they had killed a white woman, the chief decrees that just two hostages will be executed, and Yuma must decide who.
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