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1965

24 Jan. 1965
Survival
Jason McCord is traveling through the desert when he comes upon a dead horse. He follows the trail of footprints and comes across a tired, thirsty man. His name is Colbee and he and McCord strike out together to make the next town before their water runs out. He's a family man with a wife and daughter and his fear of not seeing them again forces him to steal the horse and water and leave Jason in the desert.
 
31 Jan. 1965
The Vindicators
Ned Travis is a reporter for the New York Herald who's made something of a career for himself writing about Jason McCord and Bitter Creek. He wants McCord to tell him the truth about what it's like to be the most hated man in the territory and what really happened at Bitter Creek. McCord won't talk so Travis goes to Mrs. Pritchett whose husband Lt. John Pritchett was killed at Bitter Creek. She shows him letters which could tell the true story of the incident once and for all but McCord has reasons of his own for not wanting the truth to be revealed.
 
7 Feb. 1965
The Test
Attacked by drunken Commanches while traveling alone, McCord seeks shelter behind a wagon driven by a local priest. McCord kills 3 of the assailants, which puts the padre in a dangerous position: his mission has a school for the tribe's children. Ex-Cavalryman McCord and the minister are both named Jason, and immediately strike a bond when the pacifist Father Durant reveals he rejected Cavalry life for the cloth.
 
14 Feb. 1965
Rules of the Game
Jason rides into McKinnley one day to see an old friend, but he becomes personally involved when Charlie Vance begins talking rough to her and ordering her around. Then after Vance is killed, Jason is accused of murder.
 
21 Feb. 1965
The Bounty
Jason is "arrested" by a "friendly" bounty hunter who announces some unknown man has put $5000 on his head.
 
28 Feb. 1965
Leap Upon Mountains....
Jason helps a widowed woman after he discovers some men are trying to force her to sell her land.
 
7 Mar. 1965
Coward Step Aside
The whole town runs to a silver mine to get rich and leaves the town practically abandoned. A gang of robbers find it a convenient time to rob the bank, and the leader orders Deputy Marshal Clay Holden to allow it to happen. Deputy Holden is still wet behind the ears and agrees to go along with them in order to keep the gang from burning down the town. When he goes to get Jason McCord's gun, however, Jason forces him to tell him everything. Jason then asks Deputy Holdon to trust him.
 
14 Mar. 1965
The Mission: Part 1
A chain of events leads Jason McCord to the White House standing in front of President Grant, and it all starts when an old flame comes back into his life. She announces that her father, Senator Lansing, has a job for him.
 
21 Mar. 1965
The Mission: Part 2
President Grant gives McCord an important mission in Mexico. The mission is highly secret, and when over, will deem him both a coward and a traitor. Jason takes the job, but soon learns the mission will be much more difficult than he thought.
 
28 Mar. 1965
The Mission: Part 3
Jason soon find he's in over his head when he decides to go on with the Mission after the events that happened the day before. It soon becomes a matter of life or death for the ex-army Captain.
 
4 Apr. 1965
The First Kill
Jason meets the family of the first man he ever killed and finds just how deeply the living was wounded.
 
11 Apr. 1965
Very Few Heroes
A woman who hates Jason because her brother died at Bitter Creek must now turn to him for help.
 
18 Apr. 1965
One Way Out
Jason rides into a ghost town after receiving a letter about a job. He discovers a man and two sons who are seeking revenge for Bitter Creek in a strange way.
 
25 Apr. 1965
That the Brave Endure
A West Point cadet maintains that McCord wasn't a coward, leading the USMA to sentence the youngster to be drummed out, unless he apologizes to Professor Beecher, his history teacher. Given a 30 day sabbatical to decide, Cadet Bain tracks down McCord to a failing silver mine, which the Great Stoneface hopes to revive. But extracting answers from McCord about the disastrous Battle of Bitter Creek, may be as tough as solving the mystery of the mine's constant flooding.
 
2 May 1965
A Taste of Poison
At a well, which young bucks on the warpath may have poisoned, McCord and a female doctor are surrounded by the warriors. McCord was escorting her to a colleague's desert office, but they came across the male physician, killed by arrows. The pair have used up almost all their water, caring for the wounded cavalryman they found with Dr. Marshal. Already at the oasis are a duplicitous pair of prospectors, and a tiny old man with kyphosis.
 
23 May 1965
Price of a Name
Lucy Benson wants to hire Jason to help her develop her town, but Jason soon finds he is now wanted there when he's beaten, then later robbed of a large some of money and his horse. He insists on staying, even though everyone seems to be encouraging him to leave.
 
12 Sep. 1965
Judge Not
After hitching a ride on a stage coach bound for Fort Worth, Jason gets in the middle of a gunfight. Before all is said and done, the driver, shotgun man, and Texas Ranger are all dead. Jason must now take charge of the prisoner, but that task is easier said than done!
 
19 Sep. 1965
Now Join the Human Race
Jason sets out to help an Indian friend, Red Hand, escape death by an a Major filled with hate. He sets out to help Red Hand prove he is a human, with a judge's help; but the Major's hate stands in his way.
 
26 Sep. 1965
Mightier Than the Sword
Jason rides into a town to visit an old friend who stood up for him at his court martial, but he soon learns that his friend has died and his daughter is alone fighting against a town who's being controlled by one man - power hungry Paul Mandell.
 
3 Oct. 1965
I Killed Jason McCord
Jason is hit in the head with a rock by an outlaw while getting a drink of water at the lake, and his horse is stolen. Upon arriving in town, he quickly learns his assaulter and thief is dead, and a man is being credited for killing Jason McCord.
 
10 Oct. 1965
The Bar Sinister
Jason helps a woman and her young charge, Jimmy Whitlaw after Jimmy's father dies of the fever. Sam Whitlaw owned a lot of water rights, and Jason believes that is the reason Mayor Caleb Reymer is trying to take Jimmy away from the Indian woman who was helping raise him. But Jason is in for a surprise, and must then prepare Jimmy for it as well.
 
17 Oct. 1965
Seward's Folly
Jason travels to Seattle to give William Henry Seward and Leslie Gregg his report of the survey results of Alaska. But his friend, Rufus I. Pitkin, gets drunk and spills the beans to two men who could destroy the 'American Dream.'
 
24 Oct. 1965
Salute the Soldier Briefly
While looking for work, Jason comes upon some miners performing a Kangaroo court on a man who they believed killed a fellow miner after a poker game went sour the night before. But Jason soon learns that the man may have witnessed the entire massacre at Bitter Creek.
 
31 Oct. 1965
The Richest Man in Boot Hill
Jason meets up with an old friend, and together they must deal with Jason's reputation as a coward if they are to put an end to a bank robbery.
 
7 Nov. 1965
Fill No Glass for Me: Part 1
After trying to rescue Jason, Corporal Macon finds himself facing the biggest trial of his life. The Indians now have both the white and black soldier captured, and the test of the hawk versus the eagle will mean sure death to one of them.
 
14 Nov. 1965
Fill No Glass for Me: Part 2
After trying to rescue Jason, Corporal Macon finds himself facing the biggest trial of his life. The Indians now have both the white and black soldier captured, and the test of the hawk versus the eagle will mean sure death to one of them.
 
21 Nov. 1965
The Greatest Coward on Earth
While attending a circus performance, Jason impresses P. T. Barnum after licking the wrestling champion, but refuses his offer as the new champion. Later, Jason learns Bernum has a new performance: a reenactment of Bitter Creek.
 
28 Nov. 1965
$10,000 for Durango
After selling a herd of cattle for his boss, Jason goes into town to cash the check for #10,000 dollars, only to meet a damsel in distress. Then the bank is held up while he, the damsel, and the sheriff are in the bank. Jason rids out after the outlaws to get his $10,000 back and rides in to more trouble.
 
5 Dec. 1965
Romany Roundup: Part 1
Jason announces to a rich land owner that the governor had sent him to survey his land. The governor get's angry, but states it's nothing personal. That is until Jason makes it personal by stepping in to defend a gypsy Shields was punishing for courting his daughter. Jason suddenly finds himself on the side of the gypsies, fighting against Shields.
 
12 Dec. 1965
Romany Roundup: Part 2
After Kolyan trades his jewel box for $300 with Robin Shields, Aaron Shields is infuriated and wants the gypsies to leave immediately, but Jason soon finds he needs to intervene if he's to stop the gypsies from making a terrible mistake.
 
19 Dec. 1965
A Proud Town
After Jason meets two children on a cold winter day, two days before Christmas, he takes them back to where they had run away from and helps the boy get to the truth about Randy Stoddard and exactly how he was shot. Along with that, Jason helps Julius Perrin, running a makeshift orphanage, fight Randy's father, Martin, who is trying to run Perrin out of town.
 

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