The Reverend has fallen in love with Miss Polly and is planning to ask her to marry him. This is good news for Jason until Clancey brings her son to Seattle. Stempel uses this to try and convince the people of Seattle that Polly is not a 'marriageable' woman. Also working against the Bolts is the fact that the boy does not want his mother to marry.
A professional gambler arrives in Seattle and the loggers are immediately seduced into the world of gambling. Aaron Stempel tries to use the town charter to stop the gambling so Jason counters by holding the games on Clancey's ship. What Jason doesn't know is that Stempel himself has invited them to Seattle in another attempt to break the Bolt Brothers. Calamity strikes when Clancey loses the ship in a poker game. The Bolts will have to bet high stakes in order to win it back.
Claude Dupre and his trappers are down from the mountains and desperate for some female companionship. They are attempting to break into the brides' dorm when they are met by the Bolt brothers and Aaron Stempel. Soon a huge brawl erupts between the two factions only to be stopped by the appearance of Sheriff Emmett Wade. He is a no nonsense law officer hired by Seattle to restore law and order. He assumes the job and his iron hand of justice comes down so hard that it's not order he's brought to Seattle but oppression. Jason and Aaron will have to work together to ...
A huckster comes to town with promises of controlling the rain and curing problems. The rain stops coincidentally, but the town starts to believe. Jeremy asks him to cure his hiccups. His hiccups are cured but not without disbelief.
Ben & Emily are expecting their baby to be born any day. When two little girls learn it is a Christmas baby, they fear the baby will have the same fate as Jesus who died at Easter. They steal the baby. The brides are homesick for family.