After having the townfolk paint the entire town red, rename it "Hell", and set up a picnic and welcoming banner for the outlaws' return, the Stranger rides out of town, leaving them to fight their own battle against the three outlaws that brutally whipped Duncan to death while the townies stood and watched. As night falls and the town burns, it looks like the outlaws are getting the better hand. The Stranger suddenly returns and kills the outlaws one by one, whipping Cole to death, hanging Dan with another whip, and shooting Stacey. The Stranger is almost shot by Lewis Belding (Ted Hartley), but Mordecai (Billy Curtis) shoots Belding first. The next morning, as the Stranger rides out of town, he passes Mordecai carving a fresh grave marker. Mordecai says, "I never did know your name," to which the Stranger replies, "Yes, you do." The camera then reveals the name on the grave marker to read "Marshall Jim Duncan, Rest In Peace." In the final scene, the Stranger rides his horse out of town into the hot undulating waves of the desert and disappears.