Barney thinks that taciturn Sam Becker is hiding something. He investigates and comes to the conclusion that Sam is tending someone with a bullet wound. With a storm coming, the lawmen drive up to Sam's place to satisfy Barney's curiosity and find him out disking his field well after dark. Back in the courthouse, with the storm raging and Barney on patrol, Andy gets a call from Sam to come to his place. Barney gets the message from Otis and, assuming the worst, calls Floyd to raise a posse then heads out to rescue Andy. Turns out Sam's wife is about to give birth, Doc Winters is out of town and Andy is going to deliver the baby. Barney keeps Sam occupied while Andy successfully delivers a baby boy. Floyd's posse gets there in the morning when it's all over. Written by
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There was no musical number in the original script. The epilogue of this episode included a band playing "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" because the show was running short. See more
In the scene where Andy and Barney are staked out at Sam Becker's farm studying Sam driving his tractor in a field, Barney muses that Sam is planting marijuana. Andy doubts it is marijuana, but states that Sam is definitely planting something. The goof is that Sam is using his tractor to pull a set of soil cultivation disks. If Sam were actually planting something he would be pulling a planter implement of some sort and not a set of disks. Also, the disks are just rolling noisily across the top of the ground and are not cutting into the soil as would be required for soil cultivation. See more