Nick is bitten by a rabid wolf, an attack only Heath witnesses. Thinking he is going to die, Nick leaves the ranch and Stockton without any explanation to his family. His journey leads him to re-examine his life and attitudes - and the kindness of a woman and her son give him hope for the future. Written by
Did You Know?
Louis Pasteur developed the rabies vaccine in 1885. He developed the anthrax vaccine in the 1870s. The episode previous to this one showed them vaccinating some cattle for anthrax. In this one, it is stated that there is no known cure for rabies. Without knowing just what year the episode takes place, it is possible that the rabies vaccine had not yet been developed. See more