Above average episode. Wright King is strung-up by men who think he's a horse thief. Fortunately, a principled cowhand Mort Mills takes pity and saves him. Now King swears vengeance on his tormentors, and Matt must get to the culprits before King.
Nice turn by Mills as an honest cowboy, though King appears too boyish to generate needed suspense. Writer John Meston again sneaks in overlooked role of frontier housewife, this time a weary looking Dorothy Adams who comes to the aid of her husband even though he appears to abuse her. There's some pathos as she grieves over husband's dead body. Now she will have to survive as best she can, though Meston doesn't play up this angle. Some good byplay between Chester and Doc. The ending is appropriately ironic and is really helped by the extra expense the production crew went to in constructing the wooden frame of the last scene. It's thoughtful touches like this that helped distinguish the series.
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