The final episode to feature Kitty is also the last one where Matt gets shot in the shoulder -- he takes down a shotgun-wielding bank robber but takes a load of buckshot in his gun arm. When Matt wakes, he says: "This arm just doesn't feel right." Matt soon discovers that rehabilitating the arm will be a long, slow process and (ironically) after a quarrel with Kitty, he decides to turn in his badge and leave town to be a drifter. Good idea, because the remaining bank robbers soon come back looking for Matt's scalp. When Kitty convinces them he's left, the robbers leave too, but determine that Matt has to live off the land by fishing and "this part of Kansas ain't exactly awash with rivers and cricks." Meanwhile, Matt comes upon a young Army deserter, who ran out after his unit massacred a group of unarmed Indians (My Lai, anyone?). A bounty hunter menaces the deserter, but Matt distracts him long enough for the deserter to whip out his revolver and fire a warning shot. The deserter, ... Written by
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This episode included Amanda Blake's final appearance as Kitty, after 19 years on the series. See more