A helpless drummer boy Raffie comes to Dodge and is immediately harassed by two rival freight haulers for no apparent reason. The abuse escalates until finally Matt has to intervene.
I hate to disagree with my fellow commenter, but this is a contrived, one-dimensional story not up to the series norm. The basic idea of the helpless drummer boy is a novel and good one. However, the writers seem unsure what to do with it, leaving us unfortunately with a one-note story. Then too, no real motivation is supplied as to why the two roughnecks bully the boy (actually, actor Grinnage is 29!), unless his rather high-pitched voice and scrawny appearance are factored in. But that's still slender reason for the single-minded brutality, unless, that is, the writers are hinting at a TV taboo of the time. Neither, for that matter, is there much suspense since the upshot is apparent from the outset. All in all, the entry suggests this may have been a hurry-up job.
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