"Dirty Sally" Fergus makes a memorable return, this time on her own (her series wouldn't reach the air for another two years). This time she takes in an old drunken drifter with a surprisingly cultured wardrobe and manners. The old fellow is on the run, as it turns out. He once was an extremely wealthy Eastern businessman, but Demon Rum ruined him. Sally gets him sobered up and to show some self-respect. But into the picture comes the man's disapproving daughter, who wants him committed to an asylum because of his past drunken antics. She's not all bad -- but her boyfriend, who is traveling with her, is. Unbeknownst to her, the boyfriend has his eye on what's left of the old man's fortune, which is still considerable. He went along with her plans to commit him because she would control his estate (and then he would marry her and take over her property rights), but that's taking too long. Now he just wants to assassinate the old man outright. Matt temporarily frustrates the killer's ... Written by
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Near the end of the show, Sally Fergus and Tom Ruckaby have a long chat while sitting on the edge of a wheelbarrow, only to be interrupted by Victor Kulchak blazing away at them with a rifle and Matt Dillon riding up to shoot Kulchak down just in the nick of time. Even a casual viewer can tell that the three points of view were shot in different locations at different times (it's quite possible Matt's two scenes were clipped from stock footage, especially the first one where he hears the gunfire from a riverbank at least a half mile away from Sally's wheelbarrow). See more