Late one night, a man (seen only from the shoulders down or in silhouette) enters the Dodge House Hotel, swipes a room key, lets himself into the room and goes back to return the key. A few minutes later, the room's occupant comes in. As he shuts the door, he looks up and sees the silhouette -- pointing a rifle at him. The slug drills him through the heart, but there is no sound of the shot and he's not discovered until the next morning. Newly thinks that someone could fashion a device to silence muzzle blasts. Matt sends word throughout Dodge and the nearby communities to form a street police force. But the killer strikes again the next night, and the next. Matt's now convinced that the serial killer is choosing his victims for a specific purpose -- most likely because they served on a jury. Matt questions Doc, who's lived in Dodge the longest, about the juries he remembers serving on and whether he remembered the men who served with them and who they judged. From Doc's information, ... Written by
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This episode makes references to the characters of Quint Asper (played by Burt Reynolds, 1962- 1965), and Chester Goode (played by Dennis Weaver, 1955- 1964). See more
Matt orders the civilian street patrol he's culled from around Dodge to walk the streets in pairs, and they do at first ("Burke, will you just ... shut ... up?") But almost immediately the pairs break up and the men start walking alone, as Festus discovers when he runs into townsman Ray Price with a rifle. This is extremely convenient for the killer - a little too convenient. See more