John Kemper has not forgiven Laurie Kemper for killing his son when he attacked her even after Laurie on parole served three years in prison. Kemper runs off the men Troop sends to work Laurie's farm. Laurie tries a new tactic - a mail order husband, Bill Fells. He spent time in a Texas prison for his own crimes. Laurie makes it clear the marriage is to ensure a man to help her run the farm but there is to be no romantic interests. She expected Fells to be an older crusty type but he is a good looking man her age with a good temperament. Kemper and his men continue to bother them including beating Fells in Laramie. When Troop arrests Kemper's men for the beating, Kemper decides to burn their home but Johnny following Kemper witnesses his actions. The people of Laramie who were against the couple, change their minds based on the couple's actions versus Kemper's actions. Written by
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Actors Frank Albertson and Grace Albertson, who played the married Bildys in this episode, were married in real life. See more
When Dan is talking to Bildy in the final scene, Dan's arms are crossed while he holds a hammer. After the camera angle changes, his arms are at his sides. See more