Julie Preston returns to Laramie to settle her father's estate. She was the childhood sweetheart of Johnny McKay who is hoping to rekindle their previous relationship. However, Julie has been away from Laramie for several years and has changed. Hal Daniels follows her to Laramie and instantly lets everyone know that he has an interest in Julie. It is revealed that Julie wants to marry him but he refuses using the excuse he is not financially stable and she is realizing he will never marry her. Hal meets Johnny near an alley and warns him to stay away from Julie. Their argument is noticed by two men walking by. The argument elevates into a fight and Hal pulls a derringer on Johnny. Johnny draws his gun is forced to kill Hal. When Johnny goes for help, a little boy who has been pestering Johnny and Julie runs in and takes Hal's derringer. Julie watches the whole scene from a window above. Marshal Troop is forced to arrest Johnny and he is put on trial for murder as Hal's gun is not ... Written by
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The black outfit with fur trim (complete with fur hand muff) that Julie wears in court is the same one Lilly wears in later seasons. See more