Marshal Troop has to leave Laramie leaving Johnny alone to watch over the town. Buck Harmon who is now part of an outlaw gang outside Laramie is sent in to checkout the town. His father is there but the two are estranged as his father is a very religious person and believes Buck has strayed from the righteous life he should lead. When Buck fails to persuade Johnny to leave town, he decides to help his old friend against his outlaw friends when they hit Laramie. The resulting shootout draws his father who is pulled out of danger by Johnny but still sees his son go down on the right side of the law. Written by
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This episode provides the least screen time for John Russell (Marshal Troop) of the entire first season. He appears for two minutes at the beginning of the program, and doesn't return for the remainder of the episode. Also, Troop's murdered predecessor, Marshal Lemp, is mentioned briefly during the storyline, one of the few times he is cited since the very first episode. See more