Lal Hoard sent to prison by Troop arrives in Laramie after his release. Hoard had threaten revenge against Troop but instead tells everyone prison has changed him and he has a new career as a newspaper owner. When his first edition of the paper arrives, it becomes clear his target is the humiliation and removal of Marshal Troop. Troop presses the town council for unanimous support or he will resign. Hoard has used his connections in prison to learn details about the history of Laramie's respected citizens including the banker Oren Slauson's arrest for embezzlement 25 years ago and Lily being run out of Billings, Montona due to a crooked dealer and sheriff. Slauson votes against Troop forcing Johnny to take the Marshal's job and freeing Troop to go after Hoard without the weight of the law. Written by
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This episode reveals information about the back story of Laramie banker and semi regular character Oren Slauson (actor Vinton Hayworth). Twenty five years earlier, when Slauson was in his youth, he embezzled funds and was jailed for two years. Now in middle age, a banker and also a town councilman, Slauson is naturally anxious that the information about his prior life remain a secret. This episode also again recounts the stories from earlier in season two about Marshal Dan Troop's late outlaw brother, Clay, and of Birdcage proprietor Lily Merrill being run out of her previous saloon in Billings, Montana because of a crooked card dealer. See more
It is revealed Hoard has been in prison for 5 years due to Marshal Troop, and it was in the same state. Dan Troop had only been Marshal in Laramie for less than 2 years at that point, and had come to Laramie from Abilene Kansas. See more