The group heads west instead of north for better beef prices and Rowdy complains to Favor. However, soon Gil discovers why Rowdy is so opposed to traveling through West Texas. Pete returns from scouting to report he saw Apaches in the area. He notices a new drover Mace who he calls out as a Comanchero but Favor keeps him even after Mace says they are looking for white captives. Rowdy is sent to recover a few cattle taken by the Apache Indians. He finds their Chief Yuma who agrees to return the cattle. Rowdy finds Yuma held and being beaten by Mace and his partner. Rowdy frees Yuma but is shot by an Indian. After being wounded by an arrow, Rowdy is brought to an Indian camp to have his wounds tended. There, he discovers the Apache have a white captive that causes a rift between him and his new friend. Rowdy returns to camp and the captive appears there as well on her own. When several of the men want the reward for her, Favor fires them. When Yuma threatens the drovers over her return,... Written by
Did You Know?
This episode is a slight rewrite of season 2, episode 10 "Incident of the Valley in Shadow" with the guest stars recast and the Indian tribe changed to Apache. See more
The drive is through west Texas, in Mescalero Apache territory. Favor mentions to Rowdy about Rowdy being born and raised in west Texas. Based on the time frame, Rowdy would have been born in the early 1850's or so. No white people lived west of the central Texas hill country at that time. Everything west was Comanche and Mescalero country, and way to dangerous for settlers. See more