Yuma meets Pace at a stage depot. They are soon joined by passengers on an arriving stage to wait overnight for a stage connection. Among the passengers on the arriving stage are bounty hunter Farnum with his prisoner Cynthia Kenyon who is wanted for murder. When Farnum is poisoned, the others want to release Kenyon to prevent harm to themselves but Yuma prevents it. Written by
"Fair Game" generates a fair amount of suspense during the course of a typically fast moving half hour. Patricia Medina (later seen in "The Earl of Durango") guest stars as Cynthia Kenyon, convicted murderess, being taken to Laredo by bounty hunter Farnum (James Chandler, third of five). Stopping over at a weigh station with Johnny Yuma are two other passengers, liquor salesman Cramer (Stacy Harris) and well dressed Bert Pace (James Drury, later seen in "Vindication"), with Mike Masters (second of three) as the attendant. The after dinner conversation turns toward Farnum's profession, and how he can collect a bounty on such a beautiful woman, before one drink of water brings instant death. Yuma was warned not to drink by the dying Farnum, so he takes it upon himself to ferret out the culprit, waiting for the dawn that means Laredo for Cynthia.
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