After Lucas McCain finds a wounded man on the side of the road, he naturally delivers him to Doc Burrage for treatment. The man is near death and has no identification on him but Marshal Micah Torrance knows exactly who he is and wishes him dead. Micah says he's John Stoddard, someone he knew long ago. Micah uncharacteristically takes to the bottle and refuses to come out of his office, even when a vigilante committee from a town 100 miles away come to collect Stoddard to hang him for crimes he committed while there. It's left to Lucas to sort it all out and also to find out why Micah hates the man to the point of wanting him dead. Written by
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Physicians of this era were not transfusing blood; it had been experimented with by researchers. Results were so poor they started trying transfusing milk from cows, goats, and even humans. Again results were very poor. The main reason transfusions didn't work in these days was that blood types had yet to be discovered. The discovery of the first three human blood groups wasn't until 1901; but saving lives with transfusions was a regular thing until just before World War II. See more
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his riffle and then stares into the camera. See more