After a week away, Lucas returns to the ranch to learn that Mark now has a job at Nils Swenson's livery stable. Despite Mark's assurances that he can both work at the stable and still get his chores and homework done on time, Lucas has his doubts. He also doesn't quite understand Mark's sudden need for money. When Swenson sends Mark to deliver a re-shod horse to a nearby ranch, Mark decides to take a shortcut but encounters a desperate killer. Written by
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This was Jeff Connors', Chuck Connors' real son, third and final appearance on the Rifleman. 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