Newspaperman Byron Claremont wrote a story about Ben Russell, a onetime fast gun who's been ranching for 20 years. All the article does is draw out a young gun looking to make a name for himself, Panama Billings, who calls out Ben, shooting him down in the street. Lucas McCain doesn't think much of Claremont's brand of journalism and lets him know that. When Claremont's wife Eleanor seems to show an interest in Lucas, Claremont writes him up as being faster with a rifle than anyone with a six-shooter and soon enough, another young gun comes to North Fork, this time gunning for Lucas. Written by
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In episode 7 season 2 Mark called his father Dad when Lucas sent him off to town to keep him from catching yellow fever. He always called him paw and never Dad. See more
Lucas confronts Billy Benson and shoots the decorative wooden balls off of the top of the Madera House sign. He looks at Billy once & the second time he looks at him he starts to turn to the right to face him. The next shot is a close up of McCain & he again starts to turn to the right to face him. See more
Did you like Miss Claremont?
I liked her better than her husband.
I don't mean that. I mean, did you like her!
I said I liked her. Look, Mark. A man, especially out here, comes to expect very little that's pretty. And when he does stumble across it, he can stop to admire it for what it is - beauty. It's like, well it's like, looking at a sunset or a pretty picture painting. You can admire them and appreciate them without wanting to own them.
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his riffle and then stares into the camera. See more