Jack Scully is something of a con man using his young friend, Reuben Miles, as a means of getting money. Reuben is a very fast gun but has something of a temper, particularly if he's told someone is saying anything nasty about him behind his back. When most people see the amiable and dim-witted Reuben, they can't quite see the fast gun Scully talks about and happily bet money against him. When they get to North Fork, Scully decides that Reuben should go against Lucas McCain, who has just won the annual sharpshooting contest. It's left to Lucas to show both Scully and Reuben a lesson. Written by
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The first meeting between Mark and Reuben happens while admiring the shotgun. When Lucas walks up Mark tells him to meet Reuben, yet Reuben had not told Mark his name. 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