In order to gain his inheritance, an old man is brutally murdered by his son with the encouragement of his son's wife. Only Ann, the next-in-line for the inheritance, stands in their way. They know that she will be staying at the hotel in North Fork on her way to claim her inheritance. They plan to murder her in her hotel room. Meanwhile, Luke meets Ann as she arrives in town. Luke tells Mark that Ann was best friends with Luke's deceased wife, Mark's mother. He introduces her to Mark, and they quickly become friends. Luke and Ann become attracted to one another, and Luke finds that only he stands between Ann and her death. Written by
Did You Know?
The man killed at he beginning of the show is Jonathan Dodd played by Ralph Moody
. Beginning the following year (1961), Moody played Doc Burrage, a continuing character on the series. 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