A stranger, not happy with the changing times and unwilling to accept the fact that "sod busters" are moving into the land, resorts to taking a job with the Starrett's when things get rough...
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A stranger, not happy with the changing times and unwilling to accept the fact that "sod busters" are moving into the land, resorts to taking a job with the Starrett's when things get rough. He doesn't last long because Ryker invites him to work at his ranch. But even Ryker's ways are too tame for this cowboy, and he's out for revenge. Written by
I was thinkin' about sodbusters.
You don't like our neighbors?
You don't know. Wasn't about a year I had me a job north of here. Good wages. Good boss. Then the nesters came.
They always do.
Bunchin' up. The way they bunch up. You can smell them comin' a mile off. First it was fences on the range. Then it was barb wire. Then they fenced off the water. The water. And the law. The law said they could do it. Cows couldn't range. Pretty soon they couldn't hardly get no water. First thing ...
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I just love all these episodes. I thought they were very well done...The drama was excellent. It's interesting to note just how much power Shane had on the farm. He made some of the decisions that Tom should have made, and Tom didn't say a thing about it...such as giving Ryker back his calf. In all rights, Tom could have refused to let him do it...but Shane had some sort of pull with the family. What was it that was said? Shane's pretty tight with the family...Yep...
I really like Ryker's character. He's tough, but honest. It shocks me every time I watch this episode the way Ryker just comes in, picks up the shovel, and starts undamming the creek...It really shows that though he hates sod-busters...he respects honesty. I think that deep down he had a lot of respect for Shane as well...
Like I said, another excellent episode.
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