Dr. Spaulding has requested a doctor to be sent by his mentor at medical school to help with his practice. When he doesn't see Dr. Pat O'Neill on the train, he leaves but The Virginian meets the new doctor when she comes to the aid of young Tim Bates who knocks his shoulder out of joint when he falls off a wagon. Unknown to Dr. Spaulding Dr. O'Neill is really Dr. Patricia O'Neill. Dr. Spaulding is unsure whether a female doctor will be accepted but his wife pushes him to hire her. She encounters resistance from the community being a woman especially after Tim Bates continues to fake a continuing injury to get out of school and chores. The Virginian gives her some insight on how to treat Tim's condition. Her job is on the line when she does an emergency operation on a woman with a burst appendix and dies. Dr. Spaulding had earlier said she should go to Cheyenne for an operation before her condition became so grave. The doctor is kidnapped by a couple to treat a man with a gunshot ... Written by
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Halfway into the episode, Dr. Pat crosses the street heading toward her office. You can see the shadow of the camera crew following her across the street. See more