A geologist is killed after he claims to have found the lost treasure of Hayes Cooper, a Wild West Texas Ranger. Walker tells Trivette the story of the treasure as they investigate. Walker gets bit by a rattlesnake and has dreams of Cooper. Written by
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When Walker is bitten by the rattler he makes several mistakes. First he jumps out of the truck, where he has just thrown the snake, increasing his blood pressure. 2nd He is holding his arm up and then cuts into it. Third He holds his arm further up while a wraps a tourniquet round the wound area and pulls it tight with his teeth, instead of further up his arm to halt the poison. How did he survive. See more
This episode was the first appearance of 19th century Texas Ranger Ace Cooper. In his episode we learn that Cooper was killed in the line of duty while trying to recover a cash of gold stolen by a ruthless gang. However in the last season of the show we learn that Cooper not only survived but took over as the sheriff of a small town and has a family (this family will eventually lead to a Great Great Grandson that Walker helps at the beginning of the season). Along with that is two different tellings of how Cooper became a ranger. In the first version he was avenging the murder of his parents and was offered the badge. In the second he was a bounty hunter that took over for a ranger that was killed by outlaws. See more