Josh in a casino at Almagordo eating a steak when Gar Foley sits down with him. He warns Josh to stay away from Ted Nelson followed by a fight between them with Josh kicking Foley out of the casino. He returns to his seat joined by the bar maid Ruth. Sheriff Pat Garret walks in and sits down with Josh. Although they are friends, he tells Josh he bit off a large bite with Foley. Pat wants no gun play in town so he tells Josh he must leave town. As Pat walks out another woman walks in asking to talk to Josh in private. She is Anne Nelson wife of outlaw Ted Nelson who is also a friend of Josh. She tells Josh she wants Ted to turn himself in. Since he has never killed anyone, he would get prison time only and then return to her. Josh agrees to meet Ted but realizes Foley may follow. Josh stops him and ties him to a tree. Ted says he will give himself up if Josh gives half the reward to Anne to let her return to her family and forget him. After agreeing, Josh returns to town where he makes... Written by
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Josh Randall encounters and is revealed to be a friend of historical figure Pat Garrett (1850-1908), the sheriff best known for doggedly pursuing and finally killing Billy the Kid on July 14, 1881. See more
Two spelling errors afflict this episode: (1) Pat Garrett's name is misspelled "Garret" on the sign outside his office, and (2) the town of Alamogordo is misspelled "Almagordo" on the hotel's sign (seen when Josh and Ruth ride out of town). See more
Hey, how come you're planted so cozy with Garrett all of a sudden? He usually doesn't take well to bounty hunters.
All I did was ask him to tell me about the time he killed Billy the Kid.
That'd do it.
References Duel in the Sun