Gus returns to the cattle drive with Lorena who is still recovering from her ordeal. Jake Spoon has joined up with Dan Suggs and his gang supposedly to rob banks. They rustled horses however shooting several men in the process. When they come across farmers, Suggs shoots them in cold blood. When Joshua Deets finds one of the murdered men Call, Gus several others from the cattle drive head off to find the horse thieves. When they catch up to them, frontier justice is dispensed swiftly and dispassionately. July Johnson writes home to tell them about the deaths and goes on to look for his wife Elmira who is approaching her destination in her search for her first husband. She doesn't get good news. Everyone soon arrives at Clara Allen's horse ranch. Gus is reunited with is love and Lorena finds a new home for herself. Written by
Did You Know?
When the army is trying to take the horse from Dish, the Captain mentions that his horses were tired of chasing Red Cloud. "Red Cloud's War" lasted from 1865 until the signing of the Treaty at Fort Laramie in 1868. In the second episode, Captain McCrea mentions upon leaving the saloon where he beats up the bartender that they would have been remembered if they had been killed by the Comanche's like Custer had by the Sioux. The Battle of the Little Big Horn where Custer was killed was in 1876, eight years after the Treaty of Laramie that concluded Red Cloud's War. See more
Jake was no killer.
Augustus 'Gus' McCrae
Jake liked to joke, he didn't like to work. I got exactly those same feelings myself.