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The Cover Up 

Matt jails the wife abusing Sam Baxter on suspicion of murdering 2 squatters on his land, but after he gets locked up, a 3rd squatter is murdered.

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... Matt Dillon
... Chester
... Doc
... Kitty
Tyler McVey ... Sam Baxton
... Sara Baxton
... Zack Ritter (as Ted Marcuse)
... Jed Bates
... Hoffer
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Matt jails the wife abusing Sam Baxter on suspicion of murdering 2 squatters on his land, but after he gets locked up, a 3rd squatter is murdered.

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12 January 1957 (USA)  »

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Doc Adams: Well, I can't sit around neglecting my other patients waiting for you to get shot.
Marshal Matt Dillon: Might make more money that way.
Doc Adams: The only way I could make any more money around here is to have your job.
Marshal Matt Dillon: Ha! And you wouldn't get rich that way, either.
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A terrible person can do terrible things.
5 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

A large rancher, Sam Baxton, is not a very pleasant fellow. Not only does he treat his wife, Sara, like a dog but he cannot stand squatters on his many rural acres. Put Sam Baxton with the two squatters, Hoffer and Ritter, and you really have a story that is not going to turn out well for anyone. Even the two squatters are not fond of each other.

One day Hoffer comes into Dodge and is looking for the other squatter, Ritter. He says that Ritter let his cows eat up his corn and he is set on killing him. Marshal puts a stop to the action but the next day word is out that Ritter is dead from a shotgun wound. Matt and Chester ride out to arrest Hoffer but found him dying from an identical wound as Ritter. However Hoffer is able to tell the Marshal that Sam Baxton was the killer before dying.

Matt arrest Sam Baxton but the next day another identical murder happens. Matt has a suspicion that everything is not what it seems.

As much as you will dislike the characters in this episode, the story is compelling. There is an act at the end of this episode that is as horrid as any in life but at the same time you feel for the victim. A shocking story that was an excellent watch.


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