Shag Warner stumbles into Laramie after being horse whipped and blinded by Lem Pastor for showing interest in Lem's daughter Lucy who is of age. Troop takes Shag to the doctor and then goes to see Lem and Lucy. Lucy leaves the ranch during the night and goes to the Birdcage for help. She wants to see Shag. Troop tries to convince Lucy and Shag to leave town but Shag is determined to kill Lem. When Lem arrives in Laramie, Lucy takes Shag's gun to confront her father. Lucy tells him he stole her life to replace her dead mother and she is leaving making Lem accept the truth.
Did You Know?
Lucy, played by Mala Powers
, was supposed to be "of age", meaning she was about 18-21. Powers was 29 when the program aired. Due to a white female born in this era having a life expectancy of around age 64, a nearly 30 year old woman that was not married was considered an old maid. Powers was only 4 years younger than Peggie Castle
, who played saloon owner Lily. See more
can be seen to be wearing a modern bra under her blouse when she hugs Shag in Lily's room. This type of undergarment was not patented until 1889 in Germany, and not mass-produced until the 1910s. In the American west circa 1880 women still wore corsets. See more