Randy Benton joins a man and his daughter Melanie on the way to Medicine Bow. While preparing dinner and Randy is away collecting water, two men ride into camp, kill Melanie's father, and steal the gold he was carrying. A passing stage sees Randy over the body and assumes he is the killer. He returns later to find Melanie still hiding and is forced to take her under his care. Betsy meets Randy on Shiloh and feels he is innocent after learning about the murder. While tracking Randy and Melanie, Melanie is found and taken to Shiloh. Randy finds her aunt in Medicine Bow but then learns Melanie is not safe at Shiloh when he overhears a conversation between the aunt and her husband. Randy takes Melanie from Betsy at Shiloh but Betsy eventually find them. Her guilt forces her to ask The Virginian for advice. The actions of the two guilty men lead to a showdown with The Virginian which clears Randy who decides to stay at Shiloh as a new hand.
Did You Know?
This episode marked Randy Boone's first appearance as a regular. See more
The song "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" was written by 19-year-old Paul Gilley (no relation to Mickey Gilley) in 1949. It was recorded and released by Hank Williams in November 1949. Elvis Presley called it, "probably the saddest song [he'd] ever heard." See more
You know, if thinking about money was money, Pell would be rich.
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Written by Hank Williams
Performed by Randy Boone See more