"The Virginian" Six Graves at Cripple Creek (TV Episode 1965) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Ryker shoots two men during a bank holdup and recognizes one of the men as one of two men he was searching for years ago in the murder of two people. He questions the man and gets a lead on the second man. He leaves for Silver City to hunt for Charlie McMasters. At Silver City he learns McMasters was supposedly killed at Cripple Creek by Indians. The Sheriff jails Ryker until he agrees to accompany a young woman Lucille Carver to Cripple Creek. She is looking for her father John Carver who she does not remember and was killed at Cripple Creek. They are attacked at Cripple Creek and then go on to Fort Shields. Ryker learns there that one man survived Cripple Creek and had a large amount of gold. He leaves Lucille at the fort while he goes on to Deadwood. On the way the Silver City sheriff waylays Ryker after telling him he is after the gold. At Deadwood Ryker and the sheriff meet again and they learn that someone sent for Lucille claiming to be her father. Ryker meets with Lucille and her father as it is clear Lucille has taken a strong liking to her father but more importantly to Ryker. Further investigation reveals that the mine being worked is a front for the stolen gold. This puts Ryker in a sticky position with Lucille concerning her fake father and leads to confrontation between the two sides.

  • Ryker receives a clue as to the location of a man he wants for a murder two years ago. He goes on the trail but is forced to guide a young woman looking for her dad but both men may have been killed in an Indian massacre at Cripple Creek.


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