The Virginian arrives in Monolith, Arizona to buy cattle from the Landers family. Upon arrival the city Marshall warns him not to buy cattle from them. The next day the Virginian inspects the cattle and buys $5000 worth. When he and two of Landers boys return to town, one of the boys ends up in a fight but all three are arrested. The Virginian learns that no one likes Marshall Frome or his brother the deputy because of their heavy tactics. The brothers are released from jail but The Virginian is not. The Landers bring in the herd of cattle for The Virginian but the Marshall seizes the cattle and Shiloh money. The Marshall is shot by someone and assumes it was Billy Landers. when The Virginian goes to see Jake Landers, he finds Tom Landers using a running iron to brand cattle. On his return to town he spots Deputy Ben Frome who has been dragged by the Landers boys. At the Marshall's office he learns they skinned a couple of the cattle to prove that the Landers have been systematically ...
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In Showdown, the characters Leonard Nimoy and Michael Ansara portrayed were somewhat similar to the characters they would eventually play on Star Trek (Spock, Kang respectively). Ben Frome (Nimoy) was stone-faced and taciturn, showing little to no emotion throughout the episode. Merle Frome (Ansara) was grim but talkative, and he smiled once at the end of the episode. See more