Coop and Charlie are in a nearby town on a Sunday to get a horse shod and find a man to drive the wagon for Nora and Julie Holland. The blacksmith suggests a young man, Michael Malone, sleeping off a drunk in his barn that rode in on a very good horse. He suspects the man might be a good worker. They find him in the midst of bad nightmare about his past. He is a priest escaping the death of his sister and her baby during childbirth because he would not sanction the killing of either one to save the other one. He agrees to take the job and is on the hook for the pay after he and Charlie fall through the window of the closed saloon. Charlie and Michael return to the train meeting Julie Holland on the way back. Michael settles in with Julie and Nora okay with Julie taking a great interest in Michael and his horse. The Hollands are often helped by neighbors Ben and Beth Mitchell. They are a young married couple with Beth expecting returning home to her father's ranch. Beth is very unhappy...
Did You Know?
This episode was originally scheduled to air on November 25, 1963 but it was preempted by the coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
three days earlier. See more