As the Hale wagon train reaches various frontier settlements they lose some members of the train but there are usually more wanting to join to go further west. At one such stop Chris runs into the common situation of more wagons wanting to join the train than he can accommodate resulting in disappointed applicants. At this stop the applicant Ben Campbell, ex-convict, and his wife Kate were the next ones on the list. They want to leave quickly to get away from his old criminal partner Jud Fisher who is in jail waiting to be hung. He believes Ben turned him into the law although it is not true. Ben and Kate want to go west for a new start. Their only hope is that overnight a wagon will drop out. When Jud escapes jail, the sheriff sends protection for Ben and Kate. At the same time the two young orphaned Blake brothers are roaming among the wagons. The older boy tom is apprenticed to a blacksmith who beats him and they want to steal away on the train. Mrs. Parkman, the last to join the ...
Did You Know?
Robert Fuller and Dennis Holmes both had been in the TV series Laramie a couple years before this episode. See more
Both Charlie Wooster and Wagonmaster are seen carrying and using clipboards which in the 1870s had not been invented yet. See more