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 ...
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Hale tells Mr. Landis that his wagon will keep the same position in the train for the trip. In a previous episode, it was mentioned that the wagons would change positions so that there aren't people at the end that always have to put up with all the dust from the wagons ahead of them. That in itself is a goof because Charlie's wagon is always first in line. See more
I'll tell you, Annie, about coming here. Didn't I tell you to never come here.
I had to come, Jud.
Had to come, Jud. Because you care so very much for me. You wanna know somethin'? Don't shake your head all winsome like that. You're just like everybody else I ever trusted in my life. You talk love and you talk caring. And I ask you for one favour, one favour. And you turn your back on me.