Doc is using the jail to quarantine people as they fall ill. The common thread between them seems to be that they all had a dinner meeting together, about the upcoming German festival, at Bendino's restaurant. Doc, at first, suspects some type of food poisoning as the culprit, but then discovers it's really Typhus. Leading citizen Mr. Matthews takes a few of his men over to Bendino's and beat him to death. Matt arrests Matthews and throws him in jail, much to Matthew's disdain with all the patients. When Mrs. Saur, a German resident living outside of Dodge, comes down with the disease Doc has to look elsewhere for the cause. He sets up an experiment that could cause him to come down with the disease himself, and possibly die!Read More
Big Lena Wave and her man, diminutive Emmett Fitzgood ride into Dodge to run a card game at the Long Branch. Chester accuses Emmett of cheating. Lena socks him. Lena uses a bottle on a guy. Matt's trying to figure out how to handle her. Lena kills Ed James, a buffalo hunter who made advances toward her. Matt takes her gun. Nate Bannister, Ed's partner, says he's sick of puny women taking advantage because they are weak and underbuilt. He says he's going to shoot Lena. Matt gives him a rifle butt accross the chops and locks him up. Lena wants to see who's wants to kill her. Nate calls Lena a lady. They agree to bury the hatchet over a glass of beer. Nate says gonna marry Lena. Emmett enters and shoots Nate with a derringer. Emmett and Lena have been married for ten years. Lena lost her head with the attention Nate was paying her, and requests to be allowed to stay with Emmett in jail.Read More
Doc tends Cara, who slashed her forearm, to make it look like a suicide attempt. She asks for Matt. They haven't seen each other in twelve years since Yuma. Cara wants to stay awhile. Kitty doesn't want to hear about Matt's old flame. She hires Cara. Sheriff Benson says a bank robber, Jack Tolliver, is heading toward Dodge. He says a scout, a woman, cases the town. He describes Cara. Matt catches Cara in a lie. Matt tells her he's going to Ellsworth on government buisness. She asks him to postpone it. Kitty tells Matt Cara wants $20. Matt tells Chester to follow Cara. She buys a ticket to St. Louie. Matt asks Cara are you leaving without saying goodbye. Cara says the ticket was for Tolliver. Matt and Chester run to get on the train. Just like Cara wanted. They get off at a ranch and ride back to Dodge. Matt and Chester are keeping watch at the Botkin Bank. Tolliver and a cohort enter the bank. The cohort is shot. Tolliver goes out and uses Cara as a shield. SheRead More
Dodge City meets a Photographer who shows the residents how a camera works. Jacoby wants to take pictures of how the Wild West looks. When Matt learns someone died he thinks the photographer may have hired someone to kill Grubby for a picture of the west.Read More
Doc, Chester, and Matt suspect Kitty of helping a bank robber when she invites Matt to an out of the way spot for dinner. What they didn't know was that the bank robber was the first 'man' Kitty had ever known. This is a half hour episode and is available from Columbia House video.Read More
An old friend of the family comes to Dodge looking for Kitty, but when he finds out she's a saloon owner, he's dismayed. Intent on defending her honor wherever she is insulted, he nearly gets himself killed. Kitty finally tells him that she has no honor, and he keeps making a fool out of himself thinking otherwise. It sends him away and saves his life at the same time.Read More
A buffalo hunter (Spadden) and his partner Ritchie come to Dodge City causing trouble.
Spadden has the reputation for bullying other people and bullying his buffalo skinner, Ritchie.
When Jim Cornet's friend is killed in a fight by Spadden, Spadden and Cornet have angry words.
Later that evening, Matt and Chester discover Jim Cornet's body lying dead in an alley. They also discover Cornet lying drunk in the alley just a few feet away from Jim Cornet's body.
Since Matt and Cornet had been arguing earlier, Matt thinks that Spadden might have murdered Cornet.
Spadden is tried for murder, but the Judge is of the opinion that there is just not enough evidence to convict Spadden. Spadden is acquitted from the charge of murder.
Matt thinks that there are some unusual circumstances in this case and launches an investigation.
Matt discovers Ritchie's body in the stable. Spadden admits he beat Ritchie to death.
As the investigation unfolds, Matt finally gets to the true facts of who killed JimRead More
Grant Hatcher hires Lute Willis to kill Matt. Lute meets Fanny Fields and sets his hat for her. Lute takes a bottle of whiskey up to Hank Browder, another professional gunman. Lute meets Fanny at the store again and they arrange to meet that night. They meet and kiss,Lute says he is in love with her. Fanny senses something is wrong. Lute wants her to go away with him. Lute tells Fanny he is a hired killer, but he will do it no more. Lute tries to get Browder to kill Matt. Browder says he will do it. Browder shoots thru the office window and wings Chester. Hatcher rides in. Matt gets him to tell that he hired Lute. Matt says you're going to jail. Hatcher draws Matt plugs him. Matt arrests Lute and Browder sees it. Browder comes to the jail window. Lute tells him to tell Fanny she has to be his alibi. Browder follows Fanny out of town and kills her. Doc and Kitty see Fanny's buggy. Browder tells Lute Fanny agrees. Matt finds Fanny. Matt tells Lute Fanny was killed andRead More
Mattie Arthur arrives on the stagecoach. She is the wife of Captain Frank Arthur, killed by the Kiowa four months ago. Corporal Johnny Jennings was the only survivor of the battle. She has come to find her husband, who she thinks may be a prisoner. She wants him or his body. Colonel Ebert can't help due to the treaty. Matt tells her he agrees with the colonel. She offers a reward to anyone bringing her husband back dead or alive. Jennings says the captain was run through with a lance. A wolfer, Emil Peck, agrees to take her to Lands Creek, the site of the battle. The Hotel clerk tells Matt, Mattie skipped out. Colonel Ebert won't send troopers. Matt asks for Jennings who goes. Peck is ready to ax Mattie. Matt saves the day. She pulls a ""gun"" on Matt. A large number of Kiowa appear. Little Bear takes them to Lands Creek. The Kiowa have given Arthur an indian burial wrapped in a chief's blanket. All Mattie has wanted all along is proof of his death for the will and insurRead More
In a stage hold up by four men, Downey shoots the driver, against the plans of Silva who watches from a hill. Silva says thy're heading 200 miles south to Dodge. Silva leaves Downey out in the middle of no where with no boots, gun or horse. Henry Squires and his grandson Little Bit are going to St. Joe to pick a prize hereford and two heifers. On the train ride back to Dodge, two of holdup guys, Kearny and Wade get into the car with Henry and the cattle. In a gunfight Henry kills Kearny and wings Wade who jumps off. Silva sees the cattle in town and talks to Henry, who tells him they're leaving at first light. Silva and Dodd are going to hold up the Dodge House. Polk and Wade are to steal the cattle. Polk figures he's been double crossed. Wade shoots at Little Bit. Little Bit shoots at the hooves of Wade's horse. Wade is thrown and hits his head on a rock. Henry tells Matt he remembers Wade saying there are others in Dodge that have bigger things to do. Silva and Rudd rob tRead More
Loy Bishp kills his buddy Jake Mosely and takes him to Matt for the bounty. Matt has no wanted poster on Jake and arrests Loy. The wanted poster shows up. Loy is set free. Matt says he'll find him when the money comes in. Loy keeps trying to get Cheter to drink with him at the Long Branch. Chester says he doesn't drink with a backshooter. The Dodge House won't give Loy a room. Matt won't let Loy sleep in the jail. A telegraph says the reward has been withdrawn. Matt tells Loy to git. Loy returns to his farm and Rose Ellen, Dawkins and Cape. Loy tells them they are going to take a town. Loy has a fake telegram sent to have Matt come to Ashland. Matt finds out from the telegrapher he was forced to send the telegram. Matt tries to find Sheriff Hale. Rose Ellen throws a beer in Matt's face. That night Rose Ellen tells Matt she knows where Hale is. She says to meet behind the saloon. Dawkins, Cape and the bartender subdue Matt. Loy drags Rose Ellen in saying you weren'tRead More
Redwater, Texas 1858, Sage and his men plan on robbing a bank. Sage kills a young man in his band who looked scared. They take a hostage and Sage tells Dan York to kill him. York kills Sage, and tells them to let the hostage, Matt Dillon, go. Seventeen years later Dan and his partner, Baca, rob the bank in Dodge. Matt can shoot Dan riding off, but he doesn't. Matt checks the hotel register at the Dodge House. Baca first signed in as being from Taloga, then crossed it out. Matt resigns. Matt finds Dan ans Baca in Taloga. Matt tells Dan he wants a cut. Dan figures Matt wants to join them. They take him to their camp. Matt says it cost him his job, he wants a cut of the Dodge money. Dan and Baca disagree and shoot each other. Dan tells Matt where the money is. Matt returns the money and pins his badge back on.Read More
Hector gets out of bed with his wife Edna, and sees some bum using his pump. The bum is Orval Bass, Edna's ex-husband. Seven years ago he killed the man Edna took up with. He's just got out of prison. Orval's son has taken Hector's last name. This was Orval's farm and he had a the harness shop in town. Edna tells Matt Orval's out. Orval signed papers that gave everything to Edna, but he can't read. Orval meets Ethan his son. Edna tells Ethan they have to get Hector and Orval into a gunfight. She tells Ethan to make up with Orval. Ethan tell Orval, Hector is planning to kill him. Ethan tries to give Orval a gun he won't take it. Joe Frisbie is looking for a woman to make happy. He spots Edna. He knows she's married. Joe tells her he's lonely. She agrees to meet him at 8:00 in the grove. Joe wants Edna forever. Edna works on Hector. Hector picks up a pitchfork. Ethan throws Orval a gun. He throws it back. Hector says next time I'll be wearing a gun, you better be doRead More
Doc Adams welcomes Dr. Wesley May & his wife into town, trouble begins when gossip about Doc Adams may soon not have a job. Doc takes Mrs. May to see a patient who Mrs. May believes to be 50 years but is only 33 years old.
Doc tells Mr. Boake he will need to amputate his leg, but before Doc does Mrs. May gets her husband because she thinks he can save it. Later Mr. Boak dies she trusted her husband & not the advice Doc gave.Read More
Hope tells Ed she wants to look around town. Quint's carrying a crate and accidently runs into Ed. Ed socks him. Quint socks Ed. Hope tells Kitty she's Nettie Farmer's daughter. Hope ran off with Ed a year ago. He promised to marry her. He hasn't. Kitty asks Hope to stay with her. Hope is coming down the stairs, and feels so weak. Doc says she's pregnant. Hope knew it. Hope asks Kitty to take her home. Hope doesn't want to see Ed again. Nettie worked for Kitty. Quint and Festus are hasseling Carl as he loads the stage. Kitty tells Matt she'll be gone long enough for him to miss her. Kitty tells the obnoxious male passenger, to sit back and shut up. Spector and Furnas shoots the driver and the male. Furnas says the women are dead too. Kitty peeks a look. Kitty puts a gun in her handbag and they hoof it. Kitty gives Hope some whisky for her pain. They reach a relay station. Spector runs it. Hope lies down. Kitty sees Furnas ride up. Kitty doesn't let on she recRead More
Howie tells Matt the lobby of the Dodge House is full of indians. Wiley demands Matt get them out. They want a room, they have gold to pay for it. The chief is sick with fever. Matt sends for Doc. He's got pneumonia. Lt.Cal Tripp, of the 14th cavalry from Walla Walla, tells Matt to put the chief and the two braves in his room. He is Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. Corly Watts brother was killed by the Nez Perce. The Chief is going to Washington D.C. to talk to the president. Wiley's rabble rousing. Tripp overhears them. Tripp goes to Wiley's office and tells him if a mob tries to storm the hotel it may get burned. Matt calls Charlie Britton a thief. He busts a bottle over Matt's arm. Matt throws him out of Dodge for a month. Charlie's going to Corly. Matt sends a telegram. Doc looks at Matt's arm. Britton tells Corly, Chief Joseph is in Dodge. Tripp tells Kitty and Festus of the chief's daughter bathing in a stream and white trappers. The Long Branch empties to seeRead More
Jayce McCaw deals unfairly with a Pawnee Indian family and winds up killing the father, shooting Kioga (the son), and leaving the daughter unprotected in the wilderness. When he gets into Dodge he near strangles Howie, the Dodge House desk clerk, just to get a woman's name. Kioga, still wounded, tracks him to Dodge and shows up in Mr. Bodkin's bank wanting to cash in a gold nugget for money. He's taken up to Doc's for treatment and Matt leaves him the $110.00 Mr. Bodkin redeemed the gold for. After Doc's treatment Kioga buys white man's clothes and hat, and gets his hair cut in order to blend in. That night he tries to kill McCaw, but misses. McCaw, being short on brains and manners, smarts off to Matt and gets thrown in jail. Kioga disturbs the peace to get thrown in with McCaw. Another failed attempt. The next day, another failed attempt using a rifle as McCaw rides out of town. Kioga grabs a horse and takes off after him. He finally captures McCaw and stakeRead More
Holly and Walker, two bounty hunters, come across a dead sheriff and his prisoner. The prisoner, John Drago, is still alive, but badly injured from his horse throwing him. Holly finds a wanted poster in the sheriff's pocket indicating the reward for Drago, dead or alive, from the Mexican authorities is thirty-thousand dollars. They take Drago into Dodge for medical treatment. Doc and Matt insist on keeping Drago under guard in a hotel room until he's fit to ride. Local farmer Austin Boyle's wife is under Doc's care because she's having a difficult time carrying her baby and, knowing he could use the money, Festus suggests that Matt hire him as a guard. A Kansas
City Beacon Newspaper reporter, George Flint, is in town and keeps stirring up trouble between the bounty hunters and Matt to create an interesting story. Flint eventually plants the idea in the bounty hunter's minds to offer Boyle three-thousand dollars to kill Drago so they can quickly get to Mexico andRead More
Paul Wiley and his gang get into a shootout with Matt and some of the townsfolk after robbing the bank in Dodge. During the shootout Mrs. Ayers and her young boy are shot down in the street. Wounded in the leg, Wiley ducks into the church. He finds Rev. Porter, his fiancÃ©e Phyllis, and Mrs. Howell there and sends Phyllis for a doctor. Matt sends posses out in a couple directions because the gang scattered. Festus figures out that Wiley may have doubled back towards Dodge. He sends his posse on while he and Thad head back for town. Doc tells Wiley he needs special instruments from his office to extract the bullet. Reluctantly, Wiley let's him go. Doc's forced into telling Festus about Wiley and is overheard by local citizen Baker, who
then tells Mr. Ayers that the man responsible for wounding his wife and son is in the church. Ayers, Baker and a moderate crowd decide to go get Wiley. Festus and Doc try to stop them, but it's a bullet fired from Wiley's pistol intRead More
Jacob Beamus and his good Comanche friend, John Walking Fox, are bringing a load of buffalo pelts into Dodge. Gainer, Holtz and Banjo, three morally bankrupt saddle tramps, try to force their way into staying at their camp and are invited to leave. When the three see Jacob and John Walking Fox coming into Dodge they give them some more trouble. They manage to get to Aaron Tigue's trading store, where an argument takes place between Jacob and Aaron over the previously promised price of the pelts, and Jacob is killed. John Walking Fox pays Percy Crump, Dodge City's undertaker, for a funeral and headstone for Jacob with a '49er' $50 gold piece, a rare coin minted once by a California bank. It seems that the old coin shipment of $100,000 was lost between Pueblo, Colorado and Dodge City, Kansas in 1850. When he then pays for a hotel room with another coin, Tigue and the saddle tramps
are convinced that the Indian knows where the rest of the coins are buried. It turnsRead More
After Asa Longworth comes to Dodge City dressed in Preacher's clothes (the clothes belong to the Preacher that Asa killed) everybody thinks he has come to hold a sermon. He later tells everybody that he is in Dodge to watch someone die.
Asa tells Matt the clothes belong to his twin brother. Matt asks for the name of the person who killed Asa's twin brother & the town where the killing took place. Dougherty tells Matt he saw Asa in Garden City last week but didn't use a gun to kill anyone!Read More
Bear Sanderson tells his wife Cora is coming home but Mrs. Sanderson is unhappy because she hates her marriage Bear whishes his wife dead He soon finds his wish true. Festus is getting deputies to help with the renegades, Doc Adams tells Cora that her home is gone and her mom has died.
Cora asks how her mom died, Newly continues to track the renegades, Matt tells Bear he is sorry for what happened. Matt warns Bear not take the into his own hands because he wants the Indians dead for killing his wife. Cora wants her dad to let the law handle the raids.
Matt hires a lawyer to defend the Indians in jail but doesn't want to take the case, Cora talks to Cicero Wolfe to take the case but he still won't take it. Matt feels that Bear let him down. Baer brings up the time when Kitty was shot and took off his badge and went to find Kitty's attackers alone with hurting Dodge.
Mr. Wolfe takes the case only to tell Matt that he is an Indian and says the case is a sham.Read More
Sarah takes her class on picnic trip to enjoy nature but is attacked by Mr. Stokes who is drunk and will have a baby but doesn't know yet and has hidden the secret. Doc tells her but she doesn't believe him. Mr. Pruitt and his son Lester love her.
Carl feels hurt that he couldn't tell Sarah he would love the baby anyway. Carl goes to jail for not telling Matt why he fought Mr. Stokes. Sarah doesn't want to help Carl get out of jail because she was attacked and wants to leave Dodge.Read More