Lassie leads Karen to a fawn left motherless by a hunter while Doc Stewart instructs Timmy in proper hunting safety over mom's objections. But with his prey in his sites, Timmy's enthusiasm for hunting is challenged... does he really want to pull the trigger?
Lassie can't help Timmy fight his battles with Oliver, a misunderstood school bully. And though she disapproves of Ethan's boxing lessons, Karen realizes that Timmy has to learn to defend himself, which he does, but not in the usual way.
When Ethan offers to take Timmy to The Hudson Falls Booster Association's Father and Son night, Karen and Timmy have a heart to heart about the absence of his late dad in their lives. Lassie's wisdom convinces the boy that his life must go on.
Timmy and his friends are out camping, he decides he would like to tell a ghost story. This ghost story might be true because he saw the person that was in his ghost stoy in real-life! Do you think it is true?
Timmy finds an injured Lassie after she cleverly escapes from the junk yard of her neglectful owner, Hollerin' Hank Cranforth. But just as Timmy and Lassie become instant friends, Hank returns to claim her, leaving a despondent Timmy.