Episode nine of the 1960s American western series following the adventures of Marshal Jim Crown (Stuart Whitman). In this episode the loyalty of the Cimarron townspeople towards their Marshal is put to the test. Dickie Vardeman (Bud George) has been arrested for murder, but his notorious criminal family are thought to be planning a rescue. Marshal Crown decides to send Dickie for trial in another town, but while trying to move him clashes with the Vardeman family. During the altercation Crown shoots and kills Dickie's brother and gets shot himself. The people of Cimarron initially rush to search for their missing Marshal but when a reward is put out on his head by Dickie's father, nobody is sure what Crown's fate will be.