Gunsmoke – The Patsy. 541030 On the streets of Dodge, a man is gunned down. The upset brother can’t think of any enemies who would want his brother dead, but just wants Matt to get the killer. Matt and Chester get a visit from Kitty, who has a clue from a young lady who was with the man when he was killed.
Matt has his hands full when he rides to the hostile cowboy camp to get the killer. Fly Hoyt may be a rough, crude, hardcase of a cowboy, but claims to be no liar or killer. Matt gives him a chance to prove himself, and takes him back to Dodge so he can clear his name.
Who is the liar here? The hard cowboy, or the timid young lady? There’s a set up happening, but when the lady is shot, the circumstances look bad for Fly Hoyt. Matt has his own ideas, and still refuses to arrest the cowboy.
This shouldn’t be a difficult mystery to figure out, but why did the killer do it the way he did? Why did he do the killing at all? Matt pulls a little set up of his own for some rough justice.