Lone Ranger – Diamond Trail. 420304. Miners are treated with drinks as they await the mining syndicate leader, Drexel. After his agent, Beasley was exposed by the Lone Ranger in a previous episode, Drexel tries a different angle. He learns all he can so he can see what kind of weaknesses the Lone Ranger has. Does the Masked man have any weakness? Drexel’s plan is to use the Lone Ranger’s strengths against him.
He stages a scene with a female accomplice in hopes of luring in the Lone Ranger. The guise is to sell her diamonds to save her brother’s mine. Ever the helpful one, the Lone Ranger gets set up for stealing her diamonds. Lone Ranger and Tonto manage to take some precautions, but will they be enough to avoid being tossed in jail for theft? Will the woman’s lies be convincing enough to seal the Lone Ranger’s fate?
Tossed into jail, the Lone Ranger knows what he’s dealing with, he begins developing his own plan to overturn the bad guys and even recover the real diamonds. Since it has turned out that the ones he was given were fakes. First, he needs to break out of jail.
Soon the bad guys are squirming, and the big time diamond thieves from back East have fallen into his trap.
PS: Hey, the name of the famous diamond that was stolen is the Rockwell Diamond. I wonder if it’s the same Rockwell Diamond that was featured in an early episode of Boston Blackie.