On a small strip of land between Mexico and Arizona lay an area that was claimed by neither country. Though now uninhabited, a couple of horseback riders are in search of the old temples that are said to hav been built there by the Aztecs, and the secrets of El Mundo.
Tonto rides into the desert town of El Pass, in search of a man named Jeb Smith. Jeb is a man who is said to have lived in town for 20 years,and is a friend of the Lone Ranger, but suddenly he is acting crazy, not recognizing anybody, and babbling about being hundreds of years old. Tonto rides away to meet up with Dan Reed and Lone Ranger, who are camped near by in the desert.
The Lone Ranger had also been out on the trail and tells what he discovered about some missing outlaws. Tonto foresees a storm brewing, and as the Lone Ranger heads to Jeb Smith’s ranch, even Silver is a little nervous. A body is found, just as a posse rides up to catch the Lone Ranger. How convenient. The Lone Ranger resists arrest, and manages to gather information about who it was that sent them to the ranch right at that time
. What wierd things are going on here? Missing bandits, people acting like zombies, ancient Aztec ruins, is there something sinister and supernatural happening? Who is El Mundo, and why is the Lone Ranger such a threat to his operation?
Once again lurking in town, Tonto learns some important information about Jeb Smith’s niece. She claims to want the help of the Lone Ranger to break up the evil, supernatural plans of El Mundo. Isn’t she the same woman who was talking to the wierd cult leader earlier in the show? She’s up to something, and the Lone Ranger suspects it, but uses her information to move in.
Is El Mundo a criminal master mind? Can the Lone Ranger count on help from the Sheriff? There are a lot of unanswered questions in today’s episode, but its a story too big for just one show, so stay tuned for the ongoing story. If there are any in this particular story line. I don’t think there are.