On the street Doc and matt talk about Chester, gambling, gunfighting, then meet up in the salloon where Chester is busily gambling his money away. Matt meets Mr Reeves, a man from back East. Chester helps fill in the story of how Mr Reeves came West to make a name for himself, and now awaits the stage coach to deliver his gal to join him.
The stage driver has urgent news for Matt and reports the $50K in gold is missing, and Mr Reeves woman as well. Mr Reed is understandably upset, but when we gets uppity with Matt, he’s playing with fire.
In voiceover, Matt gives the details of the progress on the case, and riding with the posse. Back in the Long Branch, Kitty gives her own report that paints a negative piture of our Mr Reves. In the jail, Matt and Chester share some small talk. Apparently Chester has turned over a temporary new leaf and has been found attending church. The banter is interupted by a new report from the stage coach driver. There has been no more robbery, but he has a good lead on where the missing Laura might be.
The report finds Matt saddled up and heading out to find more clues with a passing cattle herd. Matt figures from the clues that the bandit is inexperienced, and his wandering indicates he may be lost. On returning to town Matt learns the robber has turned himself in, and has been locked up by Chester.
The bandit, Fitch has an odd story and offers to take care of the annoying Mr Reeves for Matt if he lets him out.
Matt is usually the kind to stick to the law, and bad guys. He’s not one to interfere in personal lives. There’s a curiosity here, and matt wants to get to the bottome of it. Why did Fitch kidnap her in the first place? Why did he return her? It’s clear that Reeves is overbearing and self serving. Matt needs Laura to help in court with the robbery case, but Reeves is upset over it. Will it take arresting Laura to tear her out of the grasp of Reeves. What about the bandit, Fitch?
matt has to take some drastic measures. He see’s that the whole matter is fast becoming a travesty of justice. Not to mention a wierd, twisted relationship between woman, boyfriend, and robber.
There is a solution, but Matt can’t force people to make a decision. Although the set up is an irresistable one for the right thing to be done. Sound confusing? Just listen in, and enjoy the plot twists in this wierd romance.