Helping Hand. In Dodge City, Matt Dillon is the first man they look for, and the last man they want to meet. Out riding the range, Matt and Chester come across a lynching that he breaks up. Matt holds the boy who was the star attraction at the necktie party, until a proper investigation can be done.
Matt gives the young fellow a chance. He just seems to be a little misguided, and inexperienced. A push either way could send him down a path of being good, or bad. Matt tries to offer a helping hand, encouraging him to get a job, but will the young man take his chance to make good? The downhill path always is so much easier than an uphill one.
It looks as though Matt will need to switch to some tactics more along the lines of tough love. Will the young guy learn? He thinks he can handle his own, but can he? When you’re walking a tight rope, with danger all around, how many mis-steps do you get before you fall? One is one too many.