A gunman with a fatal and terminal gunshot wound is heading to Dodge to kill the men who have killed him. In town, Matt is surprised to learn that Jim Nielson is still alive, and also concerned over public safety upon hearing that Jim is at the Long Branch Salloon. Matt warns Charlie and Tom about the pending danger, and to keep out of sight. Will the brothers go for it? Will Matt have to run Jim out of town?
Jim is a man with nothing to lose, and nothing to live for. Matt is helpless to arrest Jim, especially when Charlie is the aggressor in a gunfight that he finds himself on the losing end.
Will Tom be just as reckless in his approach? Will Matt be able to talk sense to him? Since men had the right to openly carry guns, Matt has his hands tied in trying to prevent the violence. What does the senseless killing prove? Will Jim feel any better for his efforts?