Doc and Matt share some words on rabbit hunting when Burke interupts with a job for Matt. The man has papers worked up to evict a homesteader from his land. It may be legal, but is it the right thing to do? There could be some trouble and bloodshed brewing.
It’s out to the homestead to serve the eviction papers on Sloan Carson. How will the kindly and hard working farmerf take the news? An unexpected turn of events arise when Crowder, the son of the rancher gets involved.
In town, as Matt teases Doc about being an aging bachelor, Chester brings word that the legal entaglement over the eviction could drag out longer. Rather than fighting with guns, Carson files papers to dispute the eviction claim. The old man is furious that his son is taking the side of the homesteaders, and his blood pressure blows up and he drops dead.