The Lone Ranger and Tonto are still riding through the Tomahawk Basin when Ben Steel confronts them in their camp. Ben is the former leader of the now disbanded Black Arrow. He is brazen enough to meet face to face because he knows the Lone Ranger has no solid proof on his criminal activities. He declares that he should be left alone as he does all he can to be in total control of the Tomahawk Basin.
Later, the Lone Ranger stops a rancher from drinking from a poisoned water hole. An argument breaks out, and after the Lone Ranger settles the matter, convinces the honest rancher of not selling out to Ben Steel and rides away. Ben’s new henchman, Billy the Kid is introduced.
Rancher, Carrey is about to cave in to pressure and sign over his ranch to Steel, when the Lone Ranger intervenes in dramatic fashion. Steel rides off to face another day. Rather than being grateful, the rancher thinks he just missed out on the opportunity of a lifetime to sell out. Since their is some animosity between the Lone Ranger and the rancher, Steel’s half breed side kick spreads rumors that the Lone Ranger is a trouble maker who is set on causing trouble with the sweet, honest, upright Ben Steel. .
The plan is to pretend to extend an offer to use Steel’s watering hole, then set up a poisoning with the half breed in disguise, seen riding away from the hole on a white horse. Will the plan work to set the whole basin against the Lone Ranger? Can he clear his name, and regain the trust of the ranchers? There may be enough proof to ttake the half breed to jail, but Steel is still lose, and the half breed may be too valuable to Steel to leave him there. But those are concerns for some future episode.