Matt and Chester take shelter from their rounds by stepping into the Long Branch to talk to Kitty. Sentimental moments are interupted when a report of a robbery comes in. The old timer knows who the thief is, despite not seeing his face. With a blizzard on the way, Matt can’t see going after the aledged robber until sunup.
The jovial Dodie doesn’t seem like he’s the type to be a robber. Though circumstance points to Dodie, Matt can’t bear to take him in, and leave his wife in the cold without fire wood chopped. Chester and Matt get roped into doing a few other chores on the homestead, to keep Medora comfortable with her man going to be gone. Mending the house, finding lost cattle, and who knows what all else?
With the long day at farm work, the lawmen spend the night to avoid bad weather. Doc surprises Matt when he shows up, making his medical rounds, and tells why Dodie couldn’t have done the crime. Who did it then? Why didn’t Dodie admit his alibi sooner?