A fiery horse at the speed of light, and a hearty Heigh-ho Silver! The Lone Ranger rides again! Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a better champion of justice.
The sheriff goes to call on Mrs Purdy to talk to her boy, Joe. The sheriff beats around the bush, but has plenty of circumstantial evidence that Joe robbed a safe, and killed a man. Meanwhile, an evil genius named El Mundo sits in his hideout, talking to his mysterious sister about the Lone Ranger. He shares his plan to take over the Purdy ranch, but it’s just the beginning, he has plans to become king. The softspoken mastermind shares his plans for his power and empire.
Meanwhile, the sheriff talks with his deputy over Joe being locked up, and doesn’t think he actually is guilty. Lone Ranger comes to talk to him about the recent activities of El Mundo. If El Mundo isn’t stopped, he’ll own the West. With the help of the Lone Ranger, Joe is broken out of jail, and Dan is left in his place. A plan is in the works, and as the story develops, the plan is vaguely hinted at, but the help of tonight’s cast is needed.
El Mundo needs the Purdy ranch, and a trap is set to both clear Joe, and try to capture El Mundo. Is it already too late? Has Myra, the sister to El Mundo, already moved in? Is the Lone Ranger in danger of being poisoned, and falling victim to El Mundo? Dan may be in trouble back at the jail, and the sheriff comes to get the Lone Ranger’s help.
Fortunately, Dan has already played a switch on El Mundo, and done his own investigating, and explains the mystery of Joe’s false accusation, and how he has been cleared.
Suddenly the forces of El Mundo come racing towards town for a shoot out. The Lone Ranger and Dan make a narrow escape, and El Mundos plans are foiled, for now.
Note: I like the episodes that include Dan Reed with the Lone Ranger and Tonto team. They add an extra element to the heroic adventure. I don’t mind the shows that continue from episode to episode, but this El Mundo character, and the recent Tarantulal gang run of shows just seem to push the boundaries of what was real in the days of the old West. Not my favorites, and just wierd.