Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Future Virginian star James Drury and Paul Fix are among the guest players in this, the fourth installment of The Rifleman television series. This time Lucas McCain (Chuck Connors) takes on a broken-down, alcoholic lawman, Micah Torrance (Fix), who's hired to help build a corral. But the arrival of illiterate troublemakers Flory (Robert J. Wilke) and Andrew Sheltin (Warren Oates) spells trouble, both for Lucas and Mark (Johnny Crawford) and the town of North Fork, New Mexico. But who is the smooth-talking Lloyd Carpenter (Drury) and why is he traveling with the uncouth Shelton boys? This episode was the first to be directed by the series' creator and head writer, Sam Peckinpah.