Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Prim and proper Ann Cabot (Susan Morrow) arrives in Dodge in hopes of being reunited with her fiance Jack Shomer (played by future director Joseph Sargent). Though Matt tries to hide the truth from Ann, she soon learns that Jack has become a self-pitying alcoholic, who insists that he is no good to anyone. A chance for redemption comes when Ann is accosted by town bully Hank Groat (Guinn Williams)...but a happy ending may not be in the cards, no matter how much Matt hopes that things will turn out for the best. This episode is adapted from the Gunsmoke radio broadcast of April 9, 1955.