402: Spokes (9/25/1970)
Needing to get away temporarily from the rigors of ranch life, Buck chooses the raucous Fourth of July holiday for the time and the roughest town in the territory for the place Soon after his arrival in Spokes, a lawless community run by tough China Pierce, Buck witnesses a saloon shootout in which Pierce's son Bud is killed by Jones, an old friendless trapper who is seriously wounded. Although it was a fair fight, cowering townspeople refuse to help Jones, so Buck goes to the man's aid and then mounts a vigil to await the inevitable explosive confrontation with Pierce.
Guest star: Robert Anderson (Ben Thompson), E.J. André (Jones), Walter Barnes (Bartender), Tom Brown (Cap), Stephen Coit (Clem Fogarty), William Conrad (China Pierce), Edgar Daniels (Storekeeper), Harold Holmes (Cowboy), James Jeter (Bum #1), Don Keefer (Telegrapher), Geoffrey Lewis (Bum #2), Larry D. Mann (Tobin Boggs), Stuart Nisbet (Conlin), Ollie O'Toole (Cafe Owner), Clint Ritchie (Kansas), Solomon Sturges (Bod Pierce), Clay Tanner (Jesse), Tom Toner (Doctor), Vincent Van Patten (Culley)
403 Only the Bad Come to Sonora (10/2/1970)
A half-breed Indian lad whose life has been saved by men of the Cannon ranch strives to repay the debt. John Cannon, Buck and Manolito intervene when ranchers Fraley and Henderson attempt to hang Wind, whom they accuse of rustling cattle. The boy's indebtedness later figures significantly in the defense against a series of mysterious and costly raids on a major cattle drive.
Guest star: Ed Bakey (Jubel), Bruce Dern (Wade), Paul Fiero (Bartender), James Gammon (Lafe), Ralph Manza (Gomez), Joaquin Martinez (Peon), Than Wyenn (Gonzales), Margarita Cordova (Costanza)
Stars: Leif Erickson (Big John Cannon), Cameron Mitchell (Buck Cannon), Henry Darrow (Manolito Montoya), Linda Cristal (Victoria Cannon), Mark Slade (Billy Blue Cannon)