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(1965–1969)

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Season 2

12 Sep. 1966
The Lost Treasure
Heath is shaken when a slick talking man comes to the ranch and claims he is his long lost father. Heath travels to his boyhood home of Strawberry to verify the story and he soon finds out that his "father" will live or die based on his believing him- and paying a debt using Barkley money.
 
19 Sep. 1966
Legend of a General: Part 1
While in Mexico tending to a Barkley mine, Heath aids a Mexican General (an old family friend) who escapes the wrath of an oppressive leader. When it is found out that the General is living in California at the Barkley Ranch, Heath is jailed - and his life is used to bargain for the General's return.
 
26 Sep. 1966
Legend of a General: Part II
The Barkley's refuse to cooperate with the Mexican authorities but, with the General's help, plan to go to Rio Blanco, Mexico and break Heath out of jail. Meanwhile, Heath has his own break-out plan and succeeds-but is betrayed.
 
3 Oct. 1966
Caesar's Wife
A neighbor's young, second wife is more romantically interested in her stepson than her husband. Her jealousy of Audra, the stepson's childhood sweetheart, leads to a shooting-and puts Audra in danger from the husband.
 
10 Oct. 1966
Pursuit
From the town of Sandhill, Victoria along with an alcoholic and cynical hunter search the desert for an Indian brave infected with measles. The Indian does not believe the White Man's medicine can save him-only the Medicine Man at the camp of his father, the Chief. The disease could wipe out the entire tribe.
 
17 Oct. 1966
The Martyr
Jarrod defends a Basque Sheepherder accused of murder. He is in more than providing a defense when he finds out his client is a political anarchist in a town full of bigotry and hate.
 
31 Oct. 1966
Target
Joshua Hawks, who is standing for public office, rides into town and accuses the Nick Barkley's family of stealing land and all produce grown on it illegal. Jarrod is concerned at Hawks' actions, and knows suing the man will do more good for Hawks than the Barkley's. His campaign manager Frank Wesley risks dismissal when he challenges Hawks tactics, but ultimately agrees to go along. The Barkley's face further pressure as buyers start to fall off when there is doubt over the produce grown on their farms. A fire at Hawk's hotel is blamed without evidence on the ...
 
7 Nov. 1966
The Velvet Trap
A wagon traveling through the night loses a wheel. While doing repairs a stranger rides up an offers help. Sabrina Lynn passenger sees him and rushes off into the night, only to drop in a dead faint at the feet of Nick Barkley. Next day Nick organizes to get Sabrina to town and set up to rejoin the now repaired coach. He is clearly infatuated by the girl but she resists his advances. Later that day the stranger she saw the previous night arrives in town. Sabrina tells Nick about the man, Jack Floyd, wanted for murder. A day later another man, Jack arrives in town. It ...
 
14 Nov. 1966
The Man from Nowhere
A woman, her mother-in-law, and young son are considered squatters. The Cattlemen want her off the land. The woman will not make it easy for them. She fights to remain in what she considers is her land. She feels her missing husband of two years worked very hard on that land, so why should she pack up and leave. Jarrod Barkley is heading her way with proof why she can't remain on the property. However, by accident caused by the woman's son he ends up with amnesia. While he's struggling with no memory at all, he decides he will help the woman fight for her land. The ...
 
21 Nov. 1966
The Great Safe Robbery
Audra and Victoria Barkley arrive at a train station to catch their train. There's just one catch: there are three brothers already there trying to rob the train station's safe. They just want a few hundred dollars so that they can start a new life buying their own ranch. The problem is that no one knows the combination to the safe and the brothers can't open it no matter how hard they try. The train station manager explains that due to not being able to open the safe, he had requested for a new combination. So everyone at the station is held hostage while the ...
 
28 Nov. 1966
The Iron Box
Nick and Heath, on their way home with a prize bull, are accused of stealing the animal and are sentenced to a brutal work camp - without a trial.
 
5 Dec. 1966
Last Stage to Salt Flats
The Barkley's are stranded out of all places, in the desert. Making it difficult to survive the heat, no water and hard to put up with each other.
 
12 Dec. 1966
A Day of Terror
Victoria and Audra are at a church preparing for Audra's debut as the new bible studies teacher. While there, a known criminal and her three sons commandeer the church in order to treat one of the sons who has been injured while committing their latest crime.
 
19 Dec. 1966
Hide the Children
After falsely accusing a Gypsy vineyard worker of theft and injuring him in a fight, Nick reluctantly agrees to accompany the man's wife, daughter, and mother-in-law on a journey to the daughter's arranged marriage. Along the way, harassed by local townspeople, Nick finds himself mistaken for a Gypsy and learns what it's like to be one of them. He also discovers some truths about Gypsies, the people who hate them simply because of prejudice, and his own bigotry.
 
26 Dec. 1966
Day of the Comet
A poetry-loving stranger on the run from the Cavalry camps out at the Barkley ranch.
 
2 Jan. 1967
Wagonload of Dreams
When a Greek family refuses to pay a crooked stationmaster his extortion money,both the Greek family and The Barkley's become targets!
 
9 Jan. 1967
Image of Yesterday
A former suitor of Victoria Barkley comes into town. Her feelings towards him changes quickly when he and his gunslingers make themselves at home at the Barkley Ranch.
 
16 Jan. 1967
Boy Into Man
A mother seems to have abandoned her children. The oldest, a teenage boy, resists the Barkley's help- who decides to search for his mother.
 
23 Jan. 1967
Down Shadow Street
Victoria has a key testimony to offer at a murder trial. An unethical judge with a conflict of interest in the case has her confined to a grisly madhouse. Jarrod and Nick desperately launch a search to find her.
 
30 Jan. 1967
The Stallion
While trying to round up a prize wild stallion, Nick is nearly killed due to an old ranch-hand's lack of concentration. After being offered a less demanding job, the prideful wrangler quits, determined to capture the steed single-handed.
 
6 Feb. 1967
The Haunted Gun
An old Barkley family friend who is now a Senator travels to Stockton. The visit is spoiled by the Senator's fear of being assassinated.
 
13 Feb. 1967
The Price of Victory
A badly injured professional boxer can't avoid "one more fight" even though it endangers his life and may cost him his family.
 
20 Feb. 1967
Brother Love
A flashy faith healer who is really a con artist has Audra convinced he is sincere and is in Stockton to do good.
 
6 Mar. 1967
Court Martial
A retired Civil War era Union general is tried for war crimes by ex-Confederates at the Barkley ranch while the family is held captive.
 
13 Mar. 1967
Plunder!
A town is evacuated due to a weakened dam. Despite the danger, Heath is deputized to stop looters until the citizens can return.
 
20 Mar. 1967
Turn of a Card
A professional card player finds out that Heath is carrying $5,000 to a Barkley mine. The gambler even stoops to using a girl he "owns" in trying to strip Heath of the money.
 
27 Mar. 1967
Showdown in Limbo
Heath joins a posse led by his old boss, a U.S. Marshall, who brings along his greenhorn Eastern-educated son. The son resents Heath's presence.
 
3 Apr. 1967
The Lady from Mesa
The daughter of an old and valued ranch hand is brought to the Barkley home to see her dying father. She blames him for ruining her life.
 
17 Apr. 1967
Days of Grace
Heath is accused of assaulting a wealthy man's daughter. A nun intervenes to prevent a lynching.
 
24 Apr. 1967
Cage of Eagles
An Irish political fugitive is hired as a Dynamiter to work at a Barkley mine. His intentions are questioned by an influential citizen.
 

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