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 Barkley's. The tension grows as Hawks requests a meeting with Victoria Barkley. He proposes a truce, but she rejects the idea. He then reveals he'd known the Barkley's when her husband was still alive and used to work on the farm. A special governors meeting is planned and Frank is appalled to discover Hawks plans to blow up the town hall killing the Barkley family. The local shop keeper who sold the explosives becomes ...
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