Reese pitches a plan to use Joe as bait to catch Linda Little Tree but Parmalee doesn't want to use it. He tells them to go to the barracks, prepare for the next day's assignments, and stay off the street. They skirt his rules by using the alleys and in the process catch one of three men escaping jail. Problem is that the man they caught is a Texas Ranger plant who was to escape with Linda Little Tree's men and capture her. Joe trails the other two men while Chad is at Laredo and Reese goes to San Antonio. Joe is captured and wedding plans are made by Linda Little Tree for her and Joe with Blue Dog steaming mad as usual. The planted Ranger, Willie Tinney, decides on his own to go after them as he knows where they were headed. He is able to continue his friendship with the other escapees but a bartender there recognizes him.