Joe marries Alice Harper, but all is not bliss when a couple of men come to retrieve some money that Alice's brother owes.
When the men arrive to retrieve the money owed to them, Alice is shot and killed in the ruckus. Joe begins a search for his wife's killers to bring them to justice.
John Dundee, an ex-con is helped by Ben to readjust his life in the world. But things are complicated because of the men who framed him, his former business partners, failed to help out his wife as they had promised.
A boy is accidentally killed while performing an initiation in a secret club, and one of Jamie's friends is blamed for his death.
Ben is taken as a hostage while inspecting conditions at a Nevada State Prison, as requested by the governor.
A parolee is left in Ben's care and brought to the Ponderosa. Griff King has a hard time adjusting as a free man after being hired by Ben as a ranch hand.
Outlaws await to rob a stage coach which contains Ben and a pregnant young woman on board.
When Samuel Clemens (AKA Mark Twain) comes nosing around town investigating a the mysterious death of miners, he starts an uprising with accusations of claim jumping and murder.
Ben purchases a beautiful black stallion for Joe's birthday. This present would bring him both joy and sorrow as the horse is stolen and retrieved, yet tragedy will soon ensue.
A new doctor in Virginia City is secretly fighting the demons of drug addiction, morphine to be precise.
A lonely old man wants to adopt a pair of orphans, but he will need to get past the bureaucrats first, who may just shoot down his plans.
The life of a dog is put on trial when Jamie falls in love with an Irish Setter, but his rightful owner would rather have him destroyed than live at the Ponderosa.
Jamie falls in love with the abused wife of a highly unpopular schoolmaster of Virginia City.
Candy is arrested after a man posses as him while robbing an old woman, causing her to suffer a heart attack. His fate is in the hands of a confident, yet inexperienced attorney.
Griff posses as Theodora Duffy, the "wife" of a government agent in order to nab a group of wanted war criminals.
Bill Tanner, posing as a soldier he had killer earlier, is searching like a predator with Joe and his wagon stocked with goods as his prey. Waking one morning, Joe discovers his goods have been stolen from the wagon and that Bill is now using this as motivation for a good game of cat and mouse...providing more excitement for Bill and his hunt.