McCord rides into the town of Bridger and goes to the saloon. Captain Brooks and his cavalry squad surround him. Brooks informs McCord that his court-martial has been reopened and they have evidence that he actively conspired with the Indians to betray his fellow soldiers. McCord insists that it’s ridiculous but Brooks tells his men to disarm the former officer and take him to the prison wagon. As the townspeople gather to watch, McCord fights back. He is soon subdued as the other prisoner, Randall Kirby, looks on. As Brooks has his men lock up McCord, he informs the new prisoner that he and Kirby have a lot in common and they’re both going to Washington for trial. ..Read the full recap
The events of this episode occur on or about September 24, 1869, the data of the Black Friday scandal.
Randall Kirby: I heard you say you were innocent. Most men go to prison protesting their innocence.
Jason: How about you?
Randall Kirby: No. In the eyes of the law, I'm guilty. What they call treason, I call patriotism.
Jason: If you're guilty of treason against a county that is as wrong about you as they are about me. you've earned my respect and admiration.
President Ulysses S. Grant: Right now, Richardson, the man who's been branded a coward and a traitor... is the most important man in my administration.