After claiming he doesn't need the security of the Garret ranch, Tal leaves for Delgado---on the bet he can't stay a week. Tal bets Paul Moreno that he can hold his own without keep for a week in nearby Delgado, a ruthless honky-tonk town.
This episode brings back Charles Bronson, who was in the first show, and will henceforth be a regular. As Paul Moreno, he makes a bet with Tal (Ryan O'Neal) that he can't stay for a week in a tough town and come out with $50. Tal, to prove himself a man, takes the bet, and finds himself in Delgado, which is kind of a low-level Skid Row. He sinks lower and lower, amid incredible cruelty and viciousness.