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The Enterprise is hired to deliver a shipment of lead to the Army of the Republic of Texas. Things get complicated by a family feud: the lieutenant shipping the lead has a brother who is serving with Santa Ana and has vowed to sink the ship and destroy the lead. Their mother, Jessie Quinn, is aboard the Enterprise to oversee the shipment that she's financing.
Two men, John Hollister and Beau Chandler, prepare to blow up a lead mine at the Two Rivers Mining Co. at Galena, IL. They light the fuse and take cover, satisfied that the lead shipment will never reach General Sam Houston...Read the full recap
Jessie Quinn: You're not joining us, Mr. Chandler?
Beau Chandler: Yes. I'll drink to you, Mrs. Quinn. I admire a woman with spirit.
Jessie Quinn: And I admire a man with convictions. I wonder what yours are, Mr. Chandler.
Beau Chandler: If I sounded callous, I--I didn't intend to. I don't like violence anymore than you do.
Jessie Quinn: If you don't, it's about the only thing left that we have in common.
Beau Chandler: You--you asked me why I killed Hollister. All right, I'll tell you why. He found out that you were my mother, and he was going to get rid of you. It was your life or his. So I--I took his.
Jessie Quinn: You mean that, Jordy?
Beau Chandler: He's dead, Ma. You're alive.
Grey: You're under arrest, Mrs. Quinn, for helping the enemy to escape.
Jessie Quinn: I'd do it again if I had to.
Grey: Why? Because you're his mother or his accomplice?
Jessie Quinn: That's something you'll never now, Captain.
Grey: Oh, Mrs. Quinn. Mrs. Quinn, you hurt a child. And when you hurt a child, a part of him stops growing up. That part of him that hates you for hurting him.
Jessie Quinn: You knew I was going to help him when I went to see him, and still you let me. Why?
Grey: Mrs. Quinn, I love my boat almost as much as you love your son. You saved it for me, twice. I figured I owed you something.