Artie is riding shotgun on a stagecoach while inside, Jim is going over papers. Will Glover is talking about the perils of the night to the other two passengers, Barbara Bosley and Carma Vasquez. He says that there are strange things going on up in the hills, and Carma asks him to find something else to talk about given that they're running late due to a broken axle. Barbara agrees and Jim suggests that they introduce themselves. Jim claims that he's a mining engineer and Carma says that she's an artist. Barbara is a dressmaker and Jim notes that she is very successful...Read the full recap
John Obediah Brown: You gave me your word.
Luis Vasquez: I thought you understood--it was worthless.
John Obediah Brown: Break your word with me and I'll bring down a vengeance upon you and your children and their children after them, to wander this earth until the end of time. If you think the dead can die again, shoot me, Vaszquez.
Artemus: Well, Jim, we've still got three leads in that case. The girl, the copper, and the kerosene.
James: Which means we have three separate ways to go.
James: I'll take the girl.
Artemus: Leaving the copper and the kerosene.
James: Well, take your pick.
Artemus: You're too good to me.
James: Artemus, at least I'm giving you a choice, aren't I?
Artemus: Between copper ingot and kerosene, it's hard to choose between two such exciting subjects. I'll take the kerosene.
Jim: I like women with good memories… among other things.
Carma Vasquez: John Brown is going to attack and destroy the Army in the west. And when he's succeeded in doing that, he's going to seize and loot major cities.
James: John Brown's dead.
Carma Vasquez: I know. That's what makes it so impressive.
Artemus: I think I should warn you. The place is full of rattlesnakes.
Thug: I don't see no snakes.
Artemus: All right, have it your way. When your tongue starts swelling up and your breath comes short, and you begin turning blue and your eyes start glazing over, I hope you look at one another and think, "He tried to do the fair and decent thing."
James: You'll fail, of course. You realize that.
John Obediah Brown: Destruction can be an end in itself. The size of the deed and the name are all that matter.
Artemus: It's an ugly way to die, eh?
James: Can you think of a pleasant way?