At Sweetwater’s Majestic Hotel, a woman unpacks her bag and removes a gun. Meanwhile, Jack and Shifty escort a drunken Fletcher out of the Red Ox and bet on whether he’ll make it to the street. The woman, Addie Burnett, watches them from her window. Inside, Bret is doing well at poker but Tom complains that the bills for the saloon are piling up. He takes his 10% of Bret’s winnings for the house. Jack reports a missing liquor problem and Tom explains that whoever is stealing it takes the whiskey and leaves the bottles so that the empties blend in with the rest. Mary Lou comes in and complains about the long hours, and Tom reminds her that she was going to bring over new ads. She finally remembers that Wesley at the livery said that Bret’s horse Lowball has a bad knee. Bret makes a hasty exit, leaving Tom with the bills, and Addie watches him leave...Read the full recap
Pappyism: When the lead starts flyin', anybody that ain't scared is probably already dead.
Tom: Oh, another bad night, huh?
Bret: Well, now that you mention it, I did feel Lady Luck watching over me this evening.
Tom: You don't suppose she'd consider runnin' the saloon, do ya?
Tom: Uh, how about our problem?
Bret: The problems will be here tomorrow, Tom.
Tom: I know they will. It's you I'm askin' about.
Bret: Tom, I got a ranch just south of town. I thought you'd heard about it. Yeah, you know I got a big ranch house, and a barn, and we got trees. I ain't goin' anywhere. (quickly leaves)
Tom: For a man not goin' anywhere, he sure is hard to pin down.
(Dowd tries to teach Sturgess to play chess)
Dowd: And the queen?
Deputy Sturgess: Well, now, to hear you tell it, the queen can go anywhere she damn pleases. But that don't seem natural to me, Mitch, her runnin' around loose while the king's gotta set back.
Bret: I love lawyers. They're one of my favorites. You tell somebody you're a lawyer, they'll believe almost anything you say.
Judge Nat Cobb: I'm very impressed by your technique, Doodle. Very impressed. Unfortunately, there are other and more sensitive opinions to be considered.
Bret: You think I'm comin' on too strong, huh?
Judge Nat Cobb: In a word, much. Justice in this case means limiting the casualties to one. If you're receivin' my meaning.
Rodney. Don't worry about it, son. I can't count the number of times I dropped the cards. It's all part of learning to play the game.
Judge Nat Cobb: (after shooting Fletcher) All right, boys, untie these people. I may not be much of a judge to most, but I'll be damned if justice is abused in a court like this.
When Cobb comes in, Addie calls him "Nate" even though she properly calls him "Nat" the rest of the episode.
When Fletcher calls for the vote, he puts out eight shotgun shells, one for each juror that he plans to shoot. It's not clear why, since he knows how he's going to vote and it's clear that his men Frank and Tucker will vote against Tom as well. Why put out shells for himself and his own men?
Addie comes into the Red Ox with four men: Fletcher, Frank, Tucker, and a fourth unnamed clean-shaven man. The last man is seen from time to time, and Bret says that there are five guns on them. However, at the end, only Fletcher, Frank, and Tucker vote in the trial and find Tom guilty. Shifty votes against Tom as well, leaving the vote at four against. The fourth man never votes or is mentioned, and he isn't seen slipping out the back with Frank and Tucker after