The Champions continue their overland cattle drive amid romances between Chance and Colleen, Roy and Juliette, and Whit and Grace. Meanwhile, Quisto implores Jeb for peace among the feuding families but is denied and is, instead, asked if he’d side up with the Hollister’s to break up The Yellow Rose. Quisto says "no". Jeb then sets in motion a plan to create an explosion to completely thwart the cattle drive. The next morning, three nearly simultaneous incidences occur: Grace’s disclosure to Whit that she doesn’t want to be romantically involved with him, Hollister’s upset over Juliette’s involvement with the Champions, and the explosion itself, which puts Juliette and Grace in the hospital. Hollister punches Roy after Roy accuses him of the deeds. The cattle drive is safely lead through a dangerous abandoned mine.