Lawman Season 3
Lawman Season 3
First Air Date: September 18, 1960
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3x39 The Promise (June 11, 1961)
3x38 Cold Fear (June 04, 1961)
3x37 Conditional Surrender (May 28, 1961)
Pa Beason has come to Laramie to die. He has led a life of killing and looting,and has never been brought to justice. He chose Laramie because he has heard that Dan is a fair man. He offers to give Dan a full confession of all of the raids he has performed over the years on the condition that his daughter, Iona, is cleaned up and put into a dress and looks like a lady rather that one of his sons, who are following in his footsteps. Dan agrees, knowing Lily can't turn down a challenge like that. He then agrees to make sure the girl is taken care of on the condition that Pa talks his boys into surrendering to him.
3x36 The Break-In (May 21, 1961)
3x35 Blind Hate (May 14, 1961)
3x34 The Trial (May 07, 1961)
3x33 The Threat (April 30, 1961)
3x32 Whiphand (April 23, 1961)
3x31 The Grubstake (April 16, 1961)
3x30 The Persecuted (April 09, 1961)
3x29 Fugitive (April 02, 1961)
3x28 Mark of Cain (March 26, 1961)
3x27 Man from New York (March 19, 1961)
3x26 Blue Boss & Willie Shay (March 12, 1961)
3x25 The Inheritance (March 05, 1961)
3x24 Detweiler's Kid (February 26, 1961)
Elfreida Detweiler has been raised by her father, a hardnosed, hateful, spiteful old German immigrant who resents her because she wasn't a son, and her mother died giving her birth. To try to prove to him that she is as good as a son, she calls out Jim Austin, a young man who has taken a liking to her, but whom her father hates. Johnny tries to stop her, and she challenges him to a gunfight the next day at noon. He can't back down, and he ""can't fight a girl"". In spite of its dark overtones, this show has a definite comic touch to it.
3x23 The Promoter (February 19, 1961)
3x22 Hassayampa (February 12, 1961)
Hassayampa Edwards is a temperance leader who tries to get the saloons in Laramie closed. When one burns down, Dan forces Lily to close the Bird Cage until the storm dies down.
3x21 Homecoming (February 05, 1961)
3x20 The Squatters (January 29, 1961)
Before he died, a Wyoming cattleman gave Ad Prentice a tract of land to start a ranch. Prentice's hired hand, Bent Carr, hopes to gain possession of the land by proving the transaction was illegal.
3x19 Marked Man (January 22, 1961)
3x18 The Frame-Up (January 15, 1961)
3x17 Firehouse Lil (January 08, 1961)
In this lighter episode Jake, in charge of fire co. #2 and Oren, in charge of fire co. #1, crash into each other and start a fight in the street during a fire drill. After Lily chides them loudly in public for their behavior, she is elected unanimously the new fire marshall. A group of bandits witness this and prepare to start a fire as a diversion so they can rob the payroll being held in the bank. Lily and the Volunteer Fire Brigade save the day.
3x16 The Robbery (January 01, 1961)
3x15 Old Stefano (December 25, 1960)
Tracy McNeil is a supposed businessman who is showing an inordinate interest in Lily Merrill. Johnny teases Dan about it, but Dan doesn't want to interfere. In fact, Lily is interested in buying McNeil's thoroughbred horse, but his price is too high: to try to persuade Dan to let him buy up land that isn't really for sale. Meanwhile, Old Stefano, a mute old shepherd who comes to town with an injured sheep dog, is accused of killing McNeil's injured horse. Dan has to intervene in McNeil's behalf.
3x14 Escape of Joe Kilmer (December 18, 1960)
3x13 Cornered (December 11, 1960)
Johnny kills a notorious gunman only because the killer's gun misfires. Although the town wants to make him a hero, he knows the truth. Then he learns that the gunman's son is going to be coming to avenge his father's death, and he's reputed to be faster than his father was.
3x12 The Catcher (December 04, 1960)
3x11 The Second Son (November 27, 1960)
When Al May comes home with a bag of stolen payroll money and being pursued by a posse, his younger half brother, Charlie, grabs the money and runs, letting himself get caught and taking the rap for Al. What he wants is acceptance by his dad and his brother, who blame him for his mother's running off with another man years before. Since Lily insists he's innocent and begs Dan to do something, he comes up with a plan to expose the truth.
3x10 Samson the Great (November 20, 1960)
A boxing promoter arrives in Laramie with ""Samson the Great,"" a champion prizefighter. A number of local men pay for a chance to fight Samson in the hope of winning $50 but Samson easily defeats each of them. Samson then settles himself in the local saloon, becoming increasingly obnoxious and abusive. When Deputy McKay intervenes, Samson beats him up. Marshal Troop, to get Samson out of town, then challenges him to a fight and manages to defeat him after a brutal, bare-knuckle brawl.
3x09 Chantay (November 13, 1960)
Chantay is a young Indian girl who runs away from the Indian school because her teacher makes her 'do bad things'. She is followed and returned by an Indian policeman, Great Bear, but not before she meets and is smitten with Johnny. Later, he finds her under the bed in the marshall's office as he's sleeping, to Dan and Lily's shared amusement. He must take her back to the school, and then has to prove she's innocent of murder.
3x08 The Post (November 06, 1960)
3x07 Dilemma (October 30, 1960)
3x06 Yawkey (October 23, 1960)
Yawkey, who has killed 27 men and has the reputation of being the fastest gun alive, shows up at the Bird Cage and sends notice to Dan that he's going to kill him at 3:30 that afternoon. Dan's never met him, and doesn't know why he wants to kill him. Both Johnny and Lily try to talk Yawkey out of it, to no avail. Dan is determined to do his job regardless of the consequences, much to Lily's dismay. The end is a study in the life of a gunslinger.
3x05 Return of Owny O'Reilly (October 16, 1960)
Owny catches a wanted man by snagging him on his fishing line. He takes the body back to town to claim the reward, and with Johnny going out of town to collect it for him, he suggests to Dan that Owny be made his deputy while he's gone. The results are hilarious, with Owny trying desperately to copy Dan in everything.
3x04 The Old War Horse (October 09, 1960)
Bess Harper was Lily's mentor as a young girl, the woman who gave her her first job. Now she is an old alcoholic, in town to try to get five thousand dollars out of the town of Laramie left to it by her estranged ex-husband. Lily hatches a plan to rehabilitate her and get her back on stage, to the chagrin of her lawyer, who was the one who put the idea into her head.
3x03 The Mad Bunch (October 02, 1960)
3x02 The Go-Between (September 26, 1960)
Lily and Johnny are both kidnapped and held by a gang of blackmailing killers. They send a concussed, blindfolded Johnny back into town with orders to clean out Lily's bank account and leave the money where it can be picked up. Dan works with Johnny to figure out where she is being held before the men can get back to their hideout with the money. Dan knows they plan to kill her as soon as they return. The urgency both of them feel is indicative of the closeness the three of them have.
3x01 The Town Boys (September 18, 1960)
Johnny goes against everyone else's better judgement when he takes personal responsibility for 4 boys who have been arrested for killing a milk cow. The four boys lack any direction in life and remind Johnny of himself at their age. He finds them work at the livery stable, determined to help them rehabilitate. Three of the boys end up admiring him and wanting his approval, while the fourth boy is not only 'bad', he is criminal.