"Welcome to the McCain Ranch"
You've heard Lucas' story,
now hear Mark's Stories
by Michelle Palmer
1. The Sharpshooter Mark
recounts their first two days in North Fork as he remembers the turkey shoot,
meeting Miss Hattie, and watching his Pa sign his dream. Theres even a special
surprise at the end about the signing of the papers.
2. Home Ranch Mark is excited
at first about moving in to their new home until tragedy strikes. But his father
doesnt allow him to drown in sorrow and quickly restores his faith. As their
house is built, new friendships are also built, and in the end the tragedy
becomes a blessing.
End of a Young Gun
Curiosity almost sends Mark to his death, but a young outlaw saves his life.
After that, Lucas and Mark set out to save the outlaw from himself.
4. The Marshal A special bond
is formed between Micah and Mark at first sight. But Mark soon finds himself
trying to understand the complexities of his newfound friend, and also faces a
fearful time where he may loose both his friend and father when they try to stop
outlaws from overtaking a town.
5. The Brother-in-Law When
Mark meets the uncle hes always idolized, he learns some hard truths. But Mark
is proud of Johnny for who he is not what he did. He just has to let his Pa
discover this same truth on his own.
Eight Hours to Die Mark
starts school, but a stranger rides into his life one day. As he lovingly cares
for this man after a fall, Lucas has to reveal the cold hard truth to him that
he wanted to kill him.
7. Duel of Honor Mark meets a
man that looks different then him and watches as those around them laugh at this
man. As he struggles to understand why Freddies mistreated, he also must
understand how different he is from the rest of the world.
8. The Safe Guard Mark must
learn how to let go of animals he raises as he sells his first pig. But a harder
lesson comes when his father must stop a bank from being robbed.
9. The Sister After his
fathers been single for so many years, Mark decides its about time for him to
remarry, and he sets out to find a new wife for him. But Mark doesnt realize
that his good deed will get his father into some hot water with the womans
New Orleans Menace They
hadnt lived on their ranch for long when Mark watched a fat little man try to
force his father to sell the land. But Mark knew his Pa had a plan!
The Apprentice Sheriff A
fight at school and a bad grade on a test found Mark in some trouble. After a
stern talk from his father, he promises to stay out of trouble the next day by
minding his own business, but can his pa take his own advice?
12. The Angry Gun At first,
Mark is happy that he is able to talk his pa into letting him miss school and go
with him to sell cattle. But when the stage is robbed on the way back, and Mark
is left with a neighbor woman while his pa goes after the outlaws, Mark has
regrets. He finds solace to help him through the next couple of days through an
The Young Englishman When
his father must face some cattle rustlers, Mark puts his own life in danger to
help his pa. Both Mark and Lucas learn a valuable lesson about what it means to
help each other out.
14. The Gaucho After Mark
makes fun of an Argentina cowboy because he dresses different, his pa
disciplines him by making him spend time with the gaucho. But the lesson Mark
has to learn is one that not even his father is ready to teach him.
15. The Pet When tragedy
strikes, leaving a horse without an owner, Mark takes the orphaned horse in as
his own. But Mark soon faces having to not only fight for his own life, but also
the life of his father. Can his pa help Mark through his heartache?
16. The Sheridan Story Mark is
upset when his pa hires a crippled ex-confederate soldier to teach him to
respect those less fortunate then him, but he soon has to learn a tough lesson
about life. Then he watches a miracle occur between a Union General and a
confederate soldier and realizes there is hope.
17. The Retired Gun Mark meets
an old friend of his mas, but is disappointed that he has to go to school and
miss out on one of the greatest gunfights ever!
18. The Photographer Mark
faces a big problem when a friend of his is accused of murder. He believes he is
innocent, but his pa thinks hes guilty. Mark knows there is only one thing he
could do: go against what his father believes and solve the mystery before its
19. Shivaree Mark and Lucas
open their home to a young married couple. After his pa saves them from a
horrible wedding night, Mark grows to love this couple. And when its time for
them to leave, he knows theres a special gift they must take with them.
20. The Dead Eye Kid When a
new friend of his is accused of murder, Mark must hide him where no one can find
him. But he forgets that his father taught him everything he knows!
21. The Indian When an Indian
Marshal rides into North Fork, Mark has to learn a cold, hard truth about what
prejudices can do to people he thought he knew. Then he proudly watches his
father restore the peace to North Fork once again.
22. The Boarding House When
they are at Miss Julias for supper one night, Mark meets a woman that does not
like him, and in his annoyance, he says some things that gets him into a lot of
trouble with his Pa.
23. The Second Witness Mark
finds two big events rocking his world like never before. His horse, Blue Boy
may die from a terrible illness, and his father may be shot down when going to
be a witness in a murder trial. While he struggles with these worries, his
father works at restoring his faith that things will be okay.
24. The Trade A woman asks Mark for help,
and he is happy to be doing such an important task, but his father stops him
before his task can be completed.
25. One Went to Denver An old friend-turned
outlaw comes to visit Mark and his Pa. Tom Birchs mere presence bothers Mark,
but what really upsets him is how his pa acts when they are together!
26. The Deadly Wait Coming home from school
one day, Mark discovers that his father has been shot up. As he struggles to get
him to town, Mark realizes his pas life is in his hands.
27. The Wrong Man Mark is happy to meet a
famous law man and takes in everything he says and does. But when his pa hints
that the law man may not be as great as Mark believes, hes appalled!
28. The Challenge When Hattie and Micah are
taken hostage, Lucas must take over as acting Marshal. But Mark is forced to
watch his father from the hotel window where his father has ordered him to stay.
Then when he overhears his pa challenged, he is suddenly once again frightened
of loosing his pa.
29. The Hawk While out checking his rabbit
snares one day, Mark meets a stranger and a hawk and brings them both home. He
decides to stake the hawk and keep him as a pet for awhile, but he soon learns a
hard lesson on the importance of freedom.
30. Three Legged Terror When Johnny Clover
hurts the teacher and tears up the school, Mark knows there is trouble. Mark
soon begins to appreciate the father he has as he learns about Johnnys sad home
life. And hes relieved when his pa takes Johnny under his wing and teaches him
what life is really like.
31. The Angry Man Mark meets a new friend
whos father is bitter over the death of his wife. When tragedy strikes, Mark
and his pa must renew the fathers trust for mankind so they can save his son.
32. The Woman Mark gets sick at school one
day and learns he has the measles. At first, he is very ill, but as he begins
recovering, he finds staying in bed is too much trouble!
33. The Money Gun There is something very
special Mark wants to buy at the auction. But when he learns a gunfighter is in
town, and his pa may be involved in a gunfight, he leaves the auction to stay on
top of the situation.
34. A Matter of Faith When a severe drought
hits North Fork, Mark is worried for their future. But when an old man arrives
with an idea that is not accepted by the North Fork residents, including his own
father, Mark must help the man restore the faith of the citizens.
35. Blood Brother A stranger is found on
the road one day and Mark watches his friend, Micah struggle with an unknown
dilemma while his father donates some of his blood to save the stranger.
36. Stranger at Night Mark stumbles upon a
body on the range after school one day, then listens to a second cousin tell
stories about pirates. But in the end, Mark must come to terms with a brand new
truth, which puts his life in grave danger.
37. The Raid Mark is kidnapped by Indians
and soon discovers that one of them wants to make him his son. But Mark faces an
inner struggle of cowardness as he tries to think of an escape plan.
38. Outlaws Inheritance When his father
inherits some money, Mark and Lucas try to understand why the outlaw was leaving
39. Boomerang Mark and Lucas take in a
young man who just lost his father. As Mark watches his father teach him to
shoot a rifle, they learn a bitter truth about his intentions.
40. The Mind Reader A man is dead and a
young man is blamed for the murder. Mark knows theres one man in town who can
reveal the truth.
The Patsy A boy at school is suddenly trying to force Mark into fighting,
which gets him into bad graces with his father and Micah Torrance.
Mark comes face to face with one of his scariest fears - finding his father
The Blowout A
surprise awaits Mark in the city of Santa Fe when he is reunited with someone
from his past. But upon their arrival back in North Fork, Mark and Lucas are
faced with a long night in town instead of a restful night at home.
some wrong words gets Mark in a little hot water with his Pa. Meanwhile, Mark
tries to figure out why his Pa is giving the visiting lady from the East such
is faced with several adult situations when his Pa invites him to help out a
friend on a cattle drive. These situations test Mark's faith and understanding
to the core.
Leaving for school and going to bed are two of Mark's worst moments in his
day, and he often pushes his father to the limit. But today, a strange woman
mixes into the formula, causing the young lad to see his father's patience
pushed even further
47. Panic When Mark is sent to town to stay
while his father takes care of a couple with sickness, the town turns against
him. But Mark has some strong adults that make this challenging time a bit
Ordeal When a
series of events leaves Mark's father unable to travel across the waterless
desert, Mark must make it for both of them. A mixture of his father's strength,
as well as his own, helps Mark as he starts on his mission. He also quickly
discovers that faith and love will carry them both a long way.
Mark has his heart set on a rod and reel Freddie tells him about in Hattie's
store and wonders how he can get his Pa to say "Yes" to him buying it.
Meanwhile, Mark realizes that his father's riding gunshot did not go as smoothly
as it could have, and his worries of getting the new fishing pole are forgotten
as they are replaced by new and more valuable worries.
Letter of the
Law Mark thought a two week vacation from school was something to look forward
to, but when he got some bad news at the close the day, he realized he was going
to dread telling his father. But when one of their friends turn up missing, Mark
forgets all about his petty little problem and begins worrying about the bigger
one - the safety of their friend. Will Mark and Lucas be able to restore peace
to both North Fork and the McCain household?
Mark finds himself in some hot water, an old man helps him out. That starts a
friendship that would soon come to an end. But through him, Mark learns some
surprising lessons on becoming a man.
The Baby Sitter
When a baby unexpectedly enters Mark's life, Mark finds himself wishing for
something he never dreamed of before.
When a new "boy" starts at school, Mark must join the McCain's new hand as they
together learn what the real meaning of "courage" and "coward" is all about.
Mark takes it hard when his own father won't believe him.
55. Day of the
Hunter Mark is disappointed when his father turns down a shooting match to
prove who's best, but in the end he learns what's important when an unexpected
tragic even occurs.
Mail Order Groom
Mark learns a lesson about the sticks and stones proverb when the kids in
school begin cruel jokes about some of North Fork's Old Maids.
A Case of
Identity When men ride into North Fork threatening to take Mark away from his
father, he discovers that disobeying one of his father's rules may be at the
root of their problem. Mark must stand by and watch his father struggle with a
solution to this problem while Lucas teaches him that there's only one way to
deal with mistakes.
When Mark meets his mother's best friend, he has a sudden desire to get to know
his mother better, while wondering exactly what his father thinks of this Mrs.
listening to the school gossip, Mark becomes convinced that Collie Vain is not a
hero, but a back-shooter and gets himself into a pretty nasty situation at home.
How will Lucas ever convince his young son that the truth lies in the one person
Mark won't allow to tell it?
Traders Mark decides to convince his Pa he needs his own cow pony, but Pa
thinks Mark still has a few lessons to learn.
When Mark's friend's life ends in tragedy he has trouble coping with the
senseless act of violence; but Lucas helps Mark feel better. When Mark arrives
home from an errand later that night, Lucas suddenly becomes very concerned that
the tragedy is going to stay between them. Will Lucas be able to restore their
tries to come to terms with the fact that some children are mistreated when a
friend of his shows signs of abuse. Not only must he understand their
mistreatment, but he also tries to understand why his father loves and punishes
him the way he does.
A letter suddenly changes Lucas's mood and Mark forces the truth from his
father. The truth provides an opportunity for Mark to go meet some of his
mother's relatives, but more challenges are met on the way!
A Time for
Singing When a new preacher and his wife come into town, Mark is a bit
surprised at how pretty she is, but he soon finds himself in a mess of trouble.
Not only is his father angry with him for interrupting his talk with Micah, but
he's discovered a truth that puts him in danger. Will his father be able to save
him, and will Mark have a chance to explain his innocence to his father before
sentence is passed?
When Mark hears about his friend's lucky catch at the Valley Lake, he's
determined to go fishing there, but he has to wait until his punishment for
disobeying his father ends. Will he be able to catch the big one on Saturday, or
will something else stand in his way?
The Vision An
innocent essay assignment suddenly turns Mark's world upside down, and he won't
open up to his father about this problem until damage to their relationship is
already done. Then when Mark suddenly becomes deathly ill, he learns that he had
the answers to his problem right inside him the whole time.
meets a friend of his father's and becomes fascinated with his card tricks.
Like any boy, Mark is curious about things adults are allowed today, and tobacco
is no different! But how far will he go to satisfy his curiosity?
Threatening letters don't seem to bother his father, but Mark is suddenly very
worried, wanting to get to the bottom of they mystery. Who wants to kill his Pa?
Sins of the
Father Mark learns why it's important for families to avoid "keeping things"
from each other when two strangers ride into their lives.
Mark gets the opportunity to adopt a grandma and soon finds that love takes hold
of their relationship. He soon learns what a mother's love is all about.
Mark is super-excited about a horserace his father permitted him to enter. But
his excitement ends when Lucas has to make a tough decision - a decision that
would break Mark's heart.
Mark has big plans for his break from school, but he soon discovers that his Pa
has even bigger plans for him, and he must learn what it means to be the son of
Midnight Mark is determined to learn a whole poem over the weekend, much to
his father's surprise.
Nora When Mark
firmly believes that his Pa is lonely, he sets out to play matchmaker for his
When a man is arrested for murder, the whole town has him convicted before a
trial. Mark must contend with the gossip at school, especially with one very
annoying loud mouth!
Trail of Hate
When Mark awakes from a bad injury, he frets for his fathers state of mind; and
must restore his fathers faith in himself.
78. Woman From Hog Ridge Mark tells a lie
to avoid punishment and disappointment, but later confesses to the truth. But
when a bigger lie threatens the one he loves the most, he learns a hard lesson
about the damage a lie can cause.
79. Seven Father and son must help each
other deal with deep emotions when they face perhaps one of the greatest battles
80. The Pitchman Mark has to deal with a
teenage boy who thinks he knows everything; and what's worse, his father orders
him to be nothing but polite to his guest. Will Mark survive this latest trial?
81. Strange Town When Micah is assaulted
and left for dead, Mark's father must go after the murderer, leaving Mark alone
with Milly for the first time. But Mark is worried about Micah and won't leave
his grandpa's side.
82. Baranca Mark refuses to take his
father's advise and go to the doctor when he gets a toothache. When the pain
becomes unbearable, Milly takes the lad under her wing, much to his father's
83. The Martinet When Mark is punished for
disobeying his father's rules, Mark learns a valuable lesson: he has the best
father in the whole world!
84. Miss Milly Mark has to come to terms
with Hattie's leaving, but at the same time put up with his father's growing
anger toward the new store keeper. But Mark thinks there's more to Pa's emotions
then meets the eye.
85. Dead Cold Cash An announcement that a
good friend is leaving, death threats against his father, and a D+ on a history
test isn't necessarily what Mark calls having a good week; but he must deal with
each of these issues by the end of the week.
86. The Schoolmaster A new teacher comes to
North Fork and he wastes no time in coming between Mark and his father. Can
their relationship be restored before it's too late?
87. The Promoter Mark learns for himself
that he's not ready for the responsibility of a rifle.
88. The Illustrator Mark thinks being in
town for a week will be lots of fun, but obstacles keep getting in his way of
being a town kid. But when Micah returns, Mark witnesses a confrontation between
Micah and his father that makes it all worthwhile!
89. The Silent Knife When Mark meets a
stranger in town, he's faced with yet another growing up time; and must face a
hard reality of what having free will is all about while helping his friend deal
with his own inner struggle.
90. Miss Bertie Mark is dismayed when his
father desperately searches for a babysitter while he goes out of town and
doesn't understand why he can't take care of himself. When Lucas is unsuccessful
in his search, Mark goes with him; and is excited when he meets a little ol'
lady who has a surprising occupation at the moment.
91. Six Years and a Day When a stranger
rides onto the ranch with his sick wife, Mark finds himself in a world of worry.
How will they save the woman before it's too late?
92. Flowers by the Door Mark learns another
hard lesson about growing up. He's very hurt when he puts his trust in a
stranger only to find out that this man is pure evil.
93. The Long Trek When a beloved family is
murdered, Mark's father helps Micah escort the prisoner back to Santa Fe for
trial. Mark learns that his father and Micah are making a trek across Dead Man's
Crossing and suddenly is very worried as he remembers what happened to them the
94. The Actress When five head of prime
beef turn up missing on the McCain Ranch, Mark must make a decision on how to
find the rustlers; but soon finds that he and Freddie are in a lot of trouble.
95. Face of Yesterday Mark must come to
terms when his father must face an inner struggle without him. Mark is surprised
when his best friend holds the answer to his deepest question.
96. The Wyoming Story - part 1 A chain of
tragic events sends Mark's world spinning out of control, with each even worse
then the one before. But things go from dark to darker when one final event
takes place. When Mark be able to see the sunshine in the end?
97. The Wyoming Story - part 2 Micah and
Millie worry while Mark tries the cope with being separated from his father.
98. Closer than a Brother While Mark's
father was in Wyoming, a strong grandfather-grandson bond formed between Mark
and Micah. But when Micah suddenly encounters a struggle within himself, the
love Mark has for him is tested to the max.
Lost Treasure of Canyon Town A surprise
trip sends Mark on adventures and a chance to solve two mysteries - one
involving an elephant and the other involving gold!
100. Dark Day at North Fork After a freak accident with TNT, Mark faces the
longest week of his life as he tries to cope with the tragedy and he and his
father try to deal with it together as a family.
101. The Prisoner Candy, shirts, and a
secret prisoner in Micah's jail: those seem to be the things to get Mark in
trouble this time. But Mark put his worries aside when he discovers that
something horrible has happened to his father.
102. Assault Mark finds himself in big
trouble when he breaks one of his father's rules and takes a slingshot to
school. A series of events escalates until he finds himself in more trouble then
he ever expected he could be in!
103. Short Rope for a Tall Man Mark's
sudden desire to become a man could cost his father's life!
104. The Clarence Bibs Story Bobby agrees
to help Mark make better grades in math. But it may not be the kind of help
Mark's father approves of.
105. The Score is Even When Mark's father
is shot, Mark has to race against time to get him the help he needs before time
106. The Mescalero Curse After hearing
ghost stories, Mark discovers that the stories may actually be facts. But Mark's
father gets pretty irate with his overactive imagination.
107. Stopover After a not-so-good event
occurs at school, Mark is in for a night of adventure when a snowstorm blows a
mess of strangers at his doorstep.
108. The Lonesome Bride Mark gets a lesson
in women and love as he begins to notice girls for the first time. But
twenty-four hours later, after hearing "The Talk," witnessing the complications
of girls first-hand, and watching his father struggle on the subject, Mark
decides to stick with fishing.
109. Death Trap Mark learns a hard lesson
110. The Queue When Mark's beloved horse
hurts his leg, Mark suddenly realizes just how much he loves Blue Boy - and
begins to understand why his love runs so deep.
faces the greatest challenge of his life when some Mexican bandits kidnap him
and forces him to work for them after they tell him that his father is dead.
Mark is excited about his father's approaching birthday surprise - but the road
getting to that day gets rough and Mark begins to wonder if he'll survive long
enough to see it as his father's anger and confusion toward him grows.
Mark is in the middle of a month-long restriction due to endangering his life
while working at the livery, and he cannot wait for it to end! But soon, he
forgets all about that when he's held hostage inside Milly's store.
In a hot Sunday in August, a prison wagon shows up at the McCain Ranch. Mark
feels uneasy about it and soon discovers that he has a reason to when his father
goes missing and Mark must help Micah locate him.
Back Mark is happy that his father is allowing him to become a man, but he
soon learns that being a man is full of hurts and disappointments - but even
through it all, there's one thing that remains solid.
When Mark's father witnesses a murder, Mark is threatened, which forces Lucas to
send him away for safe keeping. What sort of trouble can a thirteen year old boy
and eleven year old twins get into - especially after Lucas leaves strict
instructions for him to be good?
Mark has trouble with pigs and Knights. The pig wants to get him in trouble, and
the knight wants to chop off his head! Will Mark survive this day?
Mark must come to terms with the hard truths of war.
Goodbye Mark learns a valuable lesson about the ol' saying, 'Sticks and stones
may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.'
Idol Mark learns another life lesson when he learns his idol is only human.
Long Gun From
Tucson One can imagine how a young 13 year old boy felt when he heard the news
that his father would face four gun slingers...alone!
121a. Long Gun From Tucson analysis - Between the Lines I watched this one
from Marks eyes and got a clear picture. There was an entire side of this story
that was never told.
Country When a man lies about the facts surrounding a recent death, Mark must
come to terms with truth and forgiveness and why those things are important.
A Friend in
Need Mark is kidnapped and held for ransom, locked in a dark closet for hours
on end when the kidnapper is away.
Between A bridge between A Friend in Need and Skull This is told from
Lucas's point of view.
In the aftermath of the kidnapping, Lucas watches a hopeless struggle of his son
while trying to cope with his on fear of letting go.
when Mark learns not to be afraid, he sent out into the darkness again - but
this time, his father's life depends on his success.
Mark gets excited when he makes a big discovery about the guests at the McCain
Ranch. But will he ever find out the truth?
Gun Fire Mark
feels his first taste of love when he falls for the prettiest girl in school. In
the past he went fishing instead, but to his horror, this time he'd rather have
the girl than the fish. A runt from a litter of pigs helps bring them closer
The Quiet Fear
Mark takes another big step into manhood.
Chance Though Mark is growing up and attending school less, he still learns
that he has a long way to go.
Thirteen A Marks Memory Production Mark is about to step into manhood as he
faces his thirteenth birthday. But when tragedy strikes, the step may be more of
a "giant" then he's ready to face.
A Young Man's
Fancy Mark falls in love with a special visitor, but is it a love to last?
Salinas A family returns to North Fork after trouble in California. Mark must
deal with yet another harsh reality.
Two Ounces of
Tin When Mark meets a fast gun, he feels an instant connection to the man. But
soon his heart is struggling between right and wrong. Can Lucas help his boy
face the latest growing up reality of Mark's teenage life?
Image A man barges into the McCain house when Mark is home alone. Mark finds
himself trapped in a night of terror.
The Debt Mark
learns a man who saved his life is being executed and decides to take the law
into his own hands.
Mark's having a bad week! His grades are slipping, he doesn't understand all the
old-fashionedness of his father, and he learns his father has taken up a new
None So Blind
Mark's revenge almost cost his father his life. Now Mark must come to terms with
the horrible thing that he did.
The Jealous Man
Mark tries to figure out a way of washing dishes - and worries about his
father being challenged to a gunfight.
Conscience After Mark finally convinces his father to let him stay at the
ranch while he's out of town, Mark finds himself in an adventure that may end
Reckoning Mark helps the preacher's son when he is ridiculed his very first
Sunday in North Fork - even by Mark's own father!
139. The Day the
Town Slept When robbers attach a stage coach and kill two good friends, Lucas
and Mark are anxious to see the robbers behind bars. They soon discover that the
culprits are closer than they every believed was possible!
Brother Someone very special to Mark suddenly leaves North Fork.
Hoping that it would help them get over Milly's leaving, Mark and Lucas take a
trip away from North Fork, but the trip could cost Lucas his life.
Mark hates the thought of working that dreadful rock pile!
143. & 144.
Part 1 & 2 Mark, Lucas, and Micah travel down south for a murder trial that
will bring much-needed closure to Mark's fears; but just when they think things
are in the clear, another disaster occurs. How will they get themselves out of
The Escape: Prequel to Waste Eleven year old Mark witnesses a murder.
Pa seems to be a lot more gripey lately, and Mark decides he needs a woman. But
Mark is surprised when a "woman" suddenly helps him out of a messy situation.
146. Quiet Night, Deadly Night After Lucas is
exposed to small pox, Mark remembers back to his mother's death.
147. Death Never
Rides Alone What starts out as exciting sometimes ends in humbling awareness.
I Take This
Woman Mark is growing up, and realizes how much when he finds himself in hot
water with three young girls who long for his attention; but his father doesn't
like it and tells Mark to put a stop to it before he does it for him.
Mark is proud of the increasing partnership with his father, but Lucas has
trouble with some of the aspects he encounters.
Mark finally gets the one thing he's always wanted, but when somebody comes
between him and his father, he loses something much more precious.
Amazing Man When Mark discovers a new idol, Lucas knows the man isn't what he
appears to be but wants to keep Mark's boyhood alive for just a little longer.
A man buying land for the railroad goes to extremes to try to push Lucas into
selling. Nobody understands why Lucas continues to hold off including his own
Gun Shy Mark
is involved in the accidental shooting of a child and seeks into despair so
deeply, that not even Lucas may be able to help him.
Chorus After witnessing a senseless gunfight, Mark wonders if ridding the town
of guns would solve problems.
much has happened to Mark during the last few months. Lucas is afraid Mark isn't
adjusting to accepting all that has happened and decides they should talk more.
But when Lucas comes face-to-face with his own destiny, he grows fearful of the
one thing he's trying to help Mark to face.
Line Shack Six Mark is excited that the railroad is coming, so much so, that
he forgets the rules his father had set in place for his own protection and
finds himself in more trouble. Mark also decides to take on his own business,
but Lucas isn't so sure it's a good idea.
During a break from school, Mark rides to Santa Fe and has a memorable
adventure; but before school comes back into session, Mark learns yet another
hard lesson in life.
Mark helps a orphan kid gunfighter come to terms with his past.
Cousin When Mark plays hooky from school to see the ground breaking ceremony
for the railroad, he finds himself in a lot of trouble; but this is ONLY the
first of several adventures for Mark he faces before riding on the first
railroad into North Fork. Before all's said in done, Mark and Lou both find
themselves deserving of punishment, which is carried out by Lucas McCain.
Fortune After a confrontation with a girl's father, Mark goes off with the
boys and finds himself in trouble. But then the punishment has just begun as he
learns the high cost of growing up.
And the Devil
Makes Five While coming back from a fishing trip, Mark and Lucas run into
End of the Hunt
It's a race against time as Mark tries to stop his father from doing something
he'd regret, but Mark can't let his father know he knows anything.
There's a dance in North Fork and Mark is allowed to go - with his first
164. Requiem at Mission Springs An accident
cripples Mark, and he must come to terms with his condition and regain the faith
he needs to get better.
The Guest When a man rides into town, Mark befriends
him. But people aren't always what they seem.
Old Man Running Mark learns a truth about his mother's
death and finds his emotions in conflict with his Pa's.
Which Way'd They Go? When Lucas asks
Mark to stay in town and watch over Lou while he and Micah are gone, Mark
discovers the job is more than his father ever wanted him to have. But how will
Mark get the town out of this mess? And how will he EVER explain this to his
Old Tony Mark turns 15, but discovers that he still
not ready to leave his childhood behind.
*A special thanks
goes out to Michelle Palmer for her insight on how Mark had seen these episodes.
*The picture above
is from a press release PHOTO DIVISION Press Information abc television
"RIFLEMAN" AND SON
Chuck Connors, as
widower Lucas McCain on ABC'S-TV's new frontier dramatic series The Rifleman
(Tuesday, 9-9:30 PM), is faced with bring up his young son, Mark, portrayed by
Johnny Crawford, in the rugged days of the Old West.
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