The Cartwrights are framed for a bank robbery and murder. They are thrown in jail but Little Joe Manages to escape and it is up to him to get help before his family is hung unjustly.
When Adam and Joe go to Eastgate after a cattle drive they decide to meet at Signal Rock in three days, but plans are altered when Adam is robbed on the way their and left for dead.
Return of Malcolm Merriweather
Andy believes that Aunt Bee is working too hard, so he asks Malcolm Merriweather to help her with the household duties. Guest Star: Bernard Fox