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
After Debra suggests that she might be more consistently romantic if she werent in charge of the birth control, Ray decides to make the drastic move of cutting the wires.
Cruising With Marie
Just as Frank and Marie are about to embark on a high seas vacation, Frank hurts his knee and Ray, not wanting to disappoint his mother, agrees to accompany her on the Caribbean cruise.
Arthur forbids Halloween to be celebrated in the house, and Doug, fed up with Arthur's demands, defiantly decorates the house with Halloween decorations, which scares Arthur into the hospital.