Ben's friend, Mansfield, & his daughter, Lorrie, visit the Ponderosa. Mansfield was a Marshall for many years, which hasn't left him time to be a father. After Lorrie meets someone, she begins to realize her father love for her.
Ben & Hoss visit their friend, Sam, but are surprised when soldiers show up. Unknown to Ben & Hoss, Sam is really Thomas Andrews, who ran a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War, & the prisoners are out for revenge.