Homer Barnes is one of a family of criminals and murderers. He has tried to leave his past behind by taking a new name, getting married, and going to work at the Ponderosa. His twin brother, Rube, kills a man and steals his horse. Homer finds himself accused of the crime. As a result, Homer finds that he must face his past. In so doing, he, and Ben, must help Homer's father to make a hard choice.