When McCloud looks out a window and sees unusual smoke clouds, he tracks them to an Apache chief seeking his grandson -- the grandson has followed four armed robbers who framed his father to New York, where he kills one of them in self-defense and is murdered himself, leaving McCloud and the girlfriend of the dead thief to launch their own investigation.
Did You Know?
In this story, the grandfather chooses to die, mystifying the doctor. Stories around the origin of death and choosing when we die are common in Native American cosmological myth. Ultimately, many of the stories explain what we all know to be true: that death is inevitable and irreversible, and it's (usually) beyond our control. See more
Though the story is taking place in New York, in a long overhead shot following a car through a Manhattan street, it passes a sign for "Security Pacific Bank", a Los Angeles Based California institution that existed from 1967 to 2008. See more
Are you a sucker for Indian chiefs and trombone players too?