Old-time resident Hattie Denton, needed by her sister in Denver, feels obliged to suddenly and shockingly betray North Fork by selling the only general store to the first person with an offer, a naïve, beautiful woman totally ignorant of business, who immediately proceeds willfully if confusedly to agree with a shady, violent newcomer on a collection scheme for accounts receivable. The economy of the town is imperiled and numerous injuries to townspeople are soon noted by Lucas and Micah.
Did You Know?
Series introduction of Milly Scott, played by Joan Taylor
. Taylor replaced recurring character store owner Hattie Denton, played by Hope Summers
. Summers had appeared a total of 16 times, while Taylor would appear a total of 18 times. Taylor was about 33 years younger than Summers and about 8 years younger than Chuck Connors
, making her a possible romantic interest for him. See more
Milly, played by Joan Taylor
wears a modern bra, which had not been invented during the series time frame (early 1880's). Lucas wears Wrangler jeans, which were not introduced until about 70 years later. Both clothing items were commonplace during the time period of filming. See more
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his rifle and then stares into the camera. See more