As Jim Hardie rides near a gate to a ranch the owner of it, a woman, takes a warning shot at him. Jim introduces himself to her as she asks if he saw the no trespassing signs. He had but he had not crossed onto the ranch. He leaves for Bull Creek where he is looking for an Army Captain named Cole Scofield. He stops to visit with Dr. Crosier who he knows while waiting for the Marshal to return. While visiting the same woman, Susan Kellogg, enters looking to purchase more pills which are really for Capt. Scofield who is at her ranch suffering mental lapses and other mental trauma. Jim leaves and seeing two Army horses enters the saloon where two troopers are having a drink. He assumes they are also after Scofield who is wanted by the Army for desertion while Wells Fargo is after him for a murder and $3,000 stolen. However, Jim learns the troopers are not who he thought they were.