The Restless Gun Season 2
S02 E01Sep 22, 1958
The Hill of Death Sep 22, 1958 Vint and the boy Robby are fishing by the riverbank. Vint tells the boy that the gun is a tool and goes on to tell the story of his grandfather, Jebediah Bonner. Vint's parents have been killed and he is brought up by Dr. Ken Ludlow and his wife. Jebediah, a retired marshall, arrives on the stagecoach to visit with his grandson and is confronted in the saloon by Jim Kenyon who holds a grudge from 20 years ago when he believes that Jedediah had not given his father a fair chance when he had killed him. Joe is consumed by hatred and is determined to exact revenge. Young Vint sees and hears of his grandfather being bullied and doing nothing. Jebediah decides that he must gain respect in young Vint's eyes and an exciting conclusion is played out.
S02 E02Sep 29, 1958
Dragon for a Day Sep 29, 1958 After a minister and his wife are killed by Yaqui renegades, their young son vows to avenge their deaths by killing 200 of the tribe. Vint hopes to talk some sense into the boy before it's too late.
S02 E03Oct 6, 1958
Mercyday Oct 6, 1958 At the dying request of an old buffalo hunter friend, Vint brings the man's uneducated, unkempt, and poorly mannered daughter to town with him in the hopes of transforming her into a lady.
S02 E04Oct 13, 1958
Thunder Valley Oct 13, 1958 Vint and a sheriff locate two Mexicans they have been pursuing for horse stealing. One escapes, but Vint is shocked to witness the sheriff shoot down the other one while he has his hands up. Vint decides to continue the pursuit of the other thief, if only to make sure he is brought in alive. When he locates the man, along with his beautiful sister, he learns the sheriff has been lying to him about many things.
S02 E05Oct 20, 1958
The Nowhere Kid Oct 20, 1958 A cocky and cynical young man who just came into town looking for a saloon woman is the main suspect when a robbery takes place, but is released as there are no witnesses to identify him. The teenage daughter of Vint's rancher friend is smitten with the young man, much to her father's chagrin. Vint tries to see if he can change the hotheaded youth or else discourage the girl from him.
S02 E06Nov 3, 1958
Bonner's Squaw Nov 3, 1958 Bonner persuades Chief Tashuka to honour the treaty with the white man by handing over two braves who are suspected of robbery. Unfortunately for Bonner, the chief's daughter Running Fawn takes a shine to Bonner and follows him to town. By Indian law Bonner is to marry the girl and reluctantly agrees to prevent a war. However when Bonner sees how beautiful Running Fawn is he uses an Indian custom to lose her to a brave.
S02 E07Nov 10, 1958
Tomboy Nov 10, 1958 While riding in an area where road agents have recently held up a stage and killed three men, Vint is himself held up by a rather inept would-be road agent, who happens to be a young woman, and who manages to save his life.
S02 E08Nov 17, 1958
Remember the Dead Nov 17, 1958 Vint comes to the town of Dobie with evidence clearing a resident of murder, only to find that the man has already been convicted and hanged. Though the town's residents want him to leave because he reminds them of their mistake, Vint is determined to stay until he finds the real killer.
S02 E09Nov 24, 1958
No Way to Kill Nov 24, 1958 Vint comes to the town of Dobie with evidence clearing a resident of murder, only to find that the man has already been convicted and hanged. Though the town's residents want him to leave because he reminds them of their mistake, Vint is determined to stay until he finds the real killer.
S02 E10Dec 1, 1958
Take Me Home Dec 1, 1958 Vint learns that a gambling house worker he knows is the daughter of a Quaker couple who believe she is dead. The girl is in an abusive relationship with the owner of the gambling house, who will not let her leave him.
S02 E11Dec 8, 1958
Multiply One Boy Dec 8, 1958 Vint brings an orphaned Southern boy to live with his Northern uncle's family. But the boy still has resentments toward the North, and is angry that his uncle fought on a different side from his father, who was killed in the war.
S02 E12Dec 15, 1958
Peligroso Dec 15, 1958 After being forced to kill a young hood in self defense, Vint rides to the man's sister's ranch, only to find she has already put out a bounty on him for shooting her brother in the back. Since she does not know who he is, Vint works for her under a different name, until he can convince her the killing did not happen in the way she was told.
S02 E13Dec 22, 1958
A Bell for Santo Domingo Dec 22, 1958 A priest asks Vint to accompany him, along with two nuns, to check on the status of a mission in the midst of hostile Indian territory. Vint agrees, even though he knows that whites are forbidden in the area and are not known to have ever returned alive.
S02 E14Dec 29, 1958
The Way Back Dec 29, 1958 Vint's friend Olaf Burland plans to take his newly earned money back to his farm in native Minnesota, but Vint fears that the gullible Olaf will be easy prey for some who want to separate him from the money and will use any trick to do it. A crooked trail hand and a saloon owner plan to do just that, with the help of a saloon hostess who actually has desires similar to Olaf's.
S02 E15Jan 5, 1959
The Painted Beauty Jan 5, 1959 An artist begins painting a portrait of a saloon girl, much to the displeasure of the owner of the saloon, who regards her as his woman, and thinks that the portrait, which will be hung on his wall, will show more of her than he wants to share with others.
S02 E16Jan 12, 1959
Shadow of a Gunfighter Jan 12, 1959 Vint takes the son of an ex-gunfighter friend out of a saloon where the young man was in danger of losing all the money he had just received from his first trail drive. The boy is ashamed of his father's past and refuses to go back with Vint, but lets Vint take the money back to his father. When Vint comes to the father's ranch he learns that the boy has been killed, that he has been accused of the murder, and that the father plans to avenge his son's death in a showdown with him.
S02 E17Jan 19, 1959
The Lady and the Gun Jan 19, 1959 Vint is infuriated when he learns that a young woman has taken his horse Scar for a joyride, but his anger quickly evaporates when he meets the girl, and soon falls in love with her.
S02 E18Feb 2, 1959
Blood of Courage Feb 2, 1959 A rancher, a former major in the Confederate Army, asks Vint to hire on as a ramrod, to be paired with another ramrod whom Vint dislikes. Vint soon learns that the other ramrod has plans to take the ranch for himself, taking advantage of an embarrassing secret he has learned about the Major.
S02 E19Feb 9, 1959
Better Than A Cannon Feb 9, 1959 Vint is deputized by a U.S. Marshal and sent to serve notice on a German baron for having a cannon on his land. But the Baron, who has only recently acquired the title, insists he is within his constitutional rights, and sticks Vint in a jail cell. But Vint turns the tables on him.
S02 E20Feb 16, 1959
The Dead Ringer Feb 16, 1959 Vint is deliberately framed for a bank robbery and murder.
S02 E21Feb 23, 1959
The Last Grey Man Feb 23, 1959 Vint accompanies three cavalry officers to the shack of a stubborn old Confederate, whom the officers suspect of holding a gold shipment stolen twenty years ago during the Civil War. Vint is surprised to find that the old man does have the gold, that his place is fortified with cannons and Gatling guns, and that the only way he'll give back the gold is if the Northern officers surrender---to him.
S02 E22Mar 2, 1959
Melany Mar 2, 1959 Vint visits a former girlfriend, though she is now married, and her husband is now paralyzed and unable to speak, a fact for which she blames herself. Nearby a posse is hunting a ruthless killer who is known to be in the area.
S02 E23Mar 9, 1959
Ricochet Mar 9, 1959 A young woman meets Vint on the trail and tries to hire him to guide her to Abilene, but she changes her mind after her husband and two other men meet them and threaten Vint. Later Vint learns from her that the two men with her husband are killers. Her husband is working with them, planning to rob the bank when a gold shipment comes in.
S02 E24Mar 16, 1959
Dead Man's Hand Mar 16, 1959 An old medicine peddler has symptoms which could be serious, but refuses to go to the town doctor to have it checked. The peddler also sells quack medicines to a man who's been told by the doctor to stop drinking for his health's sake. Trouble brews.
S02 E25Mar 23, 1959
The Sweet Sisters Mar 23, 1959 Local ranchers are in arms over a series of cattle rustlings, all involving just a few calves taken at a time, and they are blaming the thefts on homesteaders. Vint, assisting the sheriff in looking for the culprits and avoiding bloodshed, is staying at the home of the two elderly Sweet sisters, both animal lovers who are vegetarians and don't believe in raising cows to be killed.
S02 E26Mar 30, 1959
Incident at Bluefield Mar 30, 1959 Vint comes to the town of Bluefield to investigate the death of a friend. He learns that the man was murdered for trying to organize small land owners against the town boss who has been using his gunfighter son to intimidate them into making him a partner in their ranch, them forcing them out or killing them. But getting the town boss convicted will not be so easy.
S02 E27Apr 6, 1959
The Pawn Apr 6, 1959 An old friend of Vint's has been jailed after being caught with a band of rustlers, and is likely to be hanged if he doesn't tell where the other rustlers are. But he is unwilling to because he fears that his compatriots will harm his deaf-mute daughter if they think he's told on them.
S02 E28Apr 13, 1959
Four Lives Apr 13, 1959 Vint helps search for a killer, a young man he helped raise, hoping to get him to trial before a lynch mob gets him. He has to contend with the man's ex-girlfriend, who still believes him to be innocent.
S02 E29Apr 20, 1959
One on the House Apr 20, 1959 Old Matt Harper spent many years in prison for a bank robbery he did not commit. The state is now offering him compensation, but he refuses to take it, believing the state owes him a bank robbery.
S02 E30Apr 27, 1959
Code for a Killer Apr 27, 1959 Vint Bonner arrives in the town of Toredo to be best man at his friend, Dave Regan's wedding. Vint soon discovers that Dave has been shot in the back and that the town, led by the new sheriff Ben Webster, are looking for his supposed killer, Vance Carter. It is left to Vint to find the truth and lay a trap for the real killer.
S02 E31May 4, 1959
Mme. Brimstone May 4, 1959 A tough-talking lady blacksmith asks Vint to accompany her grandson, who has been educated in a fancy Eastern school, as he comes home on the stage. But the boy has been educated a bit too properly, as he is not ready for and contemptuous of the kind of life his grandmother has been living and the poor Mexican children around her.
S02 E32May 11, 1959
Lady by Law May 11, 1959 When Vint stands up for saloon owner Fern Foster against abuse from townsfolk, a judge gives him 60 days to turn her into a lady---and threatens him with jail if he's not successful. Fern's husband, an outlaw, may complicate matters.
S02 E33May 18, 1959
Ride with the Devil May 18, 1959 Bonner is sent for by Don Tomas Verdes, a Mexican ranch owner, to help him convince his son to stop riding with an outlaw gang. Bonner joins the outlaws to try and bring the boy to his senses.
S02 E34May 25, 1959
A Trial for Jenny May May 25, 1959 After Jenny May McElroy's husband was killed in a gunfight, no one in town would give her a job to support her children, except for the saloon owner, who hired her as a bookkeeper. Because of this some of the "proper" townspeople want to take her children and make them wards of the state. They also want to fire the schoolteacher, the only other person in town who supports Jenny May.
S02 E35Jun 1, 1959
The Cavis Boy Jun 1, 1959 Stopping see an old friend, Vint learns that the man has been charged with killing the town sheriff. After a farcical trial in a saloon presided over by a drunken judge, the man is sentenced to hang the next day. With the help of his friend's young son, Vint sets out to prove him innocent in the little time allowed.
S02 E36Jun 8, 1959
The Englishman Jun 8, 1959 An English journalist asks Vint to accompany him as he researches the West for material for his book, but actually he has other plans.
S02 E37Jun 15, 1959
A Very Special Investigator Jun 15, 1959 Vint tries to help an old newspaper editor in his crusade against three corrupt officials---the town's mayor, sheriff, and judge, as well as the gunman they've been using as their enforcer.
S02 E38Jun 22, 1959
The Hill of Death Jun 22, 1959 In the series' final episode, Vint is visiting a doctor friend when an unconscious and badly beaten boy is dropped at the door. A witness leads them to suspect a religious fanatic, and when Vint and the doctor check into it, they find a marked grave with only a log inside.