Hunt returns to Chicago and awaits word of his future. Hunt, once again hears from the Secretary of the Interior and is not happy. Hunt is forced to once again travel to Washington to iron things out.
Beth is having second thoughts about Denver, and Hunt becomes tormented with guilt about returning to Denver and wonders if he is making the right decision.
Hunt gets a telegram from Ditch Combs in Albany and needs help with a gang of bandits that hit New York banks and cross Lake Ontario and escape to Canada.
Hunt travels to Albany and makes plans to set a trap for the Ontario Lake Gang's next robbery, and it results in a shootout involving citizens, police, and the U.S. Marshals.
Hunt decides to take Beth and the children to Denver for a week at the home in Hidden Valley. Beth doesn't want to take the children out of school so Hunt travels alone.
Hunt needs to find a husband and wife team for one of the ranches in Denver, and a husband and wife team for the farms in Indiana.
Hunt meets the neighbor in Indiana and buys his farms, adding more to the list of reasons to return to Denver.
Hunt once again confronts Grant and insists on being transferred and President Grant calls on Hunt for one more impossible task. Hunt heads to New Orleans for a dangerous task that may be a oneway trip.