A veteran of the American Civil War tends to his ranch when he isn't wielding his trusty rifle in an effort to help enforce the laws of the wild west.
S01:E01 - The Sharpshooter
Lucas and Mark McCain settle near North Fork.
S01:E02 - Home Ranch
Two tough hired hands beat up Lucas and burn his ranch to get him to move off his land.
S01:E03 - End of a Young Gun
Lucas is forced to give refuge to a young bank robber.
S01:E04 - The Marshal
Lucas gives a once-famous marshal a chance for rehabilitation.
S01:E05 - The Brother-in-Law
Lucas has in-law trouble when his late wife's brother arrives in town.
S01:E06 - Eight Hours to Die
Mark is kidnapped by a man who blames Lucas for his own son's death.
S01:E07 - Duel of Honor
An Italian count arrives in North Fork and challenges the town bully to a duel.
S01:E08 - The Safe Guard
A new bank in North Fork is in danger of being robbed.
S01:E09 - The Sister
Mark tries to play Cupid for his father and a pretty young stranger who arrives in town.
S01:E10 - New Orleans Menace
A criminal threatens to harm Mark unless Lucas sells him the ranch.
S01:E11 - The Apprentice Sheriff
A young man takes over the duties of the sheriff, who is out of town.
S01:E12 - The Angry Gun
Lucas suspects a nobleman, recently arrived from England, of cattle rustling.
S01:E13 - The Young Englishman
Lucas and Mark are robbed while riding the stage back from a cattle sale.
S01:E14 - The Gaucho
An Argentine family moves to North Fork and settles on a ranch adjoining Lucas'.
S01:E15 - The Pet
Lucas and Mark find themselves exposed to anthrax when they adopt a horse.
S01:E16 - The Sheridan Story
A broken confederate soldier confronts Gen. Phil Sheridan at the McCain ranch.
S01:E17 - The Retired Gun
Outlaws hunt a retired gunfighter who has settled in North Fork.
S01:E18 - The Photographer
Lucas' old friend, a traveling photographer, is accused of murder.
S01:E19 - Shivaree
A young couple traveling in a wagon train causes trouble for all of North Fork.
S01:E20 - The Deadeye Kid
A smart-aleck boy from Brooklyn comes west to seek his fortune.
S01:E21 - The Indian
A U.S. marshal arrives in North Fork, taking an Indian prisoner back east for trial.
S01:E22 - The Boarding House
A woman whom Lucas remembers as a card cheat opens a boardinghouse in town.
S01:E23 - The Second Witness
Lucas risks his life when he offers to appear as a witness in a murder trial.
S01:E24 - The Trade
An outlaw will surrender if his sweetheart gets the reward.
S01:E25 - One Went to Denver
Lucas' old friend arrives for an unexpected visit.
S01:E26 - The Deadly Wait
An old enemy of Marshal Micah Torrance's arrives in town, bent on revenge.
S01:E27 - The Wrong Man
A marshal from another territory comes to North Fork looking for a wanted man.
S01:E28 - The Challenge
An escaped killer barricades himself and his two companions in the North Fork general store.
S01:E29 - The Hawk
Mark meets a stranger whom Lucas suspects of being a wanted man.
S01:E30 - Three-Legged Terror
A young man wants an education despite his uncle's objection.
S01:E31 - The Angry Man
The young son of a neighboring rancher is seriously hurt in an accident.
S01:E32 - The Woman
The North Fork schoolteacher is pressured to leave town because of her progressive ideas.
S01:E33 - The Money Gun
A hired gunman arrives in town to kill a man Lucas has hated for years.
S01:E34 - A Matter of Faith
A trail bum arrives in North Fork during a drought claiming to be a water witch.
S01:E35 - Blood Brothers
Lucas gives his blood to save a dying man.
S01:E36 - Stranger at Night
Mark, returning home from school, stumbles on the body of an unidentified man.
S01:E37 - The Raid
A band of Indians kidnaps Mark and disappears into the hills.
S01:E38 - Outlaw's Inheritance
Railroad officials debate whether to build a new line to North Fork or Center City.
S01:E39 - Boomerang
The bank forecloses on a rancher behind on his loan payments.
S01:E40 - The Mind Reader
A rancher is shot by an unknown killer, and his daughter's lover is jailed.