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The Rangers are off to Logan Ranch! Kelso and Caroline share a tender moment. Dawson arrives just as George makes an ass of himself blathering on about how many men he killed in Palo Alto. Caroline wears a dress with a puff at the backside. It's almost as if she's got a tail. Sigh. George "Dude, Where's My Cattle?" Durham looks confused when Caroline tells him to save the tall tales for the dime store. He calms down and tells her that the horse he was looking at would make a good ranch horse. She smiles and tells him he'd make a good ranch hand. Dawson tries to make George look bad, but Caroline's heart sees only the buffoon. Poor Dawson; he leaves the Creek and he still can't get the girl. Dylan gives instructions to Richard Dukes. The Rangers will ride through the night to get to the Logan Ranch. He wants Richard to send them a telegram to ensure that they get out safely. He saddles up, and then he sees Armstrong ride up with Conchita by his side. Dylan looks a little uneasy about a woman among their ranks. Armstrong says, "I made the lady a promise." Pause. That's enough of an explanation for Dylan. If the Rangers have anything, they have their word. And they ride. Logan's Ranch. There are no bandits in sight. The darkness weighs heavily on the men. Dylan finally clues in! The girl wasn't dead. She was planted! Dylan runs over to the girl and shakes her silly. Why didn't they kill her? Why was she alive? What did they tell her to say? Of course, Conchita looks confused -- at first, but you know she knows what's going on, tears be damned. Dylan screams at the Rangers to saddle up. He's got it all figured out. There was never going to be a raid at Logan's Ranch. The raid could only be at the Dukes Ranch. They're off at lightning speed. Dukes Ranch. Shots are fired. Richard Dukes stirs from his bed. Logan's Ranch. John confronts Conchita-Perdita. They embrace. He doesn't blame her. She couldn't have known. Only she did know! In fact, as they hug, she says, "Please forgive me." Then she stabs him hard with a knife before she runs off, hops onto the horse, and takes off with the wagon. As she races past Kelso and Dawson, George notices that Armstrong's been injured. Immediately, Dawson dives onto his horse and chases after her. It's a good thing he's been practicing his lasso, because he ropes the little filly and throws her to the ground. Dawson jumps off his horse and holds the girl down. She struggles. Asks if he wants to "have" her before he "kills" her. Dawson wants to do neither. He just wants to know "why." Because he's a thinker, that Dawson: pontification will be the death of him. Conchita-Perdita tells Dawson everything. The bandits are riding to Mexico with their beefs, and are planning on taking over the whole state. Usher rides up just in time for Lincoln to tell him what's going on -- and then, in a frenzy of pent-up vengeance, Dawson tells him they're riding onto the Mexican trail. George's job is to get word to "the company." He ropes up Conchita-Perdita and throws her on his horse.