So they set things up for a race between Tracker and the train. Tracker prays with his people. I don't understand the Cheyenne language, but I think he says something like, "Please let me better at racing than I am at tracking." While they wait for the race to start, the townsfolk find other ways to occupy themselves. Psalms and Elam greet the Cheyenne women with appreciative smiles. Ruth and Joseph chat; although we don't hear what they say, they seem to be getting more comfortable with each other. Doc stands around looking constipated. Must be all that picnic food. Lily takes up a spot next to Cullen to watch the race. She hasn't decided yet whether to tell Doc about Joseph's people. As Elam joins the rest of the crowd, he and his tattooed lady friend look at each other for much too long and with too much familiarity. Toole sees the exchange and seethes.
Tracker gets up on his horse. The Swede stands between him and the train, a red flag in his hand. The Swede waves the flag and Tracker is off to an early lead. The train heaves its great bulk along the track. A man shoves chunks of wood into the furnace. The wheels turn faster. The train catches up to Tracker, then begins to overtake him. Tracker pushes his horse, but to no avail. He loses the race, although not by much. Doc is triumphant. The Reverend, Ruth and Joseph look distraught.
Doc returns to his train car with Senator Crane. Laughing, he says, "I think the Chief got my message loud and clear!" Crane congratulates him, but he hasn't forgotten about that whole thing with the missing $147,000. He threatens to send investigators after Doc. Doc's feeling of triumph fades. He looks worried. Then he decides Crane is bluffing. He thinks the Senator is still beholden to him. "If you fall, you fall with me." With a good bit of pleasure, Crane disabuses Doc of that notion. He's sold his land in Nebraska and divested himself of his Credit Mobilier stock. Doc has nothing on him now. "You once had my head in a vise, Thomas. Now I have your pecker in my pocket." That's two penis references he's made one episode. Not that I'm counting or anything. Crane tells Doc that he's leaving for Chicago the next day and will report him as soon as he arrives. "You'll be trading in your fancy duds for prison pinstripes!" With that, he turns to go. Doc pleads with him, but he doesn't even look back on his way out.