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Season 1

  • S01E01 The News From St. Louis

    • October 27, 1988
    • CBS

    Unexpectedly, Ethan ends up being the custodian to his sister’s orphan children.

  • S01E02 The Holstered Gun

    • November 3, 1988
    • CBS

    Ethan prepares to leave his years of gun fighting to dedicate his life to the new family and the ranch. Sadly, he has to fight once again against some outlaws

  • S01E03 Founder's Day

    • November 10, 1988
    • CBS

    Amelia shoots a bank robber and his family decides to make her pay.

  • S01E04 The Ghost Dance

    • November 24, 1988
    • CBS

    Ethan saves an Indian from an angry lynching mob.

  • S01E05 Devil's Canyon

    • December 1, 1988
    • CBS

    While Ethan is attending his deceased herd, a trapper and his son seize Claire.

  • S01E06 Stray Bullet

    • December 8, 1988
    • CBS

    Accidentally, during a gun fight Ethan injures Amelia.

  • S01E07 The Promise

    • December 15, 1988
    • CBS

    On their way back home, a recently broken bridge makes Ethan, George, and Ben to take a new route.

  • S01E08 Childhood's End

    • December 29, 1988
    • CBS

    A traveling bordello pays a visit to Ethan’s town.

  • S01E09 A Private War

    • January 5, 1989
    • CBS

    The mine manager sets out to buy up the town's businesses.

  • S01E10 Hard Choices

    • January 12, 1989
    • CBS

    Wanted for murder in Texas, Ethan must decide whether to take the children and run or turn himself in.

  • S01E11 Crossroads

    • January 26, 1989
    • CBS

    Joseph joins a gang, but he is anxious about joining in a bank robbery.

  • S01E12 The Traveler

    • February 2, 1989
    • CBS

    A stranger with amnesia is helped by Ehan and Amelia.

  • S01E13 The Secret

    • February 8, 1989
    • CBS

    With no cooperation from the townspeople, Ethan tries to uncover the truth behind a murder.

  • S01E14 A House Divided

    • February 16, 1989
    • CBS

    A band of outlaws seize the hotel and threaten to kill the people.

  • S01E15 The Last Warrior

    • February 23, 1989
    • CBS

    John Taylor attempts to stop a lumber company from building a road over land he claims is his.

  • S01E16 Vengeance

    • March 16, 1989
    • CBS

    Claire is involved with the son of one of Ethan’s adversaries.

  • S01E17 A Matter of Honor (1)

    • April 8, 1989
    • CBS

    A rancher starts a range war when he hires a notorious gunslinger (Chuck Connors as Gideon McKay).

  • S01E18 A Matter of Honor (2)

    • April 15, 1989
    • CBS

    As the water rights battle escalates, Ethan and Gideon prepare to fight.

  • S01E19 Hour of the Wolf

    • April 29, 1989
    • CBS

    A rabid wolf bites Ethan and Claire.

  • S01E20 Treasure

    • May 6, 1989
    • CBS

    While Ben and George are looking for a treasure, two criminals pursue them.

  • S01E21 Squaring Off

    • May 13, 1989
    • CBS

    Ethan defies a corrupt lawman to save the life of a Texas ranger.

  • S01E22 Long Lost Lawson

    • May 20, 1989
    • CBS

    Amelia's husband returns and stirs up trouble.

Season 2

  • S02E01 A Gathering of Guns Pt.1

    • September 10, 1989
    • CBS

    When a man thinks Ethan knows the location of a fortune, he kidnaps him and takes him to a prison where no man has ever escaped from. Amelia turns to her estranged husband, Pierce for help. He takes her to see Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and Pat Garrett who agree to help.

  • S02E02 A Gathering of Guns Pt. 2

    • September 10, 1989
    • CBS

  • S02E03 Home Again

    • September 16, 1989
    • CBS

    Wyatt Earp follows Ethan back home after the big escape. Without noticing it, a reporter also follows them looking for answers.

  • S02E04 The Common Good

    • September 23, 1989
    • CBS

    The town needs a new marshal and Ethan is an obvious candidate, however, he does not want to do it; not even, if it costs him his ranch.

  • S02E05 Dead Run

    • October 7, 1989
    • CBS

    Laid off miners decide to ambush Ethan and Amelia when they are heading to Virginia City to deposit $50.000.

  • S02E06 All The Pretty Little Horses

    • October 14, 1989
    • CBS

    A woman fights an implacable battle against the railroad she blames for the loss of her husband, son, and farm, not considering the cost to her and her surviving daughter.

  • S02E07 Orphan Train

    • October 28, 1989
    • CBS

    Ethan confronts the law to rescue a fugitive orphan who was taken away from his sister.

  • S02E08 The Burial Ground

    • November 4, 1989
    • CBS

    An old Indian warrior wants to bring peace between an old foe in the warpath and a member of the cavalry.

  • S02E09 A Proper Stranger

    • November 11, 1989
    • CBS

    Ethan has to find out who is robbing the graves in the local cemetery; while Amelia takes care of the children whom a beautiful girl she does not know is tutoring. The law also wants her.

  • S02E10 Boomtown

    • November 18, 1989
    • CBS

    The gold rush hits town and Ethan’s land is no exception. Paradise turns into a materialistic town.

  • S02E11 The Return of Johnny Ryan

    • December 2, 1989
    • CBS

    Johnny Ryan fulfills his promise of returning to paradise and taking revenge on the person who humiliated him: Ethan Cord.

  • S02E12 The Plague

    • December 9, 1990
    • CBS

    Paradise is hit by an outbreak of smallpox and Ethan has to deal with George being infected by it.

  • S02E13 The Gates of Paradise

    • January 6, 1990
    • CBS

    A symbolic drama centering on two strangers in Paradise: a black-clad equestrian with two grim appointments to keep before the New Year, and a simple youth left in the forest to fend for himself.

  • S02E14 The Devil's Escort

    • January 13, 1990
    • CBS

    A killer who is being escorted by Ethan back to Paradise for trial might never make it because other outlaws want him dead.

  • S02E15 Dangerous Cargo

    • January 20, 1990
    • CBS

    Ethan is offered a very well paying job but at the same time very dangerous. To deliver the opium that miners use to keep some Chinese workers more or less enslaved.

  • S02E16 Till Death Do Us Part

    • February 3, 1990
    • CBS

    Joseph's tomboy friend, Frankie, returns to Paradise, now sophisticatedly attired and married to a controlling, offensive judge who has the control to transfer Ethan to Texas on a murder warrant.

  • S02E17 Avenging Angel

    • February 10, 1990
    • CBS

    Years ago, Ethan testified against a person. Now that person is the new town’s preacher who is a paroled murderer, claiming to have seen the light. Everyone in town is giving him a second chance, except for Ethan.

  • S02E18 Crossfire

    • February 17, 1990
    • CBS

    The sons of Ethan’s old pal, Gideon, volunteer them as guns in a range war.

  • S02E19 Shadow of a Doubt

    • March 3, 1990
    • CBS

    Jerome, an obtuse and gentle man, faces a jury for the strangling of a girl who rejected him.

  • S02E20 The Coward

    • April 7, 1990
    • CBS

    Ethan protects a young deserter wanted by the Army. He also protects him from an armed mother who accuses him of the death of her son.

  • S02E21 The Chase

    • April 14, 1990
    • CBS

    A con woman visits Paradise and sells the town a trolley. She takes the townsfolk on a ride and while they are partying, she loots the place.

  • S02E22 Dust on the Wind

    • April 28, 1990
    • CBS

    A mass exodus occurs in Paradise when Ethan and Amelia decide to close the mine.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Out of Ashes

    • January 4, 1991
    • CBS

    Ethan and the children return to Paradise where Ethan is convinced to take on the role of town marshal. Ethan builds a new home for his family and he and Amelia become engaged. A new character, Dakota, arrives in town and decides to stay. He rubs Ethan the wrong way, but hits it off with Claire, much to her uncle's disdain.

  • S03E02 The Bounty

    • January 11, 1991
    • CBS

  • S03E03 The Women

    • January 25, 1991
    • CBS

  • S03E04 Bad Blood

    • February 1, 1991
    • CBS

  • S03E05 The Valley of Death

    • February 8, 1991
    • CBS

  • S03E06 A Bullet Through the Heart

    • February 15, 1991
    • CBS

  • S03E07 See No Evil

    • February 22, 1991
    • CBS

  • S03E08 Birthright

    • March 8, 1991
    • CBS

    The Carroll children's father Robert returns and tells Ethan he wants custody of the kids. At first resistant, Ethan begins to feel the children might be safer living with their father, however neglectful he has been in the past, than with him. But it turns out Robert may have brought danger of his own into the children's lives.

  • S03E09 A Study in Fear

    • March 29, 1991
    • CBS

    Paradise is thrown into a state of terror when a serial killer begins targeting the town's woman. Ethan must identify and catch the killer, who has set his sites on Claire.

  • S03E10 The Search for K.C. Cavanaugh

    • April 5, 1991
    • CBS

  • S03E11 Shield of Gold

    • April 12, 1991
    • CBS

  • S03E12 Twenty-Four Hours

    • May 3, 1991
    • CBS

    This episode follows a day in the life of Marshal Ethan Allan Cord, who is considering giving up his badge and leaving Paradise. Over a period of ""twenty-four hours,"" Ethan must contend with a series of disputes between townspeople as well as at home. Spoiler: In the end, he decides to stick it out and remain in Paradise.

  • S03E13 Unfinished Business

    • May 10, 1991
    • CBS

    Ethan learns that an old enemy of his is headed for Paradise looking to shoot it out. To protect the children, he sends them away on a trip, but they realize that something is wrong at home. As the gunfight nears, both Ethan (in Paradise) and the children (waiting at the train station) both reflect back to how they've become a family (via flashbacks to previous episodes). Spoiler: In the end, the children don't take the train and rush back to their uncle in Paradise. He has defeated the other gunfighter and he and the children are reunited.