November 16th, 1996 :: episode #109


Matthew is shot by bank robbers when he notices a suspicious looking man inside the bank and goes in unarmed to investigate. Even though Dr. Mike tells him he must rest, he runs off after U.S. Marshall Elias Birch (guest star Willie Nelson) in an attempt to prove that he is man enough to be sheriff. As Dr. Mike and Sully try to stop the bloodshed, Preston and Hank also stalk the robbers, with Hank envisioning the reward money going toward the new hotel.

Meanwhile, widowed school teacher Teresa Morales struggles to maintain repairs on her ranch, but is too proud to accept Jake's offer of help -- until Brian steps in.