Lucas McCain has to deal with Mr. Tiffauges and his henchman who have come to North Fork from New Orleans intent on settling - or taking over - the town. Tiffauges is a cruel man who takes pleasure in whipping his underlings for the slightest transgression. Marshall Micah Torrance has received information from the Texas Rangers that Tiffauges is the head of a criminal organization and is quite dangerous. For Lucas, a confrontation seems inevitable as Tiffauges has decided he wants to by his ranch and won't take no for an answer.
Did You Know?
Tiffauges mentions "Bluebeard" as an ancestor when he threatens Lucas. Bluebeard is a fairytale about a man who murders multiple wives. It was written by Charles Perrault, who supposedly based Bluebeard on the real-life Gilles de Rais, a monster who lured children to his castle and murdered them. de Rais' castle is known as Château de Tiffauges. Possibly this ancestral "reference" in the episode is meant to explain the Tiffauges' willingness to kill 3 women and potentially harm Mark. See more
Early in the program, when Cesar arrives at the McCain Ranch and begins whipping people- at one point Lucas grabs the whip. Mark has been standing right next to Lucas but when he grabs the whip, all of the sudden Mark is on the porch. Then the next camera angle toward Lucas, Mark is standing next to him again. See more
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his rifle and then stares into the camera. See more