Lucas and Mark return to North Fork after a three week absence only to learn that in their absence, Micah was voted out as town Marshal and a newcomer, Ben Judson, is now in charge. It seems that several locals were away and many simply didn't bother to vote assuming Micah would win in a landslide. Lucas thinks the fix is in when Judson declares that a wanted outlaw, Bob Barrett, is a free man and can come and go as he pleases. Judson and Barrett realize that to get away with their scheme, they'll have to get rid of the only witness to Barrett's crimes - Micah Torrance.
Did You Know?
Micah's backstory is partially revealed here. He has been a Marshal for 30 years, and hurt his right arm some time ago- he calls it a trick arm. He normally carries a shotgun for that reason, but this also explains why he carries his pistol on his left side. He also knew Wyatt Earp. See more
A marshal is not elected, he is appointed by Federal authorities. 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