Cade's County (1971–1972)
19 Sep. 1971Homecoming
A grand jury witness against a mobster charged with murder is killed in broad daylight at the Madrid County courthouse, leaving Sheriff Sam Cade and one of his deputies as the only two witnesses left. What Cade doesn't know is that the hit man is an old friend and former resident of the county who has come back for a visit.
26 Sep. 1971Company Town
Sheriff Cade searches for a bail-jumper in a tightly-knit mining town in the county's outskirts. He runs into a wall of silence about the man from residents fearful of the town boss, and unwilling to risk the loss of the mine despite its hazardous working conditions.
3 Oct. 1971Safe Deposit
Cade and Arlo are captured and locked in a tower by six men planning a bank robbery.
10 Oct. 1971Crisscross
A ranch hand is found stabbed to death after a barroom brawl, and the main suspect is the young Mexican co-worker he had been harassing. But Cade soon finds that the murder involves something much bigger going on at the ranch, including the use of illegal aliens and heroin smuggling.
24 Oct. 1971Violent Echo
A young man is scheduled to be executed in a few days for the murder of his girlfriend eight years earlier, and Sheriff Cade, who has always believed in his innocence, tries to find some evidence to get a stay. The first break is the discovery that the murdered girl was taken to see an abortionist, but then the abortionist is himself murdered.
31 Oct. 1971Gray Wolf
Cade searches for two escaped prisoners, one of them John Grey Wolf, a ruthless killer who once served as Cade's deputy. A young Indian tracker is asked to assist Cade in the search, even though he admits to being sympathetic to Grey Wolf.
7 Nov. 1971The Armageddon Contract
Everybody loves Jack Pilgrim, a model citizen of Madrid City. The trouble is that, Sam Cade gradually finds out, this angel is in fact a fiend. Nobody else is aware that this good man is a mole on the payroll of an enemy country who has been assigned a sabotage mission which could have dreadful consequences.
14 Nov. 1971The Mustangers
A young man picnicking with his wife is shot when he tries to take pictures of some wild horses that are being herded by a group of mustangers.
21 Nov. 1971Delegate at Large
While attending a convention in Los Angeles, J.J. recognizes one of two fugitive brothers whom he had dealt with earlier in Madrid. After alerting Cade, he is then taken hostage by the brothers, who are planning another major heist. Cade works with an L.A. lieutenant to find J.J. and stop the gang.
28 Nov. 1971A Gun for Billy
Sheriff Sam Cade and his deputies track down a convict out on parole who has delusions that he is Billy the Kid. He acts out his fantasy by committing the same types of crimes that the famed outlaw did. He also kidnapped his young son placing him in grave danger.
12 Dec. 1971Requiem for Miss Madrid
Madrid County's beauty queen is found murdered, and the main suspect is a rodeo rider who had been seeing her. But Cade has doubts about the reliability of the main witness against him, and he learns that a powerful Congressman was also involved with the victim.
19 Dec. 1971The Alien Land
The foreman of a major rancher is killed, and his boss insists that the killer is the young Middle Eastern oil heir who's been dating his daughter. But Cade believes the answer lies elsewhere, as he learns the murdered man was involved in selling drugs to local college students.
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