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Episode Tag List

 

 

 

These stories are tags to specific canon episodes: epilogues, or missing scenes or what-happened-next (WHN) or what-happened-instead (WHI). They're listed against the relevant episode title and episodes are listed in alphabetical order.

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A
   
Episode 1.19 : Angel Day and her Sunshine Girls

Teresa O'Brien, Murdoch's ward, has always thought her mother was dead.  She isn't - she's a saloon owner who turns up at Lancer to claim her daughter.  Her current husband is looking for a payoff, and they take Teresa to Nevada to avoid legal action from Murdoch.
 
Wordcount
Flies and Spiders by Starry Diadem (ext link)
2,975
   
200
   
 
 

B
   
Episode 2.04 : (The) Black Angel

Jelly is the proposed victim of a crooked insurance salesman and his female accomplice, whose MO is to insure a man, get him to name the girl as the beneficiary and then murder him.
 
Wordcount
Our Ranch Series by CC
400
400
 
 
 
   
 
Episode 1.15 : (The) Black McGloin's Party

An Irish immigrant uses his pretty daughter to try and con Scott and the Lancers, while robbing and terrorising people in the Valley.
Wordcount
(The) Black McGloins by Suzanne
6,955
   
965
 
Good Man Feelin' Bad by BarbA
675
   
   
 
   
 
Episode 2.01 : Blind Man's Bluff

Johnny is blinded by a sniper's bullet and rescued by a mute girl, Mattie.  They have to solve their communication problems to escape Johnny's attackers, who are trying to finish the job
Wordcount
Blind Trust by Styzgal
4,185
   
Episode Commentary by Coop
3,270
   
5,480
 
1,395
 
700
 
58,545
 
920
 
   
   
   
 
Episode 1.02 : Blood Rock

The ten year old son of an outlaw romanticises his father, despite never having met him.  Murdoch has some responsibility for the boy, since his recently dead mother worked (in an unspecified capacity) on the ranch.   Murdoch, with Scott's help, wants to reunite father and son, but a local sheriff plans to capture the outlaw, who is killed trying to see his son.
Wordcount
885
 
9,200
 
From the Hackamore Series by Starry Diadem (external link)
 
61,320
 
575
 
   
   
   
   
Episode 2.14 : Blue Skies For Willie Sharp

Scott takes a lost, homeless child – Willie – to find his grandfather, a town drunk called Kansas Bill Sharpe.  Scott helps rehabilitate the old man. 
Wordcount
Episode Commentary by Coop
5,800
   
6,685
   
   
   
   
 
Episode 2.21 : The Buscaderos

A group of desperadoes takes Scott hostage at Lancer, with the leader of the group mistaking him for Johnny.  His girl has constantly compared him with Johnny and he wants his revenge.  Johnny himself does turn up at the end, but this is about both Scott and the gang leader coming to terms with Johnny Madrid's reputation.
Wordcount
1,200
 
1,800
 
6,185
 
Episode Commentary by Coop
7,570
   
(The) Promise by Doreen
1,580
   
2,775
 
580
   
WHN: Buscaderos by Deborah
620
 
4,400
 
   
 

C
     
Episode 2.15 : Chad

Johnny comes across two Kentuckian travellers, Chad and his sister.  He learns that they're hunting Lancrees, the last of two warring hillbilly factions, and they think that the Lancers are who they're looking for.  The sister, furious because she thinks Johnny has rejected her, sets Chad on him.  She relents, reveals that Chad is actually a Lancree and her nephew, and is accidentally killed.  Chad is accepted into the Lancer family as a cousin.
 
Wordcount
1,045
   
   
   
 
 
Episode 1.03 : Chase A Wild Horse

Johnny is having difficulty adjusting to life on Lancer and leaves after a row with Murdoch, caused by Johnny chasing after a wild horse that leads eventually to the death of one of the sons of a man called Stryker, who tries to take the horse.  Johnny doesn't really want to leave and Murdoch doesn't want him to go, but both are too proud to admit it.  Scott tries to mediate, and is shot by the Strykers, seeking revenge.  Following a shootout at Lancer where the Strykers are driven off, Johnny stays and the episode ends with a moment of understanding between father and son, who go horse hunting together.
Wordcount
1,270
 
1,305
   
(The) Five Steps of Joe Barker by Suzanne
2,040
 
9,200
 
7,425
 
1,860
 
Not A Fool Anymore by MargaretP
370
   
Our Ranch Series by CC
400
400
 
715
   
(The) Return by Doreen
1,890
 
16,255
 
575
 
1,010
 
95
 
 
 
 
   
 
Episode 1.24 : Child of Rock and Sunlight

The nephew of a wanted outlaw rescues Scott, who's lost in the desert, taking him to his grandmother's cabin.  The outlaw plans to kill Scott and leave him in the desert to be found so that people will think it's the outlaw's body they have.  The boy, who's desperate for schooling, helps Scott escape.
Wordcount
Components of a Lancer by Deborah
1,775
   
7,710
 
Episode Commentary by Coop
7,570
   
3,853
   
   
   
   
 
Episode 2.06 : Cut The Wolf Loose

Johnny meets and falls in love with a missionary working with Indians.  He persuades one of her converts who has lost a leg, that life is still worth living
Wordcount
195
 
25,915
 
5,095
 
100
 
1,780
   
   
 

D
     
Episode 1.26 : Devil's Blessing

While on a cattle buying trip, Murdoch is robbed.  The boys go looking for him.
Wordcount
Blessing by Doc
1,950
   
775
 
 
 
 
 
Episode 2.22 : Dream of Falcons

Chad Lancer gets involved with an eccentric inventor who is trying to develop a flying machine.  Johnny helps when the inventor is killed by a local magnate trying to secure water rights.
Wordcount
1,130
 
 
   
 
 

E
   
Episode 1.12 : The Escape

An Army officer from Scott's past arrives, wanting revenge for a failed wartime prison break. It's revealed that Scott was a prisoner during the Civil War, and he's been blamed for the deaths of 18 other prisoners in the failed escape attempt.
Wordcount
6,960
 
33,100
 
800
 
59,790
 
5580
 
2625
   
1,410
 
Out Of The Bottle by Whistle (external link)
3,180
 
74,185
 
1,110
 
2,095
 
4,900
 
2,595
 
 
 
 
 
Episode 2.18 : The Experiment

An interesting episode in which an enlightened Murdoch gives space on the ranch for an experimental prison farm which he runs on an honour system.  He develops a bond with one prisoner whom he tries to help (a not-so-subtle substitution for his failure to find Johnny and prevent him from becoming Johnny Madrid).  Notable for it being the one and only time either of the boys calls Murdoch "Pa" – Johnny, trying to divert Murdoch's attention from the fact that they've disobeyed his orders.
Wordcount
370
 
1,370
 
 
 

F
Episode 1.18: Fixit Man

The nearby town of Spanish Wells is anarchic and lawless.  The Lancers decide to help by building a town jail to at least cope with the drunks, but this is opposed by the saloon owner who's working with local outlaws to keep the town 'free'.  The jail is to be built by local town drunk, Charlie Wingate, who raised the saloon keeper.
Wordcount
1,015
   
   
   
   
   
Episode 1.04 : Foley

Scott gets involved in a violent family dispute between an outlaw, Foley, and Polly, the pregnant wife of his dead son.  Johnny recognizes her as a dance-hall girl with whom he "used to share a bottle" – with the implication that it was more, unsaid.  Foley takes Murdoch hostage in return for the child when it's born, and it ends in a shoot-out where Foley is badly injured as Polly gives birth to a daughter.
Wordcount
4,720
   
Johnny and Polly Series by Cara  
  Johnny and Polly
13,520
  Settlin' In
8,615
  Decisions
3,655
 
(The) Whore And The Gunfighter Series by Starry Diadem (external links)
 
4,385
3,415
4,475
  Every Sinner's Future
2,925
 
55,170
   
WHN Foley by Deborah
340
   
 
 

     
G
Episode 2.05 :(The) Gifts

Johnny, Scott and Jelly have each bought Murdoch a special gift for his birthday, and circumstances force each one to give it up for altruistic reasons – Murdoch finds out in each case.
Wordcount
650
 
 
 
 
   
Episode 1.10 : Glory

Glory is a con-woman, trying to raise enough money to pay off her grandfather's gambling debts and saving him from retribution if he welshs on them.  She tries to con the money out of the Lancers.
Wordcount
(A) Chance Encounter by Doreen
975
   
   
   
   
 
Episode 2.23 : Goodbye Lizzie

Murdoch tries to help an old friend, Lizzie Kramer, start a new life with her daughter, who's just about to come back from a fancy school back East, unaware that Lizzie has been running a gang of robbers and outlaws.
Wordcount
1,815
   
(The) Other Side of Right by Suzanne
2,970
 
805
 
 
 

     
H
Episode 1.115 :(The) Heart of Pony Alice

Johnny is cheated by a horse trader, and when he goes to get his money back, ends up with the trader's young niece, Alice.  The man is trying to find her a proper home
Wordcount
17,505
 
 
 
 
   
Episode 1.01 : The High Riders (Or The Homecoming)

Murdoch Lancer, owner of the Lancer ranch in the San Joaquin Valley, California is threatened by raiders and land 'pirates' (land grabbers).  Murdoch has seen neither of his sons since their infancy: Scott has been brought up in wealth and privilege by his grandfather in Boston after his mother died giving birth to him; his half-brother Johnny raised in Mexico after his mother eloped, becoming the gunfighter, Johnny Madrid.  Murdoch uses the Pinkerton Agency to locate his sons and lures them home with a promise of a $1000 dollars for an hour of their time.  They stay, defeat the land pirates, and join Murdoch in partnership, each owning one-third of Lancer.
Wordcount
670
 
730
 
3,775
 
1,730
 
Black Friday by Whistle (external link)
920
 
1,005
 
895
 
City Boy by BarbA
2,080
   
2,450
   
345
 
Compliments by Starry Diadem (external link)
1,560
   
(The) Consequences of Curiosity by Kaligirl  
 
5,455
 
5,845
 
Dawn Til Dusk Series by Shelley (extenal links)
  Dawn
685
  Dusk
2,380
  Al Otro Lado Del Rio : Rio Grande
730
 
Destiny Series by Liette
400
1,375
870
2,155
1,420
1,925
1,255
1,950
  Listening Destiny
1,830
  Talking Destiny
3,140
 
7,220
 
500
   
(The) Fall Guy by Marcia
830
 
1,370
 
5,600
 
First Contact by Doreen (AU/AR story)
10,800
   
1,270
 
8,715
 
1,545
 
630
 
4,615
 
Five Facts: Day Pardee by Margaret P
575
   
9,200
 
3,215
 
5,890
 
Getting to Know You (Getting to Know All About You) by VickiLNelson
1,410
   
1,510
 
1,920
 
1,335
 
Hackamore Series by Starry Diadem (external links)
6,880
2,615
22,510
  Shoes In The Jewel Box
3,410
3,380
4,525
1,485
9,590
2,670
32,720
6,295
61,320
 
Headwinds by Whistle (ext link)
14,085
 
Hidden Treasures by Doreen
5,565
   
High Riders : Missing Pieces by Whistle (ext link)
(Warning given with story)
4,455
 
High Riders Series by Caroline
805
910
 
High Riders Series by Cindy
 
4,160
1,075
7,045
 
1,795
 
250
 
8,270
 
1,015
 
5,820
 
2,285
   
Just A Little Change by Zoey T
2,290
   
Keep Your Enemies Close by Shelley (ext link)
630
 
13,840
 
4090
 
875
 
500
 
730
 
1,155
 
6,210
 
985
 
4,200
 
1,260
 
1,180
 
Pasaba Por Aqui by Whistle (external link)
6,655
 
from the Paying The Piper Series by Kit
5605
13,480
 
1,715
 
Relativity by BarbA
1,235
   
Remembrances Series by Gilda
7,240
6120
2,365
 
2,435
 
Safe At Home by EJ
2,075
   
Scott's Journal by Shelley
1525
1195
2,440
14,470
1,000
 
400
 
Second Thoughts by Whistle (ext link)
33,170
 
1,055
 
Some Nice People Series by Susan
13,910
19,650
 
2,785
 
5,880
 
Stories in Sequence by Sharon
5,285
6,230
4,615
43,605
Surrey For The Trouble by Whistle (external link)
3,005
 
3,625
 
Thoughts Series by Winj
Thoughts    
875
855
1,210
845
 
Thoughts On Having A Brother by EJ
705
   
6,735
 
6,935
 
Unfamilar Feelings Series by BeckyW
1,050
985
 
1,245
 
1,255
 
Wars by Winj
1,475
 
1,165
   
What Happened Series by Winj
1,110
7,760
2,890
 
15,920
   
Witness by Doc
1,175
   
Wonders Never Cease by DaleL
940
 
 
 

   
I
 
 
 
   
J
   
Episode 1.06 : Julie

Scott's unfortunate resemblance to a wanted man has two bounty hunters claim that he's responsible for murder and robbery.  With Scott locked in jail and only a day or two before the Sheriff will be forced to hand him over to the bounty hunters, Johnny goes after the sister of the real culprit, Julie.  Although initially prepared to sacrifice Scott to save her brother, she eventually tells the truth.
Wordcount
8,855
 
 
 
 
 
Episode 1.08 : Jelly

Jelly Hoskins is caring for a collection of orphan boys when he gets hold of the proceeds of a robbery and hides it at Lancer.  Johnny is shot by the robbers as he follows them and is rescued by the boys, and stays with them for a few days,  In the meantime, Jelly has conned his way into Lancer.  Johnny brings the boys to Lancer when Jelly is arrested for stealing Teresa's pearls.  Jelly breaks jail and gets back to Lancer just as the robbers arrive to reclaim their money.  After a shootout, the robbers are captured, the boys are all found homes and Jelly joins Lancer, initially to pay off his fine and debt,  Jelly (Paul Brinegar) stays to become a major character on the show. Appearance by Dr Sam Jenkins.
Wordcount
13,965
 
 
 
 
 
Episode 1.21 : Juniper's Camp

Johnny and Scott are sent to rescue the spoiled daughter of an Eastern friend of Murdoch's who has eloped with a miner.  The miners, tough and uncivilised, try to prevent them taking the girl back.  She eventually realises her mistake, but not before the boys get into trouble.
Wordcount
24,840
 
1,815
 
200
 
 
 
   
K
Episode 2.03 : The Kid

Andy Cutler is looking for a gunfighter to hire to avenge the death of his father.  He meets Johnny when he tries to steal Barranca, and Johnny goes back with him to his home town to help get his revenge – or so Andy thinks.  Johnny is intent on teaching Andy that hate doesn't pay.
Wordcount
26,615
 
3,120
 
490
 
6,685
 
   
   
   
   
Episode 1.22 : The Knot

Scott and Teresa are ambushed and Teresa is taken hostage.  Scott is shot but manages to make his way to the ranch.  Murdoch and Scott head out to rescue Teresa, who's smitten by the gang leader's son and refuses to identify him as one of her captors.
   
Episode Commentary by Coop
2,765
   
   
 
   
L
Episode 2.20 : Lamp In The Wilderness

A woman teacher, Rebecca Brown, is fighting a losing battle at the local Indian school.  Murdoch offers to help and Johnny falls out of an oak tree.
Wordcount
330
 
375
 
 
   
   
   
Episode 1.09 : Last Train for Charlie Poe

When their friend Charlie Poe faces eviction from his land due to the actions of a crooked judge and lawman, Johnny and Scott decide to help Charlie hold up the train which is carrying the claimants' documents.  The Lancer Gang in action...
   
Wordcount
   
Meeting Poe by Doc
3,115
   
   
   
   
   
Episode 1.05 : Lawman

Before he found his sons, Murdoch offered a partnership to an old friend, lawman Joe Baker.  Although Baker didn't take him up on it at the time, he's now facing enforced retirement and comes through Lancer escorting a prisoner (who knows Johnny) to Sacremento, intending to accept Murdoch's offer.  He's taken aback at finding Murdoch has his sons back and the offer no longer stands.  Desperate for money, Baker allows his prisoner to escape.  One of the deputies is killed, Johnny is in the wrong place at the wrong time and accused of complicity in the escape, and Scott and Murdoch work to clear Johnny of murder.  Baker eventually confesses and is arrested.
Wordcount
 
4,435
 
1,000
 
1,680
 
1,820
 
1,190
 
4,790
 
3,605
 
63,005
 
 
 
 
 
Episode 2.10 : Legacy

Scott's grandfather arrives at Lancer with Scott's ex-fiancee, in an attempt to persuade him to return to Boston.  Harlan Garrett does not play fair and lies to Scott about an incident in Murdoch's past, bringing in two gunmen with a grudge.
Wordcount
(The) Agreement by Deborah
1,625
   
11,710
 
Bellum Justum by Kaligirl
26.610
   
1,460
 
4,675
 
800
 
Episode Commentary by Coop
14,065
   
Legacy (POV Challenge) by EJ
555
   
1,355
 
3,990
 
Longing by Clementine
15,485
   
3,250
 
22,065
 
2,090
 
705
 
 
 
 
 
Episode 2.25 : Lifeline

After having his fortune told by a young woman, Jelly is convinced that he's dying.  At the same time, cattle are dying all over the ranch, threatening its economic future.  Johnny takes on the fortune teller, who seems to be having true visions, and uncovers a plot to take the ranch from the Lancers. Sadly, the last ever episode.
Wordcount
2,395
 
Episode Tags in sequence by Shallowz
1,790
12,130
 
 
 
 
 
Episode 2.12 : Little Daughter Of The Sierras

A dying man asks Murdoch to take care of his affairs and help settle his daughter, a child entertainer, with her prim and proper aunt.
Wordcount
875
 
 
 
 
 
Episode 2.17 : Lion and the Lamb

Johnny's life is saved by a shepherd, and in return he offers the man and his flock sanctuary on Lancer land – something that's an anathema to all the cattlemen in the area and causes trouble.  Johnny loses his girl to the sheepman – she's later killed when ranchers attack to run the sheep off.
Wordcount
1,790
 
18,880
 
1,055
 
 
 
   
M
Episode 1.23 : Man Without A Gun

Johnny's friend Val Crawford is up for re-appointment as Sheriff of Green River, an appointment made by the local Cattleman's Association, chaired by Murdoch.  With Val injured, a temporary sheriff (Criswell) proclaims Green River a gun-free zone.  Johnny doesn't trust him.
Wordcount
2,615
 
2,305
 
 
 
 
 
Episode 1.25 : Measure Of A Man

Johnny teaches school when the real teacher goes missing, supporting the teacher's wife in establishing the school against the opposition of ignorant townspeople.
Wordcount
Catha by Suzanne
4,555
   
Measured by MargaretP
1,005
   
560
 
 
 
   
N
 
 
 
   
O
 
 
 
   
P
Episode 2.09 : Person Unknown

Johnny is framed for a murder and, injured, seeks refuge with a woman and her daughter.  The mother approaches Murdoch with a proposition: Johnny marries her daughter or she'll give him up to the law.  The real murderer, son of a local rich rancher, and his father attempt to lynch Johnny, with Murdoch and Scott arriving just in time.
Wordcount
1,380
 
495
 
6,315
 
 
 
 
 
Episode 1.07: The Prodigal

Murdoch meets an old flame, widow Marcy Dane, and invites her to Lancer.  Her son, Jeff, is a wastrel in the Army and currently in the stockade.  He escapes, killing a guard in the process, and makes his way to Lancer to join his mother.  Marcy and Jeff try to escape when Jeff's sins catch up with him.  But the Lancers bring the Army to recapture Jeff, and Marcy leaves
Wordcount
73,700
 
2,245
 
2,840
 
3,980
   
Put Asunder by Starry Diadem (ext link)
34,175
 
 
 
   
Q
 
 
 
   
R
 
 
 
   
S
Episode 2.11: A Scarecrow at Hackett's

A mysterious stranger, Absolom Weir, arrives to claim a local ranch which has been left to the Devil, rather than to the previous owner's young son. 
Wordcount
Scarecrow Series by Winj
83,320
36,005
 
What If by Styzgal
950
   
   
 
 
 
Episode 2.13: Shadow Of A Dead Man

Johnny travels to a distant farm owned by the Lancers to pay off the taxes and sell the land, to find it occupied by a woman, claiming to be Mrs Jessamie Lancer, and her child.  She's in hiding from hired killers, and thinks Johnny has taken the job of killing her and her son, and turns to another stranger for help.  The other man turns out to be the actual killer
.
Wordcount
2,075
 
Feathers Series by Starry Diadem (external links)
 
  Candle In The Sun
4,655
  The Day's Most Quiet Need
3,075
  Hope Sings
6,525
 
910
 
31,355
 
 
 
 
 
Episode 2.19 : Splinter's Group

After Scott's life is saved by a group from a breakaway religious cult, he helps them by donating food and supplies, unaware that it's been contaminated.
Wordcount
Episode Commentary by Coop
6,230
   
500
 
570
 
Splinter's Group Series by Ronnie
 
2,410
3,850
 
 
 
   
T
 
 
 
   
U
 
 
 
   
V
 
 
 
   
W
Episode 1.17 : Warburton's Edge

Warburton is a rancher determined to sell off his cattle and land to secure his daughter's future.  Fearing a price slump, the other ranchers oppose him, and he hires guns to force through the movement of his cattle to the railhead.  Johnny resumes his Madrid persona, taking Warburton's side in an attempt to keep the war from flaring up.  But when two of Johnny's gunfighter friends are sent by Warburton to kill Murdoch, Johnny has to decide who he is: Madrid or Lancer. 
Wordcount
370
 
2,085
   
Pulled from Darkness by Heather
1,510
 
Recollections by Doc
1.315
   
7,635
 
840
 
795
 
Who Are You More by EJ
585
   
   
   
   
   
Episode 2.08 : Welcome to Genesis

Jelly is injured in a cougar attack and the only medical help in the town of Genesis is a man who has been practising unlicensed and is in jail.
Wordcount
   
Episode Commentary by Coop
5,445
   
 
 
   
X
 
 
 
   
Y
 
 
 
   
Z
Episode 2.02 : Zee

Scott is made deputy sheriff and has the daughter of an outlaw in the jail.  She claims that Scott has designs on her.
Wordcount
After Zee by Doreen
4,590
   
600
 
15,260
 
 
 
   

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