The Army asks Paladin to find an Army colonel who disappeared with his Apache wife. There are rumors of an Army officer working with the Apaches and inciting them to war. Paladin is asked to find and stop him at all costs.
Cynthia Palmer hires Paladin to clean up the town of Cedar Wells and get a gang out. She also wants him to send her schoolteacher nephew named Laredo back east. Paladin decides he can restore Laredo's self-respect and get rid of the gang at the same time.
After unintentionally killing a blind girl's father, a man signs on as a drover with Favor. When Favor is asked to escort the girl to another town. Favor unwittingly assigns the man as her driver where he comes to cherish her company.
Hoshi is contacted by Tarquin, an alien with telepathic powers who gives an interesting proposition: he will use his powers to obtain information about the Xindi and their weapon for the crew. All he asks is that Hoshi stay with him on his planet while he works. However, she soon learns that Tarquin would like her to stay indefinitely.
Sipowicz, Russell and Clark attempt to connect the murder of a young woman to two other killings. Medavoy and Jones investigate the shooting death of a mother whose children feared her. McDowell visits a doctor after she starts throwing up, and Devlin explains her strange behavior.
A woman survives a serial killer’s attack, and her account prompts the detectives to focus on Carlin, his partner and a bodyguard. Medavoy and Jones investigate when an off-duty officer kills a man, and McDowell comforts Russell during a biopsy.
Sipowicz and Clark search for two burglars who terrorized a retired cop and his wife. Medavoy and Jones assist an author who wrote a book on how to avoid paying income taxes, and Jones deals with Michael’s father.