Big Zwey doesn't understand why Elmira doesn't want the baby.
There's a lot Big Zwey doesn't understand—for example, he thinks the baby is his. Even though he and Elmira have never known each other, in the Biblical sense.
On the road to Ogallala, Elmira develops a severe fever. Zwey and Luke want to take her to the doctor, but all Elmira can do is ask for Dee Boot.
Elmira learns that Dee Boot is in jail. Before she'll go to the doctor, she demands to see him.
Big Zwey and Luke take Elmira to the jail, where she tells Dee Boot that she left her husband for him.
Dee Boot informs Elmira that it's too late for him: they're going to hang him for killing a boy.
Either the shock or the fever causes Elmira to faint, and Zwey carries her away.
July continues doing his job. No, not that whole sheriff thing; we're talking about how he continues being the unluckiest dude in the west. His horse dies again, he gets attacked by ants and bitten by a snake, and then he stumbles into an old man's ranch house.
We'll be shocked if this man isn't a serial killer.
Color us shocked, because he isn't. It's Cholo, Clara's friend.
That's right: July just stumbled into the same house his wife recently gave birth in. Maybe his luck is changing.
Clara tells July that his wife passed through three weeks ago.
July cries with relief. Clara's daughters have never seen a man cry before.
July has another surprise coming to him: Clara introduces him to his son, whom she has named Martin.
Clara has July watch the baby while she cooks.
After dinner, Clara gives July a place to take a bath and have a rest, and he takes her up on her kind offer.
Lorena is relieved that Gus has returned.
Gus tells the men that they hanged Jake Spoon, and they're all shocked.
When Gus tells Lorena, she barely remembers Jake, just as Jake barely remembered her.
Lorena tells Gus that she's afraid he'll marry Clara and leave her.
Gus assures her that Clara wouldn't want to marry him. She's too independent.
Lorena wants Gus to sleep with her, but he still won't. He only holds her all night long.
Dish and Bert Borum fight over comments Bert makes about Lorena. Call considers breaking them up, but he doesn't.
Newt wants to talk to the Captain about Jake, but he can't bring himself to do it.
Deets is kind enough to listen to Newt as he talks about his confusing feelings regarding Jake's hanging.
Meanwhile, Gus and Call discuss approaching Ogallala… and Clara.
The other men want to meet women, too, so they convince Call to pay them half their wages in Ogallala, so they can celebrate.
Elmira's fever breaks.
Actually, Elmira's fever isn't the only thing that broke—so did Dee Boot's neck. He's already been hanged.
Elmira is beside herself. She has no idea what to do with her life now.
July arrives to talk to Elmira. He tells her that the baby is fine, but Joe is dead.
Elmira doesn't seem to give two shakes about either bit of news.
July says he'll return in a few days to check on Elmira after she has rested a bit.
As soon as July leaves, Elmira tells Big Zwey to get the wagon and hit the road with her. She doesn't want to go back with July.
Even though Zwey and Elmira are warned about violent Indians, they set off East. We can see where this is going.