Best Shootout: Pedro Saves the McCulloughs
Pedro had to make a choice when Jeannie came to his ranch begging for help. He was caught between wanting to be faithful to the seditionists and wanting to be a good neighbor. Even though he'd never be fully accepted by the McCullough clan, he decided to do what was right and brought his men to save the McCullough family. Eli was more than grateful, but as we know, the good will fostered by the Garcias' brave act went to hell not long after.
Most Shocking Moment #1: Charges the Enemy Pushes Eli Off the Cliff
We knew that Charges the Enemy never liked Eli and the feeling was mutual. Nothing like a couple of guys fighting over a girl. Charges the Enemy knew he had no chance with Prairie Flower as long as Eli was around. He didn't plan on pushing Eli off the cliff, but when the opportunity arose, he did what he needed to do in his mind. Of course, he never expected Eli to come back. Still, we admire Charges the Enemy for admitting his wrongs and asking Eli's forgiveness even if it was on his deathbed.
Most Shocking Moment #2: Eli is Shot
After everything Eli's been through in his life, the last thing we expected was for him to be shot. It's not that he didn't deserve it. Eli's done enough bad things in his life to earn a ton of guns pointed at him, but he always seems to get himself out of any sticky situation. That's why this was such a surprise. Even more surprising was the arrival of his younger self to take him to whatever afterlife he was going to. Luckily for us, Phineas came just in time and Eli lived to see another day.
Most Heartbreaking Moment: The Garcia Family's Fate
It wasn't supposed to happen this way. The Garcia family risked their lives to save the McCulloughs and it should have garnered enough good will to last a lifetime. But when it came down to it, Eli was a man out for himself and his family. He should have walked away from the oil and sold the ranch. Instead, his greed overtook his good sense and it set off a chain of events that meant the demise of the Garcia family in the most brutal way possible.
Girl Power Moment #1: Sally Stands Up to Pete
Sally is the type of woman who's not going to take much of anything from anyone, especially from Pete. She was angry with him for not coming to Austin to see Jonas and let him know how unhappy she was with him. She also had no problems standing up to Eli and Phineas when they were feeding her lies about what happened at the Garcia ranch. Sally isn't a fool and she's not afraid to let people know it. Sally is a strong woman and will get to the bottom of the situation. No matter how difficult or hurtful it will be for her, Sally can handle anything.
Girl Power Moment #2: Maria Stands Up to Niles
Maria may be in a small town with small minds, but that doesn't mean she can't show her girl power. She wasn't about to let a simple-minded fool (and racist pig) like Niles Gilbert get to her when she started tearing down the paper signs he and his crew posted all over town. She wasn't afraid to tell Niles exactly what she thought and didn't back down not even when he tried to intimidate her. We admire her for standing her ground and taking control of a tense situation.