Written by Old Bluffer 28th May 2008
Written by Mad Movie Mathew
A grizzled old Pinkerton, Byron is tough as nails and would most likely be the lead role if this film was directed by Clint Eastwood. Byron is the sole remaining Pinkerton from the cart that Wade robbed at the start, and to prove he's tough, he's actually got a very recent gunshot wound in his gut.
As the group ride their way through Apache country, near a rather steep looking cliff, Byron finds Wade a little bit too chatty and advises that he talks to him.
"I don't like talking to you, Byron," responds Wade.
"Not when I have the gun," Byron says.
"No, that ain't it," denies Wade. "I just don't find you that interesting."
Doc Potter sniggers.
"Laugh it up, Doc, till he guts you like a fish," growls Byron.
"Byron's like a song with one note," explains Wade. "You ever read another book in your life, Byron, besides the Bible?"
"No need," Byron answers.
"Byron acts pious," says Wade. "Few years ago, when he was under contract to Central, I seen him and a bunch of other Pinks mow down 32 Apache women and children."
"Renegades gunning down railroad men and their families," disputes Byron. "Pickin' 'em of the road one by one. Scalping 'em."
"There was young ones running around crying and screaming," continues Wade. "No more than three years old. And his boys shot 'em all then pushed them into a ditch. Some of them were still crying. But I guess Byron figured that Jesus wouldn't mind. Apparently Jesus doesn't like the Apache."
"Keep on talking, all the way to Yuma, right up them steps, to the rope, straight to Hell," rasps Byron.
"Day I die, Byron, I'm getting sprung from Hell," tough-talks Wade.
"I might feel the same if I come from the seed of a drunk gravedigger and the rancid womb of a whore," sneers Byron.
Now if we know one thing from Tucker's death, you don't piss off a murderer, and Byron's done just that. Wade pulls Byron and himself off their horses and they scuffle on the floor. He hits Byron with a rock, takes his gun and then aims it at the group. After disarming them, he kicks Byron.
"Now I always liked you, Byron..." says Wade, laying another kick into him. "...but you never knew when to shut up."
Wade kicks the groaning Byron.
"Even bad men love their mamas," snarls Wade.
Wade proves his point by throwing Byron off the cliff behind to his death. Luckily for the rest of the group, Dan Evans' son, William, arrives on the scene with a gun and manages to get him to surrender. Too late for Byron, mind.