The Best Episodes Directed by Gary Nelson
#1 - Memories of Monica
Have Gun, Will Travel Season 6 - Episode 7
Repaying a debt, Paladin rides to Valley Heart. Sheriff Reagan awaits the return of a native son who has been jailed for the past six years. The sheriff's wife was once this native son's girlfriend, and he has vowed to see Reagan dead for taking her from him.
#2 - Angels and Devils
Early Edition Season 2 - Episode 6
A young boy who is part of a youth basketball camp at a church is influenced by his older brother, recently released from prison. Gary works with a sister to keep the boy on the right path. Chuck struggles to find a new head chef for McGinty's and falls for a female applicant whose dishes are a little too unconventional.
#3 - The Savages
Have Gun, Will Travel Season 6 - Episode 27
An art collector hires Paladin to guide him, and his strangely childlike daughter, to the camp of a reclusive sculptor. But the collector does not tell Paladin his real reason for wanting to find the artist.
#5 - The Fourth Carpathian
Early Edition Season 2 - Episode 17
Gary's parents receive the paper when Gary is trapped in an absndoned theater trying to save a monkey. Gary's parents and Crumb accidentally bring together a family of Letonian trapeze artists in Chicago.
#7 - Everybody Goes to Rick's
Early Edition Season 4 - Episode 21
Gary travels back in time to 1929, and is the proprietor of a speakeasy at the location where McGinty's is currently located. He must try to prevent the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
#10 - Fate
Early Edition Season 3 - Episode 18
A homeless man plummets to his death while Gary tries to save him. Gary is rattled by his inability to prevent the tragedy and questions his involvement with the paper. When Gary refuses to prevent the next day's bad news, he winds up being forced to confront his own fate when he reads his obituary in the paper and must figure out what he's done wrong so he can save his life.
#11 - Fatal Edition (2)
Early Edition Season 4 - Episode 8
When Gary's own investigation leads him to one of Scanlon's informants, he learns that at the time of Scanlon's death, the reporter was about to break a story on a murder-for-hire ring. With the help of Sun Times photographer Miguel Diaz, Gary obtains a printout of Scanlon's notes for his story that identifies six murders that were made to look like accidents. Meanwhile, Detective Brigatti uncovers some evidence of her own, which proves Gary's innocence and implicates someone with whom she works closely in the department. When Brigatti is subsequently taken hostage and about to be murdered, Gary must save her before the real killer sets him up a second time.
#14 - Blackout
Early Edition Season 3 - Episode 1
During a blackout in Chicago, Marissa attempts to save two trapped teenagers.
#16 - Just one of Those Things
Early Edition Season 3 - Episode 14
Gary decides to tell Erica about the paper but she does not believe him until she witnesses him saving the life of a little girl trapped in a refrigerator. Unfortunately, Patrick, who is looking for an apartment, accidently takes Gary's paper.
#17 - Jenny Sloane
Early Edition Season 2 - Episode 4
Gary must help a young boy who is ill with leukemia, but is refusing treatment. Gary learns about Jenny Sloane, a well-known woman who also has a terminal illness, and hopes Jenny will inspire the boy to receive treatment. Jenny's involvement with a self-absorbed Sun-Times columnist causes her to question her place in the public eye.
#18 - The Return of Crumb
Early Edition Season 2 - Episode 14
Gary has to keep an honest cop, Detective Crumb, from being arrested due to a blackmailed investigation.
#19 - Fatal Edition (1)
Early Edition Season 4 - Episode 7
When Frank Scanlon, a Chicago Sun Times columnist famous for his exposes, meets Gary during one of his daily saves, Gary piques the interest of the reporter, who believes that the rescues are more than coincidental. Intent on investigating Gary further, Scanlon demands that Sun Times cameraman Miguel Diaz hand over the confidential file he's been collecting on Gary. Meanwhile, when Gary reads in the paper that Scanlon is about to be murdered, he rushes to save him but the paper lists the wrong time of death - leading Gary to be found at the scene by police and subsequently arrested. Mounting circumstantial evidence even has Detective Toni Brigatti convinced of Gary's guilt. After escaping his arraignment, with Marissa's help, Gary becomes a fugitive desperate to find Scanlon's murderer.
#22 - The Debutante
Have Gun, Will Travel Season 6 - Episode 19
Mrs Quincy longs to see her granddaughter who has been away since she was six. When her daughter and husband died in the mine fields, she was taken in. Now betrothed to be married, Paladin is hired to ensure she is this long lost relative.
#26 - The Out-of-Towner
Early Edition Season 4 - Episode 1
Gary meets a man, Sam Cooper, that also receives tomorrow's paper (the New York Daily). However, unlike Gary, Sam hires others to complete the rescues and uses the paper's knowledge to make money.
#27 - Malachi
Gunsmoke Season 11 - Episode 9
While Matt's out of town, his friends play along with a drifter's innocent impersonation of the marshal, but a man comes to town determined to get revenge on the marshal, and he's not playing.
#28 - Performance Anxiety
Early Edition Season 4 - Episode 14
The former recipient of the New York paper decides to relinquish his duties by turning over the next day's news to his friend Clams, but the paper suddenly stops coming after Clams meets with a mysterious man asking questions about his satisfaction with his special subscription. When Gary is involved in a similar meeting, Clams warns him that he too could lose his paper if he makes any wrong decisions. Desperate to get his own paper back, Clams steals Gary's edition so he can convince the powers-that-be to give him another chance. But even as he tries to make amends, Clams continues to abuse the paper and winds up putting the life of a down on-his-luck computer genius in jeopardy. When Gary reads that Clams and the computer wiz will perish in a dangerous explosion, he must race to save their lives before it's too late.
#29 - The Spy Who Met Himself
Get Smart Season 3 - Episode 1
KAOS's League of Impersonators are serving as duplicates for CONTROL agents, trying to steal the plans for a warhead and wreak havoc at CONTROL. After the real Max kidnapped and is replaced by an impostor, he manages to escape and a committee has to determine which is the real Max!
#30 - Nest Egg
Early Edition Season 3 - Episode 10
To his surprise, Gary runs into his mother in the middle of Chicago. Later he shadows her and sees her drinking champagne with a strange man. Gary first suspects an affair, but learns that the stranger has tricked her into investing in a fictive company.
#32 - The Hot Line
Get Smart Season 3 - Episode 24
The Chief is relieved of Duty as Chief,when he receives a call from what he believes is the President;(actually it is Gorshen a Kaos voice impersonator)informing the Chief as of Today Max is the New Chief.This part of Kaos's plan to infiltrate,and then destroy Control.With Max being in charge Kaos really don't need to plan.
#33 - Leadside
Get Smart Season 4 - Episode 23
Wheelchair bound mastermind Leadside is caught in a robbery by Max and announces a three-part plan. Phase one, he will escape from Max. Phase two, he will destroy CONTROL. Phase three, he will kill Maxwell Smart. After Leadside follows through on Phases One and Two, Max holes up in his apartment, vowing "Leadside will only complete Phase Three over my dead body." This is one of my favorite episodes and Ronald Long is brilliant as Leadside. "My mother gave me Norman." The wheelchair in the back of the truck bit is still side-splittingly funny.
#35 - Maxwell Smart, Alias Jimmy Ballantine
Get Smart Season 2 - Episode 5
Max has to impersonate a safe cracker named Jimmy Ballantine. He has his face wrapped in bandages so KAOS won't recognise him. 99 poses as a manicurist & agent 13 is in the towel steamer. Control believes the barber shop is a KAOS front. The KAOS agents want Max to open the vault of a federal reserve bank. 99 doesn't know which one,so the Chief has all the banks vaults left unlocked. Max opens the vault, KAOS guys are removing the money & plan to kill Max,when he gets the drop on them & their plan backfires. 99 & the Chief arrive & Max accidentaly locks the Chief in the vault.
#36 - The Worst Best Man
Get Smart Season 4 - Episode 6
Each time Smart picks a best man for his upcoming wedding to Agent 99, the man meets with a mysterious accident. The Chief deducts that there must be a link between all of the accidents and KAOS because all of Max's prospects are fellow agents. To prevent further loss of manpower a t CONTROL, Hymie is appointed best man. KAOS then reveals it's true interest in Max's choice of best man - nearly to the extinction of CONTROL.
#37 - Play It Again Sammo
Early Edition Season 3 - Episode 22
Gary does his usual routine to help others, and finds himself involved with the robbery of an ancient Chinese helmet that was stolen from LA. Detective Sammo Law from the Los Angeles police department is in Chicago looking for the missing helmet. After investigating Gary's involvement with the case, Sammo and Gary find out Gary accidentally bought the helmet as a piece of an art decoration object. Unfortunately the helmet is stolen again, forcing Sammo and Gary to team up to get it back, while trying to stop the man who stole it and his niece from being murdered by international smugglers who want the helmet.
#38 - Kisses for KAOS
Get Smart Season 1 - Episode 17
After several buildings are inexplicably blown up, Control follows the trail to an art gallery where a former chemist, debonair Rex Savage, has teamed up with painter Mondo to produce a series of explosive paintings. 99 disguises as an art expert with Max as her driver/butler as they try to get Savage's fingerprints and photograph, something that turns out to be a little more complicated than expected.
#39 - The Amazing Harry Hoo
Get Smart Season 1 - Episode 25
The Claw is back, and planning to lead Max into his deadly trap. His scheme leads Max and 99 to San Francisco as they follow a Chinese agent (Number 3) in the hopes that this will lead them to Number One (Claw), the mastermind behind a smuggling operation that uses a laundromat as facade (though the real money is actually in the laundry). However Max gets help from Harry Who, a chinese police inspector with a keen eye for detail and two possibilities to explain anything.
#40 - Hubert's Unfinished Symphony
Get Smart Season 1 - Episode 26
Max and the Chief disguise themselves as concert critics as they go in the aid of Hubert, a violin virtuoso who has been working undercover to find the identity of KAOS's Big Boss. Just before Hubert is able to give his report he is killed but first hides a clue in the form of writen music. Max must then stop pianist Wolenska from being killed by a bomb planted in the piano on which he will perform Hubert's last symphony, a desperate attempt of the Big Boss to keep his identity secret.
#41 - Two on the Bench
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 14
Carter won't believe that Gomer really knows football star Moose Lewis.
#42 - The Secret of Sam Vittorio
Get Smart Season 4 - Episode 4
Thirty years earlier bank robbers Connie and Floyd met up with Sam Vittorio, who had robbed 192 banks. Now dying, Vittorio will only reveal the location of his hidden loot to his protégés, who look remarkably like Max and 99.
#44 - The Return of the Ancient Mariner
Get Smart Season 4 - Episode 8
With an attempt to kidnap Admiral Hardgrade in the works, Max has him stay in his apartment.
#45 - Hoo Done It
Get Smart Season 2 - Episode 8
Max and Harry Hoo try to solve a murder of an agent in a tropical hotel, but their suspects keep turning into victims.
#46 - Requiem for a Cop
Kojak Season 1 - Episode 6
Kojak races a 48-hour deadline to prevent the burial with dishonor of his old friend, a veteran officer suspected of corruption.
#47 - It's a Bird, It's a Plane
Gilligan's Island Season 3 - Episode 27
A U.S. Air Force jetpack washes ashore in the lagoon. After close inspection of the jetpack, the Professor determines that the tanks contain just enough fuel to carry Gilligan to Hawaii. However, that determination was made before Gilligan wasted most of the fuel while proceeding to goof-up several attempts to be discovered and rescued. While flying the jetpack near where Navy search vessels are reported to be lurking, Gilligan is so scared by a radio report of an ""Unidentified Flying Object in the area"" that he blasts higher and hides in a cloud, not realizing that the UFO the Navy ships see is actually him with the jetpack!
#49 - Topsy-Turvy
Gilligan's Island Season 3 - Episode 10
Gilligan bumps his head and suddenly sees everything upside down. The Professor tries to help by brewing an antidote made of keptibora berry extract, but the antidote causes Gilligan to see double. After consuming more juice, he sees four of everything. Meanwhile, the island is invaded by three headhunters who slowly capture all of the other castaways. Gilligan saves the day by serving the headhunters lots and lots of keptibora berry extract, which causes them to see ""hundreds"" of castaways running toward them!
#50 - Win-A-Date
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 16
Gomer and Carter are contestants on the "Win-A-Date" televised program.
#52 - Alice
Have Gun, Will Travel Season 5 - Episode 27
A daughter hires Paladin to help her look for an old friend of his - her mother. She wants to know more about her past and especially her nickname but he won't discuss it until they arrive in Codyville, Arizona; where she was last seen.
#54 - Gilligan, the Goddess
Gilligan's Island Season 3 - Episode 30
King Killiwani and two other natives come to the island looking for a 'White Goddess.' Ginger and Mary Ann are likely candidates, until the Castaways discover that the natives plan to take the ""White Goddess"" back to their island to marry a volcano and then be sacrificed into it. After seeing Gilligan in a wig and heels, the natives choose him as the ""White Goddess.""
#55 - Luck o' the Irish
Early Edition Season 4 - Episode 22
A young Irish woman loses her chance at a million dollar lottery when Gary swipes her dollar that she was going to buy the winning ticket with. To repay her he ends up caught up in a wild scheme that has them pretending to be engaged while Kate looks for a man she loves.
#56 - Two Plus One
Have Gun, Will Travel Season 6 - Episode 30
Paladin is riding to meet a lovely French lady in Los Angelos. On the way he encounters an Indian maiden being attacked. The girl, Taymanee, after being rescued, informs Paladin that she now belongs to him. His tryst takes a bad turn when Taymanee's attackers return. Rate it now! Air Date April 6, 1963 Production Code 31177 Top Episodes Genesis The Fifth Bullet Sweet Lady of the Moon The Hanging of Aaron Gibbs A Quiet Night in Town - Part I El Paso Stage The Predators Marshal of Sweetwater American Primitive A Quiet Night in Town - Part II Episode Summary Add/Edit On his way to an assignation with a lovely French lady in Los Angelos, Paladin encounters a Yosemite Indian maiden being attacked by two saddle tramps. Having rescued her, Paladin is nonplussed when the girl, Taymanee, informs him that she now belongs to him. This puts a serious crimp in his plans for a romantic interlude with his French lady, especially when Taymanee's attackers return.
#57 - Malcolm at the Crossroads
The Andy Griffith Show Season 6 - Episode 3
To get his mind off throwing rocks through windows, Ernest T. Bass is given the job of being a traffic cop. However, when Ernest T. begins throwing bricks through car windows, Malcom Merriweather is assigned Ernest T.'s task, causing Ernest T. to vow for revenge.
#59 - Cage at McNaab
Have Gun, Will Travel Season 6 - Episode 23
Paladin is asked by the wife of a man who is condemned to die to visit him in prison and see if new evidence can be found to clear her husband. Not sure if he wants the job, Paladin agrees to the visit and it leads to quite an unexpected result. Paladin literally finds he now walks in another man's footsteps.