The BEST Episodes of Lonesome Dove
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 29, 2020
Retired Texas Rangers Gus McRae and Woodrow Call are content to live out their remaining years in the tiny Texas town of Lonesome Dove. Then their old friend Jake comes to town, and tells them about the incredible opportunities for cattle ranching in Montana. Encouraged by this, Call convinces Gus and many other townspeople to go on a perilous cattle drive to Montana. Gus has another agenda though: his former sweetheart now lives in Nebraska, and he hopes for a second chance with her. As the drive goes on it takes on an epic scale, ultimately becoming what could well be called the central event in the lives of all involved.
#1 - Return
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 8, 1989
Conclusion. A tragedy in the Montana Territory exacts a painful promise from Call (Tommy Lee Jones) that takes him on a haunting mission back to Texas
#2 - The Plains
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 7, 1989
Off the trail, Jake (Robert Urich) falls in with bad company, while Gus (Robert Duvall) shares a bittersweet reunion with an old flame (Anjelica Huston).
#3 - On the Trail
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 6, 1989
A deadly pursuit on the plains pits Gus (Robert Duvall) against a sadistic renegade named Blue Duck (Frederic Forrest).
#4 - Leaving
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 5, 1989
Larry McMurtry's saga opens with two former Texas Rangers (Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones) beginning a cattle drive to Montana.