Lonesome Dove

The BEST episodes of Lonesome Dove

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 4/19/2022Network: CBS
131 votes

#1 - Return

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/8/1989

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

Directors: Simon Wincer
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The Plains
148 votes

#2 - The Plains

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/7/1989

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).

Directors: Simon Wincer
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On the Trail
188 votes

#3 - On the Trail

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/6/1989

A deadly pursuit on the plains pits Gus (Robert Duvall) against a sadistic renegade named Blue Duck (Frederic Forrest).

Directors: Simon Wincer
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261 votes

#4 - Leaving

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/5/1989

Larry McMurtry's saga opens with two former Texas Rangers (Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones) beginning a cattle drive to Montana.

Directors: Simon Wincer
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