The WORST Episodes of Maverick
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2019
Maverick is a comedy-western television series created by Roy Huggins that ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and featured James Garner, Jack Kelly, Roger Moore, and Robert Colbert as the poker-playing traveling Mavericks (Bret, Bart, Beau, & Brent). Moore and Colbert were later additions, though there were never more than two current Mavericks in the series at any given time, and sometimes only one. The series' primary sponsor for the first few seasons was Kaiser Aluminum, and their "quilted" aluminum foil was widely advertised in commercials shown on Maverick.
#1 - The Witch of Hound Dog
Season 4 - Episode 8
Toil and trouble overcome Bret when he tangles with two burly thieves and their enchanting sister (Anita Sands) who claims she's a witch.
#2 - The Bold Fenian Men
Season 4 - Episode 14
The Fenians, an Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood, are trained soldiers sworn to free Ireland from British rule. The Fenians have gathered in Dakota City to plan a march into Canada where they want to take hold of a small part of British property hostage in exchange for Ireland's freedom. After England pressures the United States to intervene, Beau Maverick is blackmailed into infiltrating the Fenians ranks by a shrewd Army colonel.
#3 - Last Stop Oblivion
Season 4 - Episode 22
Good-guy Bart warns the wrong people that their hosts are murderers and ends up as the next possible victim.
#4 - Benefit of Doubt
Season 4 - Episode 30
In typical Maverick tradition, cousin Brent gets involved with two beautiful sisters one of whom is planning to do him in.
#5 - A Tale of Three Cities
Season 3 - Episode 6
Bart has trouble retrieving his poker winnings from thieves. But help is on the way from the local Ladies Aid Society.
#6 - Prey of the Cat
Season 2 - Episode 12
Bart is a helpless victim of his charms. Two scheming women are after him: one wants to murder for his love; the other just wants to murder him.
#7 - Mano Nera
Season 4 - Episode 6
Looking for a peaceful and profitable poker game in New Orleans, Bart is plunged into a mysterious murder involving the Black Hand society.
#8 - Bolt from the Blue
Season 4 - Episode 11
Beau Maverick befriends a prospector named Ebenezer Bolt. Maverick is unaware that Bolt is the partner of notorious horse thief Benson January. An angry posse mistakes Beau for January and is determined to hang him. A young lawyer manages to halt the proceedings until Maverick can have a trial. Beau's conviction seems imminent when the lawyer locates a notorious "hanging judge" and a woman whose sister was engaged to January identifies Maverick as the horse thief.
#9 - Kiz
Season 4 - Episode 12
Beau Maverick crashes a party in Virginia City thrown by eccentric socialite Kiz Bouchet. Kiz has a penchant for smoking cigars, playing poker, and fighting fires. Recognizing Beau as a fellow free spirit, she hires him to protect her. She believes her life is in danger. Beau discovers that Kiz's cousin Melissa, along with family doctor Pittman and attorney Hanford, are plotting to have Kiz judged incompent so they can split her $2 million inheritance. Beau comes up with a scheme to turn the tables on Melissa.
#10 - The Devil's Necklace (1)
Season 4 - Episode 31
Bart just made the deal of a lifetime: he blindly purchased a wagonload of merchandise - including a bound and gagged Indian girl.
#11 - Marshal Maverick
Season 5 - Episode 10
Bart is closer to tears than laughter when he is forced to battle the funniest - and fastest - gun in the West.
#12 - The Naked Gallows
Season 1 - Episode 13
Bart pokes his nose into an unsolved murder case and ends up facing the business end of a killer's .45.
#13 - Stampede
Season 1 - Episode 9
Bret and Dandy Jim Buckley bet heavily on a boxing match but when their fighter withdraws it's up to Bret himself to step into the squared circle.
#14 - The Judas Mask
Season 2 - Episode 7
Bart tails a pretty cancan dancer who stole his money only to find himself being followed by two very sinister characters.
#15 - The Ghost Soldiers
Season 3 - Episode 9
Bret finds himself one of three men secretly defending a deserted government fort against War Hungry Indians. Maverick succeeds in scaring them off by clever trickery. But a suspicious Indian chief (Paul Clarke) causes him to reconsider.
#16 - The Wrecker
Season 1 - Episode 11
Bart takes to the sea after buying a derelict cargo ship. The wreck is extremely valuable and he wants to know why.
#17 - Burial Ground of the Gods
Season 1 - Episode 26
Bart Maverick is in search of a thief who stole his money but gets sidetracked into accompanying a young woman searching for her missing husband into forbidden Sioux territory.
#18 - Dade City Dodge
Season 5 - Episode 1
Bart tries to track down Pearly Gates, a smooth con man who cheated him out of $5000.
#19 - The Savage Hills
Season 1 - Episode 20
Against his better judgment, Bart teams up with Samantha Crawford to recover stolen Treasury plates.
#20 - Day of Reckoning
Season 1 - Episode 19
Fearless Bret feels it's about time someone did something about the town bully so he asks the townspeople to do something.
#21 - The Burning Sky
Season 1 - Episode 22
In the desert, an Indian ambush leaves Bart and other stagecoach passengers to battle their attackers, each other, and the sun.
#22 - The Bundle from Britain
Season 4 - Episode 1
Returning to America after an extended stay in England, Cousin Beau Maverick (Roger Moore) is hired to take the place of a young English nobleman. However, he soon finds himself the victim of a kidnap and ransom plot due to his assumed identity.
#23 - Yellow River
Season 2 - Episode 20
After losing his money in a bank robbery, Bart invests in a get-rich-quick deal with a beautiful, but not-so-dumb blonde.
#24 - The Seventh Hand
Season 1 - Episode 23
Samantha Crawford arranges for Bret to sit in on a high stakes poker game but he's the fall guy when the game gets robbed.