The Best Episodes of The Wild Wild West

Last Updated: May 28, 2019

The Wild Wild West told the story of two Secret Service agents: James T. West, the charming gunslinger (played by Robert Conrad), and Artemus Gordon (played by Ross Martin), the brilliant gadgeteer and master of disguise. Their unending mission was to protect President Ulysses S. Grant and the United States from all manner of dangerous threats. The agents traveled in luxury aboard their own train, the Wanderer, equipped with everything from a stable car to a laboratory. James West had served as an intelligence and cavalry officer in the US Civil War; his "cover" during the series is that he is a railroad president. After retiring from the Service by 1880 he lives on a ranch in Mexico. Gordon's past is more obscure; when he retires in 1880 he goes on the road as the head of a Shakespeare traveling players troupe.

The Night of the Flying Pie Plate

#1 - The Night of the Flying Pie Plate

Season 2 - Episode 6

West gets involved in a bizarre scheme when a green girl emerges from a fallen spaceship claiming she needs gold for fuel.

star 8.33
9 votes
Directors: Robert Sparr
Writers: Daniel Ullman
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The Night of the Puppeteer

#2 - The Night of the Puppeteer

Season 1 - Episode 21

Seeking revenge against those who sentenced him to death, Zechariah Skull, a mad puppeteer, recreates a courtroom drama using life-size puppets.

star 8.30
10 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Henry Sharp
The Night of the Bars of Hell

#3 - The Night of the Bars of Hell

Season 1 - Episode 22

West, posing as a prison inspector, hunts for clues to a pillaging outlaw band. When things don't go as planned, Arte's special talents are required.

star 8.27
11 votes
Directors: Richard Donner
Writers: Robert Vincent Wright
The Night of the Returning Dead

#4 - The Night of the Returning Dead

Season 2 - Episode 5

Agents West and Gordon investigate a mysterious Confederate "ghost" rider.

star 8.23
13 votes
Directors: Richard Donner
Writers: John Kneubuhl
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The Night of the Amnesiac

#5 - The Night of the Amnesiac

Season 3 - Episode 22

Jim is guarding a stage coach carrying the western states entire supply of smallpox vaccine when it's attacked and the drug stolen. While West, injured in the attack, struggles with amnesia, Artemus tries to find both his friend and the drug before a full-scale epidemic hits.

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Lawrence Dobkin
Writers: Leigh Chapman, Robert Bloomfield
The Night the Dragon Screamed

#6 - The Night the Dragon Screamed

Season 1 - Episode 17

Jim must return a princess to the Hunan throne in China, and Artie has only one clue to track down the smugglers of opium and Chinese aliens: a fortune cookie.

star 8.15
13 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Kevin De Courcey
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The Night of the Sedgewick Curse

#7 - The Night of the Sedgewick Curse

Season 4 - Episode 4

When people start disappearing from the Sedgewick Hotel and Spa, Jim meets Lavinia Sedgewick who asks him to dinner at her home. But when Jim's not welcome, he and Artemus must learn the truth behind the mystery.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Marvin Chomsky
Writers: Paul Playdon
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The Night of the Sudden Plague

#8 - The Night of the Sudden Plague

Season 1 - Episode 28

West and Arte ride into the quiet town of Willow Springs, only to find it looted and all of its citizens victims of a mysterious paralysis.

star 8.00
8 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Ken Kolb
The Night of the Tartar

#9 - The Night of the Tartar

Season 2 - Episode 19

President Grant gives orders to West and Gordon to deliver prisoner Rimsky to Vladivostok, Russia, in a prisoner exchange for American vice-consul Millard Boyer. When Rimsky dies in an escape attempt, the agents must improvise.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Charles Rondeau
Writers: Earl Barret, Robert C. Dennis
The Night of Jack O'Diamonds

#10 - The Night of Jack O'Diamonds

Season 3 - Episode 5

James and Artemus arrive in Mexico with a present for the Mexican president: a beautiful Arabian horse. Within minutes of their arrival, however, the horse is stolen by a group of outlaw bandits. Our heroes must battle the hot Mexican desert to get the horse back before the outlaw Mexican army beats them to it.

star 8.00
10 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Denne Bart Petitclerc
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The Night of the Freebooters

#11 - The Night of the Freebooters

Season 1 - Episode 25

Jim and Arte go undercover to infiltrate a renegade Army led by Thorwald Wolfe, who intends to conquer part of Mexico.

star 8.00
10 votes
Directors: Edward Dein
Writers: Gene Coon
The Night of the Grand Emir

#12 - The Night of the Grand Emir

Season 1 - Episode 18

West must protect the Grand Emir of the Ottoman Empire from the fatal charms of Ecstasy La Joie.

star 8.00
14 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Donn Mullally
The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo

#13 - The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo

Season 1 - Episode 23

Here to sign a treaty, Jim West tries to protect a pleasure-loving South Seas Prince when he insists on visiting a plush spa where assassins eagerly await his arrival.

star 7.91
11 votes
Directors: Edward Dein
Writers: John Kneubuhl
The Night of the Flaming Ghost

#14 - The Night of the Flaming Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 19

Jim and Arte follow the trail of stolen kerosene and sulfur to Harper's ferry, where they find an 1870's version of abolitionist John Brown.

star 7.90
10 votes
Directors: Lee H. Katzin
Writers: Robert Hamner, Preston Wood
The Night of the Hangman

#15 - The Night of the Hangman

Season 3 - Episode 7

During a stopover in a small Kansas town, the agents become involved in a murder investigation. After a man is found guilty and sentenced to hang, the agents uncover valuable information that points in an entirely different direction.

star 7.90
10 votes
Directors: James B. Clark
Writers: Peter G. Robinson, Ron Silverman
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The Night of the Steel Assassin

#16 - The Night of the Steel Assassin

Season 1 - Episode 16

A series of mysterious deaths of military personnel bring Jim face to face with the indestructible Colonel "Iron Man" Torres. Crippled in an explosion that he blames on the other men of his company, Torres rebuilt himself as a 19th century cyborg and is seeking revenge on those he thinks wronged him.

star 7.85
13 votes
Writers: Calvin Clements, Jr.
The Night of the Torture Chamber

#17 - The Night of the Torture Chamber

Season 1 - Episode 13

Govenor Bradford of California requests help from President Grant, so he sends Jim and Artie to discover who's behind the conspiracy to take over the state government.

star 7.84
19 votes
Writers: Philip Saltzman, Jason Wingreen
The Night of the Pistoleros

#18 - The Night of the Pistoleros

Season 4 - Episode 19

Things aren't always what they seem, when Gordon and West head to a lonely outpost to battle a terrorist gang, who are trying to start a war with Mexico.

star 7.83
6 votes
Writers: Earl Barret, Robert C. Dennis
The Night of the Red-Eyed Madmen

#19 - The Night of the Red-Eyed Madmen

Season 1 - Episode 11

West is sent to infiltrate an army of fanatics dedicated to overthrowing the U.S. Government.

star 7.83
24 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Stanford Whitmore
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The Night of the Druid's Blood

#20 - The Night of the Druid's Blood

Season 1 - Episode 24

West is furious: his superiors have refused him permission to investigate the murder of a close friend who was burned to death before his eyes.

star 7.75
8 votes
Writers: Henry Sharp
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The Night of the Undead

#21 - The Night of the Undead

Season 3 - Episode 21

Jim and Arte become involved with a voodoo ceremony and the walking dead as they try to track down a missing scientist.

star 7.75
8 votes
Directors: Marvin Chomsky
Writers: Calvin Clements, Jr.
The Night of the Camera

#22 - The Night of the Camera

Season 4 - Episode 10

While Arte's away, Jeremy Pike works with Agent West who raids a local warehouse in an attempt to apprehend a suspected opium gang member. As he struggles with the suspect, a new secret agent named Bosley Cranston rushes in and attempts to help, but only makes matters worse. Later, they learn Cranston isn't as inept as they first thought.

star 7.71
7 votes
Directors: Marvin Chomsky
Writers: Ken Pettus
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The Night of the Eccentrics

#23 - The Night of the Eccentrics

Season 2 - Episode 1

Investigating a murder, West falls into the hands of the Eccentrics, a group of assassins controlled by the vicious Count Manzeppi.

star 7.71
24 votes
Directors: Robert Sparr
Writers: Charles Bennett
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The Night of the Howling Light

#24 - The Night of the Howling Light

Season 1 - Episode 14

West is captured by Dr. Arcularis who doesn't want a message of peace delivered to Chief Ho-Tami, head of the Indian Tribes.

star 7.69
13 votes
Directors: Paul Wendkos
Writers: Henry Sharp
The Night of the Murderous Spring

#25 - The Night of the Murderous Spring

Season 1 - Episode 27

West helps a powerfully built girl carry her trunk, not knowing it contains his shrewd enemy, the diminutive, giggling Dr. Loveless. What devious plan to take over the world does he have this time?

star 7.67
9 votes
Directors: Richard Donner
Writers: John Kneubuhl