The BEST Episodes of The Wild Wild West
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 28, 2020
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.
#1 - The Night of Jack O'Diamonds
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 6, 1967
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.
#2 - The Night of the Sudden Plague
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 22, 1966
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.
#3 - The Night of the Wolf
Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired Mar 31, 1967
When the agents are assigned to protect Stefan, who is to be crowned king in place of his late brother, they meet the sinister Mr. Talamantes who wants Stefan to renounce the throne and will do anything to accomplish this goal, including kidnapping his daughter.
#4 - The Night of the Burning Diamond
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 8, 1966
West tries to convince a Serbian official to hide the Kara Diamond, then it disappears and West is blamed. Arte and Jim must find the diamond before Morgan Midas can complete his sinister plan.
#5 - The Night of the Gypsy Peril
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 20, 1967
West and Gordon are escorting the Sultan of Ramapur and his gift, a sacred white elephant, to the President. Bandits intercept the train and steal the elephant; then the Sultan demands one million dollars in recompense. West follows the the trail to a gypsy camp and discovers things aren't always what they seem.
#6 - The Night of Fire and Brimstone
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 22, 1968
West and Gordon are called to the deserted mining town of Brimstone by Professor Colecrest, who has made a discovery of great importance. However, before they get there, the Professor is captured by a gang of men.
#7 - The Night of Miguelito's Revenge
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 13, 1968
West has received a note from agent Gordon summoning him to the local barbershop; where he is promptly anesthetized by a hot towel. After learning about a series of kidnappings, Jim and Jeremy Pike's investigation leads to the sinister Dr. Loveless who's waiting with his latest invention and dastardly plan.
#8 - The Night of the Eccentrics
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 1966
Investigating a murder, West falls into the hands of the Eccentrics, a group of assassins controlled by the vicious Count Manzeppi.
#9 - The Night of the Inferno
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 1965
Jim is set up as a renegade as a cover for him and Artie to sneak into Texas and track down General Juan Manolo, who is trying to take over the region.
#10 - The Night the Dragon Screamed
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 14, 1966
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.
#11 - The Night of the Returning Dead
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 14, 1966
Agents West and Gordon investigate a mysterious Confederate "ghost" rider.
#12 - The Night of the Puppeteer
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 25, 1966
Seeking revenge against those who sentenced him to death, Zechariah Skull, a mad puppeteer, recreates a courtroom drama using life-size puppets.
#13 - The Night of the Flaming Ghost
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 21, 1966
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.
#14 - The Night of the Flying Pie Plate
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 21, 1966
West gets involved in a bizarre scheme when a green girl emerges from a fallen spaceship claiming she needs gold for fuel.
#15 - The Night of the Freebooters
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Apr 1, 1966
Jim and Arte go undercover to infiltrate a renegade Army led by Thorwald Wolfe, who intends to conquer part of Mexico.
#16 - The Night of the Steel Assassin
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 7, 1966
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.
#17 - The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 11, 1966
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.
#18 - The Night of the Red-Eyed Madmen
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 26, 1965
West is sent to infiltrate an army of fanatics dedicated to overthrowing the U.S. Government.
#19 - Night of the Casual Killer
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 1965
Jim and Artie set out to penetrate the stronghold of John Maxwell Avery, a corrupt political boss, and return him to Washington for trial.
#20 - The Night of the Hangman
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 20, 1967
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.
#21 - The Night of the Grand Emir
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 28, 1966
West must protect the Grand Emir of the Ottoman Empire from the fatal charms of Ecstasy La Joie.
#22 - The Night of the Deadly Bed
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 1965
Facing execution at the hands of a madman, West learns the crazed assassin plans to reclaim Mexico and become the new Napoleon.
#23 - The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 1965
West tries to protect Prof. Nielsen, a demolitions expert, but the evil Dr. Miguelito Loveless has something else in mind.
#24 - The Night of the Sedgewick Curse
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 18, 1968
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.
#25 - The Night of the Howling Light
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 17, 1965
West is captured by Dr. Arcularis who doesn't want a message of peace delivered to Chief Ho-Tami, head of the Indian Tribes.