The BEST Episodes of The Wild Wild West

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 28, 2020

Network: CBS

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 Jack O'Diamonds

#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.

star 8.42
64 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Denne Bart Petitclerc
The Night of the Sudden Plague

#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.

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

#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.

star 7.60
5 votes
Writers: Earl Barret, Robert C. Dennis
The Night of the Burning Diamond

#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.

star 7.50
12 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Ken Kolb
The Night of the Gypsy Peril

#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.

star 7.50
4 votes
Writers: Ken Kolb
The Night of Fire and Brimstone

#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.

star 7.49
59 votes
Writers:
The Night of Miguelito's Revenge

#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.

star 7.46
63 votes
Directors: James B. Clark
Writers: Jerry Thomas
The Night of the Eccentrics

#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.

star 7.38
52 votes
Directors: Robert Sparr
Writers: Charles Bennett
The Night of the Inferno

#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.

star 7.38
226 votes
Writers: Gilbert Ralston
The Night the Dragon Screamed

#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.

star 7.37
41 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Kevin De Courcey
The Night of the Returning Dead

#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.

star 7.37
41 votes
Directors: Richard Donner
Writers: John Kneubuhl
The Night of the Puppeteer

#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.

star 7.35
37 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Henry Sharp
The Night of the Flaming Ghost

#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.

star 7.33
42 votes
Directors: Lee H. Katzin
Writers: Preston Wood, Robert Hamner
The Night of the Flying Pie Plate

#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.

star 7.33
36 votes
Directors: Robert Sparr
Writers: Daniel Ullman
The Night of the Freebooters

#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.

star 7.27
37 votes
Directors: Edward Dein
Writers: Gene Coon
The Night of the Steel Assassin

#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.

star 7.27
41 votes
Writers: Calvin Clements Jr.
The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo

#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.

star 7.26
38 votes
Directors: Edward Dein
Writers: John Kneubuhl
The Night of the Red-Eyed Madmen

#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.

star 7.25
80 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Stanford Whitmore
Night of the Casual Killer

#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.

star 7.24
94 votes
Directors: Don Taylor
Writers: Bob Barbash
The Night of the Hangman

#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.

star 7.24
37 votes
Directors: James B. Clark
Writers: Peter G. Robinson, Ron Silverman
The Night of the Grand Emir

#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.

star 7.24
38 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Donn Mullally
The Night of the Deadly Bed

#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.

star 7.24
165 votes
Directors: William Witney
Writers: George V. Schenck, William Marks
The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth

#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.

star 7.24
106 votes
Writers: John Kneubuhl
The Night of the Sedgewick Curse

#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.

star 7.23
35 votes
Directors: Marvin Chomsky
Writers: Paul Playdon
The Night of the Howling Light

#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.

star 7.22
41 votes
Directors: Paul Wendkos
Writers: Henry Sharp