The BEST episodes of The Wild Wild West
Every episode of The Wild Wild West ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Wild Wild West!
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 10/6/1967
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 Burning Diamond
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 4/8/1966
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.
#3 - The Night of Miguelito's Revenge
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/13/1968
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.
#4 - The Night of the Sedgewick Curse
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/18/1968
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.
#6 - The Night of Fire and Brimstone
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/22/1968
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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#9 - The Night of the Hangman
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/20/1967
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.
#14 - The Night of the Steel Assassin
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/7/1966
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.Watch Now:Amazon
#15 - The Night of the Amnesiac
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/9/1968
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.
#16 - The Night of Montezuma's Hordes
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/27/1967
An ancient Aztec map leading to the lost treasure of Montezuma is discovered in Mexico and points to a location in Texas. In order to ensure that a diplomatic incident does not ensue, West and Gordon team up with Colonial Sanchez of Mexico and a noted archeologist in a dangerous trip across the Texan desert in search of the treasure.
#17 - The Night of the Turncoat
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/1/1967
The stress of Secret Service work appears to be finally getting to Jim as his temper flares and he makes mistakes. As West is being recruited by some member of the underworld who seeks to capitalize on his misfortune, Artemus and Colonel Richmond struggle to find out exactly who, for what, and why.
#18 - The Night of the Running Death
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/15/1967
Agent James West attempts to rescue a man called Mr. Markham from a masked assailant who flees the scene of the crime. As Markham lays dying, he utters two words: "enzo" and "silver."
#19 - The Night of the Firebrand
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/15/1967
On a mission for President Grant, agent West travels to Fort Savage to meet with a Major Jason and help prevent a revolution in Canada that outlaw Shawn O'Riley has plans to incite.
#20 - The Night of the Juggernaut
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/11/1968
Someone is trying to run settlers off their land, buying some of them out, scaring others away and even murdering those who refuse to leave. The government sends Jim and Arte to investigate the situation and to stop whoever is behind this.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#21 - The Night of the Cut-Throats
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/17/1967
Something is happening in the small town of New Athens. Residents are leaving in droves, scared off by a band of seedy cut-throats gathering just outside the town limits. And then there's Michael Trayne, back in town after three years in jail. Jim and Arte must figure out what's happening and save the town before everyone leaves.
#23 - The Night of the Gruesome Games
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/25/1968
While on the trail of a scientist who has stolen a vial of deadly germs, which will explode in a few hours, the agents are pulled into a night of deadly parlor games.
#25 - The Night of the Assassin
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/22/1967
As the U.S. and Mexican border relations are becoming strained, West and Gordon disrupt an assassination attempt on the Mexican President. While returning the captured assassin to Texas, they are fired upon by Mexican soldiers who are led by the merciless Colonel Barbossa.