The Best Episodes of The Wild Wild West
Last Updated: Mar 1, 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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - The Night of the Sabatini Death
Season 4 - Episode 17
Jim meets with crime czar Sabatini, who asks him to protect a lady and give a man called Swanson a key. Accompanied by government chemist Ned Brown, Jim travels to Calliope, MO, which turns out to be a ghost town.
#4 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - The Night of the Gypsy Peril
Season 2 - Episode 18
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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - The Night of the Cut-Throats
Season 3 - Episode 11
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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - The Night of the Cossacks
Season 4 - Episode 22
West and Gordon are mixed up in the affairs of the royal family of Karovnia when they come to the US fleeing from assassins in their home country. The agents find that the evil Count Balkovitch is pursuing them, looking for an icon he needs to possess to hold power in Karovnia. Of course, the Count is not acting alone and the agents must discover who is assisting him before his sinister plans are accomplished.
#17 - 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.
#18 - The Night of the Deadly Bubble
Season 2 - Episode 22
On the trail of the source of mysterious tidal waves, Jim and Artie find a fanatical marine environmentalist at the heart of the mystery.
#19 - The Night of the Cadre
Season 2 - Episode 26
Agent James West goes to see Warden Primwick, who releases the condemned murderer, Ralph Kleed, in his presence. But when Kleed blows a whistle, causing the warden to attack West, Jim must discover what's behind Kleed's diabolical plan and stop him before it's too late.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - The Night of the Juggernaut
Season 4 - Episode 3
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.
#25 - 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.