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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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?