The WORST Episodes of The Wild Wild West
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 26, 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.
#1 - The Night of the Underground Terror
Season 3 - Episode 19
During Mardi Gras, West is grabbed by Major Hazard: the leader of a gang of crippled Civil war soldiers seeking revenge on the prison camp's commandant, Mosely.
#2 - The Night of the Death Masks
Season 3 - Episode 20
An escaped murderer plots a bizarre scheme against James West, who had imprisoned him several years earlier. Attacked and knocked unconscious, West awakens in a strange deserted town filled with assailants wearing masks in the likeness of Stark.
#3 - The Night of the Skulls
Season 2 - Episode 13
Jim shoots Artie, but it's a ploy to allow West to track down the mysterious disappearance of nineteen other wanted men. He's taken to a mysterious underground base and put on trial.
#4 - The Night of the Samurai
Season 3 - Episode 6
The U.S. State department is about to return a valuable samurai sword to its rightful owner, a Japanese prince, when it is stolen by an group of sword-wieding assailants. Jim and Artemus must locate the sword and return it to the prince before he leaves the next afternoon or risk damaging U.S.-Japan relations.
#5 - The Night of the Diva
Season 4 - Episode 20
West meets up with Gordon who, urged by President Grant, has just arrived in New Orleans to escort a famous Italian diva and niece of the ambassador. Discovering that several divas had recently disappeared in New Orleans, the agents must rush to unravel a plot involving the secret Order of Lucia and reveal who, among their new acquaintances, is playing a role on and off the stage.
#6 - The Night of the Plague
Season 4 - Episode 23
West deals with the kidnapping of the Governor's daughter while Gordon rushes to find Jim to inoculate him from the disease one of the criminals was carrying. The disease proves to be the turning point in the fight between the feds and the criminals when Gordon convinces the gang to surrender in exchange for the cure.
#7 - The Night of the Man-Eating House
Season 2 - Episode 12
West witnesses eerie phenomena when he takes refuge with a sheriff and his prisoner in an abandoned bayou mansion.
#8 - The Night of the Winged Terror (2)
Season 4 - Episode 16
The plans of The Raven seem to be successful when they hypnotize Jim, and he assassinates the Mexican Ambassador. Now West, and fellow agent Frank Harper, must work together to infiltrate and undermine the group.
#9 - The Night of the Iron Fist
Season 3 - Episode 14
At the request of the Bosnian government, Count Draja is to be turned over for extradition. Learning of a plot to free the Count, Jim and Arte make plans to see that Draja reaches his destination.
#10 - The Night of the Tottering Tontine
Season 2 - Episode 16
West and Gordon are assigned to protect Dr. Raven, who is developing a secret weapon. Raven is a member of a tontine, an investment group whose by-laws state that the surving member of the group gets the assets of the group. When one of the tontine's members is killed and an attempt is made on Raven's life, the agents decide to investigate.
#11 - The Night of the Feathered Fury
Season 2 - Episode 17
An organ grinder (Count Manzeppi) and his monkey launch an attack to obtain a small wind-up bird toy that holds the Philosopher's Stone, which is reputed to transmute base elements into gold. The race is on as West and Gordon track Manzeppi to his lair.
#12 - The Night of the Surreal McCoy
Season 2 - Episode 23
Agents West and Gordon are guarding a museum containing the famous Herzberg jewels, but someone still manages to steal them. Afterwards, when a famous painting is removed from the museum by its wealthy owner, Gordon becomes suspicious and they learn the evil Dr. Miguelito Loveless is involved.
#13 - The Night of the Colonel's Ghost
Season 2 - Episode 24
West and Gordon escort President Grant to dedicate a statue of the late Colonel Wayne Gibson. West rides ahead to check out the town of Gibsonville and finds it plagued by a series of broken neck murders and arguments over lost gold.
#14 - The Night of the Bogus Bandits
Season 2 - Episode 28
Dr. Loveless is back with another plan to take over the world. This time he is using mock-ups of the treasury, prisons and armories to train his men to be able to take over these resources upon his command. After gaining control, Loveless will be instituted as dictator. However, his plan to get rid of West and Gordon goes foul and soon the agents are in hot pursuit of the little villain.
#15 - The Night of the Headless Woman
Season 3 - Episode 17
On a dusty Californian trail, Jim and Artemus intercept a stagecoach whose driver has been hired to smuggle boll weevils. Quickly theorizing that someone is trying to destroy the country's cotton crop, they set out to find the mastermind of the operation and destroy his distribution system before his plan succeeds.
#16 - The Night of the Simian Terror
Season 3 - Episode 23
A visit to the plantation of a U.S. Senator reveals a mysterious family past that intersects with a doctor infamous for his experiments with apes.
#17 - The Night of the Doomsday Formula
Season 4 - Episode 2
Dr.Crane, inventor of a new explosive, is missing along with his daughter. If his "doomsday formula" falls into the wrong hands, especially foreign ones, it could mean the end of the United States. West and Gordon must rescue the professor, his daughter and the formula before it's too late.
#18 - The Night of the Fugitives
Season 4 - Episode 7
In the town of Epitaph, owned by Epitaph Mines, agents James West and Artemus Gordon arrest Norbert Plank, chief bookkeeper for the powerful syndicate that owns the mining company. Through Plank, the agents hope to get their hands on records that could build a case against the organization.
#19 - The Night of the Big Blast
Season 2 - Episode 4
Dr. Faustina and her mute servant, Miklos, have transformed a corpse into a James West look-alike.
#20 - The Night of Miguelito's Revenge
Season 4 - Episode 12
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.
#21 - The Night of the Dancing Death
Season 1 - Episode 8
Jim and Artie must ensure that Princess Gina reaches the Albanian Embassy, however the woman they deliver is someone else.
#22 - The Night of the Infernal Machine
Season 2 - Episode 14
Time is running out for Judge M'Guigan, who is threatened by a bomb-throwing clockmaker.
#23 - The Night of the Death-Maker
Season 3 - Episode 24
An attempt to assassinate President Grant is foiled at the last minute by West and Gordon. However, there's more going on than a simple assassination since the weapon used in the attempt was stolen in recent raids on government and territorial armories.
#24 - The Night of a Thousand Eyes
Season 1 - Episode 6
Ships along the Mississippi are being attacked by a gang of pirates known as the "Thousand Eyes".
#25 - The Night of the Pelican
Season 4 - Episode 13
West and Pike receive a note to meet a woman at a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco with a promise of information about the militant Din Chang. Unfortunately, the woman is killed before they can talk to her and the only word she utters is "Pelican".