The BEST episodes written by Gene Levitt

The Little Carousel
2 votes

#1 - The Little Carousel

Combat! - Season 3 - Episode 8

Despite having just having liberated a French town, Saunders is demoralized and angry. In this emotional episode, he lashes out at a 13-year-old girl whose one ambition is to serve the troops as a nurse. After he gets some sleep, she wins over his heart and gains his support, but she still manages to crosses his line.

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The Quiet Warrior
35 votes

#2 - The Quiet Warrior

Combat! - Season 1 - Episode 25

Lt. Hanley is pulled off the line and sent to London, where he is assigned to a secret mission to aid a French physicist to escape occupied France before the Gestapo captures him. Hanley once spent the summer in France at the family's home and is the only man the scientist will trust - especially since it has been discovered that someone in the French resistance is a double agent.

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6 votes

#3 - Doughboy

Combat! - Season 2 - Episode 7

Phillip (Eddie Albert) is an American WWI veteran who survived severe shell-shock and lives on a farm with his French wife, Marie (Alida Valli). During shelling from a huge German gun nearby, he becomes confused and believes he is still fighting WWI. At first he takes Saunders prisoner, thinking he is a German spy, but he still has enough wits about him to help in the current war.

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The Volunteer
14 votes

#4 - The Volunteer

Combat! - Season 1 - Episode 16

Thirteen-year-old French boy Gilbert Barole (Serge Prieur) wants to join the squad when he sees their glory after liberating his town. Told that he can't, he follows the squad anyway. When Lt. Hanley is wounded, Caje tells him to take Hanley back to town. They find the Germans have moved back in and are setting a trap. Gilbert must find Sgt. Saunders and tell him about the Germans. Gilbert discovers that soldiering is not all gallantry and glory.

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I Swear by Apollo
23 votes

#5 - I Swear by Apollo

Combat! - Season 1 - Episode 10

A Frenchman with important information and Pvt. Temple (his last appearance in the series) are injured by a land mine. The squad takes refuge in a convent of cloistered nuns. Hanley was bringing a doctor, but he dies of a heart attack on the way. Saunders and Caje go into the village in search of another doctor, but have to take bold steps to get one.

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Game of Chance
8 votes

#6 - Game of Chance

Maverick - Season 2 - Episode 15

Bret and Bart are pursuing the same woman. What's the attraction? The $10,000 she copped from them.

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Rear Echelon Commandos
38 votes

#7 - Rear Echelon Commandos

Combat! - Season 1 - Episode 2

On the frontline, the squad receives three new replacements straight from rear echelon duty in England. They are Gainsborough (a scared, overweight cook), Temple (an equally scared ex-ballet dancer), and Crown (a radio announcer whose cocky attitude masks his fear). Saunders reluctantly takes these newcomers on a dangerous recon mission and discovers that his survival depends on the ingenuity of these misfits.

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Any Second Now
31 votes

#8 - Any Second Now

Combat! - Season 1 - Episode 4

While in a French town, Hanley takes refuge in a church basement during a bombing raid. An unexploded bomb brings down heavy timbers that trap him beside the bomb, which is still timed to explode. Help arrives in the form of a British demolition expert who is suffering battle fatigue and is angry at Hanley for trying to pick up his girl at a local bar.

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The Lonesome Reunion
21 votes

#9 - The Lonesome Reunion

Maverick - Season 2 - Episode 2

Bret falls for the tempting trickery of a pretty woman (Joanna Barnes) and finds himself helplessly involved in a swindle.

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Trail West to Fury
13 votes

#10 - Trail West to Fury

Maverick - Season 1 - Episode 21

During a hellacious rainstorm the brothers Maverick relate to pal Dandy Jim Buckley about the time in Texas shortly after the Civil War when they searched far and wide for a tall man who could clear them of a murder charge.

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The Linesman
7 votes

#11 - The Linesman

Combat! - Season 4 - Episode 4

A hostile signal corps sergeant, Barney McKlosky, balks at having Saunders as escort on a mission to lay wire. McKlosky was a lineman in Wyoming who nearly died depending on his co-worker. Since then, McKlosky trusts no one and holds everyone in contempt.

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Comstock Conspiracy
13 votes

#12 - Comstock Conspiracy

Maverick - Season 1 - Episode 14

Arriving in the mining boom town of Virginia City, Bret gets involved with a mining engineer in his struggle for improved working conditions.

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The Judas Mask
6 votes

#13 - The Judas Mask

Maverick - Season 2 - Episode 7

Bart tails a pretty cancan dancer who stole his money only to find himself being followed by two very sinister characters.

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