Starring James Garner and Jack Kelly!"). A San Francisco tycoon takes a dislike to Bart and has him beaten, robbed and thrown on board a sailing ship bound for New Orleans. Maverick discovers that his nemesis is plotting a multi-million scam by fleecing his fellow millionaires by selling stock in a phony diamond field and is determined to protect his friends and recover his money at the same time. Season 1, Episode 21 The open range is home for the brothers Maverick, who are searching for the one---and unseen---man who can clear them of murder. Sam Buffington, the portly character actor who portrays a primary villain of this episode, repeatedly described by various characters throughout the story as having a face like a frog, eventually committed suicide at age 28 in 1960. One of Bart's fellow players goes after them with murderous intent. A beautiful woman whose father is missing... Bart Maverick is helping two men, one of who is injured, when a posse appears. Watch Bret Maverick - The Lazy Ace (1) (s1 e1) Online - Watch online anytime: Buy, Rent Bret Maverick, Season 1 Episode 1, is available to watch and stream on NBC. King's casino manager, Big Mike McComb has Bret beaten, but won't have him killed. With, Caught gambling in a frontier fort, Bart forgoes 180 days in the stockade by enlisting in the cavalry—with a secret mission to expose a traitorous ring of thieves. Bart was so down on his luck, he spent a winter trapping beaver outside town. Synopsis:Diane Brewster makes her first appearance as Samantha Crawford, a larcenous lass who proves to be quite a handful for Bret Maverick (James Garner). ", Bart and Big Mike hunt for a buried treasure in Mexico, while being relentlessly shadowed by a group of bandits led by, After getting robbed at gunpoint of $850, Bart traces thief Paisley Briggs (, Three eyewitnesses identify Bret Maverick as the man who robbed Wells Fargo of $40,000, and a desperate Maverick soon finds himself trapped in jail while the citizenry construct a gallows for him right outside the window. "Maverick" is undoubtedly the greatest of a long line of classic WB series and although often imitated (even by James Garner, himself) never equaled. As a gesture of thanks, the gambler offers Bart hospitality in his elaborate hacienda—which turns out to be practically deserted and under siege. Watch Maverick season 1 full episodes. Rory Fitzgerald (, Bret is manipulated into becoming the sheriff of a wildly boisterous town, and tries to outfox—rather than outgun—both the criminals and the town officials who placed him in the job. This episode marks the debut of the vocal version of the closing theme song, though it would not be heard again for several episodes. Episodes Season 1 (1957–1958) James Garner (as Bret Maverick) is the sole star for the … Samantha Crawford explains that Bret took her father for $50,000 - who embezzled to cover his losses and is now in prison. Watch Maverick - Season 1, Episode 24 - Plunder of Paradise: "Dar's gold en dem thar hills," and Bart Maverick and Big Mike McComb are out to get it. One horseman flees and escapes, while the other is killed by the posse. 1-3 : 06 Oct 57: According to Hoyle: 4. Grace: Joan Weldon. When the man refuses to pay and then draws his gun, Bret is forced to kill him. At the very end of the season, Moore is briefly replaced by Garner lookalike Robert Colbert as Bart's brother Brent Maverick, who dresses in Bret Maverick's most frequent costume. Different riverboat, same result. Bret is even more perplexed when he meets the mine owner he killed in the flesh, and the man meekly gives him the $10,000 he owed him. In an attempt to clear himself of a robbery charge, Brett must protect a man marked for murder. Changing into his gambler's duds for a poker game including the company town's silver baron Phineas King, Bret (James Garner) wins - and only Bret hints that King is a card cheat. Bret and Bart travel to Louisiana when they find out their Pappy is engaged to an 18-year-old girl. In the series pilot, Bret Maverick wins big in a poker game by bluffing the owner of a local silver mine, but the losing mine owner refuses to accept his losses and hires Big Mike Macomb to kill Bret. Members of the gang include, While winning regularly at a series of private Denver poker games, Bart leaves promptly every afternoon for a rendezvous with a mysterious femme fatale (, An extremely beleaguered Bret must figure out some way to cope with an ocean of, Bart's paid handsomely to impersonate cactus-fancier Cornelius Van Rennselaer Jr. on a railroad journey, but he doesn't realize that others on the train will stop at nothing to keep "Cornelius" from completing his trip. For US airdates of a foreign show, click The Futon Critic. Garner and Kelly continue as alternating leads, with the odd 'team-up' episode. White Rock's townspeople ridicule Bret's tale, because she died weeks before (June 1872). According to Roy Huggins in his comprehensive, A coincidental pair of identical suitcases create a potentially lethal quandary for Bart. When Samantha idly wonders about what it might be like to marry Bret, he responds, "We couldn't afford it." Lefty lives long enough to clue in Bret to a bank robbery he and three others were involved in when the mistaken identity occurred. With, Bart and Dandy Jim Buckley (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) are partners in a mining stake in the Black Hills, but things go awry when a rival prospector is murdered, and Bart and two others are accused of the crime. Bart must work with Dandy Jim to expose the real murderer—and quickly, as Bart is scheduled for the gallows the next morning. As well, the vocal end theme also returns for this episode, though not yet permanently. Maverick vows revenge and with the help of a pair of charming, but broke, French countesses, returns to the City on the Bay to extract the $17,000 that was stolen from him. Bart becomes the chief suspect in a robbery/murder the horsemen are suspected of. Brother Bart soon finds out why their unknown rival was willing to bid so high - in addition to bales of silk and rice, the wreck's hold is full of illegal opium. When they arrive, the man who asked for their help has disappeared and in his place they find a marooned saloon singer, a woman claiming to be the missing man's wife and a gang of Mexican bandits who dog their every step. A beautiful con woman convinces Bart that a fellow hotel guest is really the leader of a counterfeit ring in possession of the plates to print the phony money. With, Bret becomes a partner in one of Dandy Jim Buckley's schemes, but soon finds himself having to break his partner out of jail if he wants to collect his share of the proceeds. The General takes a liking to the "new, improved" Homer Eakins, whom the General hasn't seen since Homer was a tyke. Season 1, Episode 7 Relic of Fort Tejon. Bret recalls that he and his brother had flipped a coin earlier to decide which Maverick would travel in what direction, ruminating that if it had landed differently, Bart would be sitting in that cell instead. With, Bart runs across conman Capt. The local businessman must decide whether to band together or turn the printer over to the angry cowboys. Unusually for an American television program, Maverick's main cast varied episodically between Garner, Kelly, Moore or Colbert. Set primarily in, Bret rides in to a small Wyoming town where he's never been before, and is immediately thrown into jail, accused of having killed the town's mayor. Modesty would eventually return for one episode in season 5 – but played by Kathleen Crowley, who had previously played Melanie Blake. Bret is taken hostage, and Bart must outwit the kidnappers and the police to rescue his brother and the girl. Bret wins a "full-blooded Arabian mount" in a poker game, but soon discovers he's been conned - the Arabian mount turns out to be an overly-affectionate camel. Soon after the Civil War, the boys return home and discover that the town's unscrupulous storekeeper is plotting to grab enough land in three counties to form a 5000 square mile ranch. The passengers manage to reach the ruins of an adobe house and soon discover that the men besieging them are actually Mexican bandits who want something that one of the passengers possesses. He appears in 4 of the 13 episodes produced for this season, including the series finale. With, Bart's chasing a Norwegian dance hall girl who robbed him of $20,000, hoping to catch her before she vanishes into Mexico. Bart and Bret ride into a town and the townspeople mistake them for Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp. However, Garner's name once again appears in the weekly series opening credits before all the newly produced shows, albeit now with second billing under Kelly (Ed Reimers announces "Maverick! Bret goes to report the shooting, but when he returns the corpse is gone, the bulled-riddled office has been repaired and the law officer is not amused at being awakened in the wee hours of the morning to investigate a non-crime. With, Bart encounters Gentleman Jack, who has a $1000 reward on his head—and who instigates an identity switch with an unknowing Bart. This courtroom drama features, A cowboy accuses Bret of cheating during a poker game and a blow to the head from the Marshall accidentally executes the complainant in this complex dramatic episode. We first glimpse Bret unshaven & dirty, lugging a rifle, trying to register at a classy hotel. Maverick wins a newspaper that's about to be sued by a senator. The theme song for this season is souped up with a slightly brisker pace and sound effects such as the riverboat's ringing bell. Watch Maverick - Season 1, Episode 9 - Stampede: Maverick and Dandy Jim Buckley both get conned by the same crook, Tony Cadiz. Bret: James Garner. Watch all 27 Maverick episodes from season 1,view pictures, get episode information and more. Cadiz's brawler Battling Kreuger is taking on all comers, and en route Bret, crashes into a possible challenger, mountain man Noah, complete with a pet skunk. Recurring characters include rival gamblers/operators Samantha Crawford, Dandy Jim Buckley and Big Mike McComb. You can also buy, rent Bret Maverick on demand at Amazon, Google Play, iTunes online. http://www.solitairelaboratory.com/maverick.html, Don't play poker with rules from 'Maverick' reruns, Roy Huggins' Archive of American Television Interview, Stephen J. Cannell's Archive of American Television Interview, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Maverick_episodes&oldid=1000100487, Lists of American comedy-drama television series episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, In the aftermath of a failed stagecoach robbery, a gunshot criminal tells Maverick with his dying breaths that an innocent man remains in prison for a crime that he didn't commit, leaving the gambler with the responsibility of straightening it out. Big Mike McComb also returns from the first season. Later, when Bret arrives in the frontier town of Apocalypse, he encounters the thief again: Johnny Rain (. Believe me, Kelly's Bart Maverick will endear himself to you long before you reach the end of the the first season. After the game is robbed of more than $100,000 by two gunmen, Bret is accused of complicity and discovers that Samantha received the … En route, he discovers that the money in the suitcase he's guarding is all counterfeit. After the game is robbed of more than $100,000 by two gunmen, Bret is accused of complicity and discovers that Samantha received the money she gave Bret from a shady third party. Bret's brother Bart appears in several scenes. Season 1, Episode 1War of the Silver Kings Bret royally bluffs rich Phineas King in a poker game and is immediately ordered out of town. "No but the money was," Bret sighs. Featuring, A cowboy is set to kill the new boss of one of Bart's old girlfriends, who now works at a gambling house. As the winners rake in The Kid's money, they ask newcomer Bret if The Kid (Edd Byrnes, Kookie on "77 Sunset Strip") was a friend. Bret soon learns that the mayor runs a crooked gambling hall and isn't above shooting card players when they stumble onto his cheating ways. But when the ship captain's daughter is kidnapped, the plan goes awry and the Maverick brothers are prime suspects in the kidnapping case. 1-2 : 29 Sep 57: Point Blank: 3. With episode eight, he's joined by Jack Kelly as brother Bart Maverick. Synopsis:Bret (James Garner) is summoned for jury duty in the trial of young Bill Gregg (William Reynolds), who is accused of murdering a wealthy rancher. Both also vie for the affections of the titular dancer, played by, Bret is hot on the trail of half a million dollars' worth of buried Confederate gold, but is constantly thwarted by a square-jawed, upstanding lawman. James Garner stars as charming gambler Bret Maverick in this, the first episode of the long-running Western television series Maverick. The first season is extremely entertaining, an excellent blend of drama and comedy. Crowley also appears in the final episode as Modesty Blaine, a semi-regular role played earlier by Mona Freeman. This comedic episode features several ten-second cameos from western leads in other, How could a whole town disappear without a trace? A cattle drive's heading to Bent Fork, so the casino's soon jammed with drunken cowpokes raring to cheat at cards and start shooting. Samantha's raising money to make restitution, but she's still short, and Bret's broke again. When Jack Kelly was added the turn about of episodes went well and often the two brothers came into the story. The filming schedule wore Mr. Garner down so the producers added Jack Kelly later in Season 1, who became an integral and beloved co-star. Bret wins a herd of sheep in a poker game, thinking they're cattle.....and soon discovers that the locals have an absolute murderous hatred of sheep farmers. Problems arise when when a group of outlaws make the same mistake as the townspeople. Garner and Kelly remain the leads. Pearly Gates and galpal Marla strike again when they rob Bart's poker game. With, Beau finds himself embroiled with a nest of unscrupulous shopkeepers who've been methodically swindling the local, Bret's last appearance for almost twenty years (until the 1978 TV-movie, In New Mexico, Bart saves the life of a fellow gambler. Features, Bart joins up with Gentleman Jack, both looking to make their fortunes as auctioneers and as poker players in an isolated boom town. This is, The Maverick brothers each have a cashier's check for $10,000 which they use as poker stakes ... only to find out the issuing company has gone bust while they've been playing at the table. The entire first season was released by Warner Bros. on DVD in mid-2012. A Southern belle targets Bret and cleans him out at poker. He soon finds himself knocked unconscious, and mixed up with several gangsters looking to recover a $120,000 bank heist haul they buried near a town called Lonesome. For his first several shows, Jack Kelly as Bart usually wore a grey suit similar in color to his hat for greater contrast with Garner's standard black suit, right through the first season, but eventually switched to mainly a black suit himself while keeping the lighter colored hat, which remained his main costume through most of the run of the series. In order to regain his money, Bart must join the party and make sure they can return safely to Denver after crossing sacred Sioux Indian territory. Bret gets staked to switch to a different paddle-wheeler, so she'll follow, and plenty of spectators will, too. With the exception of a single two-brother episode held over from the third season, Garner is no longer a part of the show. As the broiling heat takes its toll, Bret attempts to discover which one of his fellow wayfarers is protecting a secret worth fighting, and possibly dying, for. After foiling an assassination attempt on a state senator, Bart is convinced to run for election in his place while the senator recovers from the bullet wound he received. Bart gets involved with a mysterious woman, Daisy Harris, who wants him to act as her bodyguard, no question asked. He also appears in four other episodes playing different characters, including Ponca in "The Quick and the Dead. Maverick season 1 episode guide on TV.com. With James Garner, Diane Brewster, Sam Buffington, James Philbrook. Directed by Richard L. Bare. With James Garner, Jack Kelly, Adele Mara, Joi Lansing. Before the end of the season, Moore also leaves. With, Lost in the desert with no water and having barely averted being scalped by a, Bart and Beau discover a secret telegraph station hidden in a cave in this two-cousin episode. When a cowhand accuses Maverick of cheating at cards, the local marshal intercedes, but the blow that knocked the young man wound up killing him. Problems arise when when a group of outlaws make the same mistake as the townspeople. This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 15:51. Bret goes to the office of a wealthy mine owner to collect a substantial gambling debt. Bret is selected to serve on the jury of a murder trial and finds himself the only member who refuses to believe that the defendant is guilty. A ruthless family of ranchers have killed her husband, though, and try to convince the young lady that they are her late husband's partners. Bret, and new character Dandy Jim Buckley, join a gold rush to even a score with Cadiz, a crooked gambler who robbed them. En route to visit Pappy in St. Louis, Bret runs afoul of two families of, After Bart's entire bankroll is stolen from a hotel safe, he accepts a position as a bodyguard for widowed bank president Wilma White (, Bret searches for an ex-girlfriend in tropical. "Three Queens Full" is adorned with splendidly over-the-top music too. While fleeing the dromedary, Bret stumbled into a small town and runs into an old flame who's engaged to the town's mayor. Season 1, Episode 21 Trail West to Fury The open range is home for the brothers Maverick, who are searching for the one---and unseen---man who can clear them of murder. All previous semi-regulars are dropped for this season, including the new characters (Modesty Blaine, Melanie Blake and Nobby Ned Wingate), just introduced in season 3. James Garner (as Bret Maverick) is the sole star for the first seven episodes. Citizen Kane-style cinematography, in the first of many Maverick episodes directed or written... Bret comes to the assistance of a woman who came west when she learns of her husband's gold strike. Kelly and Moore are also featured in three two-cousin episodes. With, While waiting for Bart in a Denver hotel lobby, Bret comes to the aid of a woman who is being followed. Maverick vows revenge and with the help of a pair of charming, but broke, French countesses, returns to the City on the Bay to extract the $17,000 that was stolen from him. Maverick is a comedy-western television series created by Roy Huggins that ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and featured James Garner, Jack Kelly, Roger Moore, and Robert Colbert as the poker-playing traveling Mavericks (Bret, Bart, Beau, & Brent). 1-1 : 22 Sep 57: War of the Silver Kings: 2. Having lost everything to Nobby Ned Wingate (Edward Ashley) in a poker game, Bart is forced to find work for himself and his disgruntled companions on a, Bret accepts a well-paying job from an old family friend to dig up a grave, so that the body may be interred elsewhere—but the job soon becomes much more complex, and dangerous. Season 1 guide for Maverick TV series - see the episodes list with schedule and episode summary. Bret and Bart look to sail on a riverboat's maiden cruise but get caught up in a kidnapping of the boat's owner's daughter. The genial `Maverick' broke the mold of traditional shoot-'em-ups, with siblings who would much rather draw cards than their guns. Then the relatives start being killed, one by one... Bart trails a thief to the Wyoming badlands where the man is leading a woman and her fiancé to where he claims to have seen her supposedly dead husband. Directed by Richard L. Bare. Bret's sharp benefactor Molly proves an alluring mystery: why's she staying in the hottest, driest town in the West, since she has two quick-tempered suitors already, the straight-arrow sheriff and a bank clerk? Bret Maverick wins the right to join a ring of shipwreck salvagers, but he is soon in debt up to his neck when he engages in a spirited bidding contest, spending $21,000 for a ship whose cargo is apparently only worth half that. James Garner portrayed both Bret Maverick and, in one episode, Beau "Pappy" Maverick. Written by, Bret is reluctantly dragooned into being a juror in a small-town murder case. Bart Maverick and Big Mike McComb are invited to a remote Mexican fishing village to help locate and remove buried treasure from under the nose of the authorities. Their reputations at stake Bret and Samantha pursue the crooks into Sioux territory in the Black Hills in order to recover the money. Bart and Bret ride into a town and the townspeople mistake them for Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp. Bret has summoned his brother Bart Maverick to New Orleans help him in a money-making venture: crashing a private cruise where extremely high-stakes gambling will be taking place. Good first season of this James Garner Western series which unlike some of the Warner Bros stable had a lot of light comedy in the series. "Maverick" is undoubtedly the greatest of a long line of classic WB series and although often imitated (even by James Garner, himself) never equaled. The episode features the debuts of, A destitute Bret goes to work for a family of British nobles living in Wyoming, leading them in a safari across the desert. The following is an episode list for ABC's 1957 comedy-western television series, Maverick, created by Roy Huggins and starring James Garner, Jack Kelly, Roger Moore, and Robert Colbert as Bret, Bart, Beau, and Brent Maverick respectively. Bart is posing as "Dandy Jim" Buckley, the nemesis of the Mavericks. Kicked out of one town, jailed for running a con in the next, Bret's luck turns when a sultry waitress eases him out of stir to work as a spotter in a casino. With, Bret is wrongly identified as a wanted thief and killer, and must contend with a bumbling sheriff and bounty hunter who are determined to capture him for the reward money, as well as vengeful family members of the killer's victim ... and a would-be sidekick whose hero-worship of Bret almost always makes things worse. Peter Breck would make one appearance as Doc Holliday in this season, becoming a semi-regular in the series' final episodes. With, Bart is held up at gunpoint by a female robber (, Bret is mistaken for one Foxy Smith, who is assembling ten of the West's most notorious outlaws for a major heist. As Pappy said "man's the only animal that can get skinned more than once," so Bret proposes they combine forces. Now Bret must lead the herd across Comanche territory to Fort Adobe with the army in pursuit, while Bart searches for the only witness to the ... Travelling across the Arizona desert, the stagecoach conveying Bart Maverick and his companions is attacked by what appear to be Apache Indians. Though a major cog in the episode's story, Bart appears only briefly. With, Bret rides into Hollow Rock, Wyoming, to bet on the annual horse race, stopwatch in hand. Maverick finds himself forced to intermittently become an amateur detective over a period of months. Features dual roles for series stars Garner and Kelly, as "Pappy" Beauregard Maverick and Uncle Bentley, respectively. Mike Road appears as "Pearly" Gates in two episodes, alongside Kathleen Crowley as Gates' companion Marla. With, Bret, Bart, Dandy Jim, Samantha, Big Mike, Cindy Lou, Gentleman Jack, A township of Louisiana swamp dwellers imprison Bret after he's discovered tied up and floating down the river in a boat. EPISODE 1 War of the Silver Kings. A guide listing the titles AND air dates for episodes of the TV series Maverick. Notice that when the Maverick cousins enter a room, Kelly goes in front, just as Garner normally used to, and when they're standing or sitting together in scenes, Kelly is usually on the viewer's left, just as Garner most frequently was in two-brother episodes. Using the $1000 bill pinned inside his jacket, and adding some dollar-size strips cut from a newspaper, Bret cadges a room via a bulging envelope for the guest safe. Three new characters, obvious replacements for Dandy Jim Buckley and Samantha Crawford, are seen, but only for two episodes each: Edward Ashley's impeccably dressed and outwardly charming gambler Nobby Ned Wingate (also spelled "Wyngate"); Kathleen Crowley's cheerful, scheming gold-digger Melanie Blake; and Mona Freeman's determined but slightly psychotic seeming operator Modesty Blaine. Semi-regulars Samatha Crawford and Dandy Jim Buckley exit partway through the season; new semi-regulars include Cindy Lou Brown and Gentleman Jack Darby. Season 1, Episode 1 TV-PG CC SD. Fleeing sore losers, Bret is saved from death by stage robber Lefty Dolan who obligates Bret with a dying wish - free the man wrongly convicted in another heist, instead of Lefty. Samantha Crawford invites five of the wealthiest and most influential poker players in the west to a game and stakes Bret to $20,000 to compete in the contest. Episode Info Efrem Zimbalist Jr. makes the first of several guest appearances as Dandy Jim Buckley, a gentleman gambler best described as "Bret Maverick without scruples." Season 1, Episode 24 Plunder of Paradise There's gold in them thar hills, and Bart is after it, along with a quartet of Mexican bandits who would easily kill for the treasure. After Bret helps steal the plates, he learns that the gangster is really a Secret Service agent and the two men join forces to reclaim the plates before they're put to criminal use. Click here and start watching the full season in seconds. each week over the opening credits). Starring Jack Kelly and James Garner!" "Maverick" is undoubtedly the greatest of a long line of classic WB series and although often imitated (even by James Garner, himself) never equaled. The filming schedule wore Mr. Garner down so the producers added Jack Kelly later in Season 1, who became an integral and beloved co-star. In the series pilot, Bret Maverick wins big in a poker game by bluffing the owner of a local silver mine, but the losing mine owner refuses to accept his losses and hires Big Mike Macomb to kill Bret. Bent Spur's overstocked with red herrings, who too easily slip through the fingers of Sheriff Barney F, including the killer, broken out of jail by the evil Brink. I admit that I didn't enjoy the early episodes with Jack Kelly as much , but that is not a knock on Kelly as much as it is my appreciation for Garner. Bret Maverick fills in for obnoxious ne'er-do-well nephew Homer Eakins, a snooty painter, while Eakins pretends to be Maverick. Bart campaigning as a local politician foreshadows events to take place later in Jack Kelly's real life. Bret agrees to serve as the bodyguard for a woman traveling with $200,000 in cash to a small Montana town. Samantha Crawford invites five of the wealthiest and most influential poker players in the west to a game and stakes Bret to $20,000 to compete in the contest. With, Bart takes a turn with Samantha Crawford (, A flashback episode about the Maverick brothers returning from the, Against his better judgement, Bret allows Samantha Crawford to sponsor him in a high-stakes poker game—which soon leads to an apparent double-cross and a cross-country chase. Bret spies an entrancing widow sobbing on a bench, gives her a ride, but she vanishes in the chilly dark, wearing the coat containing the remainder of Bret's money. This season's episodes alternated with reruns of some of Garner's earlier shows (both solo and Garner/Kelly team-ups, including "The Saga of Waco Williams"), but during Kelly's new installments, neither Bret, Beau, nor Brent are ever mentioned; the series' new episodes had finally reverted to the original single-Maverick formula observed for the initial seven episodes, only with Kelly as Maverick instead of Garner. Featuring, Bret finds himself momentarily attracted to a ditzy but charmingly appealing young woman (, While being held up by masked bandits, Bart realizes that another stagecoach passenger recognizes the voice of one of the robbers. Episode also has fine performances by Kasey Rogers, Jake Sheffield as the amorous Moose, and Jim Backus as the blustery pa of the Wheelwrights, who always stick together - and we even find out why they have to. With, This is the episode in which the lead character (Bart) has an, The second and last appearance of Brent Maverick, and his only solo episode. But the confident gambler has other ideas. The girl's father wants Pappy to be killed in a duel -- but only after the engagement is announced. Track Maverick season 1 episodes. When the Mavericks agree to lead a cattle drive for the storekeeper's principal rival, he frames them for murder. Garner polished the Maverick role and took it forward into his other TV and film roles. With, The Mavericks set out to investigate when it appears that an 18-year-old gold-digger is set to marry their Pappy. As well, as part of the proceedings, Bart impersonates Dandy Jim Buckley for most of the episode. AIRED: 9/29/57 Riding into Bent Forks broke and hungry, Bret quickly winds up in jail. Most episodes feature only one of the lead characters named Maverick, and never more than two—and in two-Maverick episodes, one of the Mavericks is always Bart. 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