An old, down on his luck soldier waits at a train station in Difficult Run, Virginia. A wagon pulls up and soldiers disembark. For a nip of whiskey the old soldier learns the men are to collect a deserter and take him for execution. The old soldier jeers as the younger officers hustle the man from the train into the wagon, miming a hanging and asking for the man’s boots. The wagon drives off...Read the full recap
: Jim rides to Quemada
: Lydia, after she drives Jim out of her room
: “Juan Manolo” captures Jim West
: The death of Wing Fat/Juan Manolo
: Train departing
This is the only episode that does not have an opening scene before the theme song is played. All other episodes have an opening scene to start the show before the theme song is played.
This is the only episode to use the middle square, that usually shows a cartoon James West, as a freeze frame.
Victor Buono, who plays Wing Fat in this episode, will appear again in the series as one of West and Gordon's archenemies, Count Manzeppi.
This is the only episode in which James Gregory portrays President Ulysses S. Grant. Roy Engel takes on the role of President Grant later in the season.
Disguises: Drunken soldier and Mexican peasant
Colonel Shear: We're going to get you there right away.
James: (laughs) How?
Colonel Shear: Well, we brought you back to Washington disguised as a deserter heading for the gallows...
James: So I leave in a pine box?
James: Juan Manolo...ever hear of him?
Artemus: Yeah, the name's bandied about at funerals and such.
James: How about a town called Quemada?
Artemus: That's where they usually hold the funeral.
(Artemus is about to hit one of the billiard balls)
James: Artie...I wouldn't hit that one.
(Artemus examines the billiard ball and realizes that it is an exploding billiard ball)
Artemus: Ohh, that's beautiful and this?
(Artemus hands James his cue stick and James reveiles a secret weapon)
Artemus: Oh, not bad, not bad at all, but a gun barrel would have been better.
James: (pointing to other cue stick)The gun barrel is in that one.
James: (to Juan Manolo) You wanted the world... (tosses a globe at him) here.
Lydia Monteran: (talking about the train) Why didn't you tell me that you owned one of these?
Artemus: We don't. It belongs to a friend.
Lydia Monteran: Oh, what's your friend's name?
Lydia Monteran: Sam.
Lydia Monteran: I'd like to meet Sam. He must be very rich.
James: He is, but he has a lot of expenses.
Lydia Monteran: Hmm. Poor Sam.
James: (talking about the snakes) See anyone you know?
Artemus: Yeah, the one with the blue eyes looks familiar.
James: What are you going to do with the girl?
Juan Manolo: When you talk, I will decide.
James: When you decide, I'll talk.
Artemus: Maybe I'd ought to throw him in the pit, huh, with some of his little friends?
James: He'd probably poison them.
When Jim throws the exploding billiard ball at Juan Manolo, the pool cue has already turned into the hidden spear, but there is another shot after Jim throws the billiard ball where he pushes the hidden button and he turns the cue into the spear.
When Lydia begins to shoot at Jim, she shoots a total of seven bullets. However she is using a six chamber pistol which only shoot six bullets, not seven.