Jim watches from an attic window at a town as uniformed men with a lightning bolt insignia bring out Artie, disguised as prisoner Aaron Addison. Artie is brought up to the gallows and Jim removes a special rifle from a hidden compartment. He draws a bead as Artie insists that he is innocent, and the governor’s secretary, a scarred man named Deke Montgomery, asks him to name the man who sent him there. As Artie starts to give the man’s name, Jim fires a shot and Artie collapses. Deke’s men open fire while Jim hides the rifle and discovers that the troops are busting in. He uses a flask of powder to make a circle and burn through the floor so he can drop two floors into a wagon. Jim takes on the three troopers there and runs outside, while Captain Dansby orders his men to shoot the agent on sight...Read the full recap
James: Sorry for staring but I'm not used to seeing something so lovely in a garden house. No, please forget that I said that.
Henriette Fauer: Oh, really, I thought it was a rather pretty compliment.
James: Yes, it was, but it's my last. You may quote me.
James: Who's that girl?
James: No. The one at the morgue who came to claim your body.
James: I've come with a warrant for Brubaker, and to bring him back to Washington.
Catherine Kittridge: You? Alone?
James: Well... Artie, you will help, won't you?
Artemus: Oh, sure. There'll be two of us.
Captain Dansby: I'm curious. What's Grant's strategy? After we've hanged you, what's his next move?
James: Well, there's always the Seventh Cavalry.
Captain Dansby: Yeah, the Seventh. Well, it'll be interesting to find out how good they really are. Personally, I think my Legion will give them a bloody nose.
James: If you do that, I will personally notify your next of kin.
Reeves: What rabbit am I going to pull out of my hat this time?
James: Oh, I don't know. You'll come up with something as soon as I'll think of it.
James: A reception committee, Brubaker-style. That's some--that's some surprise, huh, Artie?
Artemus: Yeah. Shock of my life. You could have knocked me over with a 100-pound artillery cannon.
(after Jim kisses her to avoid guards)
Catherine Kittridge: You see. How long do you think you can keep this up?
James: Oh, indefinitely. I rather enjoyed it.
Artemus: That's brilliant. How'd you find that?
James: One of the Governor's constituents showed it to me, Artie.
Artemus: Oh. I suppose this accommodating constituent was female?
James: And of voting age.
When Jim uses the thermite powder on the floorboards, as he kneels his right knee is ahead of his left foot. In the next immediate shot, his right knee is behind his left foot.
When Jim emerges from the morgue drawer, it conveniently slides open for him despite the fact his hands and feet are covered. Also, while Jim is able to open the drawer from within, the attendant is unable too a few minutes later.
During the wagon chase, the stock footage used is from a different movie that only has one person seated up front. In the closeups, both Jim and Artie are seated up front.
The troopers in the stock footage are standard cavalry, not the green-shirted Black Legionnaires seen throughout the episode.