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1 :01x01 - The Lazy Ace

Dec/01/1981
Famed gambler Bret Maverick arrives in the Arizona Territory town of Sweetwater for a big poker tournament and ends up cleaning house, winning a saloon called the Red Ox and a large bundle of cash. Bret decides that Sweetwater would make a nice place for him to settle down so he uses the cash to purchase a ranch called the Lazy Ace. However, when robbers steal his money, Bret has to ride off after them with a lame-duck sheriff, a female reporter, and a scheming Indian scout as his only help.
Special Guest Stars: Stuart Margolin as Philo Sandeen |
Guest Stars: Janis Paige as Mandy Packer | Bill McKinney as Ramsey Bass | John McLiam as Doc Holliday |
Co-Guest Stars: Billy Kerr as Blue-Eyed Kid | Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Ed Bakey as Lyman Nickerson | Bill Gross (2) as Dembro | Richard Moll as Sloate | Chuck Mitchell as Joe Dakota | Duane R. Campbell as Lucas | Ivan J. Rado as Wolfgang Mieter | David Banks (3) as Delta Fox (as David H. Banks) | Tommy Bush (1) as Deputy Sturgess | Ruth Estler as Townswoman | Norman Merrill Jr. as Teller | Al Berry as Townsman | Kirk Cameron as Boy #1 | Max Martini as Boy #2 (as Max Martin)
Director: Stuart Margolin

2 :01x02 - Welcome to Sweetwater

Dec/08/1981
The only thing stopping the railroad from coming to Sweetwater is that part of it is slated to go through Bret Maverick's ranch, the Lazy Ace, and he doesn't want to sell.
Guest Stars: John Randolph as I.T. Austin / Frenchy Montana | Fred Stuthman as Ben | Russ Marin as Linus Garrick | Roger Torrey as Pete Schroeder | Priscilla Morrill as Mrs. Springer (Estelle Springer) |
Co-Guest Stars: Lesley Woods (1) as Miss Rose | Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Virgil Frye as Luke | Chester Grimes as Charles Decker | Mickey White as Alex Decker | Dan York (2) as York | Aesop Aquarian as Virgil Stubbs (as Stephen Morrell) | Danny Butch as Telegram Boy | Dean Smith (1) as Jack Danner | Buddy Van Horn as Zeke (as Wayne Van Horn) | Roy Andrews as Laborer (as Roy E. Andrews) | Ken Strong as Stranger | Tommy Bush (1) as Deputy Sturgess
Director: Rod Holcomb

3 :01x03 - Anything for a Friend

Dec/15/1981
Tom Guthrie ropes Bret into helping the notorious Billy the Kid escape from a posse led by a bloodthirsty United States Marshal.
Guest Stars: Lawrence Dobkin as Marshal Phillip Mondragón | Glenn Withrow as Billy the Kid | Charles Hallahan as Fred McShane | John Perak as Lester | Stuart Margolin as Philo Sandeen |
Co-Guest Stars: Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Bert Williams as Brewer | Russell Wiggins as Doc Vetter | Tommy Lamey as Bobby | Derek Barton as Beech | William R. Long as Red | James Loren as Duncan | Ruth Estler as Lady | Ray Powers as Deke | Tommy Bush (1) as Deputy Sturgess | Blake Delgado as Bar Boy
Director: Ivan Dixon

4 :01x04 - The Yellow Rose

Dec/22/1981
Bret unwittingly wins a Chinese girl in a poker game and can't seem to find a way to get rid of her. Meanwhile, the suffrage movement comes to Sweetwater and Kate and Mary Lou team up to take on Elijah and win the vote... despite the fact that only men can participate in the referendum.
Special Guest Stars: Stuart Margolin as Philo Sandeen |
Guest Stars: Marj Dusay as Kate Hanrahan | Keye Luke as Lu Sung | Lydia Lei as Kwai Bo Yung | Marcia Rodd as Captain Estelle Saulter | Anthony Eisley as Alfred Baniger | Priscilla Morrill as Mrs. Springer (Estelle Springer) |
Co-Guest Stars: Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Tom Rosqui as Philadelphia Hunter #2 (Will) | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Gary Pagett as Farmer | Peter Kwong as Chinese Friend | Danny Kwan as Chinese Card Player | Robert Cleaves as Crazy Preacher | Gilles Millinaire as Frenchman | Ion Teodorescu as Lithuanian | Tommy Bush (1) as Deputy Sturgess | Coleen Maloney (1) as Woman |
Uncredited: Blake Delgado as Bar Boy
Director: William Wiard

5 :01x05 - Horse of Yet Another Color

Jan/05/1982
Congressman Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Sweetwater to present the gift of a white stallion to Apache chief Geronimo. However, unknown to Roosevelt, the horse has been stolen and Bret later won it in a poker game. Meanwhile, an attractive businesswoman sets her sites on Tom.
Guest Stars: Simon Oakland as Delwood Crestmore | William Hootkins as Congressman Theodore Roosevelt | Holly Palance as Jessica Denard / Dolly O'Hare | Allan Arbus as Phineas Swackmyer |
Co-Guest Stars: Ray Tracey as Geronimo | Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Jim Gosa as Joe Ferris | Geno Silva as Running Wolf | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Seamon Glass as Kelly
Director: Ivan Dixon

6 :01x06 - Dateline: Sweetwater

Jan/12/1982
A Tucson land combine begins purchasing Sweetwater businesses using Chicago gangster methods so the townspeople turn to Bret in desperation to find a way to outwit the land thieves.
Guest Stars: Ed Nelson as Andrew J. Tindell | Richard O'Brien (2) as Steven A. Hennessey | Joshua Bryant as “Busted” Bill Sharples | William Bryant as John Davis | Priscilla Morrill as Mrs. Springer (Estelle Springer) |
Co-Guest Stars: Byron Morrow as Shaw | Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Roy Jenson as Monte | Brady Rubin as Mrs. Davis (Ellie Davis) | Barry Cahill as Moran | Charles Hutchins as Osheroff | Norman Merrill Jr. as Desk Clerk | Howie Allen as Peter (Peter Davis) | Tommy Bush (1) as Deputy Sturgess
Director: William Wiard

7 :01x07 - The Mayflower Women's Historical Society

Feb/02/1982
A member of a historical society gets Bret off a murder charge in St. Louis. In return, he agrees to let her travel with him back home to Sweetwater and give her his life story. Meanwhile, newspaper editor Mary Lou Springer gets herself involved with a fugitive outlaw.
Guest Stars: Jenny O'Hara as Samantha Dunne | David Young (1) as Aaron Sylvane | Neva Patterson as Emma Crittenden | Priscilla Morrill as Mrs. Springer (Estelle Springer) |
Co-Guest Stars: Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado
Director: Ivan Dixon

8 :01x08 - Hallie

Feb/09/1982
An old flame of Bret's arrives in Sweetwater but she's on the run from two homicidal brothers whom she earlier swindled.
Guest Stars: Dixie Carter as Hallie McCullough | William Sanderson as Kenneth Broomick | Geoffrey Lewis as Barney Broomick |
Co-Guest Stars: Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Eldon Quick as Desk Clerk | F. William Parker as Captain Rufus Pinkerton | David Bond (1) as Sloatman (Joe Sloatman) | Frank Loverde as Waiter | Tommy Bush (1) as Deputy Sturgess
Director: John Patterson

9 :01x09 - The Ballad of Bret Maverick

Feb/16/1982
A drifter arrives in Sweetwater and he's out to finish a song he's writing about the life and death of Bret Maverick. Meanwhile, Bret tries to unload a silver mine he won in a poker game but every potential buyer thinks it's a scam.
Guest Stars: James Whitmore, Jr. as Justice Smith | Sandy McPeak as Jacob Voorsanger | Cliff Emmich as Titus Openshaw | Howard Caine as Tercius Openshaw | Priscilla Morrill as Mrs. Springer (Estelle Springer) |
Co-Guest Stars: Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Beans Morocco as Jacob Voorsanger #2 | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Donegan Smith as C. B. Whitfield | Keith Walker as Holson | Lawrence Laktin as Granger | Tommy Bush (1) as Deputy Sturgess
Director: Jeff Bleckner
Songs: John Bennett Perry -- Dolores, John Bennett Perry -- The Ballad of Bret Maverick

10 :01x10 - A Night at the Red Ox

Feb/23/1982
Tom Guthrie's past catches up to him when a woman and her hired guns break into the Red Ox and put him on trial for two murders that he supposedly committed during the days before he became a lawman. Bret is captured and is forced to play for time by acting as his partner's defense attorney.
Guest Stars: Savannah Smith Boucher as Addie Burnett (as Savannah Smith) | Paul Koslo as Fletcher Mabry | Murray Hamilton as Judge Nat Cobb |
Co-Guest Stars: Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Tony Duke as Levi | Tommy Bush (1) as Deputy Sturgess
Director: William Wiard

11 :01x11 - The Not So Magnificent Six

Mar/02/1982
Six gunmen accompany a pulp writer to Sweetwater in hopes of winning fame by being the one to kill Bret Maverick.
Special Guest Stars: Stuart Margolin as Philo Sandeen |
Guest Stars: Joseph Sirola as Nimrod Bligh | Kelly Ward as Willie Trueblood | Jesse Vint as Tulsa Jack Turner | Kario Salem as Virgil LaFleur | Ross Hagen as Cole Farnsworth | Ed Bakey as Deacon Tippett | Art LaFleur as Cockeye Pete Shonsey |
Co-Guest Stars: Shawn Stevens as Sidney Bent | Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | David Banks (3) as Sam Durham | Joseph Chapman (1) as Jasper Weems | Tommy Bush (1) as Deputy Sturgess
Director: Leo Penn
Story: Shel Willens | Teleplay: Geoffrey Fischer

12 :01x12 - The Vulture Also Rises

Mar/16/1982
The citizens of Sweetwater call in the cavalry after a stagecoach is robbed and a female passenger is killed by Apaches. However, Philo Sandeen insists that the crime was committed by white men.
Special Guest Stars: Stuart Margolin as Philo Sandeen |
Guest Stars: Monte Markham as Captain Falcons | John Anderson (1) as General Frye | Peggy Walton-Walker as Eloise Mayhew |
Co-Guest Stars: Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Gary Lee Davis as Sledge | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Maggie Malooly as Irish Annie | Shepherd Sanders as Jackson | Thomas Rosales, Jr. as Cinto Morado (as Tomas Rosales) | Clifford Happy as Lt. Thackery | Eddie Hice as Sam Black | Ron Oxley as Sgt. Buchanan | Tommy Bush (1) as Deputy Sturgess |
Uncredited: Blake Delgado as Bar Boy

13 :01x13 - The Eight Swords of Dyrus and Other Illusions of Grandeur

Mar/23/1982
Maverick is out to expose a crooked magician who's working at the Red Ox, but has to do it from a jail cell when he's framed for murder.
Guest Stars: Cliff Potts as The Great Malooley | Sarah Rush as Princess Athena / Ida Rose Mugford | Sid Haig as Samson |
Co-Guest Stars: Tommy Bush (1) as Deputy Sturgess | W.T. Zacha as Cutler (Rupert Cutler) | Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Peter Munro as Cowboy
Director: John Patterson

14 :01x14 - Faith, Hope and Clarity (1)

Apr/13/1982
A charlatan who heads a phony religious sect uses legal means to swindle the people of Sweetwater out of their land.
Special Guest Stars: Jameson Parker as Whitney Delaworth III | Stuart Margolin as Philo Sandeen |
Guest Stars: Robert Webber (1) as Everest Sinclair | Marj Dusay as Kate Hanrahan | James Staley as Samuel Workman | Simone Griffeth as Jasmine Du Bois | Tony Burton as Arthur | Priscilla Morrill as Estelle Springer | Richard Libertini as Fingers Wachefsky |
Co-Guest Stars: Kathleen Doyle (1) as Angela | Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado
Director: Leo Penn

15 :01x15 - Faith, Hope and Clarity (2)

Apr/20/1982
After being swindled out of their land by a religious charlatan, the people of Sweetwater look to Bret Maverick in order to turn the tables.
Special Guest Stars: Jameson Parker as Whitney Delaworth III | Stuart Margolin as Philo Sandeen |
Guest Stars: Robert Webber (1) as Everest Sinclair | Marj Dusay as Kate Hanrahan | James Staley as Samuel Workman | Simone Griffeth as Jasmine Du Bois | Tony Burton as Arthur | Priscilla Morrill as Estelle Springer | Richard Libertini as Fingers Wachefsky |
Co-Guest Stars: Kathleen Doyle (1) as Angela | Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Tommy Bush (1) as Deputy Sturgess
Director: Leo Penn

16 :01x16 - The Rattlesnake Brigade

Apr/27/1982
Bret Maverick and Tom Guthrie get snookered into protecting a gold shipment from a band of ruthless outlaws.
Guest Stars: Arlen Dean Snyder as Colonel Bang | Stanley Wells as John Henry | J. Edward McKinley as Emmett Snow | Herb Armstrong as Matthew Varney |
Co-Guest Stars: Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Tommy Bush (1) as Deputy Sturgess | Mark McIntire as Army Captain | Stanley Ralph Ross as Coates
Director: Fernando Lamas

17 :01x17 - The Hidalgo Thing

May/04/1982
Tom Guthrie is running for re-election as sheriff and wants business partner Bret Maverick to keep a low profile in the campaign. However, Bret is working on one of the biggest scams of his life and isn't about to be kept under wraps.
Special Guest Stars: Jack Kelly as Brother Bart |
Guest Stars: Hector Elizondo as Gomez | Marj Dusay as Kate Hanrahan | John Dennis Johnston as Burt Full Moon | James Gallery as Fortune Hunter | Dub Taylor as Toothless Tim Teal |
Co-Guest Stars: Jack Garner as Jack the Bartender | Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado | Sandra De Bruin as Screaming Woman
Warning: Bret Maverick guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Western
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: December 01, 1981
Ended: August 24, 1982
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