The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. - Episode Guide

Season 1

Pilot

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Aug 27, 1993

Pilot

When marshal Brisco County Sr. is gunned down by John Bly and his gang of outlaws, his son, bounty hunter Brisco County Jr., comes back from the East to gain revenge on the killers.

The Orb Scholar

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Sep 3, 1993

The Orb Scholar

Brisco follows a lead on Bly to the town of Poker Flats. He finds Bly, the orb, and an old friend who once left him to die at the hands of the Swill brothers.

No Man's Land

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Sep 10, 1993

No Man's Land

The Swill brothers (Will, Bill, Gil, and Phil) steal an experimental Army tank. Brisco is injured while pursuing them, and his ally Professor Wickwire takes him to a town populated entirely by women who have decided to move out on their own. The Swills arrive in town and go on a rampage, only to be thwarted by Brisco, Lord Bowler, the Professor, and the women.

Brisco in Jalisco

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Sep 17, 1993

Brisco in Jalisco

Brisco and Socrates head south of the border when the Westerfield Club orders them to recover some stolen guns. Not only is Dixie involved with both the evil general and the revolutionaries the guns are heading for, but it turns out Pete Hutter is behind the gun-smuggling operation. The guns are blown up in a massive explosion Brisco engineers to keep them out of everyone's hands. The revolutionaries promise to name a county after Brisco.

Socrates' Sister

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Sep 24, 1993

Socrates' Sister

Brisco manages to capture Jack Randolph, one of Bly's gang. However, he claims to be a different Jack Randolph. Socrates' sister Iphigenia arrives to defend him, and it turns out she was also in a romantic correspondence with him. Randolph is the real Randolph, and uses Iphigenia to break out and try to recover stolen treasure in a submerged town.

Riverboat

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Oct 1, 1993

Riverboat

Socrates sends out an S.O.S. to Brisco when he loses Westerfield Club money to Brett Bones, a member of John Bly's gang, in a poker game. Brisco, Bowler, Socrates and Wylie set up a scam to get the money back and put Bones in prison. Dixie shows up, but is she friend or foe?

Pirates

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Oct 8, 1993

Pirates

Blackbeard LaCutte, a member of Bly's gang, fancies himself a pirate of the land, and intercepts stagecoaches and wagons and ""boards"" them. Brisco and Bowler team up again to track him down when LaCutte steals a town's supplies, including the medicine necessarily to cure a dying boy. In a final swordfight, LaCutte drowns in a pool of quicksand.

Senior Spirit

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Oct 15, 1993

Senior Spirit

On the trail of Bly once more, Brisco is confronted by the ghost of his father, who hints at his mysterious destiny with the Orb, hints that there are other Orbs, and helps him to track down Bly. Brisco Jr. must also deal with his obsession with Bly, and decide which is more important: bringing in the outlaw or endangering innocent lives. The trail leads to a farm manned by an innocent old couple who turn out not to be so innocent after all. In the final shootout, Bly escapes and one of his lackeys activates the Orb that Bly already has, destroying it once and for all.

Brisco for the Defense

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Oct 22, 1993

Brisco for the Defense

Brisco is called upon by an old friend, a doctor, to serve as defense lawyer when the guy is accused of murdering a prominent citizen. Despite the hostility of the townsfolk, the sheriff, and the judge (who is disdainful of Brisco's Harvard roots, having graduated from Yale himself), Brisco figures out that the citizen wasn't so well-liked, and in fact had left a number of little revenge ploys after his death (such as a case of anthrax for the local cattlemen).

Showdown

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Oct 29, 1993

Showdown

Brisco returns to his hometown to help an old friend of the family, the town sheriff, deal with a villianous cattle baron. He also renews a relationship with the sheriff's daughter and his previous girlfriend.

Deep in the Heart of Dixie

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Nov 5, 1993

Deep in the Heart of Dixie

A ruthless assassin, Winston Smiles, is on the trail of Dixe Cousins because of vital evidence that she has against his employer. Brisco and Bowler come to her aid, and the trail leads to a nunnery where Dixie hid the evidence.

Crystal Hawks

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Nov 12, 1993

Crystal Hawks

A series of mysterious robberies and the apparent murder of a bank manager implicate Brisco, who has a price put on his head. A female bounty hunter, Crystal Hawks, is the most persistent who captures Brisco several times (after he escapes several times).

Steel Horses

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Nov 19, 1993

Steel Horses

Juno Dawkins, another member of Bly's gang, is planning to steal an Orb for his boss. To intercept the high-speed government transport, he steals four prototype ""iron horses"" (i.e., motorcycles) from a Westerfield Club project being supervised by Socrates. To keep Socrates from getting fired and to bring in another member of Bly's gang, Brisco and Bowler go after Dawkins and his gang.

Mail Order Brides

Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: Dec 10, 1993

Mail Order Brides

While back on the trail of the Swill brothers, Brisco and Bowler rescue three mail-order brides making their way to Denver who had their dowries stolen by the Swills. The Swills' newest plan is to steal a bull sent from Madrid, Spain to Madrid, CA as a token of peace and hold it for ransom.

AKA Kansas

Episode: 1x15 | Airdate: Dec 17, 1993

AKA Kansas

Another of Bly's gang, Doc McCoy, is planning to steal an experimental weapon from a government facility. McCoy is Dixie Cousins' ex-husband, and is interested in renewing their relationship.

Bounty Hunter's Convention

Episode: 1x16 | Airdate: Jan 7, 1994

Bounty Hunter's Convention

Brisco and Bowler are invited to a gathering of bounty hunters brought together to look at new ""futuristic"" devices for law enforcement and capturing criminals. However, the bounty hunters are being picked off, ""Ten Little Indians"" style, one by one. The pair must figure out who is responsible, and how to stop them.

Fountain of Youth

Episode: 1x17 | Airdate: Jan 14, 1994

Fountain of Youth

Brisco and Bowler are seemingly contacted by Professor Coles (from The Orb Scholar), but its actually a ploy by John Bly, who is in cahoots with the professor's daughter. She is suffering from an aging disease and needs the Orb's power to heal herself.

Hard Rock

Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Feb 4, 1994

Hard Rock

Brisco and Bowler arrive in Hard Rock, and foil local thug Roy Hondo from breaking up the restaurant run by Bowler's ex-girlfriend Lenore. It turns out Hondo is running a protection racket.

Brooklyn Dodgers

Episode: 1x19 | Airdate: Feb 11, 1994

Brooklyn Dodgers

Brisco and Bowler run afoul of two orphans, who are being hunted by the New York City mob because of their inheritance. The bounty hunters agree to help get the orphans to San Francisco, while Socrates finds out that the kids' mother is actually alive.

Bye Bly

Episode: 1x20 | Airdate: Feb 18, 1994

Bye Bly

The last member of Bly's gang, a cat-burglar named Pepe Bendrix, escapes Bowler and Brisco but is arrested by Agent Brown, who offers him a pardon in return for Pepe's recovering the last Orb. Meanwhile, a time traveller, Karina, arrives and tells Brisco that the Orbs are artifacts from the future.

Ned Zed

Episode: 1x21 | Airdate: Mar 11, 1994

Ned Zed

A father reads his son a bed-time story from a dime novel, of how Brisco County and his ""loyal sidekick"" Lord Bowler brought in the notorious Ned Zed.

Stagecoach

Episode: 1x22 | Airdate: Apr 1, 1994

Stagecoach

Brisco is assigned to transport an English spy, Emma Steed, to Mexico as part of an exchange. Trouble arises when it turns out there is an assassin aboard the stagecoach, sent to make sure Steed doesn't get to her destination.

Wild Card

Episode: 1x23 | Airdate: Apr 8, 1994

Wild Card

Dixie Cousins and her cousin Dolly attempt to start up a casino and dance hall, but run afoul of the Tataglia clan: a group of suspiciously Mafia-like Italian crimelords. They have Whip try to win the casino back in a card game from the youngest, most impetuous Tataglia - Dino.

And Baby Makes Three

Episode: 1x24 | Airdate: Apr 22, 1994

And Baby Makes Three

Pete Hutter gets hold of a Chinese baby who happens to be the future Emperor of China. He is killed by ""Chinese death stars"" (but only temporarily) and Dixie Cousins gets hold of the baby. She ends up going to Brisco and Bowler for help.

Bad Luck Betty

Episode: 1x25 | Airdate: Apr 29, 1994

Bad Luck Betty

During his birthday celebration, Socrates mysteriously disappears. Brisco, Bowler and Whip follow the trail to the strange town of Midnightville. They found out that Socrates was a lawyer there, and one case he took was of the local undertaker, Donald Grayson, who was executed for killing his wife.

High Treason Part I

Episode: 1x26 | Airdate: May 13, 1994

High Treason Part I

The episode begins with Brisco and Bowler captured by the U.S. Army and put on trial as traitors. In flashback at their trial, they tell of how they were unofficially sent by the President to recover the daughter of a newspaper magnate, kidnapped by a Mexican bandit.

High Treason Part II

Episode: 1x27 | Airdate: May 20, 1994

High Treason Part II

In part 2, Brisco and Bowler manage to escape the firing squad by faking their deaths. Unfortunately, their ploy doesn't last long and the megalomaniacal General Quarry sends Colonel March and a squad of elite trackers on their trail.