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The Tall Tales of Jim Bridger - Episode Guide

Season 1

The Prizefighter

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Jan 11, 2024

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Jim Bridger encounters a young Wyatt Earp working in a railroad gang and participating in bare-knuckle fights to earn money. When the impetuous Earp sets out to kill a man who cheats him in a fight, Bridger intervenes to stall Earp with one of his famous tall tales. As the story goes, Bridger is leading a trapping expedition when he discovers that his second-in-command, Bob Bullock, has crossed the line from maintaining camp discipline to outright brutality. One day, Bullock beats a man for stealing food, leading to a violent confrontation in which the thief is killed. Though he believes his actions are justified, Bullock is wracked with guilt when he learns that the thief had been stealing the food for a pregnant wife hiding outside the camp. Moved by the tale, Earp realizes that having the right to seek revenge doesn't mean it's always the right thing to do.

They Killed Me

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jan 18, 2024

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As a wagon train beds down for the night, the travelers gather round the campfire to listen to legendary frontiersman Jim Bridger spin his usual yarns and tall tales. But this night, prompted by the appearance of a striking redhaired woman, Bridger tells his most implausible story of all. To the disbelief of his listeners, Bridger claims that he was once killed by a party of Blackfeet warriors yet lived to tell the tale. His story takes place 20 years earlier at the legendary fort Bridger, which he built at the edge of the wild frontier. When a party of trappers goes missing, Bridger sets off from the Fort to find them, but he ends up being hunted by a party of Blackfeet warriors in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. After hours on the run, he is surrounded by the advancing war party, with no way of escape. With the help of the mysterious redhead, Bridger soon proves that he really did come back from the dead.

Fool's Gold

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Jan 25, 2024

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When a suspicious stranger shows up unannounced at camp, Jim Bridger distracts him with one of his tall tales while a friend runs to fetch the Sheriff. Suspecting the stranger is a known gold thief, Bridger shares the story of the time he and his fellow trappers discovered El Dorado, the famous Spanish city of gold. As the tale goes, Bridger and two companions are trapping in the Utah Territory when they are suddenly attacked by Ute warriors. After they manage to drive the Utes away, they realize they've stumbled upon a river full of gold, streaming from a distant mountain they believe to be El Dorado. They fill their pockets with gold, but for some of the men it isn't enough. One man is killed, and another takes off for the mountain of gold, where a more gruesome fate awaits. Back at camp, the stranger tries to force Bridger to reveal the location of El Dorado, but Bridger disarms him just as the sheriff arrives.

A Prince on the Prairie

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Feb 1, 2024

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While Jim Bridger is guiding a convoy through Indian territory, he notices a horse bolting out of control and pushes an English army officer out of the way just in the nick of time. When the officer takes offense at being manhandled by a commoner, Bridger decides to share a tale about an arrogant foreign prince he once guided on a hunting expedition. In the story, the prince treats everyone he meets with contempt and disrespect, particularly his kind-hearted servant boy. But the tables are soon turned when the prince is pinned beneath his dead horse as a Sioux hunting party is closing in. Now, the prince's only hope for rescue is the servant boy he has been abusing. The lesson of Bridger's tale isn't lost on the snooty British officer who gallantly thanks Bridger for keeping him from harm.

Brothers in Arms

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Feb 8, 2024

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When they are ambushed by a vengeful Blackfeet war party, Jim Bridger and a lone Shoshone brave must work together to find a way to defeat their common enemy. If they can't learn to trust each other, they may not survive the day.

The Spirit of Truth

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Feb 15, 2024

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After his fur trapping expedition is surprised by a Crow war party, legendary mountain man Jim Bridger finds himself in a desperate struggle to save his fellow trappers when one of them goes missing, and another is on the brink of madness.

Molly's Choice

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Feb 22, 2024

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A young Jim Bridger helps a Shoshone woman escape the clutches of her cruel and abusive husband. As Bridger squares off against the frontier ruffian, he soon realizes that the woman he is helping is none other than the legendary Sacajawea.

The Snakeroot Cure

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Feb 29, 2024

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When a young girl is bitten by a rattlesnake, mountain man Jim Bridger finds himself in a race against time to keep her alive as he desperately searches the wilderness for a medicinal plant that saved the life of his friend years earlier.

The Fossil Feud

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Mar 7, 2024

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When bloodthirsty Canadian trappers try to kill him, mountain man Jim Bridger takes cover in an unexplored valley. There, he stumbles into a family of escaped slaves who show him the footprints and fossilized bones of long-dead monsters.

A Shard of Glass

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Mar 14, 2024

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Haunted by the memory of leaving a man to die, mountain man Jim Bridger resolves not to repeat the mistake. When his trapping party runs out of water while crossing a barren desert, Bridger struggles desperately to keep them all alive.

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