The Pilot Episode
Originally Aired 8/27/93
Ch. 1 - The Blast Supper
Ch. 2 - Scarred Feet, Turn Up The Heat
Ch. 3 - Hot Flames, Two Dames and Loose Reins
Ch. 4 - Lowdown Showdown
Ch. 5 - Yell To Your Horse
Ch. 6 - Spur of The Moment
Ch. 7 - Grave Peril
When U.S. Marshal
Brisco County, Sr.
is murdered by John Bly and his gang of outlaws, the robber barons of San Francisco's
Westerfield Club hire
Brisco County, Jr.
as a bounty hunter to round them up. Brisco meets a lot of interesting people along the
way, including rival bounty hunter
and the Westerfield Club's stuffy lawyer,
He also learns of a mysterious object which
would do anything to possess, for the supernatural power it can give him.
This is where it all begins! We get to meet all the main characters and the story of the
orb begins. It is interesting to notice Brisco's uncustomary behavior at the beginning of
the pilot. He's rude and cocky to the "Robber Barons" of the Westerfield Club and flippant
to Socrates. By the end of the two hour episode though, he's the charismatic matinee idol
we all know and love.
Oh, and yes - for all you old wrestling fans out there - that is
Terry Funk as the
defendant in the court room.
Brisco and Dixie are caught in a compromising position.
Pete and the rest of Big's gang.
Brisco and the orb...
Fighting the Scarred Foot Clan!
Brisco Almost Dies By:
- Falling with Socrates into a cart full of pitchforks.
- Kung-foo fighting on a bed a red hot coles.
- Diving from a runaway stage with Miss Dixie.
- Getting shot In a gunfight with Pete and the rest of Big's gang.
- He and Bowler getting a train's cow catch in the caboose.
- Being thrown from the same train by Big.
- The same train becomes a runaway and goes over a cliff.
- and finally, getting beat up by a really really strong old man.
- We get a feel for the unassuming, business like personality of Marshall Brisco County from
his conversation with a story hunting reporter on the train:
Reporter: "Is that the famous gun I've heard so much about?"
Brisco, Sr.: "Just an ordinary peace keeper with a pretty handle Mr. Collier."
Reporter: "Well, its beautiful."
Brisco, Sr.: "Maybe so, that doesn't make it shoot any straighter. That's all I have
to say on the subject."
- A classic Pete as he's about to shoot Brisco who is posing as Roscoe Meriwether:
Pete: "Dixie, I'm kinda a stickler for gun safety. Could you move a little to the left?"
Dixie: "Don't you get it? He's somebody."
Pete: "Sorry Dixie, existential thought doesn't hold much water out here in the territories."
- A good exchange between Brisco and Amanda Wickwire:
Amanda: "What's your name?"
Brisco: "Brisco County."
Amanda: "Is that where your from?"
Brisco: "No, that's who I am."
Writers: David Simkins, Jeffrey Boam and Carlton Cuse
Director: Bryan Spicer