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Episode List


Season 2

6 Sep. 1957
Epitaph for an Indian
Jim's Indian friend has been killed, and when Jim goes to his home to deliver the news to his father, he finds that his friend's father has also just been shot.
13 Sep. 1957
Flowers for McDonough
A canny Scotsman outfoxes Jim in a real-estate deal.
20 Sep. 1957
The Irishman
Jim purchases the contract of an indentured servant, but when they stop at an inn, the man tricks the innkeeper into believing that he is the master and Jim is the servant.
27 Sep. 1957
Counterfeit Dixie
In order to break up a gang of counterfeiters, Jim asks for help from a former pickpocket and a former horse thief.
4 Oct. 1957
Bullet Metal
Jim is interested in buying a lead mine, but runs into a problem: the owner is a pacifist who won't sell the mine if it will be used to make ammunition.
11 Oct. 1957
The Quarantine
A desperately needed shipment of smallpox vaccine is stolen, and Jim risks his life to get it back.
18 Oct. 1957
A Fortune for Madame
Jim is interested in buying some land, but he discovers that the owners have just been scammed out of it. He sets out to help them get it back.
25 Oct. 1957
House Divided
Jim gets shot, and finds himself recovering from his wound in the mansion of a wealthy family. However, one of the young women who is treating him asks him not to identify the person who shot him. Jim sets out to find out why.
1 Nov. 1957
The Whip
During negotiations to purchase cotton, Bowie discovers that much of the cotton farm's labor is provided by the local prison comandante who keeps order by the crack of his whip and who is providing the labor in exchange for supposed donations to the church. However, his plan to expose the comandante as a thief takes a dangerous turn.
8 Nov. 1957
The Pearls of Talimeco
Bowie and an Indian friend make up a wild story to trick a crooked storekeeper who is cheating Bowie's friend Sam McCullers but their plan backfires. Bowie then enlists Sam's daughter, Rachel, in an attempt to clean up the mess.
15 Nov. 1957
Jim's suspicions are aroused when an elderly friend dies suddenly on his wedding night.
22 Nov. 1957
Hare and Tortoise
Jim discovers a scheme to enrich the owners of a piece of land by getting the state to move its capital there.
29 Nov. 1957
The Bridegroom
To try to escape from a pursuing gang of waterfront toughs, Bowie pretends to be a prospective bridegroom for a wealthy French family's daughter.
6 Dec. 1957
The Alligator
Bowie investigates the death of a woman who has been frightened to death by a baby alligator hidden in a doll.
13 Dec. 1957
Country Girl
Bowie and Rachel are asked separately to lend bribe money to brother and sister aristocrats.
20 Dec. 1957
Mexican Adventure
Bowie and Jean Lafitte assist an American diplomat who is being held by Mexican authorities. In turn, the diplomat uses his medical training to help deliver a baby.
27 Dec. 1957
Silk Purse
Bowie unexpectedly wins the services of an unrefined young woman from her father in a poker game. He attempts to teach her what it means to be a lady.
3 Jan. 1958
Choctaw Honor
Bowie helps a Choctaw Indian who has been accused by the Choctaw tribe of the murder and robbery of a tribal member.
10 Jan. 1958
The Close Shave
An anonymous letter writer threatens Bowie's life.
17 Jan. 1958
Pirate on Horseback
In search of a stolen necklace, Bowie infiltrates a criminal brotherhood which is bent on taking over the state.
24 Jan. 1958
Curfew Cannon
A rich French family entices the Bowie brothers to be their partners in a new bank.
31 Jan. 1958
Home Sweet Home
Bowie trusts a gambler to sell tickets to a benefit for actor/songwriter John Howard Payne.
7 Feb. 1958
Deaf Smith
Deaf Smith intervenes when Bowie is attacked by bandits.
14 Feb. 1958
While in San Antonio on business, Bowie accidentally meets his future wife, Ursula.
21 Feb. 1958
Apache Silver
While in San Antonio, Bowie obtains a map to a lost Spanish silver mine in Apache territory. However, seeking the mine could jeopardize peaceful relations with the local Lipan Apaches who also act as a buffer against the Comanches.
28 Feb. 1958
A Grave for Jim Bowie
John Chapman rescues Bowie following a riverboat explosion. In turn, Bowie saves Chapman from murderers who are looking for a supposed inheritance.
7 Mar. 1958
Up the Creek
A family of backwoods grifters capture Bowie and convince him to pay them a dowry in exchange for not marrying the family's daughter. Bowie and his cousin try to recoup the money but their plan goes awry.
14 Mar. 1958
The Lion's Cub
Bowie thinks he's pulling a joke on an Englishman who makes an offer to buy his "bear repellent", but the joke backfires and he winds up serving as the man's valet, and two men riding with them have other plans---to obtain the man's gold.
21 Mar. 1958
Horse Thief
Bowie purchases a horse from an old friend for Ursula, the daughter of his business partner and future Mrs. Bowie. Unbeknownst to Bowie, his friend has stolen the horse from the wife of the local Lipan Apache chief.
28 Mar. 1958
Jim Bowie, Apache
Bowie joins the Lipan Apache tribe. He helps them in their war with the Comanches who are assisted by Bowie's old horse trading friend, Cephas. The Apaches agree to take a blindfolded Bowie to their lost silver mine but Cephas follows them.
4 Apr. 1958
The Brothers
Bowie returns to Louisiana to organize an expedition to rediscover and develop the Apache silver mine in Texas. He meets a young army lieutenant, Jeff Davis, who is interested in his plan. However, Jeff's older brother Joe has less adventurous plans for his younger brother.
11 Apr. 1958
Patron of the Art
A plantation owner will sell his plantation to Bowie but the price is a rare Venetian painting. The painting's owner is willing to sell but the painting is stolen, held for ransom and, unbeknownst to Bowie, duplicated.
18 Apr. 1958
Bad Medicine
Federal government tells Choctaw tribes to move from Mississippi to Arkansas. One tribe refuses because chief's son is sick. As Bowie guides a doctor to examine the boy, they encounter a young couple who are about to deliver a baby.
28 Apr. 1958
A Night in Tennessee
While visiting Tennessee, local politicians enlist Bowie's help in defeating Davy Crockett for Congress. Bowie agrees to help them but then refuses their smear tactics. When Bowie threatens to expose their scheme, they take him prisoner.
2 Apr. 1958
Bowie's Baby
On the trail, Bowie rescues a sole surviving baby from a burning covered wagon. When the local sheriff refuses to get involved, a tavern owner agrees that she will watch the baby while Bowie tries to find a family willing to adopt.
9 May 1958
The Cave
Bowie tracks a seemingly delusional young bride who is kidnapped following her wedding. He learns that she may have been hypnotized so he sets a trap for the suspected hypnotist.
16 May 1958
Man on the Street
A Creole aristocrat, with substantial land holdings in New Orleans, loses heavily at the crap tables. When he refuses to honor his IOU, Bowie offers him a partnership to develop the land in exchange for canceling the debt.
23 May 1958
The Puma
Reporter Tebbs asks Jess Miller to travel to San Antonio and retrieve $7,000 for Bowie. In route, Miller is mistaken for Bowie, first by bandits whose leader needs his help and then by a corrupt colonel who wants the money and pits the bandit leader against Miller in a fight to the death.

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