This one-season series that originally ran on Fox (and premiering the same time as X-Files, on the same night an hour earlier) chronicled the adventures of Brisco County Jr., son of the famous marshal. Brisco's father was killed by an escaping John Bly, a villain with a gang of criminals, and a connection to a set of mysterious Orbs. Brisco, a bounty hunter and lawyer, swore to bring Bly in. It was eventually revealed that Bly was a criminal from the future who had come back in time to get the Orbs. Bly was defeated once and for all, and Brisco went on to work as an agent for the U.S. Government. Brisco was assisted in his efforts by a vast supporting cast, including sassy, intelligent dance hall girl Dixie Cousins, rival bounty hunter and eventual friend & partner Lord Bowler, lawyer Socrates Poole, an eccentric Professor Wickwire, and many others.
When the Mexicans are about to hang Brisco for cheating at cards, his hands, while sitting on Comet, are tied behind his back. When the shootout cuts the rope around his neck, the next scene has him riding away, but his hands are loose, despite no visible time or opportunity to free them.
Trivia: This episode introduces the Swill Brothers, as shadowy ambushers in Brisco and Donovan's flashback. The individual Swills are seen in the later episodes "No Man's Land" and "Mail Order Brides."
In the final scene, when Dixie is waving goodbye to Brisco, the same shot of her seems to be used twice.
Trivia: Dixie sings "I'm Gonna File My Claim", the same song she sang in the pilot episode.
Coming Thing: Brisco and Poole remark about a lime and tequila drink, which turns out to be made a woman named Margarita.
In the Swedish couple's house, the goose on the table is a Canadian goose. Canadian geese don't migrate to the western American desert, however, so where did they get it?
Trivia: Lord Bowler is also known as Irwin Pauls, Pierre Lamond and Joe Echohawk according to U.S. Attorney Breakstone.
Trivia: We learn that Dixie Cousins' real name is Mira Simon.