As much as I love James Garner, and Maverick, I was terribly disappointed in this poorly-written episode. I was also shocked, because normally, this was the best-written show on episodic television - western or not! The plot centers around a camel who Bret suddenly finds himself saddled with, and an unscrupulous saloon owner. There were plot holes that you could have shoved that camel through. Poor writing, poor plot - and camel plot-line notwithstanding, totally unbelievable. Someone should have thought this one through a little bit more.
Great show, great acting, poor plot, poor writing. Thankfully, this was the only episode I've come across that wasn't up to the normally high standards.