Season 1 Episode 23

The Seventh Hand

Aired Sunday 6:30 PM Mar 02, 1958 on ABC

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  • Classic episode. Has it all.

    Bret is winning - Samantha stakes $20,000 and is hosting so what can go wrong? Everything. In breaks a pair of thieves who rob the players of $100,000. Bret is immediately accused of masterminding the rip-off, although no one concludes that he need not rob that which he is winning their money. As usual, Bret gets out of the scrape with humor, bravery and wits. All-in-all a great episode.

    The hotel lobby in this episode looks exactly like the lobby of the Hotel Carlton in San Francisco - home of Paladin in Have Gun Will Travel. I was waiting for Hey Boy to enter from stage-right.

    The characters in this episode are well written and strong. One theme I have noticed in the Maverick series is that female characters are usually strong, independent and self-sufficient. Good for Roy Huggins and WB!