Season 2 Episode 24

Two Tickets to Ten Strike

Aired Sunday 6:30 PM Mar 15, 1959 on ABC
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Maverick's suspicions are aroused when two gunmen strongly suggest that he leave Ten Strike, New Mexico - immediately. Curious and determined to stand his ground, Bret remains in Ten Strike long enough to uncover a bizarre plot involving murder and blackmail.

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  • Another great episode of Maverick

    Bret Maverick wonders why someone is trying to force him out of the town of Ten Strike, New Mexico and stumbles into a bizzare murder plot. Guest star Connie Stevens as Frankie French, a girl he met on the stagecoach, plays sidekick and helps Bret unravel the mystery. Pre-Batman Adam West also puts in an appearance in this one as a hired gunman. Commissioner Gordon would be shocked at his antics.

    Great episode here especially the interplay between Garner and Stevens. Those two had real chemistry together. Too bad this marked her only appearance on the series. They could have made Frankie French a recurring character and romantic interest for Bret Maverick. Sadly, we'll never know how that might have developed but at least we can enjoy this episode.moreless

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    • Pappyism: There's just about three reasons why most men do anything : greed, curiosity, and anger.

    • Pappyism: A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only one. A thousand to one's a pretty good advantage.

    • Bret: You're advising me to leave on the stage tonight?
      Burke: And our very best wishes go with you.
      Bret: Well, I didn't think anyone in this town knew me well enough to ask me to leave.
      Nolan: It's just our way of making your stay a pleasant one.
      Bret: And a short one?
      Burke: The shorter, the pleasanter.
      Bret: I appreciate your hospitality, but what have I done to deserve it?
      Nolan: It's a friendly town, we'd like you to leave with that impression.
      Bret: Well, I couldn't be more flattered, really, but I still want to know why?
      Nolan: Ours not to reason why, ours but to do …
      Bret: Never mind, I've heard the poem.

    • Mae: No luck tonight?
      Bret: Why ma'am, luck's got nothin' to do with poker.
      Mae: I was right, you are a professional.
      Bret: Just a serious student, it beats workin'.
      Mae: The way you play, uh, that isn't work?
      Bret: It's a delicate point, I try not to think about it.

    • Frankie: I saw them takin' you out of town hung over a horse. I thought they might've killed you.
      Bret: I think they're workin' up to that.

    • Frankie: Big talk. But you don't scare me, lover, not if anger, greed and curiosity is the only thing that gets you goin'.
      Bret: It's possible Pappy left somethin' out.

    • Nolan: I can't talk upside down.
      Bret: You can't talk right side up, but you're gonna talk, even if it's inside out.

    • Frankie: Well, well, so this is Ten Strike. San Francisco's got nothin' to worry about.
      Bret: One thing to be said about travelin' by stage : by the time ya get there, ya don't care where.

    • Frankie: I don't care if a man's got money as long as he's got character.

    • Bret: What she got in all them hat boxes?
      Frankie: That's somethin' to think about, isn't it?

    • Frankie: What happens to me, you're just runnin' out and leavin' me?
      Bret: Ya ever hear of a scared jackrabbit askin' a friend along?

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