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The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

Season 1 Episode 10


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 1993 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Brisco returns to his hometown to help an old friend of the family, the town sheriff, deal with a villainous cattle baron. He also renews a relationship with the sheriff's daughter and his previous girlfriend.

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  • Brisco and Bowler return to Brisco's home town to help his fathers friend the sheriff and his daughter who Brisco grew up with. A Cattle Barron is killing homesteaders and taking their land and Brisco must help the sheriff who has turned to the bottle.moreless

    Maybe it's because it follows the worse of the first ten episodes, but I found this episode a refreshing return to Brisco and the heroic character we have come to love.

    The Sheriff Bob Cavendish played eloquently by John P. Ryan became a drunk because of Brisco's dad and there were a number of other things in this episode were filled with similar cliches like Micheal Bowen as Bishop Brackman the bad rancher with the very stupid sons. I say so what. This show is a tongue in cheek version of itself and if this show can't get away with that type of story, there's no show that can.

    We see Brisco in his first real one on one gunfight which is spectacular. Campbell plays the fast draw gunfighter with a glint in his eye to perfection. Utah Johnny Montana played by Vincent Klyn and his sidekick were entertaining to say the least as well. Annie who is played by Jessica Tuck is the girl Brisco grew up with like she was his sister, but he left because their feelings toward each other were anything but sibling related. Now as adults we see a burgeoning romance that is really refreshing. I personally enjoyed the scene of the two of them at the hot springs. Great chemistry there.

    Bowler comes a long for the ride and we get that wonderful sense of camaraderie between the two of them. I enjoyed the scene with Bowler and the young boy eating donuts.

    Let's face it, Brisco and Bowler are what we think of when we think of the rough and tumble tough Western hero except a little dirtier. :)

    A wonderfully entertaining episode that left you wondering how the hero's would prevail. The old West at its best. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Brisco returns to his hometown with Bowler, to help an old girlfriend and her Sheriff father stop a crooked cattle baron who is trying to take over the town. A fair if slightly uneven installment...moreless

    This is a pretty good episode of the series, although I did find it a bit patchy in places. Just as it has its many good moments, there are a couple of places where the story sags slightly. In particular, I didn't find Brisco's rekindled relationship with his old girlfriend very interesting or convincing.

    The growing partnership between Brisco and Bowler is highlighted in this episode, as they were together throughout.

    It is also a rare episode where Socrates does not appear.

    And with Brisco acting as Sheriff in the town, the episode almost gives us a hint of what the rumoured second season revamp would have been like if the show had been renewed.moreless
Jessica Tuck

Jessica Tuck

Annie Cavendish

Guest Star

John P. Ryan

John P. Ryan

Sheriff Bob Cavendish

Guest Star

Anthony Starke

Anthony Starke

Olaf Brackman

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • 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?

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (3)


    • Chapter title: Number One With A Bullet
      Besides being the name of a particularly bad film, this is also a common phrase perhaps having its origin in songs on the Billboard Magazine top songs list. Songs that were on a rapid rise were indicated by a bullet, so being at rank #1 and also having a bullet would presumably be headed up off the top of the charts.

    • Brisco: Annie, get your gun.
      Annie Get Your Gun is also the name of a musical about Annie Oakley (1860-1926) sharpshooter in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. The motion picture aired in 1935 and later became a famous Broadway musical show.

    • Johnny's Assistant: He used to be known as 'Utah Johnny Cougar Montana', but he dropped 'Cougar'' because he thought it was pretentious.
      A reference to the fact that John Mellencamp used to go by the name John Cougar Mellencamp, but then dropped 'Cougar' later because he thought it sounded pretentious.