The Lone Gunmen

Season 1 Episode 10

Tango de los Pistoleros

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 27, 2001 on FOX
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Tango de los Pistoleros
The Gunmen keep blowing Yves' cover as she tries to prevent a tango-dancing smuggler from passing on information about new top-secret military cloaking material. The only way she can stop him is by becoming his tango-dancing partner.

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  • The BEST of the Series!

    This is my all time favorite episode of "The Lone Gunmen"!

    Once again the Gunmen are sticking their noses into Yves business. They take a road trip to Miami to thwart her plans when they think she has become a partner to a smuggler.

    But of course, once again they're wrong about her motives. Yves is actually trying to get close to the smuggler (a very HOT John Vargas) to prevent him from passing on top secret military information. To do this she becomes his partner in a Tango Competition! Unfortunately, she also falls for him in the process.

    I am a HUGE Melvin Frohike fan! He's my favorite Gunmen. So it was great to have another episode besides "Eine Kleine Frohike" where he got to shine. Who would have ever expected that Frohike was a closet Tango King!

    So, this was a bittersweet episode for me. Frohike was the man of the hour, but Yves was devastated when the smuggler she fell for came between her and a bullet.moreless
  • Dancing With The Nerds

    This is a well-directed and well-executed episode whose storyline, unfortunately, is grounded in dance, specifically the tango. Ugh.

    The plot is laughably bad, the dance moves are awkwardly stiff and one wonders what the producers were thinking when they decided to use cold, damp, dreary Vancouver as a stand in for Miami, Florida. Yeah, there is not a thong bikini to be seen.

    The writing is pretty awful and the plot (such as it is)seemingly half-baked. Why does the bad guy insist on trading the secret CD out in the open during a tango competition of all places? Would it not have been a bit easier to, oh, I don't know, leave the CD in a PO box or maybe even e-mail its contents? And how is it that Kimmy is able to hack into the DOD mainframe by making a single keystroke on his notebook? These are just two examples of the paint-by-numbers style of writing that is more interested in hitting the dramatic plot points than it is in suspending our disbelief with more plausible events so as to actually entertain us.moreless
Stellina Rusich

Stellina Rusich


Guest Star

John Vargas

John Vargas

Leonardo Santavos

Guest Star

David Palffy

David Palffy

Mariano Cuchillo

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • NOTES (4)

    • Apparently, the director's cut of this episode ran somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes long. There's a ton of missing footage, including some long dialogue scenes.

    • This episode never aired in the UK.

    • Music in this episode:

      "Gypsy Tango" performed by session musicians
      "Tango de la Pasion" performed by session musicians
      "Tango Boca" performed by session musicians
      "Tango Romantico" performed by session musicians
      "Argentina" performed by session musicians
      "Mystery Tango" performed by session musicians
      "Tango Nervioso" performed by session musicians
      "El Machista" performed by session musicians
      "Neuvo Tango" performed by session musicians
      "Tango a la Tuna" performed by session musicians
      "Passionate Tango" performed by session musicians

    • This episode is the one with Zuleikha's favorite scenes in it. She really enjoyed the dancing. Bruce Harwood, on the other hand, didn't care for the dancing, and hopes he doesn't have to do it again. For this episode, the entire cast had to take Tango lessons.


    • Title:

      The title translates as "The Gunmen Tango" or "The Lone Gunmen Tango" (since, in Spanish translations, the Lone Gunmen are called "Los Pistoleros" rather than "Los Pistoleros Solitarios,".)