The Magnificent Seven

Season 2 Episode 9

Achilles

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jul 16, 1999 on CBS
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J.D. foils a bank robbery but unwittingly shoots and kills an innocent bystander. Tormented by his failure, J.D. decides to quit and go home. Meanwhile, a legendary criminal, Achilles, vows revenge for the death of his brother in the bank holdup. Vin asks Mary to teach him to read.moreless

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  • One of my very favourite episodes!

    10
    I really love this episode of The Magnificent Seven,so much happens in it.The storyline with J.D. accidentally shooting & causing the death of one of the townsfolk Annie,is very sad.But on a much lighter note,I loved all the scenes with Ezra and Big Lester Banks.They are really great scenes and very funny.I like how Ezra knows he has been cheated at cards each time,but just can't prove it.The nude poker scene between Ezra and Big Lester Banks is classic! It's a very funny scene when Ezra loses again and has to leave the saloon wearing just his hat,boots and a tablecloth! It's also one of the best scenes I've ever seen! With the very dreamy Anthony Starke looking incredible! Ezra's line to Vin just after that - 'He cheated,He CHEATED! I know he cheated!' is one of my favourites from the show.Brilliant!moreless
  • The best episode i've seen...

    9.5
    i have seen almost all the epiosdes for the magnificent seven and i just love this show.the stories are so well writen and so well portrayed that it just captivates you.i think that this episde was a very sad one, and it had one of the greatest storylines ever.JD is trying to stop two men from robbing the bank, and he shoots one, chris shoots the other. but when JD is shooting he trips over a barrel and a stray shot travels in through the bank window and hits a woman. the woman later dies and JD fells terrible. it was truly a great epiosde.later.moreless
Jack McGee

Jack McGee

Big Lester Banks

Guest Star

Glynn Turman

Glynn Turman

Achilles Thompson

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John Hawkes

John Hawkes

Thief

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Laurie Holden

Laurie Holden

Mary

Recurring Role

Dana Barron

Dana Barron

Casey

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    • Ezra: Help me out Buck.
      Buck: You are crookeder than a yellow-bellied snake making its way through a prickly pear patch.
      Ezra: Thank you.

    • Josiah:I'd say that was darn heroic son.
      J.D.:I'd say that was darn lucky preacher.
      Buck:That turn was perfect.
      J.D.:Ahh Buck, come on you know nothin' I do is perfect.
      Chris: If he was perfect he wouldn't be one of us!
      Buck:But you are one of us... You shouldn't leave your guns out in the rain... (quietly) Alright.
      (Group laughing)
      J.D.:That was a pretty good turn wasn't it? (quietly) Wasn't it?

    • Lester: Ah... Excuse me sir, I was wonderin', is this ah... God fearin' town?
      Ezra: Umm... This town and the good lord are ah... hardly on speaking terms.
      Lester: I am relieved, name's Big Lester Bangs, from St. Louis.
      Ezra: Ezra, Ezra Standish.
      Lester: Mr. Standish, if this is not a God-fearin' town, and I currently find myself in the middle of a drinkery, I can only assume that a card game might be had somewhere abouts.
      Ezra: Well, as a matter of fact, happen to have a fresh deck right here.
      Lester: We share the same taste in good cards.

    • Mary: Vin, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to embarrass you. That was a fine poem you wrote. You should feel proud.
      Vin: You know, with all that's been goin' on, it made me think of a new poem, just for you.
      Mary: Please.
      Vin: I'm not the way they see me, not who they think I am. I'm just a man. And I have need of you, sweet woman. Not for the velvet of your touch, but for the weaponry of your mind. There's a hole that needs mending, my own Achilles heel. So I offer up my need. Teach me, noble lady. Teach me to write, and to read.
      Mary: I'd be happy to.

    • Mary: You can't read, can you?
      Vin: Ha. Who says I can't read?
      Mary: Vin, there's nothing to be ashamed of. Lots of people don't know how to read or write.
      Vin: I don't need a bunch of books to teach me about life.
      Mary: No, wait. I didn't mean anything by that. Vin!

    • Josiah: Well, John Dunne. Long time since you been to my house.


      JD: You did a nice...funeral.


      Josiah: Ah, I hate funerals. I don't care if heaven is paved with the softest silk and serves Kentucky whiskey, I hate sending people up there.


      JD: Preacher... did I do something to make God mad at me?


      Josiah: You feelin' a mite lonely, Son?


      JD: Everything's different. My guns, they... they feel strange. I can't hardly touch 'em. I don't know what to do, Josiah.


      Josiah: There was a--a bare knuckle prizefighter in San Francisco Named Walleye Smith. Won 54 fights, all by knockout. Hell of a right hook. Anyway, one day he hits this guy and he kills him.


      JD: What?


      Josiah: After that, never won another fight.


      JD: Well, how could that be I mean, if he was such a good fighter and...


      Josiah: Couldn't live with his own strength, I guess.

    • (Ezra has lost his clothes in a poker game to Lester Banks and is walking down the street in a table cloth)
      Vin: Lose yer shirt, Ezra?

      Ezra: He cheated... HE CHEATED!... I KNOW HE CHEATED! (to a group of women) What are you lookin' at?! BOO!

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