The Magnificent Seven

Season 2 Episode 1

The New Law

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jan 08, 1999 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The Seven go their separate ways when a Federal Marshal takes control of the town. The cattle barons band together to take the now unprotected town. The Seven are forced to reunite to save the townsfolk.

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  • This was a great way to begin the second season.

    At the beginning of this episode, the seven find out that they are no longer needed as a new Marshall has been hired. They each make decisions about where their lives are going and you really can see and feel the sadness they have when separating. Then as each man discovers that the town needs them they jump at the chance to work together again.

    This episode illuminates the relationship that has developed between the seven men and the town they protect. This episode reminds the viewers that although each man has their own agenda or issues, that as a team they are unstoppable.

Lisa Brenner

Lisa Brenner

Miss Millie

Guest Star

M.C. Gainey

M.C. Gainey


Guest Star

Peter Firth

Peter Firth

Federal Marshal Walter Bryce

Guest Star

Robert Vaughn

Robert Vaughn

Judge Oren Travis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Josiah: Come on, Lord...I know you're out there. Give me a sign now. Talk to me.
      (dog barks)
      Josiah: Bet you thought that was funny, huh?

    • Mary: We got to find Chris. We went down to Purgatory, right?
      Buck: Well, they should of just named it Hell and been over with it.

    • Vin: The sergeant needs his wagon back. Now, why don't you make it easy on both of us? Hell, so much for easy.

    • (The new Marshall in town has asked the seven men for their guns)
      Buck: Mister, you'd better be prepared to fight for these guns, 'cause that's the only way you're gonna get them.
      Marshall Bryce: If it comes to that, so be it.
      Chris: You don't want it to.

    • JD: So Judge, when are they going to send up another marshal?
      Judge Travis: They're not.
      Ezra: May we assume you had something to do with that Judge?
      Judge Travis: Damn right. Wired those railroad bureaucrats and told them I was done in the west. Also told them I hired seven lawmen to look after their interests.
      Chris: I ain't workin' for no railroad.
      Buck: I'm not wearin' no badge neither.
      Judge Travis: You don't have to. It's unofficial. The town needs you, just a little while longer.
      Ezra: Perhaps if some sort of a bonus were offered.
      Judge Travis: Well a dollar a day plus board and room, just the same as before.
      Chris: Well boys, what say we head over to the saloon and ponder the Judge's proposal?
      Ezra: Wonderful idea.
      Vin: Reckon I could use some pondering.

    • Nathan: Is that tar on your face?
      Ezra: Look, we really need to leave this municipality now.
      Vin: Make some new friends Back there, Ezra?
      Ezra: Uh, I neglected to abide by a fundamental tenet in my line of work. Never gamble with an entire clan.

    • Buck: You gotta go find the others. You gotta bring them back now.
      JD: Hey, I ain't no kid that needs to run for his big brothers. I can handle this. You wait here.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Parts of nearly every first season episode were adapted into this one, including the uncredited appearances of Brion James and Tim Thomerson. Dale Midkiff won the male sidekick role on the new drama Martial Law but turned it down, presumably because The Magnificent Seven was renewed.