Brett and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beauregarde "Bo" Maverick and for a short time Brent Maverick also appeared) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker is their favorite but they've been known to play such odd card games as Three-toed Sloth on occasion.
Maverick Season 1 (1957-1958)
|1x01 War of the Silver Kings |
In the series premiere, gambler Bret Maverick gets involved in a feud between competing silver mine owners in the town of Echo Springs.
|Sep. 22, 1957|
|1x02 Point Blank |
For the first of many times, Bret gets involved with a cunning female who's planning a robbery along with her boyfriend.
|Sep. 29, 1957|
|1x03 According to Hoyle |
A man who once lost $50,000 to Maverick in a card games hires con artist Samantha Crawford to win back his money. She succeeds with the aid of a little known poker rule.
|Oct. 06, 1957|
|1x04 Ghost Rider |
Bret meets up with a woman who reportedly died a few weeks before.
|Oct. 13, 1957|
|1x05 The Long Hunt |
Bret goes the extra mile to prove the innocence of a man serving a life sentence in prison. But unfortunately for our hero, it seems as though someone else wants the imprisoned man ...
|Oct. 20, 1957|
|1x06 Stage West |
Fleeing a band of marauding Native Americans, Bret thinks he's found shelter at a way station. Unbeknownst to him, the family he meets there is a band of killers.
|Oct. 27, 1957|
|1x07 Relic of Fort Tejon |
Bret is overjoyed to win a prized mount in a card game until he discovers that the mount is not a horse--it's a camel.
|Nov. 03, 1957|
|1x08 Hostage |
Jack Kelly joins the series as Bart Maverick who teams with brother Bret in New Orleans to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a gambling boat owner.
|Nov. 10, 1957|
|1x09 Stampede |
Bret is roped into competing in a boxing match when one of the boxers drops out. Will he emerge with his face and hide in one piece?
|Nov. 17, 1957|
|1x10 The Jeweled Gun |
Bart accompanies a young woman through hostile badlands territory and soon discovers that he needs protection--from her.
|Nov. 24, 1957|
|1x11 The Wrecker |
After buying a derelict cargo ship, Bart is beset by several excellent financial offers for the vessel. Instead of selling out, he decides to discover the reason why.
|Dec. 01, 1957|
|1x12 The Quick and the Dead |
Bret tries to clear himself of a murder charge by protecting a man marked for death by Doc Holliday.
|Dec. 08, 1957|
|1x13 The Naked Gallows |
Bart gets more than he bargained for when he looks into an unsolved murder case.
|Dec. 15, 1957|
|1x14 Comstock Conspiracy |
Once again, Bret gets more than he bargained for when he travels to the boom mining town of Virginia City, Nevada.
|Dec. 29, 1957|
|1x15 The Third Rider |
Bart finds himself dealing with two dangerous couples when he manages to get himself framed for a bank robbery.
|Jan. 05, 1958|
|1x16 Rage for Vengeance |
Bret is only too willing to escort a lovely widow carrying a large amount of cash to a bank. Things change when it's discovered that the money is counterfeit.
|Jan. 12, 1958|
|1x17 Rope of Cards |
Bret is the lone hold-out for a not guilty verdict on a jury trying a young man for murder.
|Jan. 19, 1958|
|1x18 Diamond in the Rough |
A notorious thief has Bart beaten up, robbed, and deposited on a ocean bound steamship.
|Jan. 26, 1958|
|1x19 Day of Reckoning |
Fed up with a town bully, Bret decides it's time people did something about him. So he asks the townspeople to do something.
|Feb. 02, 1958|
|1x20 The Savage Hills |
Thanks to the machinations of con woman Samantha Crawford, Bart finds himself caught up in a spy caper.
|Feb. 09, 1958|
|1x21 Trail West to Fury |
In this flashback episode, Bret and Bart relate to pal Dandy Jim Buckley about the time shortly after the Civil War when they searched high and low for a tall man who could clear them ...
|Feb. 16, 1958|
|1x22 The Burning Sky |
An Native American ambush leaves Bart and a group of stagecoach passengers stranded in the desert.
|Feb. 23, 1958|
|1x23 The Seventh Hand |
Bret tries to hunt down two men who made off with a substantial poker pot.
|Mar. 02, 1958|
|1x24 Plunder of Paradise |
There's gold in them thar hills and Bart Maverick is out to get it. But so are four nasty Mexican bandits.
|Mar. 09, 1958|
|1x25 Black Fire |
A millionaire's heirs are being killed off so why is Bret Maverick so concerned? He's posing as one of the heirs.
|Mar. 16, 1958|
|1x26 Burial Ground of the Gods |
Bart is in pursuit of a thief named Paisley Briggs who stole his money but gets sidetracked by a woman searching for her missing husband. Somehow they all wind up in hostile Sioux territory ...
|Mar. 30, 1958|
|1x27 Seed of Deception |
Riding through the town of Bonita, Bret and Bart are mistaken for Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday and stumble onto a bank robbery plot
|Apr. 13, 1958|
Season 1 Characters
Season 1 Videos[none added]
Season 1 Quotes
|Season 1 / Episode 21: - Trail West to Fury|
Bret Maverick: Just before the war ended, Bart and I - like a lot of Johnny Rebs - joined the Union army as Indian fighters to keep from rotting in a Yankee prison. Two years of that were plenty and when our hitch was over, Little Bend, Texas, our home town, suddenly seemed like the best place on Earth to head for. We hadn't been back in over five years and things had changed. The Union army was running the place now, instead of the men who should have been running it. The Johnny Rebs had come home to nothing, but we were home - and we had plans.
|Season 1 / Episode 2: - Point Blank|
Bret Maverick: By the way, I don't cheat at cards. I don't have to. There's no one easier to beat than a card sharp if you know his twists - and in most games, there's usually one.
Season 1 Trivia
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