History Recap / TheWildWildWestS3E6TheNightOfTheSamurai

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While the U.S. State Department is returning a valuable samurai sword to its rightful owner, a Japanese prince, the sword is stolen by a group of assailants. To avoid damaging U.S.-Japan relations, Jim and Artie are assigned to locate the sword and return it to the prince before he commits hari-kari. After a series of various encounters with those after the sword, Jim faces the villain in a dramatic sword fight.

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While Upon arrival in San Francisco to meet with Prince Shinosuke of Japan, West and Gordon are attacked by horsemen wearing Japanese armor. At nearly the U.S. State Department is returning a same time the valuable samurai sword Sword of Kuniyoshi, due to its rightful owner, a be returned to Japan, is stolen from the Japanese prince, delegation; they blame America for the theft and the Prince states that if the sword is stolen by a group not recovered before he leaves the next day, he will be forced to commit seppuku. On top of assailants. To avoid damaging U.S.-Japan relations, Jim and Artie are assigned to locate that, restoring the sword is important to strengthening the U. S.-friendly Emperor's power in Japan. West and return it to the prince before he commits hari-kari. After a series of various encounters Gordon are tasked with those after retrieving the sword, Jim faces the villain in a dramatic sword fight.
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* DuelToTheDeath
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Reiko.]]
* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:Gideon Falconer.]]
* FatBastard: Hannibal Egloff.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Reiko.]]

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* DuelToTheDeath
DuelToTheDeath: The climactic swordfight between Jim and the villain.
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Reiko.[[spoiler:Reiko O’Hara, the State Department representative's personal translator who does her best to help Jim and Artie locate the sword - or so they think.]]
* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:Gideon Falconer.Falconer, Jim's former instructor in the art of Japanese swordplay, turns out to be the villain.]]
* FatBastard: The sizable Hannibal Egloff.
Egloff, opportunistic, murderous General Manager of the Aryan-Pacific Trading Company.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Reiko. She seems very sweet and rather simple - until she kills you.]]



* SwordFight: Between Jim and the villain at the end of the episode.

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* SwordFight: Between Pretty much the entire episode builds up to one between Jim and the villain villain, which finally occurs at the end of the episode.end.
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* SwordFight: Between Jim and the villain at the end of the episode.
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* TrailOfBreadCrumbs: Artie comes up with a trick briefcase which bleeds luminescent dust.
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While the U.S. State Department is returning a valuable samurai sword to its rightful owner, a Japanese prince, the sword is stolen by a group of assailants. To avoid damaging U.S.-Japan relations, Jim and Artie are assigned to locate the sword and return it to the prince before he commits hari-kari. After a series of various encounters with those after the sword, Jim faces the villain in a dramatic sword fight.

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!!Tropes present in this episode:
* DuelToTheDeath
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Reiko.]]
* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:Gideon Falconer.]]
* FatBastard: Hannibal Egloff.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Reiko.]]
* PoirotSpeak: Reiko. [[spoiler:Except it's all a part of her ObfuscatingStupidity act. She really speaks perfect English.]]
* SelfDeprecation: Hannibal Egloff frequently draws attention to how portly he is.
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