History Recap / TheWildWildWestS3E7TheNightOfTheHangman

6th May '17 4:11:02 PM MarkLungo
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During a short stopover in Kirby Gap, Kansas, West and Gordon decide to take part in a town-wide celebration sponsored by Amos and Eugenia Rawlins, local ranchers. In the midst of the festivities a shot rings out and, though the culprit seemed to be aiming for local banker Roger Creed, it's Mr. Rawlins who falls dead. The agents pursue the killer and lay hands upon Lucius Brand ([[Creator/HarryDeanStanton Dean Stanton]]), a farmer whose land was foreclosed by Creed; he insists he's not guilty, but all the evidence points toward him, so he's convicted of the crime and sentenced to hang. However, Brand's pregnant wife is so convinced of her husband's innocence that the agents find themselves uncertain of the truth and decide to do a little investigating of their own.

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During a short stopover in Kirby Gap, Kansas, West and Gordon decide to take part in a town-wide celebration sponsored by Amos and Eugenia Rawlins, local ranchers. In the midst of the festivities a shot rings out and, though the culprit seemed to be aiming for local banker Roger Creed, it's Mr. Rawlins who falls dead. The agents pursue the killer and lay hands upon Lucius Brand ([[Creator/HarryDeanStanton Dean Stanton]]), a farmer whose land was foreclosed by Creed; he insists he's not guilty, but all the evidence points toward him, so he's convicted of the crime and sentenced to hang. However, Brand's pregnant wife is so convinced of her husband's innocence that the agents Jim and Artie find themselves uncertain of the truth and decide to do a little investigating of their own.
6th May '17 4:10:26 PM MarkLungo
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* MisplacedRetribution: Mrs. Brand decides to kill Jim and Artie for testifying against him at his trial. Luckily, Artie talks her out of it by telling her that he and jim are going to save her husband's life.

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* MisplacedRetribution: Mrs. Brand decides to kill Jim and Artie for testifying against him at his trial. Luckily, Artie talks her out of it by telling her that he and jim Jim are going to save her husband's life.
6th May '17 4:09:36 PM MarkLungo
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Jim is unsure of the supposed murderer's guilt and Artie tries to explain to him why it's an open and shut case... only to end up convincing ''himself'' that ''Jim'' is right.

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Jim is unsure of the supposed murderer's Lucius Brand's guilt and Artie tries to explain to him why it's an open and shut case... only to end up convincing ''himself'' that ''Jim'' is right.
6th May '17 4:08:22 PM MarkLungo
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During a short stopover in Kirby Gap, Kansas, West and Gordon decide to take part in a town-wide celebration sponsored by Amos and Eugenia Rawlins, local ranchers. In the midst of the festivities a shot rings out and, though the culprit seemed to be aiming for local banker Roger Creed, it's Mr. Rawlins who falls dead. The agents pursue the killer and lay hands upon Lucius Brand, who is subsequently convicted of the crime. Mrs. Brand, however, is convinced of her husband's innocence; the agents find themselves uncertain of the truth and decide to do a little investigating of their own.

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During a short stopover in Kirby Gap, Kansas, West and Gordon decide to take part in a town-wide celebration sponsored by Amos and Eugenia Rawlins, local ranchers. In the midst of the festivities a shot rings out and, though the culprit seemed to be aiming for local banker Roger Creed, it's Mr. Rawlins who falls dead. The agents pursue the killer and lay hands upon Lucius Brand, who is subsequently Brand ([[Creator/HarryDeanStanton Dean Stanton]]), a farmer whose land was foreclosed by Creed; he insists he's not guilty, but all the evidence points toward him, so he's convicted of the crime. Mrs. Brand, however, crime and sentenced to hang. However, Brand's pregnant wife is so convinced of her husband's innocence; innocence that the agents find themselves uncertain of the truth and decide to do a little investigating of their own.



* AloneWithThePsycho: Artie finally gets the evidence he needs to clear Brand's name and takes it to the local prosecutor, Franklin Poore. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, the prosecutor is one of the conspirators against Brand.]]
* AmoralAttorney: [[spoiler:Franklin Poore. He helps frame Brand in exchange for money and political favors.]]

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* AloneWithThePsycho: Artie finally gets the evidence he needs to clear Brand's name and takes it to the local prosecutor, Franklin Poore. [[spoiler:Unfortunately Unfortunately for him, the prosecutor is one of the conspirators against Brand.]]
Brand.
* AmoralAttorney: [[spoiler:Franklin Franklin Poore. He helps frame Brand in exchange for money and political favors.]]



* GoldDigger: [[spoiler:Eugenia Rawlins. She's from a rich family which went bankrupt and married Rawlins solely for his money.]]
* MisplacedRetribution: The wife of the condemned man whom Jim and Artie are [[ClearTheirName trying to free]] decides to kill them for testifying against him at his trial. Luckily, Artie talks her out of it.
* MorallyBankruptBanker: Roger Creed. Not only did he foreclose Brand's farm [[spoiler:but he was part of the conspiracy to kill Rawlins and frame Brand for the murder.]] (For bonus points, he's played by Charles Lane, who was Mr. Potter's sidekick in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.)

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* GoldDigger: [[spoiler:Eugenia Eugenia Rawlins. She's from a rich UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} family which went bankrupt bankrupt, and she married Rawlins solely for his money.]]
money. She makes it clear that she always hated both her husband and Kirby Gap, and she planned to leave as soon as she could.
* MisplacedRetribution: The wife of the condemned man whom Jim and Artie are [[ClearTheirName trying to free]] Mrs. Brand decides to kill them Jim and Artie for testifying against him at his trial. Luckily, Artie talks her out of it.
it by telling her that he and jim are going to save her husband's life.
* MorallyBankruptBanker: Roger Creed. Not only did he foreclose Brand's farm [[spoiler:but farm, but he was part of the conspiracy to kill Rawlins and frame Brand for the murder.]] murder. (For bonus points, he's played by Charles Lane, who was Mr. Potter's sidekick in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.)
6th May '17 3:21:48 PM MarkLungo
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* CasualDangerDialogue: When Jim and Artie are lured into a hotel room that gets set on fire.
-->'''Jim:''' Don't look now, Artie, but I think we're on fire.
-->'''Artie:''' You know something? I think you're right.
-->'''Jim:''' I suggest we make a hurried exit.
-->'''Artie:''' I like your thinking.
24th Apr '13 4:13:00 PM Tarlonniel
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* AloneWithThePsycho: Artie.
* AmoralAttorney: Franklin Poore.

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* AloneWithThePsycho: Artie.
Artie finally gets the evidence he needs to clear Brand's name and takes it to the local prosecutor, Franklin Poore. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, the prosecutor is one of the conspirators against Brand.]]
* AmoralAttorney: Franklin Poore.[[spoiler:Franklin Poore. He helps frame Brand in exchange for money and political favors.]]



* CordonBleughChef: Mrs. Brand, who forces Artie to suffer through two courses of inedible glop before she'll answer his questions.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Jim is unsure of the supposed murderer's guilt and Artie tries to explain to him why it was an open and shut case... only to end up convincing ''himself'' that ''Jim'' is right.
* GoldDigger: Eugenia Rawlins.

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* CordonBleughChef: Mrs. Brand, Peacock, who forces Artie to suffer through two courses of inedible glop before she'll answer his questions.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Jim is unsure of the supposed murderer's guilt and Artie tries to explain to him why it was it's an open and shut case... only to end up convincing ''himself'' that ''Jim'' is right.
* GoldDigger: Eugenia Rawlins.[[spoiler:Eugenia Rawlins. She's from a rich family which went bankrupt and married Rawlins solely for his money.]]



* MorallyBankruptBanker: Roger Creed. (For bonus points, he's played by Charles Lane, who was Mr. Potter's sidekick in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.)

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* MorallyBankruptBanker: Roger Creed. Not only did he foreclose Brand's farm [[spoiler:but he was part of the conspiracy to kill Rawlins and frame Brand for the murder.]] (For bonus points, he's played by Charles Lane, who was Mr. Potter's sidekick in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.)
24th Apr '13 3:59:51 PM Tarlonniel
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During a stopover in a small town in Kansas, Jim and Artie become involved in a murder investigation. After a man is found guilty and sentenced to hang, the agents uncover information that points to a frame-up.

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During a short stopover in a small town in Kirby Gap, Kansas, Jim West and Artie become involved Gordon decide to take part in a murder investigation. After a man is found guilty town-wide celebration sponsored by Amos and sentenced Eugenia Rawlins, local ranchers. In the midst of the festivities a shot rings out and, though the culprit seemed to hang, be aiming for local banker Roger Creed, it's Mr. Rawlins who falls dead. The agents pursue the killer and lay hands upon Lucius Brand, who is subsequently convicted of the crime. Mrs. Brand, however, is convinced of her husband's innocence; the agents uncover information that points find themselves uncertain of the truth and decide to do a frame-up.
little investigating of their own.
21st Jan '13 3:34:13 PM Tarlonniel
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During a stopover in a small town in Kansas, Jim and Artie become involved in a murder investigation. After a man is found guilty and sentenced to hang, the agents uncover information that points to a frame-up.

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!!Tropes present in this episode:
* AloneWithThePsycho: Artie.
* AmoralAttorney: Franklin Poore.
* ChessMotifs: Artie uses a chessboard to map out the crime scene and takes some trouble to choose an appropriately symbolic chess piece for each participant.
* ClearTheirName: Jim and Artie have to do this after becoming unwitting accomplices to a {{Frameup}}.
* CordonBleughChef: Mrs. Brand, who forces Artie to suffer through two courses of inedible glop before she'll answer his questions.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Jim is unsure of the supposed murderer's guilt and Artie tries to explain to him why it was an open and shut case... only to end up convincing ''himself'' that ''Jim'' is right.
* GoldDigger: Eugenia Rawlins.
* MisplacedRetribution: The wife of the condemned man whom Jim and Artie are [[ClearTheirName trying to free]] decides to kill them for testifying against him at his trial. Luckily, Artie talks her out of it.
* MorallyBankruptBanker: Roger Creed. (For bonus points, he's played by Charles Lane, who was Mr. Potter's sidekick in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.)
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