Recap / The Wild Wild West S 4 E 12 The Night Of Miguelitos Revenge

West is joined by Jeremy Pike in this tenth encounter with Dr. Loveless. This time around the doctor is behind a series of kidnappings. His victims are all people he felt had wronged him in the past and now he is plotting his revenge.

Tropes present in this episode:

  • And This Is For...: The basic premise.
  • Circus of Fear: Dr. Loveless operates one.
  • Demonic Dummy: Dr. Loveless poses as a ventriloquist's dummy.
  • Drink Order: Dr. Loveless rarely goes an episode without drinking cognac. In this episode, his cognac habit is used to trace him.
  • Eccentric Millionaire: Cyrus Barlow.
  • Evil Is Petty: Dr. Loveless condemns people to death for such crimes as throwing a horse race, claiming credit for a ballet he wrote, and refusing to train one of his girlfriends to be an actress.
  • Human Cannonball: Dr. Loveless appears to escape this way, but it turns out to be a dummy that he launched to distract from his real escape.
  • Ironic Nursery Tune: "Monday's Child" forms the basis for Dr. Loveless's kidnapping spree.
  • Joker Jury: West and a bevy of Dr. Loveless's other enemies are tried by one (consisting of clown dolls that bleat like sheep on command).
  • Schmuck Bait: This is how Dr. Loveless abducts one of his victims.
    Dr. Loveless: So that's what happens when you pull that lever!
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Delilah advises Dr. Loveless to just kill West and his partner immediately. Loveless refuses.