Recap / The Wild Wild West S 4 E 22 The Night Of The Cossacks

Prince Gregor of Karovnia is on his way to New Petersburg with his family. West and Gordon are tasked with making sure the royal party arrives safely, since a gang led by Count Balkovitch is determined to see the royals dead in order to prevent the establishment of peace in their mutual homeland. Balkovitch also hopes to steal a sacred icon which is concealed in New Petersburg; the residents get wind of this and begin leaving town in droves, while the cowardly sheriff refuses to get involved in any shooting. When Princess Lina is kidnapped shortly afterward, it becomes apparent that there's a traitor within the royal party. The agents must find the traitor, recover the princess and ensure that the icon doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

This wasn't the final episode shown, but it was the final one to be produced.

Tropes present in this episode:

  • Pretty in Mink: The Karovnians, especially Princess Lina, love their furs.
  • Stock Footage: A truly shameless example here, as Jim's predicament at the end of act 2/beginning of act 3 is lifted from season 3's "The Night of the Arrow" with Aimee Baldwin showing her true colours by leaving him to his fate ("And this little piggy...") cut out.