First Aired: Dec. 24, 1965 on CBS
Season 1 » Episode #15 - The Night of the Fatal Trap
Summary: Jim goes to arrest a Mexican bandit disguised as a notorious outlaw...but the villain's girlfriend recognizes him.
Who appeared in this episode?
- Goof (anachronisms): Tennyson makes mention of "hazardous duty pay" and "combat pay". These are terms and concepts of augmented pay over and above a soldier's regular pay that did not exist in the 19th century.
- Goof (revealing mistake): A newspaper clipping in Linda's possession is used as a plot device to reveal that the undercover West's true identity is in jeopardy. The clipping shown is a modern style newspaper clipping that includes a casual snapshot of a smiling and laughing West and his date at a Washington gala. Completely atypical of period newspapers and print photographs. Photographs were rarely used in period newspapers, being reserved mostly for important events and even then, the photograph would have the characteristics of the stern stark portraiture common to this period.
- This episode is the last of Charles Davis' four appearances as Tennyson, the English manservant of Jim West and Artemus Gordon, who in addition to acting as their valet occasionally (as in this episode) assisted them in their missions.