Takes a little bit of moxie to call your episode “Riverboat” when it doesn’t actually have a real riverboat in it. The only ones that we see are a matte painting and some library footage!
Well, I think our son forgave me for last night’s frightfest. “That was REALLY good,” he volunteered, after 45 minutes of Brisco, dressing quite a lot like Bret Maverick, pulls off a con that includes a crooked card game and a fixed fight in order to get an untouchable bad guy played by Xander Berkeley into position for a great sting. And then Dixie Cousins arrives in town like a bomb going off, disrupting everybody’s schemes. There’s not a lot of comedy this time, but between all the fisticuffs and our heroes being two steps ahead of their opponent, our kid liked this one a lot. He did, however, qualify that it still wasn’t as great as “No Man’s Land,” because that one had a tank in it.