- THE BALLAD OF BRET MAVERICK
Original Airdate: February 16, 1982
Synopsis. Maverick’s reputation haunts him as he tries to sell a silver mine—everyone thinks he’s running a con. Meanwhile, a man who believes that Bret led his father to suicide arrives in Sweetwater seeking vengeance.
The third of three attempts to resurrect Maverick in the late ’70s and early ’80s, Bret Maverick (NBC, 1981-1982) saw James Garner reprise the role that originally made him a star. This episode features James Whitmore Jr., the actor who played private eye wannabe Fred Beamer on The Rockford Files.