Long before their teaming in the 1998 theatrical feature Space Cowboys, James Garner and Clint Eastwood shared screen time in this hilarious Maverick episode. As a favor to his old friend Jed Christiansen (Edgar Buchanan), Bret Maverick (Garner) agrees to break up the romance between Jed's daughter Carrie (Abby Dalton) and her shiftless cowpoke boyfriend Red Hardigan (Eastwood). Unfortunately, Red has a reputation of being the fastest gun in town, which puts something of a damper in Bret's original plan to expose Red as a coward in fromt of Carrie. Quickly reverting to Plan Two, our hero claims that he will be unable to shoot it out with Red until he settles a score with the notorious gunslinger John Wesley Hardin...who bears a startling resemblance to Bret's brother Bart (Jack Kelly).
by Hal Erickson synopsis