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Episode List


Season 1

10 Oct. 1957
Presenting Señor Zorro
Don Diego Dela Vega has been studying in Spain for three years, and returns to California in 1820 as a master swordsman. Upon learning that a new Commandante has taken command of the Los Angeles pueblo and rules with an iron hand, Diego pretends to be a man of books and music, eschewing violence. With the help of his mute man-servant, Bernardo, and a black stallion named Tornado, Diego dresses all in black and rides into the night to free a wrongly imprisoned landowner. Hiding behind a mask to conceal his identity, he calls himself Zorro and tangles with Captain ...
17 Oct. 1957
Zorro's Secret Passage
Don Diego shows his man-servant, Bernardo, the secret passage in his father's hacienda that leads from his bedroom to the stable below, where he keeps the black stallion, Tornado. Captain Monastario posts a reward for the capture of Zorro, and begins visiting the local haciendas in an effort to discover who Zorro might be. When he arrests the wrong man, Zorro must ride again to prove to Monastario that he has the wrong man.
24 Oct. 1957
Zorro Rides to the Mission
Nacho Torres takes sanctuary in the church, and Capt. Monastario attempts to flush him out by being cruel to the Indian workers at the mission. Zorro must ride to the rescue.
31 Oct. 1957
The Ghost of the Mission
Capt. Monastario devises a scheme to legally take over the mission, and thereby starve Nacho Torres out of sanctuary. Zorro convinces the soldiers that the legend of a ghost in the mission is true.
7 Nov. 1957
Zorro's Romance
Don Nacho Torres leaves sanctuary and returns home. The soldiers surround his estate as Capt. Monastario searches the hacienda for the escaped fugitive. Zorro helps Señor Torres escape.
14 Nov. 1957
Zorro Saves a Friend
Capt. Monastario arrests a man for being Zorro, and attempts to hang him. The real Zorro rides to the rescue.
21 Nov. 1957
Monastario Sets a Trap
Capt. Monastario wrongfully imprisons Nacho Torres' wife and daughter, in hopes of luring Zorro to their rescue. Hiding Sgt. Garcia's soldiers throughout the plaza, he plans on capturing Zorro.
28 Nov. 1957
Zorro's Ride Into Terror
Don Alejandro is wounded by the soldiers, and is being tracked down by Capt. Monastario. Don Diego is under house arrest, and must find a way to ride to his father's aid without arousing suspicions.
5 Dec. 1957
A Fair Trial
Capt. Monastario dispatches Sgt. Garcia to delay the arrival of Judge Vasca to Los Angeles, until the Capt. can insure a guilty verdict in the trial of Nacho Torres. Zorro must thwart Monastario's scheme.
12 Dec. 1957
Garcia's Secret Mission
Capt. Monastario and Sgt. Garcia hatch a plan to capture Zorro. Sgt. Garcia pretends to be dishonorably discharged from the military, letting it be known he wants revenge, in hopes of drawing near to Zorro.
19 Dec. 1957
Double Trouble for Zorro
After witnessing a stranger's fencing skills, Capt. Monastario plans to discredit Zorro by disguising the stranger as Zorro, and have him rob the rich landowners during a social gathering--but the real Zorro arrives on the scene.
26 Dec. 1957
Zorro, Luckiest Swordsman Alive
In an effort to discredit Zorro, Capt. Monestario has a Zorro impersonator rob a crown of jewels from the mission. Zorro must redeem his reputation.
2 Jan. 1958
The Fall of Monastario
Capt. Monastario arrests Don Diego for being Zorro, and plans to present him to a visiting dignitary, Viceroy Don Esteban. Don Diego manages to outsmart Capt. Monastario, and he is relieved of command.
9 Jan. 1958
Shadow of Doubt
With Capt. Monastario gone, Don Diego believes Zorro's job is now finished, never to ride again. But when the new Commandante arrives in the pueblo, he is promptly assassinated by Esteban Rojas, a member of a secret society of villains using eagle feathers as their call sign. Maria Crespo, a barmaid in the tavern, witnesses Rojas fleeing the crime scene, so he takes her captive and plans to eliminate her. Zorro must rescue her.
16 Jan. 1958
Garcia Stands Accused
Sgt. Garcia is framed for the theft of the soldiers' payroll by a false witness, who is a member of the eagle feather secret society. Zorro must prove Garcia innocent before he can be executed.
23 Jan. 1958
Slaves of the Eagle
Two members of the Eagle Feather Brotherhood are impersonating tax collectors, and filling the jails with delinquent tax payers. With the jails overflowing, Zorro must expose the phony tax collectors.
30 Jan. 1958
Sweet Face of Danger
When a childhood friend of Diego's arrives from Mexico City, named Magdalena Montes, he begins to court her. However, Don Diego soon suspects she is involved with the Eagle Feather Brotherhood.
6 Feb. 1958
Zorro Fights His Father
Magistrado Galindo arrests a peasant on phony charges of civil unrest, and sentences him to be executed at midnight. He stations the soldiers around the plaza so as to capture Zorro if he attempts a rescue.
13 Feb. 1958
Death Stacks the Deck
Carlos Urista inherits the family ranch, but loses it in a card game. Magistrado Galindo plans on taking control of the hacienda and controlling the water supply to all the other ranches. Zorro steps in to prevent it.
20 Feb. 1958
Agent of the Eagle
The new Commandante arrives at the pueblo, but he is really an impostor and a fellow member of the Eagle Feather Brotherhood with the Magistrado.
27 Feb. 1958
Zorro Springs a Trap
The Commandante sets a trap for Zorro by placing an imitation Zorro in the plaza, and waiting for the real Zorro to appear. Capturing Tornado they hold an auction, hoping to catch Zorro bidding on his horse.
6 Mar. 1958
The Unmasking of Zorro
Don Juan Ortega is still pretending to be the Commandante of the pueblo, and when he sees Rosarito Cortez, he attempts to kill her before she can identify him as an impostor. Zorro must intervene and save her.
13 Mar. 1958
Secret of the Sierra
A gypsy woman comes to the pueblo with a couple of golden nuggets, and a prospector sees them and kidnaps her. Forcing her to take him to where she found them, he discovers an Indian gold mine. Zorro must save her.
20 Mar. 1958
The New Commandante
The new Commandante arrives in the pueblo, and appears to be an honest and just man. Realizing the Commandante is fiercely jealous of his wife, the Magistrado sends a 'Don Juan' to serenade her, but Zorro thwarts his plan.
27 Mar. 1958
The Fox and the Coyote
The Magistrado and his associates plan on using a horse race as a diversion while they smuggle arms. Zorro uncovers the scheme, and makes an attempt to stop them.
3 Apr. 1958
Adios, Señor Magistrado
Magistrado Galindo calls together a meeting of all the important landowners in the pueblo, and with his band of rogues he plans on framing the Commandante as an accomplice of Zorro, but the real Zorro shows up.
10 Apr. 1958
The Eagle's Brood
Here we first meet "The Eagle" - Jose Sebastian Varga, who sends two of his men into the pueblo with kegs containing a load of stolen gunpowder. Meanwhile, Commandante Toledano is sent to San Diego to investigate the theft of the gunpowder, but his wife Raquel stays behind in Los Angeles - and we learn that she too is working for The Eagle.
17 Apr. 1958
Zorro by Proxy
Raquel, Salvador and Enrique get Sgt. Garcia to imprison Don Diego on charges he is Zorro, in hopes that the real Zorro will come to his rescue, and be caught. Zorro must somehow escape from his jail cell.
24 Apr. 1958
Quintana Makes a Choice
Sgt. Garcia discovers that someone has stolen the pueblo's gunpowder, and replaced it with charcoal. Raquel, Enrique and Salvador plan to kill Sgt. Garcia, but Zorro tries to prevent it from happening.
1 May 1958
Zorro Lights a Fuse
Raquel Toladano expresses doubts concerning her involvement in the Eagle Feather Brotherhood, and is taken hostage by the other members as they prepare to move their stolen gunpowder. Zorro must stop them.
8 May 1958
The Man with the Whip
Carlos Murrieta arrives in Los Angeles, but when he makes advances on Maria Crespo, young Don Rodolfo becomes jealous and challenges him to a duel. Zorro intervenes, and discovers Murrieta is an agent of the Eagle Brotherhood.
15 May 1958
The Cross of the Andes
Carlos Murietta hides his box of stolen jewels in Jose Mordante's blacksmith shop, but Bernardo discovers them. Mordante attempts to kill Bernardo and keep the jewels, but Zorro arrives to save Bernardo. The jewels are missing however.
22 May 1958
The Deadly Bolas
Carlos Murrietta's brother, Pedro, arrives from South America with the second shipment of stolen jewels. Zorro searches the blacksmith's shop for the first shipment of jewels, and must tangle with both Murrietta brothers.
29 May 1958
The Well of Death
The Murrietta brothers plot to retrieve their missing jewels from Zorro. They wait for him at the tannery, but Zorro enlists the help of Sgt. Garica.
5 Jun. 1958
The Tightening Noose
The new Magistrado, Jose Sabastian Varga, arrives in Los Angeles and immediately takes over Don Diego's hacienda. He plans to use it as his headquarters, but Don Diego and Bernardo suspect he works for The Eagle.
12 Jun. 1958
The Sergeant Regrets
Magistrado Varga sets a trap to unveil the members of the citizens army by having Don Diego's servant call a special meeting. Zorro discovers the scheme, and attempts to prevent it.
19 Jun. 1958
The Eagle Leaves the Nest
Magistrado Varga plans to keep Don Diego's hacienda for himself, so Don Diego devises a scheme to make the hacienda appear haunted.
26 Jun. 1958
Bernardo Faces Death
A European count arrives at the hacienda looking for the Eagle, not knowing that he has left to take new headquarters in the town. Investigating to find out what the count's business with the Eagle is, Diego and Bernardo discover that cannonballs are being brought into Varga's headquarters hidden inside art vases.
3 Jul. 1958
The Eagle's Flight
Believing Zorro to be dead, and with most of Garcia's men out of town, Varga decides to put his plan to take over all of California in motion. He imprisons Don Alejandro, Diego, Bernardo, and Garcia, and his men overwhelm what there is of Garcia's forces. All Varga needs is the list of names of the men in Don Alejandro's army. To stop the mad "Eagle", Diego must pretend to betray his father.

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