In Bret's last episode, the Maverick brothers (Bret and Bart) find themselves the heirs to a stagecoach line. Thinking they have struck it rich, they find instead that the stagecoach line ... See full summary »

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Atherton Flayger
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Dutch Wilcox
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In Bret's last episode, the Maverick brothers (Bret and Bart) find themselves the heirs to a stagecoach line. Thinking they have struck it rich, they find instead that the stagecoach line is broke. But the railroad is coming through and the stagecoach's right of way might yet provide their fortune, or so the brothers hope. Written by graymatters

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20 November 1960 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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The final appearance of Bret Maverick marking the departure of James Garner from the series due to a contract dispute. See more »

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Miss Goodin offers each Maverick brother one thousand dollars per month for life. Shortly after, Bret does some maths, asking the executor what 50 plus 50 times 24,000 is ($2.4M). The correct sum would actually be ((50+50)*12,000) or (50*24,000) either of which comes to $1.2M. If each brother gets $1,000 per month, that is $12,000 per year or 50 x 12,000 over the next 50 years, or $600,000. Between them they would receive $1.2M. The executor should spot the mistake, as should the brothers - or indeed the writers. See more »

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Dutch Wilcox: That's right you flop-eared hay-burners. Show off for the new owners, huh? Get all the big ones.
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Maverick: The Maverick Line
22 May 2015 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

The brothers inherit a stagecoach line from their Uncle Micah. This is the only episode in which Micah is mentioned. The stagecoach line is broke, but the fact that the railroad is coming through provides hope. Bret and Bart may have been the first anti-heroes. They were primarily out for number one and would avoid trouble whenever possible. That James Garner was wounded in Korea may have contributed to his portrayal of Bret. He was wounded in the buttocks by friendly fire, a misfortune he shared with Forrest Gump. Still, it cannot be assumed that either Garner or Bret were cowards. Both Mavericks liked women. This was James Garner's final episode.


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