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
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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
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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