Jim goes undercover as a prison inspector to investigate a local prison. When Jim is sentenced to die in the electric chair, Arte poses as the executioner to save him.
Did You Know?
This was the first of four Wild Wild West episodes directed by Richard Donner, who would go on to direct the 1992 big-screen version of Maverick. The writer of this episode, Robert Wright Vincent, also wrote the final episode of the Maverick TV series, "One of Our Trains Is Missing." See more
A prisoner is sentenced to be executed in the electric chair. The first use of the electric chair was in the 1890s. The first chair was built in 1889; the first man to be executed was William Kemmler in New York's Auburn Prison on 6 August 1890. The process took eight minutes and resulted in the body catching fire. See more