By order of President Grant, Agents James West and Artemus Gordon must bring Russian prisoner Rimsky to Vladivostok, Siberia, in exchange for American Vice Consul, Millard Boyer. When he tries to escape, Rimsky falls to his death forcing Gordon to disguise himself as Rimsky to complete the exchange. The Russian contact arranging the exchange has West and Gordon imprisoned with the Vice Consul instead. There, they learn that Rimsky should have returned with 5 million dollars in extortion money from wealthy Russian immigrants. Now, the corrupt Russians are waiting for Rimsky and their cut of the ill-gotten treasure. Written by
Did You Know?
At the beginning the written instructions (opened and read on May 9th) Artie reads aloud that they are to sail to Vladivostok aboard the S.S. Thomas Jefferson
the next night (May 10th). Later, West tells Kuprin that they will sail on the S.S. Alexander Hamilton. Note that West also indicates the S.S. Alexander is sailing a week later. Obviously, the plans have been changed. See more
James T. West
[Later, Artie is led into the prison cell where Boyer is being kept
Mr. Boyer, I'd like you to meet my partner, Artemus Gordon.
How do you do?
Young man, have you come to rescue me too?
That was the idea, yes.
If President Grant sends enough men we may yet outnumber the Cossacks.