Following the death of Saratoga Browne, Jules, Rebecca, and Passepartout have their hands full with a suicidal Phileas. Packing up the Aurora, they decide to go on a tour of the United States. They meet up with a young boy, Al, who they find is mechanically inclined and partially deaf. They also discover he is an incredible mechanical genius, having recreated the design of the Cardinal's Chariot (from "The Cardinal's Design). It lacks time-travel capability, but the miniature armored model can hover and move. Phileas' current gambling partner, an arms dealer, finds out about Al and his invention, and decides to finance it with the help of the Union. The others browbeat Phileas into financing a hearing operation for Al - they go to find the boy and find out about the creation of the new tank. Concerned that it will disrupt the balance of power between the Union and the Confederacy, the group resolves to stop it. They manage to rescue Al and destroy the hover-tank. At the end, they pay for Al's operation. As they head west, they find that Al's full name is Thomas Alva Edison.
Guest star: Jonathan Coy (Sir Jonathan Chatsworth) , Michael Yarmush (Al), Ryan Best (Newsboy #1), Bill Corday (Pawnbroker), Craig Francis (Union Soldier #1), Robert Higden (Salesman), Matt Holland (Union Captain), Gordon McCall (Wolverton Man), Marc-André Grondin (Drummer Boy), Michael Perron (Isiah Thrubworth), Luke Reid (Newsboy #3), Frank Schorpion (Major General Breckridge), Andre Someneau (Newsboy #2), Marc Trotter (Union Soldier #2), Johnathan Starr (Falon)
10. The Ballad of Steeley Joe 8/26/2000
While waiting for Passepartout to arrive from Baltimore with the Aurora, Jules, Rebecca, and Phileas pass the time aboard the gambling boat, the Memphis Belle; Phileas by gambling and Jules and Rebecca by socializing with a newspaperman, Sam Clemens. They meet up, also, with a group of ex-Confederate soldiers, including Frank and Jesse James, bent on a life of crime who steal the Aurora and kidnap Passepartout. Using alcohol and a fantastic story about "Steeley Joe", Passepartout is able to escape from the gang and find refuge in the town of Apache Wells. Meanwhile, Jules, Rebecca, Phileas, and Sam Clemens also arrive in Apache Wells and with the help of the local saloonkeeper, Miss Lily, and their own version of "Steeley Joe," they are able to thwart the menacing group of bandits and return Apache Wells to a peaceable town.
Guest star: Joel Bailey (Union Wagon Driver), Robin Andrew Wilcock (William Quantrill), Jonathan Walker (Sam Clemens), Dixie Seatle (Lily Ledoux), Josh Byer (Frank James), Mario Diamond (Steely Joe), Kent McQuaid (Jesse James), Minor Mustain (Sheriff Jim Downey), Patrick Kerton (Stund Deck Crewman)
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