So Warner Archive took over the series already. I kind of figured they would eventually, but thought it might not be until S4 when Garner was by then gone but for the one leftover episode. But this will probably mean we'll see the series finished sooner than we would have had WHV continued.
The timing is perfect for me because in the last few weeks I'd finished up S1 at long last and finally cracked open S2 of which I'm now nine episodes from completing. I regret very much the fact that after S2 we no longer see those great guest stars like Efrem Zimbalist's Dandy Jim Buckley (Zimbalist being busy with "77 Sunset Strip" by now) and more importantly, Diane Brewster's Samantha Crawford. She is one of the best written and portrayed female characters of 50s TV I've ever seen and could easily have had her own series IMO if they'd been daring enough.
S2 has been a lot of fun to go through, but I have to take a minute to wonder how in the world an overly dark episode "Prey Of The Cat" wound up in this series. I know the Jack Kelly solo episodes gravitated more toward the serious than Garner's, but this episode *really* puts you through the wringer up to the last second, and part of the reason is one of the most incredible performances of pure psychopathic insanity I've ever seen from guest star Patricia Barry. It's something straight out of Tony Perkins slow nuanced transformation from likability to madness in "Psycho" that is chilling to watch. And then incredibly, six weeks later, there's Barry again in another role as a Samantha Crawford style sidekick to both Maverick brothers in the comically light (and typical for the show) "Beggars On Horseback" (and it's a testament to how good an actress she is that he handles these different parts in these wildly disparate episodes perfectly so that thankfully while enjoying "Beggars" you don't recall her chilling performance of "Prey").