Three underground journalists, John Fitzgerald Byers, Melvin Frohike, and Richard "Ringo" Langley, pursue the truth on stories that the mainstream media ignores. They are joined by Jimmy Bond, a former patsy of Eastern European criminals and who is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, and Yves Adele Harlow, a freelance spy who hides behind anagram names. Together the five just barely get by as they frequently find themselves way over their heads.
|No.||Episode Name / Summary|
While he and the other Lone Gunmen attempt to steal a computer chip, Byers receives news of his father's death and the trio soon find themselves unraveling a government conspiracy in which an attempt to fly a commercial aircraft into the World Trade Center would result in increased arms sales for the United States of America.
|1x02||"Bond, Jimmy Bond"
While searching for the killer of an infamous hacker, the three Lone Gunmen find... a fourth.
|1x03||"Eine Kleine Frohike"
Frohike attempts to convince a Nazi war criminal that he is her long-lost son.
|1x04||"Like Water for Octane"
While searching for a water-powered car, the Gunmen encounter missile silos, rude government clerks, and... cows.
|1x05||"Three Men and a Smoking Diaper"
The Lone Gunmen turn babysitters while working to expose the truth behind a murder.
|1x06||"Madam, I'm Adam"
A man contacts the Lone Gunmen, believing he has been abducted by aliens.
|1x07||"Planet of the Frohikes"
The Lone Gunmen receive a message from an ingenious chimp attempting to escape a government laboratory.
Byers and Jimmy pose as prisoners on death row, in an attempt to prove a man's innocence.
While recovering in a hospital, Jimmy begins to suspect that his doctor is a wanted killer.
|1x10||"Tango de los Pistoleros"
In an effort to thwart an arms trade at an upcoming tango competition, Yves and Frohike separately go undercover as tango dancers.
|1x11||"The Lying Game"
While investigating the death of Byers' college roommate, the Lone Gunmen find evidence implicating FBI Assistant Director Skinner.
|1x12||"The Cap'n Toby Show"
The Gunmen try to solve the murders of two FBI agents who were working undercover on Langly's favourite TV show.
|1x13||"All About Yves"
The Gunmen team up with "Man in Black" Morris Fletcher to search for Yves, in the possibility that she is a member of a secret government organization responsible for decades of major terrorist acts and other historical, fatal incidents.
- Tom Braidwood as Melvin Frohike (13/13 episodes)
- Dean Haglund as Richard Langly (13/13 episodes)
- Bruce Harwood as John Fitzgerald Byers (13/13 episodes)
- Zuleikha Robinson as Yves Adele Harlow (13/13 episodes)
- Stephen Snedden as Jimmy Bond (12/13 episodes)
- David Duchovny as Special Agent Fox Mulder (1/13 episodes)
- Mitch Pileggi as Assistant Director Walter Skinner (1/13 episodes)
- Michael McKean as Man in Black Agent Morris Fletcher (1/13 episodes)
- Although subsequent seasons of The Lone Gunmen) television series were originally planned, this first season became the only one produced as a result of the series' cancellation.
- The ratings for this season were higher than the ratings for Season 1 of The X-Files.
- This season takes place at the same time as Season 8 of The X-Files (in 2000 and 2001).
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