Episode Info: The alcalde's jail is full, but holds less real criminals -Zorro just delivered the two robbers of the garrison's pay- then poor farmers, who simply can't pay their taxes. Don Alejandro and Don Diego decide to pay the pittance 5 peso bail per man and stand guarantor, even convince other fine citizens to do the same, but Victoria's bailee frees the other robbers, she's taken hostage. Although Diego helps them steal the absent alcalde's safe, they take Victoria with them. Now Zorro must ride after them...
In nineteenth century Spanish California, heroic masked swordsman Zorro, who's actually a local nobleman, must protect his friends and small town (or pueblo) of Los Angeles from its corrupt magistrate (or alcalde) and other menaces.
Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro. Hiding behind the mannerisms of a bookish fop, Diego keeps his second identity hidden from everyone but his servant, Felipe. Zorro's greatest enemy is always the Alcalde, who personifies the distant Spanish government in Los Angeles. Cantina-owner (and independent woman far ahead of her time) Victoria Escalante provides the love interest. —Marg Baskin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When the commandant of Los Angeles, Alcalde Luis Ramone, corrupts the good people of the pueblo and oppresses them, Don Alejandro de la Vega summons home his son Diego to fight the alcalde and his men. When Diego arrives, he finds his town in a sorry state, and while pretending to have little interest in anything but books and his experiments, he secretly creates the secret identity of El Zorro: The Fox. He and his mute servant, Felipe, then battle the alcalde's tyranny, until the final showdown at the Devil's Fortress. Starting with the third season, however, another evil alalde is introduced, Ignacio de Soto, and the fight for justice begins once again. —David Nesbitt <DLNesbitt@geocities.com>