The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Never Wave Goodbye: Part 1 

Kimble flees Los Angeles with a woman who loves him after checking out a lead on some one-armed man, but Lt. Gerard is right on their trail.


William A. Graham


Hank Searls, Roy Huggins (created by)




Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / Jeff Cooper
Susan Oliver ... Karen Christian
Robert Duvall ... Eric Christian
Lee Philips ... Dr. Ray Brooks
Will Kuluva ... Lars Christian
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard
Rachel Ames ... Ann Gerard
Harry Bartell ... Clement 'Clem' Palmer
Paul Birch ... Captain Carpenter
Henry Beckman ... Airplane Passenger
Edward Holmes Edward Holmes ... Fugitive Detail Lieutenant


Settled in Santa Barbara as an apprentice sail maker, Dr. Kimble falls for Karen, the niece of his boss. They become romantically involved. There's a lot that keeps him here. His boss likes him, Karen loves him, and even Karen's old flame likes him. The only one who resents his presence is Eric, another worker who was brought up by the boss since age 12. But Gerard and Kimble cross paths in Los Angeles, and while Kimble was able to elude him, he knows that Gerard is on his trail. He confides In Karen, and wonders whether he should keep running, or try to fool Gerard by staying in one place.

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Release Date:

8 October 1963 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Guest star Robert Duvall later appeared in The Conversation (1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979) with Harrison Ford; and The Betsy (1978) and 'Lonesome Dove (1989)(TV)' with Tommy Lee Jones. Ford and Jones played the leads in the film The Fugitive (1993). See more »


Dr. Ray Brooks: Are you leaving?
Dr. Richard Kimble: [Looking at a newspaper, reading through ads] Yeah, why not? Big country, a lot of opportunity, Doctor. Here... there's a rider wanted, share expenses to New York. The artichoke crop's very heavy in the Salinas Valley. The Oregon apple harvest very good. It's a big country. Why rot in one spot?
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The first in a two-parter...and Kimble's aiming to settle down.
4 March 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is the first of a two-part episode. You learn that Dr. Kimble (David Janssen) has been posing as Jeff Cooper, a guy who's been working for a company that makes and repairs sails. Unlike most episodes, he's apparently been in this new identity for quite some time. And, because of this, he's been able to establish good friendships. Additionally, while he usually avoids relationships, lovely Karen (Susan Oliver) is head over heels for him. Considering that he's living in a small seaside village and things have been going well for a while, Jeff is seriously considering staying. However, you also know that this is only one of the first episodes of the series and there is no possible way they could end the show this quickly!

At the same time, Gerard (Barry Morse) is doing what he always seems to be doing...investigating to Kimble case. This time, he has learned that there is a one-time career criminal currently serving time in prison and so he plans on interviewing him...just in case Kimble's story about the one-armed man is actually true. However, Kimble/Jeff has discovered the same thing and is also going to visit this convict. In fact, the paths of the three men all cross as the show comes to an end.

This is a very good episode of "The Fugitive" with more depth and a more involved story than usual. Well worth seeing and very well made.

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