Dr. Richard Kimble: Cornell Medical School. Interned in New York. Advanced study, Guy's Hospital, London. Resident, Memorial Hospital in Chicago. I specialized in pediatrics and obstetrics. Until I stopped practicing.
Narrator: [Act I Opening Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble at work as a migrant worker on a farm] California - the Imperial Valley. Richard Kimble, now wearing the name of Joseph Walker. Occupation: farm laborer. The California sun is hot, and there is a strange antagonism in the eyes of the others workers - a hatred which he cannot fathom, but one which Richard Kimble tries to ignore in his effort to keep the secret of his identity.
Narrator: [Epilog Closing Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble trying to thumb a ride at night] There is no celebration for a Fugitive. Richard Kimble moves on. His objective: always the same - to find the man who alone can deliver him... from execution.
Lt. Philip Gerard: Three months ago I had a wire from a sheriff east of El Paso. Transient he hustled out of town. Might have been Kimble. A possibility... Now suppose he's working his way west from crop to crop. Lettuce in Texas, carrots in New Mexico, oranges in Arizona... This is a typical pattern, Captain, following the crop. Might turn up in California. I could be there, waiting.
Dr. Richard Kimble: The fire's blocked us off. We can't get through.
Nurse Doris Stillwell: We have to get through. Isn't there another road?
Dr. Richard Kimble: No, it's all around us. We'll have to go back.
Nurse Doris Stillwell: Look, she needs a doctor. Can't you understand that? We have to get her to a surgeon.
Dr. Richard Kimble: Maybe we can fly one in by helicopter.
Nurse Doris Stillwell: How long will that take?
Dr. Richard Kimble: An hour, maybe. I don't know.
Nurse Doris Stillwell: Well, then she'll
[pauses and lowers her voice]
Nurse Doris Stillwell: Then she'll die. Now we have to get through!
Nurse Doris Stillwell: Look, if that woman dies, I'm gonna hold you responsible. Now a man would have driven through that fire.
Dr. Richard Kimble: I'll try to get a doctor.
Nurse Doris Stillwell: You'll try?
Dr. Richard Kimble: Look, the boy over there has a transmitter. Maybe I can get through...
Nurse Doris Stillwell: There isn't time. Don't you understand that? There isn't time!
Johnny Peters - Reporter: Hey, how's your wife?
[pauses as Paco sits down]
Johnny Peters - Reporter: Hey, listen, I've been in contact with the radio station. They're going to send up a doctor as soon as the road...
Paco Alvarez: [interrupts him] My wife has a doctor.
Johnny Peters - Reporter: She has a doctor?
Paco Alvarez: [nods] He is my friend.
Johnny Peters - Reporter: You... you mean that
Paco Alvarez: He's going to save my Maria and the baby. With an operation.
Johnny Peters - Reporter: An operation? She needs an operation?
Paco Alvarez: Please. No more.
Johnny Peters - Reporter: And here despite the fire, which rages all around us, everything has been pushed into the background except for the two lives which are at stake. A mother and her baby. Mrs. Alvarez, a farm worker's wife, had followed her husband up to the fire area, when it was discovered that she needed a cesarean operation to deliver her child. There seemed little hope for Mrs. Alvarez until another farm worker here laid claim to being a doctor. Everybody is wondering who the mysterious medical man can be. Where did he come from and how did he happen to be working as a farm worker. There are no answers yet but we'll bring them to you as they develop. Meanwhile the hearts and minds of all of us are focused on that tent where a baby is being born.