The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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The Judgment: Part II 

Lt. Gerard agrees to work with Kimble for 24 hours to prove his innocence, because someone who may have been there when his wife was killed, posted bail for the one-armed man.

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Don Medford
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble
Richard Anderson ... Leonard Taft
J.D. Cannon ... Lloyd Chandler
Jacqueline Scott ... Donna Kimble Taft
Diane Baker ... Jean Carlisle
Louise Latham ... Betsy Chandler
Bill Raisch ... Fred Johnson
Johnny Jensen ... Bobby Taft
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard
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Storyline

On the train back to Indiana, Kimble convinces Girard to give him one day to track down the one-armed man. Someone in Stafford arranged to have the one-armed man bailed out of jail. It turns out that man was a local war hero who witnessed the killing of Mrs. Kimble. That witness now wants to try to kill the one-armed man. Kimble tries to get to the one-armed man first, hoping to end the running once and for all. Written by Bill Koenig

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1967 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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David Janssen and Barry Morse for fun plotted out a spoof ending for the show - in the epilogue the camera focuses on a house at night, pans to the upper bedroom, where a man suddenly bolts awake, and it is Richard Kimble. Kimble shakes awake his companion - his wife Helen - and tells her, "Oh honey, I just had the worst nightmare." This plot device would later be used on the television series Dallas (1978) and also Newhart (1982). See more »

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[In the dead of night, Kimble and Gerard are handcuffed together on a train bound for Stafford, Indiana. Kimble stares pensively out the window, contemplating his fate, and Gerard tries to busy himself reading the newspaper. Gerard takes off his glasses and rubs his eyes in exhaustion]
Narrator: A man may travel many roads, and one day find his way home again. But for Richard Kimble, this road is not of his choosing and this day has come too soon. Two men, traveling together, bound by links ...
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A dandy finale.
20 April 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

ABC and Quinn Martin Productions were smart when it came to "The Fugitive". First, they let the show go on for four seasons and didn't overplay the basic idea. Second, they wanted to make the finale a memorable one...so they stretched it out to two episodes....and it became, up until then, the most-watched show in television history. Folks all over America tuned in to see if Kimble could perhaps FINALLY confront the one-armed man and bring him to justice.

This review is for the second episode. It begins with Gerard haven taken Kimble into custody. They're aboard a train and Kimble is talking about WHO might have paid to have the one-armed man released (in the previous episode). Inexplicably, when Kimble asks Gerard for a chance to prove his innocence by stopping in nearby Stafford, he agrees...something that seems very much at odds with the Javert-like qualities (from "Les Miserables") we've seen in Gerard. Can the pair FINALLY catch up to the one-armed man AND know who's behind all this?

Despite the inconsistent behavior of Gerard, this is a great episode...filled with action and twists that make it well worth your time. And, at the time it debuted, it was the highest rated show in history--watched by more Americans than any previous television show.


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