Average episode distinguished by presence of Charles Bronson in a rare--for the time--good guy role. Tough guy Gibbs is feuding with Tiple (Bronson) but then Gibbs turns up shot in the back. Town thinks Tiple did it and pressures Matt to arrest his friend. Matt doesn't think so, but what's he to do.
The premise of Matt having to arrest a friend is a fairly familiar one for the series. The ending, however, shows how imaginative head writer Meston was in finding fresh poignancy in the theme. Note how Bronson and the towering Arness appear together in a full-body two-shot, accentuating Bronson's relative shortness (5'8"). I suspect that such diminishing camera angles did not happen once Bronson achieved super-star status. But like many shorter super-stars, Bronson projected a much bigger image than physical size.
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