Harry O

Season 1 Episode 3

Guardian at the Gates

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Sep 26, 1974 on ABC
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Guardian at the Gates
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Harry tries to protect an abrasive architect who refuses to believe that someone is trying to kill him after he witnessed a murder.

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David Janssen

David Janssen

Harry Orwell

Henry Darrow

Henry Darrow

Det. Lt. Manuel "Manny" Quinlan [eps 3-15, 23]

Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett

Sue Ingram [eps 21-42]

Anthony Zerbe

Anthony Zerbe

Lt. K.C. Trench [eps 17-46]

Paul Tulley

Paul Tulley

Sgt. Don Roberts [eps 17-46]

Richard Kelton

Richard Kelton

Bill Dempsey

Guest Star

Hal Williams

Hal Williams

Clarence

Guest Star

Barry Sullivan

Barry Sullivan

Paul Armin Sawyer

Guest Star

Tom Atkins

Tom Atkins

Sgt. Frank Cole

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    • Writer: Stephen Kandel

      Quote 1
      ORWELL [VOICEOVER]: Now, jogging isn't a sport, it's a penance. My sins aren't that gaudy, but I'm cautious. That's one way to stay out of trouble.

      Quote 2
      VETERINARIAN: I don't know [if dog will recover]. He's ingested quite a bit [of poison]. Can't tell ya.
      PAUL SAWYER: Doctor, that statement is a pompous advertisement of ignorance. The state licensed you as a veterinarian. I expect you to cure him.
      VETERINARIAN: I can't work miracles Mr. Sawyer.
      PAUL SAWYER: Ahhh, miracles are created by money, of course. Marian, write Dr. Belden a check….

      Quote 3
      ORWELL [VOICEOVER]: He was afraid. Behind all the anger and arrogance, he was terrified: not of being found dead, but of being found no more than human.

      Quote 4
      ROSS: …He was a monster: no loyalty, no friendship, no love. But he's also the greatest architect alive on this earth. He'll walk in here one day without warning…and he'll create a miracle. It's a crummy world, Orwell: you gotta cherish miracles.

      Quote 5
      ORWELL: Why didn't you leave your father?
      MARIAN SAWYER: He needs me….He lives inside himself, in a fortress. And I'm the guardian at the gates….When I was little, he took me with him once. He was building a skyscraper. He took me up in the construction elevator, 40 stories. I was so scared, it tasted like brass in my mouth. He was explaining design to me—I couldn't follow. But I was listening to the sound of his voice: God, it was like hearing electricity, all that confidence. I think he forgot I was there, and he left me, on top of the building platform, 40 stories up. And I saw him walk out on a girder, and it looked like he was in mid-air. And I looked beyond him, and there was nothing but sky—father and sky. If he had said,"Marian, step off the edge," I would have gone. Believing…I need to keep believing. I need to be needed. What do you need Harry?
      ORWELL: Well, not much more than I have…A few friends; a little room; time to find out what I want, what I am.
      MARIAN SAWYER: I'm envious. I'm afraid of time, and too much room makes me anxious. I don't have friends or enemies…And when I start to suffocate, I drink, turn on, or find a man—it's called better living through biochemistry….You interested?...You're interested…
      ORWELL: I don't make love unless I'm in love…just a little. It's gotta be a hell of lot more for me than just therapy to keep from screaming.
      MARINA SAWYER: Sweet, rejecting Harry. I'll crawl right home and make myself acceptable….

      Quote 6
      MARIAN SAWYER: What are you doing here?
      ORWELL: Feeling foolish...and, uh, clumsy…and I'm apologizing. Because I wanted you and I resented it: a beautiful lady with no strings. Well, I need some strings, I need 'em.

      Quote 7
      DEMPSEY: Mr. Sawyer, I believe that man's only excuse for living is to shake the world.
      PAUL SAWYER: Wrong…man's excuse for living is to create the world. Shaking it is the province of politicians...and other psychotics.

      Quote 7
      ORWELL [voiceover]: He walked away from the wreckage and the bleeding because they didn't exist for Paul Armand Sawyer….Maybe that's the definition of greatness: to be always alone and never lonely. Well, that's a hell of a price to pay.

      Quote 8
      ORWELL [to Paul Sawyer, who's affectionately hugging his German Shepherd]: Don't worry, Sawyer, I won't tell on you. Love is only occasionally sinful.

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