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Episode Guide

    • Pilot
      Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      2/2/72
      10
      In the 19th century, Kwai Chang Caine, an orphan of a Chinese-American marriage, is schooled at a Shaolin monastery in China, learning philosophy and self-defense. Later in his life, one of his teachers is murdered and he lashes out, killing a member of the Royal court. He is forced to flee and comes to the American West. Caine has a price on his head from the Chinese government and must face bounty hunters as well as agents of the Emperor who are determined to kill him.moreless
    • The Well
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/27/73
      9.8
      After drinking bad water during a drought, Caine recovers at the farm of an ex-slave who has a working well, but one who is so angry he is not willing to share with his thirsty neighbors.
    • Besieged, Part 2: Cannon at the Gates
      11/22/74
      9.8
      Caine and the others try to defend the monastery, while the cannon the Warlord SIng wil attack them with is still enroute. In the meantime, he must contend with the fact that a woman who wants to become a Shaolin monk and rejected Sing's hand in marriage, has fallen in love with him.moreless
    • The Forbidden Kingdom
      The Forbidden Kingdom
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      1/18/74
      9.7
      This episode shows how Caine fled China, being pursued by a relentless Lieutenant in the Emperor's army, and how he faces possible betrayal by a woman who pledges to help him; but has secretly made an offer to turn him over to the Lieutenanf, in exchange for her brother's release from prison.moreless
    • The Thief of Chendo
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      3/29/75
      9.7
      Young Caine and Master Po imagine what it will be like when Caine leaves the temple, and in their dreams Caine is sent to deliver a ring to a Grand Duke by Master Po. Upon arriving at the palace, he is informed that the Duke is dead, but an old man from the Duke's palace delivers him a message that he is still alive. He is being imprisoned by his own cousin, who has taken control of the palace. Caine also meets a thief who falls in love with the Duke's daughter, who is to be married off, and they work together to free both the Duke and his daughter.moreless
    • The Salamander
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      12/6/73
      9.7
      Caine comes to a bankrupt mining town and meets a mentally handicapped boy, who is the target of a claim jumper.
    • Besieged, Part 1: Death on Cold Mountain
      11/15/74
      9.6
      A reclusive hermit, Tamo, arrives at the Honan monastery to inform them that the Tukien monastery was attacked and destroyed by a warlord with his cannon, and that he has survivors seeking refuge there. One of the survivors is a woman who wants to become a Shaolin monk. She later reveals the warlord wanted her to be his wife, and she fled. Now the warlord is preparing to attack the monastery and having his cannon brought there.moreless
    • The Tong
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/15/73
      9.6
      Caine help a young Chinese orphan boy gain his freedom from a brutal master. The master goes to the Tong for help against Caine.
    • 2/14/74
      9.5
      Caine must defend prostitutes that want to start a new life with land bequeathed to them, from cattlemen that want to seize it for themselves.
    • Crossties
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      2/21/74
      9.5
      Caine is caught in the middle of a land-rights fight between farmers and railroad agents. He tries to convince the farmers to accept an offer of amnesty, and to keep the agents from using the offer as a fatal trap for the farmers. Guest-Starring Harrison Ford.
    • The Squaw Man
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/1/73
      9.4
      Caine helps a farmer who is married to an Indian woman. The townpeople have no respect for the farmer until he kills an outlaw's son and then they treat him as a hero.
    • The Devil's Champion
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      11/1/74
      9.4
      We return to Caine's past in China. Caine witnesses a man defeat six others in the village. The man instructs Caine to deliver a challenge. He demands a fight to the death with Master Kan or he will kill a villager every day until he gets it.
    • The Brujo
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/25/73
      9.4
      While wandering in Mexico, Caine comes across an old woman and a young boy. The woman is trapped under a cart and asks Caine to take care of the boy. He takes him to a small Mexican village which believes it is under the spell of a warlock.
    • The Cenotaph (1)
      The Cenotaph (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      4/4/74
      9.4
      Caine meets Logan McBurney, a Scotsman who has hijacked a gold-transporting stagecoach named Old Ironsides, to haul an enormous box that he claims is his dead Sioux wife's coffin. Along the way to the burial ground, which is on Sioux land, Caine remembers times in the monastery, unaware that several robbers are following closely, hoping to take Old Ironsides for themselves.moreless
    • The Chalice
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/11/73
      9.3
      Caught between a Gatling Gun and a fort full of murderous killers, Caine must rescue a stolen chalice in order to make restitution for a dead Franciscan priest.
    • Barbary House
      Barbary House
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      2/15/75
      9.3
      Caine learns that Danny might be working at a gambling hall that features bare-knuckle boxing, and winds up protecting Danny's son, after Danny angers the hall's owner by hitting him and leaving his job, before Caine's arrival.
    • The Garments of Rage
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      11/8/74
      9.3
      Caine goes to work for a railroad which is being sabotaged, and meets a Shaolin priest he knew before.
    • The Elixir
      The Elixir
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/20/73
      9.3
      A beautiful medicine hawker, Theodora, is so concerned with herself that she totally ignores what her hunchback brother needs or wants.
    • The Cenotaph (2)
      The Cenotaph (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      4/11/74
      9.3
      Caine and Logan arrive at the Sioux burial ground, to bury what Caine believes is Logan's wife in a huge crate, and are confronted by angry Sioux warriors who feel they are trespassing. They must also deal with two robbers as well as the US Calvary. Caine recalls his own love story, that like Logan's wife, ended tragically.moreless
    • This Valley of Terror
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      9/28/74
      9.3
      Caine helps a young woman who has visions of future events. They always come true and this terrifies her.
    • The Spirit Helper
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/8/73
      9.3
      Caine helps a young Indian man who saw his father killed and wants to kill the men who did it and rescue his mother from them.
    • The Passion of Chen Yi
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      2/28/74
      9.3
      Caine tries to visit an unjustly jailed Shaolin student, but keeps being turned away. He then commits a crime so he can be put in jail with him, hoping to clear up an old misunderstanding and help free the student.
    • The Assassin
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/4/73
      9.3
      Hatfields and McCoys, with an Asian spin on things. Two familes with a longtime feud keep two potential lovers apart. One of the families has hired a ninja assassin, and Caine witnesses his actions. Caine is accused of assisting the ninja, and heals a man dying from a poisoned shuriken strike.moreless
    • The Nature of Evil
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      3/21/74
      9.3
      Caine and Serenity Johnson, the blind preacher last seen in Dark Angel, look for a killer that is stalking Serenity's town of Nineveh.
    • The Ancient Warrior
      The Ancient Warrior
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      5/3/73
      9.2
      Ancient Warrior, an aged Indian accompanied by Caine, seeks burial in his sacred, ancestral land. But the burial site is located dead center in a violent, Indian-hating town called Purgatory.
    • Chains
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      3/8/73
      9.2
      Caine is imprisoned at an army outpost and escapes, chained to his hulking, mountain-man cellmate. They are pursued by a relentless sergeant who is determined to collect the reward offered for Caine's capture.
    • The Way of Violence Has No Mind
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      1/24/74
      9.2
      Caine confronts a gang of Chinese immigrants that have taken to violence.
    • The Stone
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      4/12/73
      9.2
      Caine encounters Isaac Montola, a freed slave from Brazil, skilled in a fighting style he has never seen. When Caine intervenes in a fight to save Isaac's life, a precious stone is lost, setting off a chain of events involving a widow and her children, and the piano-playing groom-to-be.
    • Ambush
      Ambush
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      4/4/75
      9.2
      Serenity Johnson, the blind preacher last seen in The Nature Of Evil, asks Caine to help escort him with a shipment to San Fransisco. What neither one of them knows is that stolen silver bars are hidden in the shipment, and people involved in the robbery are after them.
    • The Soul is the Warrior
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      2/8/73
      9.2
      Caine's quest to meet his half-brother Danny leads him to a ranch where his sibling once worked, and plunges the priest into a confrontation where he proves his mettle by walking trough a pit of rattlesnakes.
    • Superstition
      Superstition
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      5/5/73
      9.2
      Walls imprison the men unjustly sentenced to work as miners at a brutal labour camp. Yet an even greater barrier holds them captive; fear of the camp's ancient Indian curse. But Caine knows no such fear.
    • Blood of the Dragon (2)
      Blood of the Dragon (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      9/14/74
      9.1
      Caine meets a woman that was his grandfather's lover, and is very hostile to his inquiries, while a group of Chinese assassins, believed to be able to summon forth demon fighters, closes in on him.
    • The Arrogant Dragon
      The Arrogant Dragon
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      3/14/74
      9.1
      Wu Chang has angered the Tong Sect, and is ordered to commit suicide or be executed by them. Caine tries to help him fake his death and escape from the Tongs.
    • Dark Angel
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      11/11/72
      9.0
      Caine travels to Lordsville looking for his grandfather. On his way he helps a man attacked by indians and the man gives him a map to a goldmine. Caine gives the map to an old preacher who helped him.
    • Empty Pages of a Dead Book
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/10/74
      9.0
      The son of a deceased Texas Ranger tries to honor his memory by going after criminals his father kept a journal on. He finds more trouble than he expected and Caine must defend him.
    • The Gunman
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/3/74
      9.0
      A gunslinger comes to defend Caine and a rancher's widow, whose ranch Caine is working on, while being pursued by both a posse and a over-zealous bounty hunter.
    • The Brothers Caine
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      3/1/75
      9.0
      Caine finds where his brother is hiding, but is unaware that Danny has been told there is a Chinese bounty hunter who wants to kill him.
    • Full Circle
      Full Circle
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      3/8/75
      9.0
      The series' final episode resolves the Caine family dysfunctional relationships. Kwai Chang and Danny are questing to find General Cantrell who has custody of Zeke Caine. After typical adversities everyone is reunited and Kwai Chang reveals where his future lies.
    • Flight to Orion
      Flight to Orion
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      2/22/75
      9.0
      Caine goes searching for Danny, with Danny's son and a woman Danny Jr. has found out is his mother, with riders pursuing them, and is forced into an Indian death match along the way.
    • The Predators
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/5/74
      9.0
      Caine is accused of murder and must seek out a witness who is a member of a gang of Indian scalphunters, who doesn't want to help him. He must also deal with an Apache warrior who wants to kill the witness for his crimes against the Apache.
    • The Vanishing Image
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      12/20/74
      9.0
      Caine seeks out a photographer who took a picture of his brother, Danny, in hopes that he will be able to help find him. He also encounters and befriends an Indian that attacks him and the photographer, and later wants to kill the photographer for taking a picture of him, for which he believes has stolen his soul.moreless
    • A Dream Within a Dream
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/17/74
      9.0
      Caine while walking through a dense fog happens upon a man who is hanging and he himself is then shot. When he awakens, he finds himself in the company of a sculptor played by John Drew Barrymore (Drew's father). Caine is later accused of the murder of the hanging man and Barrymore's character comes to his defense. This is a really good episode and on the DVD David Carradine has a interesting commentary that accompanies this particular episode. Of Note: Tina Louise (from Gilligan's Island) and Sorrell Brooke (from the Dukes of Hazzard) are also guest stars in this episode. [Contributor: zen0010]moreless
    • The Soldier
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/29/73
      9.0
      Caine is accused of taking part in a bandit ambush, and is taken prisoner by the U.S. Calvary. He meets a soldier that is a conscientious objector that helps him clear his name.
    • In Uncertain Bondage
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/7/74
      9.0
      Caine recalls lessons learned as a youth when he and a Southern belle are trapped in a deep pit, held there by kidnappers.
    • A Lamb to the Slaughter
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/11/75
      8.9
      Caine meets the son of a man who died defending his father from muggers, and wants to repay him for his debt of honor by working for him. However, the man doesn't want work as payment but to learn how to fight, against a gang of bandits terrorizing the village he lives in.moreless
    • The Third Man
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      4/26/73
      8.9
      A gambler on a hot streak entrusts his winnings to Caine. But the money is stolen, the gambler is killed, and Caine seeks answers to the mysteries surrounding both events.
    • The Way Of The Tiger, The Sign Of The Dragon
      2/22/72
      8.9
      In the 19th century, Kwai Chang Caine, an orphan of a Chinese-American marriage, is schooled at a Shaolin monastery in China, learning philosophy and self-defense. Later in his life, one of his teachers is murdered and he lashes out, killing a member of the Royal court. He is forced to flee and comes to the American West. Caine has a price on his head from the Chinese government and must face bounty hunters as well as agents of the Emperor who are determined to kill him.moreless
    • One Step to Darkness
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      1/25/75
      8.8
      Caine tries helping the depressed wife of an Army sergeant, with a drug addiction, and winds up fighting an inner demon of his own creation.
    • Blood of the Dragon (1)
      Blood of the Dragon (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      9/14/74
      8.8
      Caine goes to meet with his grandfather again, only to find he has been murdered. He searches for the murderer, unaware that a group of assassins from China are after him.
    • The Praying Mantis Kills
      The Praying Mantis Kills
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      3/22/73
      8.7
      Murderous thugs come looking for Caine after he identifies them as perpetrators of a bank robbery. A youth's ideas about how to be a man are challenged by Caine's quiet heroics.
    • Sun and Cloud Shadow
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      2/22/73
      8.7
      Caine brokers a settlement between a landowner and Chinese miners, but the landowner adds an unacceptable condition to the deal. Meanwhile, a karate master intends to capture Caine.
    • Cry of the Night Beast
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      10/19/74
      8.7
      Caine hears the cry of a child begging to be saved, but there is no child to be found. Only a very young buffalo calf and his mother. Caine protects him from a hunter who is determined to kill him for the hide.
    • Battle Hymn
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      2/8/75
      8.7
      Caine meets two traveling musicians, who are looking for a supposedly magical cave, all unaware that there are silver hunters looking to strike it rich with the cave.
    • Nine Lives
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      2/15/73
      8.6
      While working at a mining site, Caine makes friends with an old Irish prospector. The prospector's cat is accidentally killed and Caine offers to help him find a new one. On their way to find it, they get trapped in a very deep well.
    • A Small Beheading
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      9/21/74
      8.6
      Caine is offered a chance to return to China, after a sea captain delivers a pardon from the Emperor. The pardon, however, has one condition: Caine must lose a finger.
    • The Tide
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      2/1/73
      8.5
      A man with a price on his head can spark a lot of ambitions. A woman wants to capture Caine so she can use the $10,000 to free her imprisoned father, and a killer hiding behind a badge simply wants to get rich.
    • The Last Raid
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      4/26/75
      8.5
      Caine goes to visit Caleb Brown and his family, last seen in The Well. Caleb's son, Daniel, is fishing with the local doctor's son, when both are kidnapped, by a vengeful ex-Confederate Sergeant. The Sergeant hopes to use them to lure the doctor to him to get his revenge, and Caine must save them.moreless
    • Kung Fu: The Next Generation
      Kung Fu: The Next Generation
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      1/1/87
      8.5
      Centers around the adventures of Caine's great-grandson, Johnny.
    • The Demon God
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      12/13/74
      8.3
      After being stung by a scorpion, Caine remembers a time in China, where a member of the royal family poisoned him in order to discover what was on the journey to death, during which time Caine had visions of the American west.
    • King of the Mountain
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      10/14/72
      8.2
      Caine finds a young boy at a burned out cabin and tries to help him find his uncle. Along the way, bounty hunters find him.
    • An Eye for An Eye
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      1/25/73
      8.1
      A family seeks vengeance-not justice-against the soldier who raped their daughter. Setting in motion a cycle of violence that Caine may be powerless to stop.
    • My Brother, My Executioner
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/12/74
      8.0
      Caine thinks he has found his brother, but he is really an imposter who is being pursued by a young gunfighter.
    • Kung Fu: The Movie
      Kung Fu: The Movie
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      2/1/86
      7.8
      Caine finds out that the Shaolin order has been destroyed, from a man who, unknown to him, was the father of the Emperor's nephew he killed in China, and seeking revenge against him using a son Caine never knew he had, as the instrument of his vengeance.
    • Blood Brother
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      1/18/73
      7.6
      While passing through the Arizona territory town of Kilgore, Caine learns of a Shaolin friend who lived there, and won't leave till he breaks the community's conspiracy surrounding his disappearance.
    • The Hoots
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/13/73
      7.4
      Caine meets a group of Hutterite settlers, who must reconsider their pacifist background when attacked by bigoted cattlemen, and teaches them how to defend themselves without compromising their principles.
    • Alethea
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      3/15/73
      6.6
      Caine befriends a young girl, whose mistaken eyewitness testimony leads to the priest being tried for murder... and sentenced to death by hanging.
    • Superstition
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      4/5/73
      0.0
      Caine's (DAVID CARRADINE) peace of soul reaches out to break the power of a curse more deadly than the cave-in sealing him and a group of other prisoners in a mine.
    • Stone, The
      Stone, The
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      4/5/73
      0.0
      It's kung fu vs. Brazil's fighting technique of capoeira as a man learns from Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) that to fight injustice anywhere is to fight it everywhere.
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