Riverboat

Season 1 Episode 1

Payment In Full (aka - The Penitent)

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Sep 13, 1959 on NBC
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Payment In Full (aka - The Penitent)
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The simple-minded Hunk Farber tells the police the whereabouts of his friend and boss, Monte Loman, who accidentally killed a senator's son. Hunk believes that they'll arrest Monte and protect him from people out for revenge. He takes the reward money and heads for Captain Holden's riverboat, eager to get his departing girlfriend back. However, Hunk soon learns that the police killed Monte and is consumed with guilt.

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      • Inspector: You quoting the law to the Law, Holden?
        Grey: You're the law in St. Louis, not aboard the Enterprise.

      • Hunk: Oh, Monte, I forgot to tell you. The Senator's got a thousand dollar reward on you.
        Monte: A thousand dollars. That's all? Guess even he doesn't figure his son was worth much.

      • Grey: But I thought I've been saving that space, Mr. Sickel.
        Sickel: Yeah, for what, for instance?
        Grey: Well, for instance, it'd just about accommodate one hundred and twelve crates of mechanical apple peelers.
        Sickel: Got any idea where I might locate such an item?
        Grey: Got any idea where I might locate such an item?
        Sickel: Why, blast your scheming Yankee hide. You know full well and good that I've got a hundred and twelve cases of mechanical apple peelers gathering dust in this warehouse for most of three years! Come on, come on.
        Grey: Well, why don't you sell 'em?
        Sickel: Because I can't sell no mechanical apple peelers, that's why! Neither can no one else.
        Grey: Well, the man who sold you mechanical apple peelers to you, he sure could sell mechanical apple peelers.

      • Ash: Ah, Captain... is it Grey Holden or Holden Grey? I never can...
        Grey: What are you doing here, Cowan? Did you run out of riverboats to be thrown off of?
        Ash: Why, Captain, I've never been thrown off this one, have I?
        Grey: That's only a technicality. I've never caught you cheating.
        Ash: And you never shall.

      • Grey: Sister Angela. You going back so soon? Any luck?
        Sister Angela: There's no such thing as luck, Captain Holden.
        Grey: Yes, ma'am.
        Sister Angela: Even if there were, I didn't have any.
        Grey: Does this mean you'll have to give up the mission school?
        Sister Angela: Work doesn't sustain itself. And the means to support it haven't been provided.
        Grey: You mean nobody coughed up the money.
        Sister Angela: They weren't shown the way, Captain.
        Grey: Well, ma'am, that's more or less what I meant.

      • Grey: Wish I had nothing to do but sail a nice little boat down a nice big river.
        Ben: Yeah, and why is it you always seem to find your way up here every time I'm coming to this next stretch of water? What's the matter, don't you think I can handle this old mud scow where it's tricky?
        Grey: Don't--don't get touchy. If you couldn't sail her off a sandbar with a bucket of water thrown splashed over the side, you wouldn't be my partner.
        Ben: I thought maybe you came up here to hold my hand.
        Grey: I came up here to get away from people.
        Ben: Well, thanks a lot.

      • Sister Angela: Puts you in a strange position, doesn't it, Captain? You can't condemn him yet you can't forgive him.
        Grey: Well, perhaps the best thing would be to forget him.

      • Grey: All right. There's your refund for the rest of the trip. There'll be boats passing by here every few hours. Just remember the name of this one, the Enterprise. I wouldn't want you to make the mistake of boarding her again.
        Ash: Your concern for my welfare is a tender thing, Captain.

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