The Fugitive (1963)

Season 1 Episode 24

Flight from the Final Demon

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Aired Unknown Mar 10, 1964 on ABC
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Flight from the Final Demon
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While working as a health club masseuse, Kimble is recognized by Sheriff Bray, a local lawman with politicial aspirations. But Kimble manages to escape with the help of co-worker Steve Edson. After confiding with Steve his secret, Kimble learns that Steve is a fugitive of conscience: five months earlier, Steve was tried and acquitted for the murder of his girlfriend Linda's abusive brother, a murder that Steve actually committed and he apparently cannot live with the guilt over having gotten away with it. Kimble reluctantly lets Steve travel with him. But Steve begins leaving behind clues that soon puts Sheriff Bray back on their trail, including contacting Linda for help and letting her vengeful other brother, Joey, track them down.moreless

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      • Opening Narration: Richard Kimble's hands once eased the pain, ministered the illness, even saved the lives of countless children. Now the hands are as fugitive as the man to whom they belong.

      • Closing Narration: For almost two years, Richard Kimble has lived the life of a fugitive. How many times in his despair has he thought he would gladly trade places with any man on earth. Now, Richard Kimble knows: any man, except one.

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      • In this episode, Kimble reveals to Steve that he lives by a few basic rules to escape detection which is illustrated in detail here:

        1: Whenever possible, travel by bus or train, especially a local one. Because the frequent turnover of passengers makes it difficult for the bus driver or train conductor (and the police) to keep track of you.

        2: If you are traveling by car, observe the speed limit (unless someone is chasing you). A speeding ticket or car accident will attract the police.

        3: Never cash a check. An out of town check requires a phone call to your home branch which will also attract the police. (The same goes today for a credit card.)

        4: If you are staying in a hotel, never make a long distance phone call. By checking phone records, the police could discover your next destination or uncover something about your past (example: Steve's girlfriend).

        5: If you have another person's ID, memorize every detail about that card before you use it (example: Kimble uses Steve's driver's license to the telegraph clerk and knows his birthday).

        6: Always have an alias ready in case you need one on the spot, as Kimble does when he meets Linda's brother Joey where Kimble comes up with the alias 'Paul Edson' on the spur of the moment. And, always remember which name you are using.

        7: If you confide in people with your secret, be sure that they never call you by your real name, even in private. As Kimble states to Steve: "in a tight spot, a small slip like that could make a difference."

        8: Whenever possible, always travel alone. Traveling with others can lead you into open complications that could tie you down at a critical moment. (Example: Kimble deals with Steve's personal demons while Sheriff Bray and his men are right outside their hotel building.)

      • Location: Medaville, Michigan
        Kimble's Alias: Al Dexter

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