The Fugitive (1963)

Season 4 Episode 19

The Breaking of the Habit

Aired Unknown Jan 31, 1967 on ABC
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The Breaking of the Habit
After fleeing a police roadblock where he gets shot in the leg, Kimble hops on a truck headed toward Sacramento where he meets Sister Veronica (the nun he drove from Nevada to Sacramento in the 'Angels Travel on Lonely Roads' episodes), who is now the principal of the St. Mary Magdalene School for girls. Kimble asks Sister Veronica to drive him to Tarlton, where the one-armed man supposedly works as a numbers runner for a local racketeer. But a 'bad-girl' student recognizes Kimble and calls the police, forcing Kimble to hide on the roof of a building despite his injury. Meanwhile, Sister Veronica (who is suffering from a brain tumor) learns that another delinquent student has run away, and is torn between driving after the girl or staying to help Kimble.moreless

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    Eileen Heckart

    Eileen Heckart

    Sister Veronica

    Guest Star

    Linden Chiles

    Linden Chiles

    Father Taylor

    Guest Star

    Antoinette Bower

    Antoinette Bower

    Sister Angelica

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The vehicle that Sister Veronica drives in this episode is a first-generation (1960-1962) Plymouth Valiant.

        I believe that the Model T from the first dual FUGITIVE episode that Sister Veronica appeared in (ANGELS TRAVEL ON LONELY ROADS), shows up parked in a rear "breezeway"of the Church facility, a couple of times during this episode.  Those dual episodes were among the best of the entire 4-year series - even if this "reprisal episode" is sub-par.... the producers probably tried to get the Model T working again for this episode, but couldn't pull it off... so just had it show up as a prop.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Opening Narration: Between birth and death, a man travels many roads and learns to predict what lies around the next bend. But, for a fugitive, there are no road maps -- only blind instinct, sharpened by the knowledge that every step may be his last.

      • Closing Narration: As one road is blocked, Richard Kimble takes another. For a fugitive, there are no freeways. All roads are toll roads, to be paid in blood and pain. There are many roads -- there is only one goal.

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