Alias: David Bennet
This episode is one of a very few that doesn't end with David walking alone (hitchhiking) along a highway. Instead he rows away, alone, in a small boat.
It can be concluded that Michael Sutton was a sore loser. Although he'd been defeated by David (and killed), he still set up a self-destruct tape on the only boat to be used to get off the island. It would kill David had he been too close after it played.
Michael Sutton: I saw that beast that you turned into, David! Unbelieveable!! How do you do it?? What makes it happen?? Make it come back..You hear me, David? Make it come back! Make it come back...and fight!
Michael: (on audio tape, giving advice to David for the hunting game) If it helps, think of chess. Like in chess, think twice about everything you do, because, unlike chess, when this game's over, the board can't be set up again.
Michael: (On a tape-recorded message to David) You see, I became bored with hunting animals. That's why I prefer to hunt men. You have an intellect. That's what makes you a challenge.
Michael: (to David) That's one of the hazards of retirement. Plenty of time to do it yourself.
(David looks around Michael Sutton's home, noticing Sutton's assorted keepsakes)
Michael Sutton: I take it hunting's not your game.
David: I'm just taking them all in.
Michael: Better than the other way around, huh?
Michael Sutton: (after David passes out on the chess table) It's my move, David.
Jack Colvin (Jack McGee) does not appear in this episode.
The entire plot of this episode is an allusion to the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. In the short story a man washes up on an island after a shipwreck and is hunted by a wealthy big game hunter who is bored with hunting animals. The story was also the basis for a 1932 movie starring Joel McCrea, Leslie Banks, and Fay Wray.