Walker, Texas Ranger

Season 5 Episode 20

Trial of LaRue

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Mar 08, 1997 on CBS

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  • A great conclusion to a saga involving a great villain.

    This episode is without a doubt one of the most suspenseful, scariest Walker episodes ever. Usually when you think of "Walker, Texas Ranger", you don't think of all-out suspense, unless you've seen episodes involving a rather dark villain named Victor LaRue. The only episode with that villain that isn't as supenseful as this one or the one before was the first one called "Cowboy", but "The Return of LaRue" and "Trial of LaRue" are without a doubt suspenseful.

    The episode's plot involves Alex being in a courtroom during a trial in which the courtroom has yet to decide Victor LaRue's fate, which may be the death penalty. However, certain things happened like him going crazy, enough to kill a couple of bailiffs, a doctor, and his attorney, which leads to him taking the court hostage, including the judge. He has help from another convict, who he betrays when he tells him about a supposed deal, which he was never serious about. His only cause was to have Walker appear and to kill Alex and Walker. Trivette was also held hostage. Walker was out chasing a couple of thugs in the woods, and had no idea what was going on as he was chasing them. The rest of the rangers tried to contact him until towards the end after he apprehended the two thugs and he got word of what was going on and went into the courtroom. LaRue was about to shoot Walker, but Walker laid a couple of bullets to him which led him to his fate.

    A great episode overall. I was at the edge of my seat when I saw this a while back, especially during the parts when LaRue threatened the little girl and her parents. Great episode, no doubt, but make sure you know what you're in for.
  • Painful in a good way...LaRue is back and he's after Alex...again.

    Alex has been a victim so many times – but the one person who can always really get to her is LaRue. He has attempted to rape her two other times and now this will be the third. He had never hidden the fact that he thinks Alexandra is the most beautiful woman in the world. He says in this episode that he wants to “make passionate love to Alexandra” while Walker watches and then kill them both. These episodes are so emotional and Sheree J. Wilson plays them sooo well. When LaRue has the gun on Jimmy and is threatening to kill him unless Alex unbuttons her blouse – heart wrenching. One of the few Walker episodes that makes me cry and feel sick to my stomach because the content and the acting is so well done on a difficult subject.