This was the first episode of the series to be set in a reservation.
The portrayal of the Apache people and culture was excellent, but there
was a gross misjudgment in casting the Hispanic actor Alejandro Rey as
Joe Cloud when there were Native American actors available. He is very
manic in his personality and body language which is not necessary for a
role of this type, and his accent is wholly wrong. Ironically, though,
because Rey was cast in the role, it wasn't whitewashed in the usual
sense of the word. Other that this fault, Ephraim Zimbalist turns in
his usual excellent performance as the chief agent, believably
struggling to get around in Joe's world and even pursuing him into the
desert after he escapes from jail. All in all, a most enjoyable episode
with a most satisfactory conclusion.
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