The Fugitive: Season 1, Episode 10

Fatso (19 Nov. 1963)

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Kimble breaks jail with a friendly, slightly retarded young man, and finds out the man may have been falsely blamed for a crime he did not commit years ago.

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Dr. Richard Kimble / Bill Carter
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Davey 'Fatso' Lambert
Burt Brinckerhoff ...
Frank Lambert
Glenda Farrell ...
Mrs. Maggie Lambert
Barry Morse ...
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Sheriff Crowley
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Henry Beckman ...
Brown
Paul Birch ...
Garry Walberg ...
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Richard Kimble is thrown in a local jail after minor traffic accident and his fingerprints are put out over the wire. Before Lt. Gerard arrives, Kimble breaks out of the jail with a friendly overweight young man. Kimble later finds out his new found friend may have been framed for a horrific crime he did not commit, years ago. Written by Gene Jenkins

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When David and Bill arrive at the ranch, and brother Frank drives up in his jeep, David introduces Frank to "Bill" (no last name used). At the end of the scene, Frank tells "Mr. Carter" to jump into the jeep. There is no way he would know Bill's last name. See more »

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Narrator: [Epilog Closing Narration. Viewers see Davy Lambert opening the family mailbox and examining the mail. Davy finds an envelope addressed to him and smiles] A letter from an old friend - no return address, no name.
[Viewers see Richard Kimble walking the streets]
Narrator: A Fugitive has to watch his step. Every step he takes, every hour, every minute, every second, any move he makes might lead to Death Row. There's no way of knowing in advance. There's never any way of knowing.
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11/19/63: "Fatso"
5 April 2015 | by (N Syracuse NY) – See all my reviews

Kimble was now in Kentucky, (I would have liked more continuity in his locations so we can kind of follow him across the country). He gets blamed for a car accident, (he was hitch-hiking and the car owner wanted him to take a turn at driving), and winds up in jail. He breaks out with his cell-mate, "Fatso" Lambert, (Jack Weston), who was sleeping off a drunk. Kimble accompanies Fatso to his family's horse ranch, where he is not well-received. It seems that, while drunk, he burned down the horse barn and several horses died. His younger brother, Frank, (Burt Brinkerhoff), seems particularly hostile. Kimble has taken a liking to the simple, under-confident Fatso and manages to find out who really burned down the barn.

Not one of the more memorable episodes but it illustrates Kimble's compassion, an important 'hook' the writers use to get in involved in other people's stories. It made the series about more than just a man on the run.

As you can tell from the date, the whole country was about to become in engaged in figuring out what happened. And were about to show plenty of compassion of our own over something we've been "hooked" on ever since.


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