At the beginning of the episode, Kimble is seen arriving in Stafford with a carry bag, and we see it several times at his sister's house. At the conclusion of the show, we see Kimble's brother driving him to the bus stop, and Kimble boards it empty-handed. See more »
Home is the sailor home from the sea, and the hunter home from the hill. But for Richard Kimble, not yet... not yet.
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The next episode after "The Girl From Little Egypt" also gave us a look into Kimble's background by introducing his family. Kimble keeps track of what's going on in his hometown of Stafford, Indiana, (which was originally supposed to be in Wisconsin, thus the destination on the bus he gets off of is "Madison"), by reading the out of town newspapers wherever he is and reads a notice that his father, Dr. John Kimble, (ironically played by Robert Keith, the actual father of Brian Keith who played Kimble's antagonist in the premiere, "Fear in a Desert City"), is retiring and is donating his medical library to the University of Wisconsin, (not Indiana). Richard Kimble senses there's a problem with his father's health because he knows he never intended to retire. He's right: his father has had a heart attack.
Kimble decides to risk returning home where we meet, for the first time, his sister, Donna, (Jacqueline Scott), who will remain loyal to him throughout the show. We also meet his brother Ray, who resents Richard and believes his infamy has ruined Ray's life. He's lost jobs and romances due to being Richard Kimble's brother. Now he lives a reckless life, drinking too much and racing cars. He becomes the focus of Kimble's efforts after he sees his father is going to be OK, (for now). Meanwhile, Gerard comes snooping around. Donna has two kids, one played by Billy Mumy, who almost ruins everything when he finds Kimble's hair dye.
Dr. John Kimble would not be around to see his son cleared in "The Judgment"- neither would Robert Keith, who died the previous year. They wrote it into the script as Kimble heard his father had died. We also meet Donna's husband who will be played by three different actors over the course of the show. Here he's James Sikking, (of Hill Street Blues a generation later). Later he will be Lin McCarthy and then Richard Anderson.
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