The Fugitive: Season 1, Episode 15

Home Is the Hunted (7 Jan. 1964)

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Dr. Kimble returns to his hometown where he reunites with his father John, and his loving sister Donna, who absolutely believe in his innocence, but Kimble's bother Ray has serious doubts about him.

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Ray Kimble
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Dr. John Kimble
Barry Morse ...
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David Taft (as Billy Mumy)
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Billy Taft
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James Nolan ...
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Dr. Kimble returns to his hometown where he reunites with his father John, and his loving sister Donna, who absolutely believe in his innocence, but Kimble's bother Ray has serious doubts about him.

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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 »

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Narrator: [Act I Opening Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble, suitcase in hand, disembark from a cross-country bus at night and begin walking down the street] Always, there is the hunter, the hunted, and the trap. Traps are of many kinds: of wood, of steel, of words. But this time, the trap is... a city. Dr. Richard Kimble, two years a Fugitive, is about the enter the trap.
[Kimble pauses to observe a large Welcome to Stafford sign]
Narrator: Why is Stafford, Indiana a death trap for Richard Kimble? Because here, ...
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1/7/64: "Home is the Hunted"
10 April 2015 | by (N Syracuse NY) – See all my reviews

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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