The Fugitive: Season 3, Episode 24

Ill Wind (8 Mar. 1966)

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Kimble is captured by Lt. Gerard while traveling with a group of migrant workers. During a violent wind storm, Gerard is badly injured and Kimble has to convince the others to help him save Gerard's life.



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Episode cast overview:
Dr. Richard Kimble / Mike Johnson
Lester Kelly
Naomi Kelly
Lonny Chapman ...
Jock Sims
Tim McIntire ...
Bonnie Beecher ...
Kate Kelly
Barry Morse ...
Lew Brown ...
Renata Vanni ...
Mrs. Herrera
Mel Gallagher ...
Deputy #1
Silvia Marino ...
Josephina Herrera
Larry Aten ...
Deputy #2 (as Lawrence Aten)


Kimble is captured by Lt. Gerard while traveling with a group of migrant workers. During a violent wind storm, Gerard is badly injured and Kimble has to convince the others to help him save Gerard's life.

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8 March 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This particular TV installment featured, John McIntire, wife Jeanette Nolan and their son Tim McIntire, the only incidence in which the three family members appeared together. See more »


When Kimble asks people to donate blood he only states that Gerard's blood type is type B, without mentioning the necessary Rh factor, a critical point he shouldn't have ignored. (If Gerard's blood type is B- he could easily die if the donor is B+.) Alternatively, Kimble could have asked for blood type O-, which is universally acceptable by everyone, regardless of their own blood type. See more »


Narrator: [Epilog Closing Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble thumbing a truck labeled "Checkerboard Van Lines" and hitching a ride] The storm has come and gone. But few of those who sought shelter together that night will forget it. And Richard Kimble, the next hill in his eye, will find occasions to look back and remember. A Fugitive has time for that.
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1 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the very best episodes. Kimble is working as a farmhand near the Gulf of Mexico, where he has made friends with a family of migrant farmworkers, the Kellys: Lester (actor John McIntire), Naomi (actress Jeanette Nolan) and adult daughter Kate (actress Bonnie Beecher), each of whom is strongly and convincingly portrayed.

Kate is sweet on Kimble, and he seems to like her. Jonesie, played by actor Tim McIntire, is a farmworker with a guitar providing running commentary via folk songs throughout the episode. He is upset that Kate now feels about Kimble the way she used to feel about him.

A news article on migrant workers includes a photo with Kimble in the background, leading Lieutenant Gerard to the Crawford farm, a very large farm where the migrants in the photos are said to work. However, a hurricane arrives, making a huge demand for the services of Kimble. Conflicts between the manager and the farmhands raise the tension level.

Gerard captures Kimble, but both are caught by the storm. Kimble repeatedly saves Gerard's life, to the puzzlement of his friends, who cannot understand why Kimble would save the man trying to get him killed. Kate, whose love for Kimble is mature and unselfish, grows in character through her association with Kimble, and her folks learn a few things as well.

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