Kimble duels the man with one arm, Bill, in a warehouse loaded with explosives. In Kimble's latest job as a developer in a photo lab, he spotted a snapshot including Bill. The teenage camera bug who took the shot ekes out a living as a small-time blackmailer, as he waits for his big break as a photographer. The childless Kimble needs the young lens-man's help in tracking Bill, and feels a fatherly concern about the budding photojournalist's cynicism and morality. Written by
When Kimble is waiting for help in the hospital, an elevator to the side opens showing there is no dark line or crack between the elevator and the corridor, revealing that it is just a small room with a sliding door instead of an actual elevator. See more »
[Opening Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble working in the darkroom of the Apex Photo Supply Store]
For a Fugitive to survive, he must rely entirely upon his senses. Richard Kimble has survived because his senses have become exceptional. The world is his jungle and the tiger he stalks is a man with one arm.
[Viewers see Richard Kimble discover a picture of the one armed man in the background in a photo he has just developed]
From Kimble's years in this jungle, he has learned to miss nothing ...
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Ed Robertson declares this to be the worst episode of the series in his book "The Fugitive Recaptured", blaming it on David Janssen's "wretched" performance as a man temporarily blinded and dependent on the kindness of strangers. I couldn't agree less.
Kimble is again after the one-armed man, "Fred Johnson" and corners him in warehouse. They fight in a chemical warehouse and Johnson causes a minor chemical explosion that blinds Kimble, who winds up in a hospital, then reports Kimble to the police. Kimble escapes but still can't see anything and is at the mercy of a couple of hobos he runs into and then of a free-lance photographer who took the picture who led Kimble to Johnson.
As Robertson says, "Kimble bumbles around with his arms flailing and crashes into every garbage can he finds." What do you expect? The guy can't see anything. Robertson sees it as "so broad his performance borders on camp". I saw fear, even panic, desperation, pleading for help- the exact sort of emotions you'd expect him to have in that situation. The worst episode of the series is surely "The Homecoming" from season one, not this one which is actually pretty good.
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