Ten minutes into the episode, Bethel Leslie arrives safely, but visibly drenched on her backside; within two minutes she's completely dry again. See more »
[Act I Opening Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble working at a Florida pier, trying to tie up a boat before the arrival of a hurricane]
Webber's Landing, Florida - a thousand miles from the state prison where Richard Kimble was scheduled to die. Tonight, it will seem closer.
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Kimble is working for the owner of a fishing boat in Florida who leaves the boat in his care as a hurricane approaches. Also approaching are Dennis Patrick and Bethel Leslie, crooks who have stolen some securities and who have a large bank account in Brazil. They also have a gun and Leslie knows Kimble from before: She once sought him out for an abortion. They force him to take them to an island where she owns a house where a ship bound for Brazil will pick them up. But Patrick panics in the storm and gets blown overboard. Kimble and Leslie make it to the island where she hatches a plan to go to Brazil with him. He can impersonate Patrick and get the money from the bank.
The rest of the episode is a one-on-one between two very good actors, David Janssen and Bethel Leslie. She's duplicitous but vulnerable. He's skeptical but drawn to her. The house they are in seems to belie her claims to poverty and the need to get the money to finally get what she wants from this world. It also seems to belie the idea that a hurricane is ranging outside. It's an obvious studio set and there are no sounds of winds whipping the building, except when a flat gives way with a wind machine going on outside.
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