The Fugitive: Season 3, Episode 27

The 2130 (29 Mar. 1966)

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A computer scientist, appalled to discover that his chauffeur was actually Dr. Kimble, uses his new state-of-the-art computer to assist Gerard and predict Kimble's movements from city to city.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Richard Kimble / Jack Davis / Bob Grant / William Smith
Dr. Mark Ryder
Susan Albert ...
Laurie Ryder
Homer - Real Name Marty Matson
William Bramley ...
Tim Oates
June Dayton ...
Millie Oates
Barry Morse ...
Don Mitchell ...
Harlan Warde ...
Detective Wallace
Jason Wingreen ...
Donald Bassett
Lillian Adams ...
Store Owner
Clay Tanner ...
Jon Kowal ...
Police Captain
Pat Riley ...
Peter Canon ...
First policeman


Bloodhound Lt. Gerard needs a computer blood transfusion when he is drained of his total knowledge of the fugitive. The brand-new 1966 state-of-the-art computer can establish Kimble's flight pattern. Well-connected researcher Dr. Ryder has his own heavy motive for punch-card programming as an m.o. to hunt down Dr. Kimble, because he wrongly believes the fugitive misappropriated his nifty sports-car for a hit & run. Written by David Stevens

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29 March 1966 (USA)  »

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Narrator: [Epilog Closing Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble, who has secured employment as a cranberry picker, huddling around a heating barrel at the Royal Crest Foods field] If you are Richard Kimble, Fugitive, your already complicated life has become more so. You can no longer rely upon your instinct because, for all you know, your pursuers may be machines and you are merely a human being.
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26 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is arguably the very best episode, chock-full of outstanding scenes, interesting characters, and great performances. Kimble works for Professor Ryder, beautifully played by actor Melvyn Douglas, performing chauffeur and other duties. Professor Ryder is a computer expert, and works with the most advanced technology of 1966.

Kimble does a favor for Professor Ryder's daughter Laurie (actress Susan Albert), leading to a sticky situation. Kimble has to steal the professor's car in order to escape. Outraged that this murderer was living under his own roof, Ryder decides to get even with Kimble, and contacts Lieutenant Gerard.

Gerard provides all known information about Kimble and his travels, which the professor feeds into the 2130 computer. They use the computer to locate Kimble, who faces severe danger when it turns out that the computer's prognostications are always on target.

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