A dragnet traps Dr. Kimble to within a few city blocks while hides out in a house owned by two men. One of the men believes Kimble is innocent and the other does not, and wants to turn him over to the police.

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A dragnet traps Dr. Kimble to within a few city blocks while hides out in a house owned by two men. One of the men believes Kimble is innocent and the other does not, and wants to turn him over to the police.

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21 April 1964 (USA)  »

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The title makes reference to the endgame where in chess it is the stage of the game when there are only a few pieces left on the board. See more »

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Narrator: [Act I Opening Narration. Viewers see a street vendor/photographer, taking pictures of couples] This is the instrument
[a camera]
Narrator: and this its operator
[the photographer. He hands photo he has taken to a young couple]
Narrator: The subject: newlyweds, and a day to remember - always.
[Viewers see Richard Kimble walking down the street]
Narrator: This is the Fugitive, and as Fate would have it, he is the target. And this is the sound
[camera clicks]
Narrator: , like that of a trigger or of a trap.
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4/21/64: "The End Game"
25 April 2015 | by (N Syracuse NY) – See all my reviews

The first season ends with an odd item. Kimble is back in Chicago, (although it looks more like a seedy section of L.A.), and Gerard has him trapped within an 8 block area. He seeks refuge in a house owned by a couple of eccentric old guys played by John Fiedler and John McGiver, who are familiar with Kimble's case and have been arguing his guilt or innocence for years, Fiedler having reasonable doubt and McGiver just being unreasonable. David Janssen does a good job of playing off these two guys while they debate his case angrily. McGiver finally gets up and leaves to find Gerard. Fiedler and Kimble escape in an old car with no breaks and wind up going over a cliff, (does Chicago have cliffs?), the car bursting into flames. Gerard grimly looks at the burning car sand says "So this is how it ends".

An interesting scene shows Gerard roughly treating a guy who sets up a hot dog stand for the crowds at the stake-out. Gerard asks the guy "Don't you realize a man is fighting for his life in there?" It's interesting to wonder what the source of this reaction was. Was Gerard feeling a bit of sympathy for Kimble? Or did it simply offend his sense of the gravity of his job?

Ed Peterson's book on the series says that this was the last episode filmed for the year and that it "plays very much like a finale" for the show. I certainly doubt that they would have ended the series on the note of Kimble dying in the flames of that car. Indeed, after Gerard has announced that this is the way it ends, Fielder shows up saying that he and Kimble got out of the car before it crashed and that Kimble has escaped, so it's not the end of the game at all. Peterson said everybody knew the series had already been renewed, so this episode was not intended to be a true "end game" for the series. What's interesting is that the opening reverts back to the "irony" introduction that was used before "Never Stop Running", four episodes previously. It makes me wonder if this was really the last filmed episode. Maybe the happy ending was added on later when they were renewed? Maybe it was supposed to be ambivalent whether Kimble was actually in the burning car or not?


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