When the one-armed man Fred Johnson is arrested in LA for smashing up a bar, the news is flashed nationwide (courtesy of Lt. Gerard), and Richard Kimble learns of Johnson's arrest at a trucking firm in Tuscon. Gerard is waiting in the wings for Kimble's arrival, but unknown to Gerard also working at LAPD headquarters is court stenographer Jean Carlisle, who is close to the Kimble family because they helped her cope with her father's arrest for embezzlement. Upon learning of Gerard's presence, Jean calls Richard's sister Donna and learns that Richard is probably headed for LA. After she meets Kimble and helps him escape a police dragnet, she helps him tail Fred Johnson, who has been unexpectedly bailed out of jail through seedy bondsman Art Howe. Howe and Johnson make a deal to blackmail his client out of $50,000, but after Johnson kills Howe, Richard and Jean learn the source of Johnson's bail - a source that devastates Kimble to the point that, despite arranging to get to Stafford ... Written by
22 August 1967 (USA)
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For the famous last episode, ABC wanted to tie in the beginning of a new series that would debut after The Fugitive ended. The idea was that Clinton Judd, the lead character for the new show "Judd for the Defense" (1967) would become Richard Kimble's attorney. The problem was that the shows were being produced by different production companies and Quinn Martin
was not interested in cooperating with the other show, feeling it would partially steal the spotlight from the long awaited conclusion of his series. See more
[Epilog Closing Narration. Viewers see a train speeding down the tracks. Inside one of the box cars, viewers see Fred Johnson, the one armed man
A free man, Fred Johnson, boarded a train that will take him east, to Indiana... to Stafford.
[Viewers then see another train, with Lt. Gerard sitting next to Richard Kimble, almost exactly as they sat on the fateful train ride that led to Kimble's escape
Hours later, two men boarded another train that will bring them to the same destination. For one ...