Three years ago Barbara Webb was secretary and reporter for Herb Malone, editor of Baker City, Michigan's lead newspaper. She and Herb were lovers and planned to marry, but when a man named Wilcoxon was kidnapped, Barbara's aggressive reporting led to the publication of information that led to his death. Malone had no choice but to fire Barbara even though they're both still in love, and she moved out of town to a job with a national wire service in Dayton, Ohio. Now she has returned to cover a police roundup in the wake of a murder, and when she spots Fred Johnson, she remembers the Richard Kimble case and snaps a photo of Johnson that is published around the country and smokes out both Kimble and Lt. Gerard. When Kimble appears at the jail, Johnson recognizes him and escapes. Barbara helps Kimble pursue Johnson when he steals a car and tries to race through hilly terrain, but he loses control and crashes, falling out of the car as it rolls down a steep embankment. Unconscious, ... Written by
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[Gerard confronts Herb Malone after Malone is caught driving Barbara Webb's car - to draw Gerard away from Barbara as she helps Richard Kimble save Fred Johnson's life]
I hope you enjoyed your ride tonight, Mr. Malone, because it's going to cost you.
You'd have a very hard time proving I broke any law and you know it. Now I've been a newspaper man almost as long as you've been a cop, Lieutenant, and I'm not easy to intimidate.
We both know something else. If that woman seen with Kimble was ...
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This is a key episode in the saga of "The Fugitive". A reporter, (Janis Rule) takes a picture of some suspects being held for a heinous crime and one of them is the one armed man Kimble remembers seeing. Kimble shows up- and so does Gerard. The one-armed man, (we find out his name is Fred Johnson) bolts and Kimble, aided by the reporter, goes after him. There's an accident and Kimble and the reporter rescue Johnson and hold up in an out-of-season camp with some first aid facilities. Kimble has to use all his medical skills to try to save Johnson so he can get him to confess.
At one point he asks him if he killed his wife and Johnson nods his head. Kimble almost collapses in emotion. He's reached his goal but beholds the killer of his wife and the cause of all his problems. But Johnson could wake up and deny it: he needs something in writing. When both Kimble and Johnson are asleep, the reporter fakes a Johnson's signature on a confession as the police close in so she can get a story. For a time Kimble thinks he'll be a free man but holds back from turning himself in after the police have Johnson. Then he calls Gerard and finds out that he's still a fugitive.
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