Gunsmoke: Season 18, Episode 21

Kimbro (12 Feb. 1973)

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Adam Kimbro, Matt Dillon's mentor as a lawman, is down on his luck. He's a lush, cleaning horse stalls for his next meal. Kimbro takes a short term job as a deputy with Matt, where he must face the kind of man he has become.

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Adam Kimbro, Matt Dillon's mentor as a lawman, is down on his luck. He's a lush, cleaning horse stalls for his next meal. Kimbro takes a short term job as a deputy with Matt, where he must face the kind of man he has become.

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Matt tries to help an aging lawman
18 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an episode that I really wanted to like with the likes of John Anderson playing the lead character- it had to be a nice show. But while watching the show it seemed to dip into things that really slowed down the story making it less of a value than expected.

Adam Kimbro (John Anderson) a former US Marshal is down on his luck. He use to be one of the better lawmen in the west (even teaching Matt Dillon about being a lawmen) but now was let go from his job due to his age and living his life as a drunk bum. Matt sees a little bit of himself in the aging lawman and wants to give him some self-confidence. So Matt hired Kimbro for three days as they will bring gold from a mining company into the Dodge bank.

Here is where the story kind of gets away as the cleaned up Kimbro sees things and people in the mining town and wonders what his life would have been if he was not a lawman. It was apparent that the writer was trying to but Kimbro and Dillon's life on a parallel path- but it never really played that way.

On the way back to Dodge some bandits are waiting. And we get to see Kimbro and Matt working together to get the load to Dodge as the story gets interesting again.

Nothing really wrong with the story but was expecting more from the writer. But with that said the show was a nice way to spend an hour. Just wish they could have made the middle as interesting as the beginning and the end.


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