Matt Dillon boards a train looking for a fugitive named McCabe wanted for robbery. When he finds him, McCabe, with a woman at gunpoint forces Dillon to make a deal. Dillon agrees and they ... See full summary »

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Dan Kemp ...
John McCabe
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Clay White
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Dobie McCabe
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Abigail Hartly (as Marie Cheatam)
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Matt Dillon boards a train looking for a fugitive named McCabe wanted for robbery. When he finds him, McCabe, with a woman at gunpoint forces Dillon to make a deal. Dillon agrees and they set off for McCabe's farm where his wife lays dying. She dies before they arrive and McCabe's son Dodie feels nothing but anger and bitterness towards his father for leaving them alone all these years. Dodie alerts the nearby town, where he is wanted for a far more serious crime, that his father is back. Written by tomtrekp

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30 November 1970 (USA)  »

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A dud from the word go!
5 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The episode begins as Matt is searching a train for a robbery suspect named John McCabe. When he approaches McCabe he grabs a woman and holds her at gunpoint. McCabe makes a deal with Marshal Dillon, he agrees to release the woman and hand over the gun if Matt will agree to let him visit a location before heading to jail. With the gun at the woman's neck, Matt agrees with the deal.

The location where they are going is to McCabe old house where his wife and child, Dobie, still live. His wife is in dying and he hopes to see her before time is up. But when he arrives she had just died a few hours earlier. His son, Dobie, blames his father for her death and will be happy to see his father hang. But Matt tells him that it is only robbery and more than likely he will get five years. So Dobie rides into a neighboring town where they have been wanting to hang McCabe for years. A group of citizens take it upon themselves to ride out and arrest McCabe. And now there is a difference between the town and Matt. The town is bound to hang McCabe all thanks to his son.

Much of the episode is devoted to Dobie hearing his father's side of the story on why he left and the feeling Dobie has for his father. It was suppose to be a tender moment where a young boy finally understands his father- but in turn it was a poor daffy explanation that the viewer is suppose to accept without cause or reason. All it really did was make an obnoxious Dobie character more annoying and whiny than ever (if that was possible). Not one of the best acted or entertaining shows from the collection.


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