Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5

The Tide (1 Feb. 1973)

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When Caine is injured, a woman helps him and hides him. Caine finds himself attracted to her. But Caine doesn't know is that she has a plan; she wants to use him as a bargaining chip to get... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Sheriff Boggs
Amos Houlton
Wong Ti Lu
Su Yen Lu
Philip Ahn ...
Kenneth O'Brien ...
Mr. Jenkins (as Ken O'Brien)


When Caine is injured, a woman helps him and hides him. Caine finds himself attracted to her. But Caine doesn't know is that she has a plan; she wants to use him as a bargaining chip to get her father who's a prisoner in China, released. So she sends for her brother to help. But the Sheriff has plans of his own. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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1 February 1973 (USA)  »

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Brian Tochi's character Ho Fong would return in one episode, Kung Fu: The Stone (1973). See more »


When Sheriff Boggs shoots the bells with his rifle a shell casing is ejected onto his hat's brim. The casing is visible when he lowers his head when seen from the front, but in the reverse-angle shots when Sun-yen is speaking the shell casing disappears. When he walks away and tips his hat, the casing is also missing. See more »


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Love born of betrayal is better lost than lived
5 November 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favourite early episodes of the first season. It sets a dubious precedent that is revisited with disturbing regularity in later episodes, namely that of the Taoist priest in search of lurve!

Each flashback scene slowly informs the audience that this is to be a difficult attraction between Kwai Chang and the 'butterfly' Miss Liu. Beginning with betrayal and being framed, Kwai Chang is injured making him an easy prey to the butterfly. As Kaines injuries worsen whilst his compassion shines the 'butterfly' becomes drawn in by the monk's magnetism.

All is not roses however, what with a psychotic sheriff played by Andrew Duggan and Wong Ti played by Mako both after the monks 'hide'.

All nicely shot somewhere on the California coast.

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