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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The coastal setting is clearly a southern California location. Evidence is the distinctive silhouette of Santa Catalina Island, which is 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. See more »


When Houlton rides into town ahead of Caine to see the Sheriff, an high voltage transmission tower can be seen on a hill behind the town, directly above the "Ideal Restaurant". 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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