The Loner: Season 1, Episode 1

An Echo of Bugles (18 Sep. 1965)

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William Colton rides into a town one month after Appomatox. Inside, there is a young man, not much more than a boy, who is talking really tough. An old man fresh out of a prison camp is ... See full summary »

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William Colton
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Jody Merriman
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Nichols
Joe Haworth ...
Sergeant
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Colonel
Lou Krugman ...
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Young Confederate Boy
Gregg Palmer ...
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Stephen Roberts ...
Doctor
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William Colton rides into a town one month after Appomatox. Inside, there is a young man, not much more than a boy, who is talking really tough. An old man fresh out of a prison camp is there as well. The old man, Ab Nichols, fought for the Confederacy, and is offended when the young drunk, Jody Merriman, desecrates the Confederate flag. That's when Colton gets involved. As he fights for this man's honor, he remembers back to the last day of the Civil War and another young man he came face-to-face with. Written by Michelle

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William Colton: Son, you got two places to go. First to a doctor to get that cleaned out. Then to a minister to thank the good Lord that you're still breathing.
Jody Merriman: You could've gone six inches lower. You could've killed me. You had your chance. What happened?
William Colton: I had my chance once before.
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I loved the barroom scene!
27 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must say that this was certainly a very dramatic way to start this short-lived series. Tony Bill did an excellent job acting out this scene. I can only imagine how hot things were just after the war. This old man, I'm sure, wasn't as old as he looked. After all, prison camp turned many young men into old men.

Also, the scene where Colton killed the young confederate boy...16 or 17 years old...that made me stop and think, because I'm sure many found themselves in such a position. The war was over, yet Colton hadn't received word yet...not until AFTER he had run the boy though. I cannot even imagine the emotions that go through a person when they learn that they killed a man when they didn't have to. What did he say a one point? Five minutes later and it would have been called murder...

Anyways, for a first episode, I was very impressed! It's probably one of my favorites, because it's the one I remember the most after watching them a couple years ago...


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