Tod and Linc, in Maine, encounter a "long-lost son". Tod works with the man's abandoned wife, Linc with the man's hated father. The son has old grudges and cannot be reasoned with. He is ...
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Tod and Linc, in Maine, encounter a "long-lost son". Tod works with the man's abandoned wife, Linc with the man's hated father. The son has old grudges and cannot be reasoned with. He is especially obsessed with doing his father harm and causes a violent feud before challenging his father to a fight to the death. Written by
10/25/63 "Build Your Houses With Their Backs to the Sea" (spoilers)
They are now back in Maine, (I have been unable to discern a reason why the producers or network refused to show these episodes in the order in which they are filmed). Pat Hingle plays a lobster boat captain, (a role he would also play on "Murder She Wrote" about 30 years later). William Shatner plays his estranged son, who has returned to town to confront his father over the death of his brother, who had always been scared to go to sea and find out that his wife, (Louise Sorel), has had a baby in his absence.
Shatner spends the episode wandering around town giving poetic speeches about the grimness of life. Sorel seeks acceptance by Hingle and his family. Finally, Shatner and Hingle take to sea in a rowboat, which is later found empty. And that, believe it or not is the end of the story. They were swallowed up in a sea of mutual contempt, or something like that. Shatner in no way resembles the grizzled Hingle and his obviously literate character hardly seems like the son of a lobster fisherman.
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