Tod and Buz, still out West, are separated as Tod accepts a short term job at Lake Havasu, Arizona helping to test an experimental boat motor. The main designer is driven and totally ... See full summary »

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Tod and Buz, still out West, are separated as Tod accepts a short term job at Lake Havasu, Arizona helping to test an experimental boat motor. The main designer is driven and totally immersed in the project - until his long-lost daughter turns up. Tod helps both the daughter and the engineer to come to grips with their lives. Written by dubchi

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Tod Stiles: [Tod's voice over while racing on the lake] Whoever fights the future has a mortal enemy, a faceless enemy, because the future has no being of its own. It steals its being from each man and once it's tricked him of his secrets it appears outside him. A predator he must meet. But it can be met and it can be vanquished if only he will reach out for it with open arms and a hungry heart.
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3/16/62 "Go Read the River"
9 June 2015 | by (N Syracuse NY) – See all my reviews

Arthur Hiller directed this visually poetic story about, of all things, racing speed boats. John Larch makes his third appearance in the series as a humorless, driven creator of speed boat engines who is preparing for a race that will demonstrate the superiority of his latest creation and set him up with lucrative contract offers from manufacturing companies. Todd has become his assistant.

Larch's estranged daughter shows up. But he refuses to see her both because he's focused on his amazing creation, (which he seems to value more than his human creation) and because he's still mad at her mother for leaving him with her. His wife has just died so she wants to reconnect with her father but won't tell him about the death of his wife because she wants him to connect with her of his own free will, not because he feels obligated. So she stays in her room and plays loud music, refusing to turn it down until her father comes to her.

She finally gives up and leaves just as the big race is about to begin. Todd tells Larch what she's doing and he hands the boat over to Todd as he goes to his daughter. The race has already started but thanks to Larch's superior engines, Todd quickly catches up and we see a shot from the air as the field parts and he motors on through them to take the lead, moving rapidly into the distance. Tod, in a voice-over, recites this poem as we see the boat charging forward:

Whoever fights the future has a mortal enemy A faceless enemy Because the future has no being of its own It steals its being from each man. And once it's tricked him of his secrets It appears outside him, waiting A predator he must meet.

But it can be met and it can be vanquished If you reach out with open arms and a hungry heart.

Russell Johnson plays the company's head mechanic. Of course he does- he'll be playing "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island in a couple years. Elizabeth McRae has a cameo as rival scientist who pretends to be drowning so the boat will stop and she can get a good look at it. Lois Smith, who played the beauty to Nehemiah Persoff's beast in the season 1 finale, "Incident on a Bridge", is the daughter. George Maharis appears briefly at the beginning and at the end, probably because he was busy filming the next episode while they were filming this one. It might have been fun to link the two and say that this was what Todd was off doing while Buz faced his crisis in that next episode.


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