Tod, still alone, is working in Apache Junction, Arizona at a dog racing track. When two men rob and kill the owner, Tod joins the posse trailing into the desert/mountains. The hidden ... See full summary »
Tod, still alone, is working in Apache Junction, Arizona at a dog racing track. When two men rob and kill the owner, Tod joins the posse trailing into the desert/mountains. The hidden reason for the crime eventually comes out and makes Tod wonder "can people only make themselves important at the expense of others?". Written by
The title quotation is most likely taken from the Canute Laws of 1016 (England) written to govern ownership of Greyhounds (one figures prominently in the episode). The law read that if a Greyhound was found within the forest "the master or owner of the dog shall forfeit the dog and ten shillings to the king." See more »
[Tod's inner soliloquy, heard as a voice over on the sound track]
What made me come along? Why was I afraid not to go? Was it because I knew this was a moment I'd learn something important? Was I afraid to face it for whatever it was? All right, so what did I learn? That people can only make themselves important at the expense of others? These killings - were they murders? Were they sacrifices, each to a private reason, each to a hidden God? Do people really think that if they go ...
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I was a little offended with the Hollywood liberal spin. Before the the peace movement, Hollywood producers were already laying the groundwork for anti-guns and men of valor. Route 66; this episode especially is a sleeper. i was bored watching it and the only thing that stuck was the hidden anti-violence message. bringing in fugitives or defending yourself against a corrupt deputy is not unnecessary violence. it shouldn't be frowned against but accepted as necessary as real justice. Its not easy enforcing the law and it is very stressful. the producers of this show were only driving wedges between real justice and their own imaginations.
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