The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Never Wave Goodbye: Part 1 

Kimble flees Los Angeles with a woman who loves him after checking out a lead on some one-armed man, but Lt. Gerard is right on their trail.


William A. Graham


Hank Searls, Roy Huggins (created by)




Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / Jeff Cooper
Susan Oliver ... Karen Christian
Robert Duvall ... Eric Christian
Lee Philips ... Dr. Ray Brooks
Will Kuluva ... Lars Christian
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard
Rachel Ames ... Ann Gerard
Harry Bartell ... Clement 'Clem' Palmer
Paul Birch ... Captain Carpenter
Henry Beckman ... Airplane Passenger
Edward Holmes Edward Holmes ... Fugitive Detail Lieutenant


Settled in Santa Barbara as an apprentice sail maker, Dr. Kimble falls for Karen, the niece of his boss. They become romantically involved. There's a lot that keeps him here. His boss likes him, Karen loves him, and even Karen's old flame likes him. The only one who resents his presence is Eric, another worker who was brought up by the boss since age 12. But Gerard and Kimble cross paths in Los Angeles, and while Kimble was able to elude him, he knows that Gerard is on his trail. He confides In Karen, and wonders whether he should keep running, or try to fool Gerard by staying in one place.

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Did You Know?


Guest star Robert Duvall later appeared in The Conversation (1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979) with Harrison Ford; and The Betsy (1978) and Lonesome Dove (1989) with Tommy Lee Jones. Ford and Jones played the leads in the film The Fugitive (1993). See more »


Dr. Ray Brooks: Say, where'd you learn to tie a knot like that?
Dr. Richard Kimble: I don't know. I just always have.
Dr. Ray Brooks: Did you ever study medicine?
Dr. Richard Kimble: Would I be learning how to make sails if I'd studied medicine, Doctor?
Dr. Ray Brooks: You would've made a good surgeon.
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Theme from The Fugitive
Music by Pete Rugolo
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Never Wave Goodbye: Part 1
23 July 2020 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Just as in the first episode. Kimble posing as Jeff Cooper has a woman fallen for him. She is Karen Christian the daughter of sail repair firm in a small west coast seaside town.

Kimble knows it is time to depart soon. Karen and her elderly ill uncle who owns the company wants him to stay.

The only one who dislikes Kimble is Eric (Robert Duvall) who rather wishes Karen fancied him instead.

The main difference from the first episode is that Kimble hears of a one armed man in jail in LA.

With a chance to clear his name and find happiness with Karen he goes off to see him. Only to discover Gerard has also done the same thing.

Both Kimble and Gerard come across each other and Gerard gives chase. The completion being that Karen has also come to LA.

This episode also shows Gerard's home life. I think his little boy is never going to go fishing with his dad.

The chase scenes between the pair breaks up the formula a bit. It seems Kimble is always going to have a woman falling for him with another man jealously objecting to the relationship.

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8 October 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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