The Incredible Hulk (1977–1982)
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A Solitary Place 

In Mexico, David 'Baily' has secluded himself from other people to keep his rage in check. But Gail Collins, another doctor on the run stumbles upon his hiding place. Now McGee and others are looking for both of them.

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Jeffrey Hayden

Writers:

Kenneth Johnson (developed for television by), Jim Tisdale | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Bill Bixby ... Dr. David Banner
Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee
Lou Ferrigno ... The Incredible Hulk
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Gail Collins
Jerry Douglas ... Frank Malone
Hector Elias ... Raul
Bruce Wright ... Richard Sloan
Tony Melendez Tony Melendez ... Pablo
Jay Varela ... Ramon
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In Mexico, David 'Baily' has secluded himself from other people to keep his rage in check. But Gail Collins, another doctor on the run stumbles upon his hiding place. Now McGee and others are looking for both of them.

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Trivia

Kathryn Leigh Scott's character is named Gail Collins. The last name is an obvious nod to her years spent as a cast member of the classic Gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows." See more »

Goofs

Running down a road, Kathryn Leigh Scott completely wipes out. She stays put for a couple of seconds (most likely awaiting the Director's instructions - which apparently were to continue), then gets back up, continuing the run. See more »

Quotes

Gail Collins: Has being stranded with me out here been that bad?
Dr. David Bruce Banner: Don't be coy. You're very attractive. I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't tempted. But this is not a desert island fantasy.
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Edited from The Incredible Hulk: Married (1978) See more »

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Captures the essence of the Hulk in a way no other episode did
1 May 2017 | by flarefan-81906See all my reviews

This episode really is something special. This is apparent right from the opening scene, which shows that David has done what viewers were probably wondering why he didn't do earlier: left civilization entirely, thus removing any chance of the Hulk doing harm. At least, that's the theory. The episode cheats in proving his theory wrong, since the trouble all starts with another fugitive, Dr. Gail Collins, just happening to stumble upon his hut miles deep in the Mexican woods. But that's okay; this episode is still unique and brilliant.

Dr. Collins is a famous neurosurgeon, and when a patient died on her table, she was charged with falsifying the patient's written permission to operate. Though innocent, guilt prompted her to flee. David refutes her guilt: "You tried to save her because you're a surgeon, and a human being. And you failed. Because you're a surgeon, and a human being." It's a great line, and it's doubtful that anyone could have delivered it as movingly as Bixby does.

Yet for once, David is not the pure righteous hero. He's right about Gail, but he's plainly a hypocrite in the matter, failing to acknowledge that he is hiding from his problems just as much as she. It also seems rather unfair that even after Gail spills her dark guilty secret, he still refuses to tell her about his being the Hulk. But does all of this make David even a bit less sympathetic? Nope. It just shows that like everyone else on the show, David Banner is a flawed human being in need of a little steering in the right direction.

The episode climaxes with another break from series formula: a long overdue demonstration that the Hulk *is* dangerous, a reminder of the price that will be paid if David doesn't find a cure for himself, and a message for us all that when we give up on ourselves, we often hurt other people as much as ourselves.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1979 (USA) See more »

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