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Justice - May 11, 1965 

Having leaped into a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Sam must save the life of a civil rights worker.

Director:

Rob Bowman

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Toni Graphia
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Lisa Waltz ... Lilly
Michael Beach ... Nathaniel Simpson
Fran Bennett Fran Bennett ... Ada Simpson
Dirk Blocker ... Tom
Glenn Morshower ... Grady
Lee Weaver Lee Weaver ... Mr. Thompson
Jacob Gelman ... Cody
Noble Willingham ... Gene
Charlie Holliday ... Sheriff Otis
Steve Blackwood ... Leon
Michael Craig Patterson Michael Craig Patterson ... Jim
Glenn Edden Glenn Edden ... Clyde
Jullian Roy Doster Jullian Roy Doster ... Child #1
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Sam leaps into Clyde just as he is being initiated into the Klu Klux Klan. The head of the local clan chapter is Clyde's father-in-law and he's the head of the 'hunting club', as it's publicly referred to, to please his wife as much as anything. Al tells Sam that he's there to save Nathaniel Simpson, who happens to be the son of Clyde's maid, Ada. Nathaniel is active in getting African-Americans registered for the upcoming election but in 1965, the KKK has no qualms about shutting up what they see as troublemakers - permanently. Sam is disgusted with the whole thing and is prepared to put his life on the line to support Nathaniel. Written by garykmcd

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TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1991 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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In the teaser at the end of the previous episode (Hurricane) the Klan member initiating Sam states "by the powers vested in me as a Royal Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan..." but in the same scene at the start of Justice, he states "by the powers vested in me as the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan..." See more »

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Dr. Sam Beckett: Terror, like the night, knows no boundaries.
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Wow that was a powerful episode
8 August 2013 | by AvaAva3See all my reviews

This episode is well written, and the casting and acting was great, as usual with this show. This was a exceptionally powerful episode, especially if you've been following the series. In season 1 the episode "The color of truth," takes place in Alabama as well, and deals with racial tensions prior to the civil rights movement, but in this episode "Justice" some of the most grim aspects of reality in the south during the 1950's are directly addressed. Both of these episodes are historically accurate, and provide a great message of peace, justice, and unity. As well as standing up for what's right, and having courage. This is definitely one of the most high energy, emotionally charged episodes in the series.


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