Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)
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Walker gets a sinking feeling in his guts when, after arresting two guys for trying to rob a club and shooting the bartender, Alex sets them free and won't give them a reason as to why it all happened.

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Tony Mordente

Writers:

Albert S. Ruddy (created by), Leslie Greif (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... Cordell Walker
Clarence Gilyard Jr. ... James Trivette (as Clarence Gilyard)
Noble Willingham ... C.D. Parker
Sheree J. Wilson ... Alex Cahill
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ... Uncle Ray Firewalker
Benjamin Mouton ... Mickey Flanders
Brady Bluhm ... Archie
Judith Hoag ... Lainie Flanders
Brian Thompson ... Leo Cale
Marco Rodríguez ... Agent Escalanti (as Marco Rodriguez)
Kim Morgan Greene ... Vickie Hurley
Brent Anderson ... Ted Hurley
Chad Hamilton Chad Hamilton ... Ricky
Brad Light ... Bully #1
Alex Morris ... Foreman (as Alex Allen Morris)
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Walker gets a sinking feeling in his guts when, after arresting two guys for trying to rob a club and shooting the bartender, Alex sets them free and won't give them a reason as to why it all happened.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Series regular Noble Willingham and guest star Brady Bluhm each appeared in a 1994 movie starring Jim Carrey. Willingham appeared in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and Bluhm appeared in "Dumb & Dumber." Neither actor had screen time with Jim Carrey in either film. Willingham also died on Jim Carrey's 42nd birthday-January 17, 2004. See more »

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Great episode with a sad ending.
30 December 2014 | by jsn_hylndSee all my reviews

Here we have another exciting and dramatic episode in which we saw Walker and Trivette battle the justice system and Walker and Alex get into a couple of heated arguments.

"Spoilers" Showing begins where Walker befriends a troubled kid named Archie who was getting chased by some bullies and he walks off with Walker to pick some flowers. Meanwhile, a couple of thug mechanics desire to go on a crime spree in which we see them walk into a strip joint, rob and terrorize everyone and then shoot a bartender after he tried to intervene and save his stripper sister. Walker and Trivette bust in and arrest them but are quickly let go because one of the creeps, Mickey Flanders, has a sister on the witness protection program and he is on it as well which means he is free from prosecution and this is where Walker and Alex really butt heads because Walker being the good moral man that he is does not want to let this killer go while Alex has to abide by the law. This whole ordeal causes a conflict between Walker and the F.B.I. As Walker tries desperately to convince Mickey's sister Lanie to drop Mickey from the program, Archie eventually stands up to the bullies. The showdown comes at Walker's ranch where Mickey and his thug Leo try to kill Walker and hold Archie (Who had been staying with Walker) hostage but Mickey's sister arrives and tries to calm her brother down but Mickey shoots his sister and Walker takes down Mickey. Lanie dies in Walker arms uttering her last words "it's not his fault" and Walker turns his head to Mickey asking "who's going to protect you now?".

Loved this episode as it has a couple of lines that I like including:

"It's the funny thing about bullies, they only pick on kids who are afraid of them"

"If you've never met a man who doesn't have a scar or 2, that means he never fought for anything he believed in".

The ending nearly brought a tear to my eye but at least the bad guy ends up paying for it now.


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