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Old 04-07-2021, 07:28 AM   #511
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Sheriff Morris stops by while Chuck unloads hay bales and tells him that he is looking for a fugitive named Kimble who is wanted for murder. This piques Chuck's interest, a man on the run with every cop looking for him. But Morris tells Chuck to "stick to his beer", the police will catch him eventually.

Chuck grabs a hay bale with the hooks and plows on into the side of the bale with determination. The image is symbolic. He gets ideas. Does he feel slighted by being asked to simply "stick to his beer" rather than being allowed in on the catch of a dangerous criminal?
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That night, Kimble gathers kindling wood for a fire at a cabin he and Sister have found on the road. While Sister Veronica prepares a simple meal, Kimble checks out the window. She says he must stop looking out, they have nothing to fear here. Kimble finds it ironic that a completely furnished cabin is "provided" just for them. Naturally, Sister Veronica finds this another blessing.

She delves into Kimble's curious set of circumstances and is able to deduce certain things about him, a man "without roots". Kimble corrects her in that she is wrong to think she is able to "figure things out" simply by how they look or other factors. His appearance in her situation was a fluke. But she is able to look deeper into the mind of this so-called "realist": Perhaps she is "naive" but she is able to see his pain. She detects clearly that he is running. This is not so much due to "providence" for her but for him as well: He must face that he is running from something and that he must confront it. The time is now. If he could only tell her the reason for his running.
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I like the show very much, but these are not facts they are plot summaries. Why not just post these good photos in the photo section of the forum? Reviews would be nice to read. But if others would do plot summaries of every episode of their favorite shows the forum would clog up and be taken over by only that.
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I like the show very much, but these are not facts they are plot summaries. Why not just post these good photos in the photo section of the forum? Reviews would be nice to read. But if others would do plot summaries of every episode of their favorite shows the forum would clog up and be taken over by only that.
That is true, the vast majority of these are plot summaries. I felt that to use these images was to add context to the meaning of 'The Fugitive' and its characters, what drove them and how to understand them. I could use them in a forum setting but it felt easier to use them this way. I have been able to point to various facts and salient points about the show in this way, but your point is worth considering.
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The hobo at the Ravenna station tells the officers what happened at the train switching yard of his encounter with Kimble. They let him go. But the lieutenant tells Morris he will extend the city limits into the mountains, depicted in the photo on the wall, in order to catch Kimble.
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The next morning, as Kimble and Sister Veronica prepare to leave, he looks out the window. To his alarm, he sees three Mexican men armed with guns ambush the cabin aiming and ready to shoot.

The three men, led by one gunman played by Rudolfo Hoyos, who would appear on several episodes of 'The Fugitive', enter the cabin. The lead gunman accuses Kimble of breaking and entering. He announces that he and his partners are caretakers hired to watch for intruders. When he threatens to turn Kimble in to the police, Kimble offers money, to which the gunman considers a bribe.
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Sister Veronica then enters and greets them. She explains their situation about needing lodging while on their journey. The three men become immediately reverent and apologetic about the misunderstanding.

The first man says that he and his partners have not been able to travel to church for several weeks and that they need to be led in prayer. She replies that their prayers can be heard from above. But in the one so close to God, he explains, their prayers would have more meaning. They kneel and cross themselves.

After a moment, Sister Veronica is quite humbled by this. She speaks up. She instructs Kimble for their meager funds. She tells them that this will buy bus fare to church in town. She says that the cabin will be straightened up as before. The men are amazed at her response. Not quite the lightning bolt experience as expected.

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I always enjoyed seeing Percy Helton in any TV or movie. Little has ever been written about him. I didn't know Rudolfo Hoyos by name, but he was in, and was very good, the bleakest episode I ever saw. The one where the episode starts with Kimble walking through the rain to his job on the midnight shift. Kimble is almost totally defeated at that point and the narrator points that out. It may be the saddest moment i've ever seen on any TV show. Hoyos character tells "Steve" that he had recently signed in with a different name, Kimble, and the cops were asking about him. It's a fine moment of acting by Hoyos and Janssen and also great writing.
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I always enjoyed seeing Percy Helton in any TV or movie. Little has ever been written about him. I didn't know Rudolfo Hoyos by name, but he was in, and was very good, the bleakest episode I ever saw. The one where the episode starts with Kimble walking through the rain to his job on the midnight shift. Kimble is almost totally defeated at that point and the narrator points that out. It may be the saddest moment i've ever seen on any TV show. Hoyos character tells "Steve" that he had recently signed in with a different name, Kimble, and the cops were asking about him. It's a fine moment of acting by Hoyos and Janssen and also great writing.
I saw Percy Helton on the current episode and always thought, this guy has a familiar, distinctive voice. Kind of raspy, high-pitched. It seemed that I had seen him in various places on 60's television shows.

I always thought that the opening scene where Hoyos plays Kimble's co-worker was very bleak for Kimble. Not a place where one wanted to be, walking in heavy rain to your all-night diner job at 2:00 AM where you are just at the very end of your rope. That was a very effective scene, one of the scenes that stays with you. Kimble was definitely at his breaking point where he can no longer think clearly.
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Kimble watches the men leave. Finally Kimble insists on answers as to what just happened. Sister Veronica refuses to comment, but Kimble announces that the time has come to discuss these matters of "faith" against all their odds. Why, he asks, did she not offer prayers for these men when they called upon her? Why did she turn them down?

Kimble senses that her meeting with Father Kerrigan in Sacramento is not at all something she wants to do, that she dreads it. At last she tells the truth: She tells Kimble that she is going to tell Father Kerrigan of her decision to renounce her vows and leave the sisterhood. Kimble finds this incredulously ironic-- they have been getting by on all this "faith", that all that has happened had been somehow "divinely ordained".

Kimble says that that faith and hope of hers had an impact on him, that it was bringing back something deep within him from years past, a fire inside he thought he had lost. But now it's just empty words from someone giving up.
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Sister Veronica explains that she is not a "quitter", but is one person who has failed in her duties before God to accomplish even the smallest tasks. She says that she only has memories of empty faces and the inability to communicate.

Kimble is livid that Sister Veronica has expected some sort of grandiose display of miracles of biblical proportions. How can she simply think that she has had no impact on the lives of those she has taught?

She begins to tell the story of one such young man, a Native American teen, who came to her school where she taught and would engage in discussions long into the night after he had been drinking and misbehaving. This was his moment of peace for him, a safe place in the school library, the moment of connection to something higher, she had become his confidant who would seek absolution. The moments of contrition and unburdening his heart would come repeatedly every night, until one time she refused to answer his call at the door. Feeling he needed to stand up on his own, she chose not to be a "crutch", that he had to face his problems on his own. He left, and that was the last she saw of him.

With heavy heart she says that she will never see the young man, Hosoni, Navajo for "peace" and "right thinking", because he was executed in Sing Sing. He had come to her for help and she had failed him.
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