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Re: THE FUGITIVE "STORM CENTER" DAVID JANSSEN BETHEL LESLIE MONDAY 2:00 A.M. EASTERN METV

@Tique  - thanks!  Technically I'm not a Fugitive "virgin".  I saw the show when it was originally on 50+ years ago.   I don't remember any of the episodes, except for the finale.  Guess it is like being a little bit pregnant - LOL!!

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The show is new to drizzella.
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I have a question, @Pearlee , @Tique , @twinsister , @drizzellla .  Also, although you haven't specifically critiqued this episode, @godi or @mousiegirl ,  if you have watched it, feel free to jump in.  (Hope I haven't left out anyone who's indicated they're watching along--  if I have, apologies!  I'll just say, if ANYONE saw this episode, and has an answer for me, do jump in.)

 

At first I thought Marcie was indicating that because "Montjoy" (I forget his first name) was dead, his bank account with a half million dollars in Brazil would be inaccessible to her.   That scheme she had of Kimble using his passport (there's that 'fluid' passport thing again) would have allowed them to access it.

 

But at other points, I thought she was assuming that even she alone, could get at it, maybe?

 

But mainly, I was left with the impression that she was kind of shrugging it off, and realizing she would have only the $25,000 cash in hand, with which to start her new life.

 

Thoughts?

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@Oznell. I didn't get the impression she thought she alone could get to that account. I agree with your "But mainly I was left with the impression...." sentence. Yes she did want Kimble to access it using the other guy's identity but remember, once she supposedly fell in love with Kimble 🙄 that "account" part of the story didn't matter much to her.
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@Oznell  - Good question.  I think it was more like what you said - she accepted the way things turned out and at least had the $25,000. Shrugging if ott and thinking "Oh well". Her reaction at the end reminded me of last week, when Gloria Grahame looked around the house one last time and sort of rolled her eyes and walked out.  

 

The bit about Kimble using the passport and her coming on to him several times was her way of getting the money through Kimble. 

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Oh, thank you, @Pearlee and @twinsister ,  that had bothered me.  The fact that both of you essentially agree on that point, tends to persuade me too!

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A little bit of trivia about The Fug.  I wondered why the two part finale was shown at the end of August, instead of the end of the regular season in June.  Back then TV shows ran from September through June, with repeats only in July and August. I found an interesting article on Vanity Fair.com about how the finale changed TV.  Turns out originally there was to be no finale, just leave viewers thinking Kimble would run forever. When one of the producers said it wouldn't be right to leave the viewers hanging after investing four years into the show, the higher ups agreed.  The condition was to wait until the show could charge the advertisers at the fall rate for their commercials, instead of the summer rerun rates. So August was chosen as the finale date.  As usual it's all about the money.  I'm probably the only to wonder about this, but mystery solved!  It's a quick article, and also mentions Diane Baker and Jacqueline Scott, if anyone is interested.

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@Pearlee wrote:
The show is new to drizzella.







Boy, you got that right. All I knew about the show was David Janssen was looking for a one armed man that killed his wife. I never saw one episode until this year.

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Very interesting, @twinsister .   I had heard the first part, about how they had had no plans for a finale (which does seem outrageous)--  but I never knew the specifics of why it was delayed, etc.  Incredible!

 

Imagine thinking it wasn't important to wrap things up, on what is, by many critics, considered to be the best American long running series ever devised.  And then, postponing the ending for such crass reasons!

 

Given the mercenary nature of TV, I guess we're just lucky the series ever got made, in the careful, craftsmanlike way that it was, in the first place!  A case of a crucial set of talented people coming together at just the right time, with just the right tantalizing subject, I guess....

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@twinsister Funny you mention all this. When I found those Diamond links on YouTube a few days ago I also ran across and watched one of that very producer being interviewed about convincing that network to have an ending for The Fuge. The network VIPs couldn't believe the public was so invested in a fictional Kimble character that anyone would care about wrapping up the show with an ending. The network was going to let poor Kimble just be on the run for eternity. I think the producer said that to convince the network, he rounded up the sponsors himself for an ending!