Classic TV Episodes: The Fugitive – The Judgement Part II

The Fugitive was one of the great TV shows of the sixties, so well remembered that a big screen outing in 1993 with Harrison Ford in the lead was a major hit and was quickly followed by a TV remake.

Here though it’s back to the original and the very final episode of the series. After a four-year marathon of running and chasing and hiding — always one step ahead of the tireless Lieutenant Gerard (Barry Morse) and one step behind the nefarious one-armed man (Bill Raisch) — how would it end for Dr. Richard Kimble (the fabulous David Jannsen)?

On a warm Tuesday night, 25.7 million American households tuned in to find out. What they got was a flashback to a senseless murder; a cowardly eyewitness who could have cleared Kimble; a suspenseful fight atop a tower in an abandoned amusement park; a confession; and, ironically, Kimble’s obsessed pursuer, who becomes his sharpshooting rescuer. “The Judgment, Part II” was one of those rare TV events that the whole country seemed to share.

Original Airdate: August 29, 1967

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.