|Country of origin
|No. of episodes
|September 14, 1965 –
April 26, 1966
The third season of The Fugitive originally aired Tuesdays at 10:00-11:00 pm on ABC from September 14, 1965 to April 26, 1966. The season was released through two volumes on Region 1 DVDs, with the first volume (containing the first 15 episodes) being released on October 27, 2009 and Volume 2 being released on December 8, 2009.
|Original air date
|"Wings of an Angel"
|William A. Graham
|S : Otto King
S/T : Don Brinkley
|September 14, 1965
Kimble is riding on a bus when the police stop it to capture an escaped convict, who takes a woman hostage. Kimble disarms the man, but gets stabbed during the struggle while the convict is shot dead. Not knowing his true identity, the police treat Kimble as a hero and transport him to a prison hospital for treatment. When two inmates recognize Kimble, they threaten to reveal his identity unless he assists them in their drug-smuggling scheme.Guest Stars: Lin McCarthy as Warden Maddox, Greg Morris as Mickey Deming, Harold Gould as Dr. Willis, and Sue Randall as Nurse Thompson.
|"Middle of a Heat Wave"
Lake City, New York
|September 21, 1965
Kimble breaks up with a local woman he has been dating, Laurel Harper, and she angrily storms out of the bar they are in and into the night. The next morning, Laurel is found on an abandoned road unconscious and badly beaten. While she is taken to a hospital for treatment, Laurel's paranoid and suspicious sister, Sheila, convinces the police to hold Kimble for questioning.Guest Stars: J.D. Cannon as Sheriff Todd Collison, Carol Rossen as Laurel Harper, John Lasell as Frank, Paul Comi as the First Deputy, Sarah Marshall as Sheila Pettie, James Doohan as the Doctor, and Mimi Dillard as the Waitress.
|"Crack in a Crystal Ball"
|Richard Levinson & William Link
St. Anne & Spring City, Minnesota
|September 28, 1965
Sal Mitchell is a scam artist posing as a psychic who goes on TV to prove that he knows where Kimble will appear next after he recognizes Kimble working at a gas station. The con artist's girlfriend, Joan, then contacts Kimble by pretending to know the whereabouts of the one-armed man hoping Kimble will go to a place they say he is so the police can arrest him.Guest Stars: Larry Blyden as Sal Mitchell, J. Pat O'Malley as Mr. McBride, and Joanna Moore as Joan Mitchell.
|"Trial by Fire"
|October 5, 1965
Kimble telephones his sister, Donna, and she reveals that she had received a letter from James Eckhardt, a former U.S. Army captain who also saw the one-armed man fleeing from the Kimble's house on the night of Helen's murder. Concerned about cranks, Donna had a private detective verify that Eckhardt is legitimate, and Kimble meets with him in Chicago. Eckhardt had been reluctant to testify for Kimble but upon meeting him - and seeing the man genuinely needs his help - agrees to testify. Kimble's lawyer Burton Green who defended him during the trial meets with Eckhardt and is positive that his testimonial is legit. He advises Kimble to turn himself in so he can begin work on an appeal. However Kimble refuses as he is determined to find the one armed man first. Unbeknownst to them, a convict in prison for drug dealing comes forward as a witness and reveals to Gerard that he used to sell morphine to Eckhardt and that Eckhardt was on his way to see him that night to buy some drugs, which is enough for Gerard to discredit Eckhardt's testimony. When Donna, and her lawyer Burt Green learn of this, Donna must contact Eckhardt to have him stop Kimble from turning himself in.
Guest Stars: Marion Ross as Marion Eckhardt, Charles Aidman as Capt. James Eckhardt, Frank Aletter as Burton Green, Tommy Rettig as J.J. Eickhardt, Chris Alcaide as Lieutenant Horvath, and Jacqueline Scott as Donna Taft.• Barry Morse appears in this episode.
|"Conspiracy of Silence"
|William D. Gordon
62 miles from
|October 12, 1965
While working as a steward at a remote desert resort, Kimble is unaware that the area is a top-secret government test site for chemical weapons. When Kimble tries to leave, he gets mistaken for a spy by Major Beck, the head of the project. When several staff members, including the staff physician, suffer from a resulting chemical explosion, Kimble is forced to care for the wounded, unaware that Beck still plans to turn him into the army general leading the project.Guest Stars: Donald Harron as Major Christopher Beck and Malachi Throne as David Jones.
|"Three Cheers for Little Boy Blue"
|T : Harry Kronman
S/T : Chester Krumholz
|October 19, 1965
Kimble is working as a chauffeur for George Forster, a successful contractor who returns to his small Midwestern home town with big plans for the community. Kimble discovers that one of the townspeople is planning to kill Forster and he must find out who it is.Guest Stars: Richard Anderson as George Forster, Ed Asner as Roy Malinek, Fay Spain as Mona Keel, Milton Selzer as Ben Willoughby, Vaughn Taylor as Arvin Keel, and DeForest Kelley as Charlie.
|"All the Scared Rabbits"
|T : Norman Lessing
S/T : William Bast
Dos Palos, New Mexico
|October 26, 1965
Kimble responds to a newspaper ad for a driver and is hired to drive Peggy Franklin and her 10-year-old daughter, Nancy, to California. What Kimble does not realize is that Peggy has abducted Nancy from her ex-husband, a pathologist named Dean Franklin. Before leaving, Nancy removes a rabbit from Dean's research lab, unaware that the rabbit has meningitis. When Nancy contracts the sickness, Kimble risks keeping his secret safe to save the little girl.Guest Stars: Suzanne Pleshette as Peggy Franklin, Liam Sullivan as Dean Franklin, and R.G. Armstrong as Marshal Matt Peters.
|"An Apple a Day"
|Daniel B. Ullman
Bradley, Briar County,
|November 2, 1965
Running from the police, Kimble hides out at a farm owned by a local country doctor, named Josephus Adams, who treats his patients with honey and a reassuring word. After one elderly woman under Adams care dies from a protracted bronchial infection, an angry Kimble intervenes and tries to help the patients. In the meantime, Adams wife, Marianne, stumbles upon Kimble's identity and tries to use that to her own advantage. When Adams teenage niece, Sharon, falls into a coma after having an allergic reaction to a bee stings, Kimble risks his freedom to take her away from Adams to a hospital for treatment.Guest Stars: Arthur O'Connell as Josephus Adams, Kim Darby as Sharon Wolfe, and Sheree North as Marianne Adams.
|"Landscape with Running Figures"
Wichita, Fredonia &
|November 16, 1965
November 23, 1965
An exhausted Kimble, more disconsolate than ever before, screws up and signs his real name (rather than his alias) on a timesheet. In response, Lt. Gerard must cut short a vacation with his wife Marie to follow the lead, and Marie becomes fed up enough with her husband's obsession with Kimble, which has hindered their marriage. As Gerard monitors the dragnet from police headquarters, Marie decides to leave her husband, and winds up on the same bus with a demoralized Kimble, due to the fact many buses are not running because so many roads are underwater from a flood. When the bus crashes, Marie suffers from a head injury, resulting in temporary blindness. Kimble and Marie, both travelling under false names, are unaware of each other's true identities, and drive off together, in search of medical help for Marie.
Kimble and Marie Gerard, who is still blind and helpless, arrive in Tilden, a town which has been evacuated because of flood warnings. While waiting for help in the abandoned town, Kimble and Marie are menaced by a trio of sadistic teenagers. After the teens leave, Marie finally realizes who Kimble is, after Kimble mentions, in passing, the motto for the local paper in his old hometown. Through a telephone switchboard, she is able to contact her husband and ask for help, but after initially planning to delay Kimble until he is captured, she is finally found out by Kimble. Barry Morse appears in this two-part episode.
|"Set Fire to a Straw Man"
Tracton, New Jersey
|November 30, 1965
Kimble reluctantly becomes involved with Stella Savano, the sister of George Savano, who runs the trucking company where Kimble works. Stella is an emotionally disturbed woman with a dangerous obsession with Johnny, the adopted eight-year-old son of Jesse Stangel, Kimble's co-worker. Kimble learns that Stella is actually Johnny's mother, but Stella becomes so delusional that she thinks that Kimble is Johnny's father, and that the three are destined to be together as a family -- a dangerous proposition for Kimble, who has been warned by his boss to stay away from Stella.Guest Stars: Edward Binns as George Savano, Joseph Campanella as Jesse Stangel, Diana Hyland as Stella Savano, Clint Howard as Johnny Stangel, and Shelley Morrison as Ginny.
|"Stranger in the Mirror"
Sona Falls, Washington
|December 7, 1965
Kimble is working as a custodian for the Saturday Morning Camp, a weekend camp run by Tony and Carole Burnell. Things become complicated when two police officers are found beaten to death near the camp. The police recruit Tony, a former policeman, to interrogate a local juvenile delinquent who is the main suspect in the killings. Tony, however, reluctantly begins to suspect Kimble, after a box containing the badges of the murdered policemen shows up in Kimble's apartment. Unknown to everyone, the real killer is Tony, who has been murdering police officers during blackouts, and has no memory of the killings afterwards. Subconsciously, Tony blames the police for the death of his father, a policeman who was sent to prison on a trumped-up murder charge and then killed by dirty cops during a prison riot.Guest Stars: Norman Fell as Lt. Green, William Shatner as Tony Burnell, and Julie Sommars as Carole Burnell.
|"The Good Guys and the Bad Guys"
Drover City, Montana
|December 14, 1965
In the small town of Drover City, Montana, Kimble stumbles onto the annual vigilante roundup, an event where locals hunt down anybody not wearing Western cowboy clothing. After being lassoed, Kimble is held "prisoner" in the local school cafeteria where the dance hall is. Meanwhile, Gerard arrives in the area after hearing reports of Kimble's spotting and has the state police set up roadblocks outside the town before entering the town and looking for the fugitive himself. Gerard shows Kimble's mug shot to Charley Judd, the town marshal who recognizes Kimble. Charley mistakenly thinks there's a reward on Kimble, so he sends Gerard away on a false lead and has his girlfriend, Laura, transport Kimble to the real jail at the police station.
Guest Stars: Earl Holliman as Charley Judd, Collin Wilcox as Laura, and Bruce Dern as Hank.
• Barry Morse appears in this episode.
|"End of the Line"
|William A. Graham
Raiford & Fort Scott,
|December 21, 1965
After losing his wallet, Kimble steals another wallet to pay for his train fare. The wallet belongs to R.T. Unger, who owns a local dairy. Kimble works as a dishwasher at a local diner in order to repay the debt, but when Unger finds his wallet missing, he calls the police. Kimble goes to Unger's house and gives back the wallet and money to Unger's daughter, Betty Jo, who is pregnant by Neil, a disreputable youth who works at Unger's dairy. Unger offers Neil $500 to leave town, but when Neil demands $1,000, their argument turns into a fistfight where Kimble walks in and sees Neil kill Unger.Guest Stars: Crahan Denton as R.T. Unger, James Hong as Hee, Barbara Dana as Benny Jo Unger, and Andrew Prine as Neil Hollis.
|"When the Wind Blows"
|December 28, 1965
In rural Wyoming, Kimble seeks refuge from the local constable at a small motel run by Lois Carter, a young widow who hires him as a handyman. Kimble soon befriends Lois' savant son Kenny, who protects Kimble from the police when they arrive looking for him.Guest Stars: Georgann Johnson as Lois Carter, Greg Mullavy as Carl Ritter, Harry Townes as Russ Atkinson, and Johnny Jensen as Kenny Carter.
|"Not with a Whimper"
|January 4, 1966
Kimble arrives in Hempstead Mills, West Virginia to assist Andrew McCallister, his longtime mentor who is dying from lung cancer. McCallister's vigorous anti-smog campaign has earned him a reputation as a local crackpot, but the old man plans to go out with a bang by having a bomb hidden in a package and delivered to the local factory. When McCallister discovers that a group of school children will be inside the factory during a field trip at the time of the explosion, he dispatches Kimble to evacuate the building and deactivate the bomb before time runs out.Guest Stars: Laurence Naismith as Andrew McCallister, and Lee Meriwether as Willis Hampton.
|Daniel B. Ullman
Baker City, Michigan
|January 11, 1966
Reporter Barbara Webb returns to Baker City, MI, where she was a reporter for the local paper and was engaged to marry the paper's editor Herb Malone. Covering a police roundup during a murder investigation she spots Fred Johnson, the one-armed man, and remembers the Richard Kimble story. She takes a photo of Johnson and publishes it in the local newspaper, and the image of the one-armed man draws both Kimble and Gerard to the town. While Gerard waits for Kimble to show up at the police station, the fugitive is outside and sees Johnson in the jail courtyard, but the one-armed man spots Kimble and escapes from the jail and steals a car. Barbara spots Kimble and tells him to get in her car as they chase after the one-armed man. During the chase down a winding mountain road, the one-armed man's car crashes and Kimble has to tend to his injuries knowing that he's the only one to clear Kimble of his wife's murder. Barbara for her part helps Kimble and recruits Herb Malone to cover for her against Gerard.
Guest Stars: Janice Rule as Barbara Webb, and Kevin McCarthy as Herb Malone
• Barry Morse appears in this episode.
• Bill Raisch appears in this episode and credited as his character's alias Fred Johnson.
|"This'll Kill You"
Yonkers, New York
|January 18, 1966
Kimble finds work at a Laundromat owned by Charlie Paris, a former stand-up comic and mob bookie who hopes to go straight. However, Kimble doesn't know that the underworld has put a hit contract on Charlie for testifying against some of their business "associates." Charlie hopes to make amends with his longtime girlfriend, Paula, but she's more interested in Kimble. When hitman Pete Ragin (Philip E. Pine) offers Paula $8,000 for turning Charlie over to them, she does not pass up the chance and takes the money, while Charlie refuses to believe Kimble's suspicions that Paula plans to betray him.
Guest Stars: Mickey Rooney as Charlie Paris, and Nita Talbot as Paula Jellison.
|"Echo of a Nightmare"
|S : Robert Lewin
T : John Kneubuhl
A city and area near Redlands, California
|January 25, 1966
Jane Washburn, an undercover policewoman, witnesses three youths beat up and rob Kimble. She tends to him, but becomes suspicious after he declines to report his mugging to the police. Jane handcuffs herself to Kimble to arrest him, but he manages to flee the area with her. After Jane sprains her ankle after hopping off a freight train, they break into an abandoned farm house so Kimble can tend to her as well as saw off the handcuffs. Soon, the family that lives there returns and Kimble is held at gunpoint by the sadistic patriarch of the family.Guest Star: Shirley Knight as Jane Washburn.
|"Stroke of Genius"
|February 1, 1966
Gary Keller, a promising art student, tests his new rifle by firing a random shot, which instantly kills his mentor, the town minister, who happens to be driving on a road right in the line of fire. Kimble is in the car with him because the minister had given a ride to him. The car crashes and Kimble hobbles away. A guilt-ridden Gary wants to confess, but his father, Steve, refuses to let him do so because it will destroy his promising career. The police arrive on the scene and after spotting Kimble, they think he is the killer. They notify Gerard, who was already in New Mexico as Kimble had been spotted upstate four days previously. Gerard arrives in town to track Kimble down; meanwhile, Steve decides to take matters into his own hands by finding Kimble and hiding him so he does not implicate his son.Barry Morse appears in this episode.
|"Shadow of the Swan"
|February 8, 1966
|At a carnival, Kimble meets Tina Anderson (guest star Joanna Pettet), an attractive young woman who helps him get a job and introduces him to her uncle Harry (guest star Andrew Duggan), who is a retired police detective. Harry soon recognizes Kimble and tries to arrest him, but Tina helps Kimble get away and wants to run off with him, but he refuses. Tina, who is revealed to be a possessive sociopath, plots to betray Kimble for refusing her advances.
|February 22, 1966
After learning of the death of his father, Kimble contacts Donna and her husband, Len. Donna is distraught and desperately wants to meet Richard, and they arrange a meeting in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Donna and Len go there and check into a hotel under assumed names, but Donna is recognized by Mike Ballinger, the former prosecuting attorney at Kimble's trial; Ballinger is running for governor and his top aide persuades him that helping apprehend Kimble will help him politically. Ballinger calls Gerard to set up a trap but Ballinger's wife Harriet, fed up with Mike's nonstop campaigning and a resultant growing addiction to stimulants, hides Kimble and helps him meet Donna and Len.Barry Morse appears in this episode.
|"The Chinese Sunset"
Los Angeles, California
|March 1, 1966
|In this rare comparatively lighter episode (and a variation on Born Yesterday), Kimble is working as a general factotum in The Chinese Sunset hotel on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Penelope Dufoir (Laura Devon), a guest at the hotel, is an uneducated, uncultured 24-year-old trophy girlfriend of notorious bookie Eddie Slade (Paul Richards). Worried that she may be losing Eddie's interest, while Eddie leaves town for a few weeks, Penelope recruits Kimble to tutor her on the fine art of socializing, manners, and improving her vocabulary. Meanwhile, an undercover policeman named Fred Bragin (Wayne Rogers) has checked into the hotel to keep tabs on Slade. But with Slade gone, Bragin focuses his surveillance on Penelope ... and Kimble.
|Al C. Ward
|San Martine County, Texas
|March 8, 1966
Gerard tracks Kimble to a migrant community in South Texas where he finally captures Kimble, who attempts to flee by train. A violent hurricane strikes the area and forces both of them to seek shelter in a fragile barn where most of the farm workers are gathered. When Gerard is badly injured when the roof collapses on him, Kimble, to the astonishment of the workers, actually helps try to save the lieutenant by helping transport him to another building where he pleads for a blood donor to save Gerard's life.Barry Morse appears in this episode.
|"With Strings Attached"
|March 15, 1966
|Kimble is hired as a chauffeur by Geoffrey Martin (guest star Rex Thompson), a gifted, but troubled, 17-year-old prodigy violinist. Geoffrey's demanding guardian and mentor, Max Pfeiffer (guest star Donald Pleasence), refuses to let Geoffrey go to college because under a contract Geoffrey is obligated to continue performing until he is 21. In order to free himself from Pfeiffer, Geoffrey manipulates his assistant, Ellen (guest star Carol Rossen), and Kimble into believing that Pfeiffer is emotionally destroying him, except that Martin's emotional meltdown becomes real when he takes Pfeiffer at gunpoint and learns that Kimble is wanted by the police, leaving him so confused he "frees" himself in bizarre fashion.
|"The White Knight"
|Daniel B. Ullman
|March 22, 1966
After witnessing a small plane crash, Kimble rescues the pilot and the two passengers, senatorial candidate Glenn Madison, and his assistant, Pat Haynes. Glenn's PR man, Russ Haynes, Pat's husband, arranges for a sketch artist to draw a portrait of Glenn's rescuer who had left the scene. Russ locates Kimble and brings him to the Madison estate for Glenn to congratulate him for saving his life. Meanwhile, Glenn's wife, Claire, recognizes Kimble, and threatens to turn him in unless he tells her of the person that Glenn was seeing, aware of her husband's long history of infidelity. Kimble claims not to know anything. When Kimble confronts Pat, she admits to her affair with Glenn. Claire overhears the conversation and decides to destroy her husband's image.Guest Stars: Steven Hill as Glenn Madison, Jessica Walter as Pat Haynes, James Callahan as Russ Haynes, Nancy Wickwire as Claire Madison, and Ted Knight as Lt. Mooney.
|Daniel B. Ullman
Walnut Grove, California/
|March 29, 1966
While working as a chauffeur in Denver, Colorado, Kimble reluctantly covers for teenager Laurie Ryder (guest star Susan Albert) after she dents her father's car, but Kimble flees after discovering that Laurie was involved in a hit-and-run. After learning Kimble's identity, Laurie's father, Dr. Mark Ryder (guest star Melvyn Douglas), summons Gerard, along with the entire Kimble file, to Denver, where he introduces Gerard to the 2130, a computer that can help capture Kimble by determining a pattern to his travels.• Barry Morse appears in this episode.
|"A Taste of Tomorrow"
|S : Mann Rubin
T : John Kneubuhl
|April 12, 1966
Kimble meets Joe Tucker, another fugitive from justice, who claims that he was wrongly convicted of embezzlement four years earlier and wants to kill Charlie Fletcher, the man Tucker suspects is the real culprit. When Kimble discovers that Joe suffers from a dangerous illness, he tries to help him, but Tucker, delirious with the illness, escapes and tracks down Fletcher at his house, where he confronts him with a gun until Kimble helps prove Tucker's innocence.Guest Stars: Fritz Weaver as Joe Tucker, Michael Constantine as Ben Wyckoff, Brenda Scott as Sarah Tucker, and Dabbs Greer as Charlie Fletcher.
|"In a Plain Paper Wrapper"
|S : Jackson Gillis
and Glen A. Larson
T : John Kneubuhl
Iroquois, New York
|April 19, 1966
Kimble, working as a bartender in a local diner, becomes involved with waitress Susan Cartwright, but their growing romance is complicated by the arrival of Susan's orphaned nephew Gary, who is trying to break into a small group of local boys. When Gary recognizes Kimble, he tells the boys of his find and they decide to capture Kimble with a rifle they purchase from a magazine ad. Meanwhile, Susan's social worker, Mr. Shaw (played by Michael Strong), investigates Susan and her ability to raise Gary.Glen A. Larson's first writing credit. The last third season episode to be produced; the last black-and-white episode to be produced 
San Pedro, California
|April 26, 1966
After a diver dies in an underwater mishap, Kimble comes to the defence of the diver's girlfriend, who the locals believe is a jinx. Kimble knows that the death may have been due to negligence, knowledge that puts him in jeopardy.
Guest Stars: Murray Hamilton as Joe Steelman, Antoinette Bower as Coralee Reynolds, Patricia Smith as Lucille Steelman, Dabney Coleman as George Graham, and James Frawley as Pete.
• The last third season episode to be televised, it was produced earlier, in mid-1965; the last black-and-white episode to be telecast.