Lonely Roads I and II should make anyone's list due to the light humor and the great dialogue between the Sister and Kimble, particularly in the cabin at the end of Part I. I love that scene and think the acting by Janssen and Eileen Heckart is spectacular. Albert Salmi is great throughout. I doubt this episode would be made today, as faith and religion are not treated as respectfully today as they were in 1964 by the entertainment industry.
Angels Travel on Lonely Roads II just missed my selection. A classic for the Albert Salmi poker scene alone (and Ellen Heckhart of course!)
I love all three of the B & W two part episodes. They're all filled with great writing, acting, and suspense. Both Suzanne Pleshette episodes are great as is Echo Of A Nightmare. A couple of decent 4th season episodes are Joshua's Kingdom and Passage To Helena.
Everybody always puts The Survivors on their list but I find it wanting. It starts out fabulously, but Kimble's ability to turn away his sister in law comes too easily. Then, he makes no attempt to protest his innocence to his mother in law. I would think he would ask, "How could you possibly think I would have done that?" It may have been too close to the scenes with his brother, Ray, but he would have asked her. And finally, the policeman couldn't have missed Kimble hiding behind that closet door. The whole episode rings hollow to me. I know I'm in the minority here.
Is there a bigger clunker in the whole series than Devil's Carnival? I will not watch Hanes McClure, Tad, and his whining mother again.
Thanks for the comments, people. Gary O, you are correct about the stature of this show.
Edited by stevelecher, April 12 2013 - 08:30 PM.