|The Fugitive 2000: Season 1
Author: TheFugitiveHunter PM
Recaps of the aired Season 1 episodes. You can find them to download/watch at demonoid, or on youtube if you prefer, assuming you intend to buy any DVDs that are released Credit: Mitch Nozka and Warner Bros.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Suspense - Dr. R. Kimble & Lt. P. Gerard - Chapters: 23 - Words: 16,780 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 08-09-12 - Published: 08-29-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7334410
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Kimble spots a woman at a busy Boston street corner and whisks her onto a bus for fear that she may have been followed. Becca Ross, Helen Kimble's sister, tells Richard that she's been receiving emails from a man claiming to have witnessed Helen's murder.
In Becca's elaborate hotel room, Kimble notices a significant personality change in her. Flipping through her pages of emails that go back for months, Kimble sees that someone by the username Smith282 is asking for fifty thousand dollars to come forward. Answering all her questions, Becca is convinced he's for real, but Kimble is not so sure, saying "Let's see if he can answer mine." Smith returns the IM, telling them that he was on Kimble's fire escape the night of the murder. He describes the details of the scene, adding that Charnquist only wanted to kidnap Helen, but she fought back. Becca makes the comment that she herself would never have fought back. Kimble wants to find out more but Becca grows impatient, telling Richard that they have to act quickly. Kimble agrees to meet him for twenty-five thousand and give him the other half when they get Charnquist.
Using the federal government's Carnivore system to access Becca's emails and instant message activity, Gerard obtains transcripts from her chat session with Smith282. He gives them to a doctor for a psychological evaluation and then calls Becca on her cell phone, warning her that meeting such a stranger could be dangerous and offers to be there with her. Knowing that Gerard only views this as an opportunity to catch Kimble and is the least bit concerned with her safety, she declines.
At a fish market on a Baltimore, Maryland pier, Becca and Kimble meet Smith 282, a nervous and paranoid type who is quick to grab the satchel of money. He explains that he's supposed to meet Charnquist in a pool hall the next night.
Kimble calls Gerard from the hotel room, telling him where he is and where he will be able to find the One-armed man, who will be in custody soon.
From outside the pool hall, Becca and Kimble watch Ben Charnquist enter. Knowing he is armed, Kimble has Becca call the police to report a man waving a gun around with his description. They watch as two police officers arrive and place Charnquist into the back of their patrol car. Charnquist, astoundingly relaxed, tells the officer to enter a Fed code into their computer. The results bring a look of fear and surprise into both of the officers.
Gerard later arrives at the Baltimore precinct looking for Charnquist. A desk cop tells him that no one by that name or fitting his description has been brought in. After scanning the precinct for himself, Gerard becomes convinced that he's been had. When he calls Becca to warn her about any involvement with Kimble, she begins to think that something went wrong.
She and Richard confront the two officers who picked up Charnquist, but the cops deny even being there, telling them "We didn't arrest anybody tonight."
Kimble tries Smith282 for answers, but is left only with a blank screen as Becca frantically packs her bags. Kimble wants to know what it is that's caused her to change so much. Pushing for answers, she finally breaks down, telling Richard "It was supposed to be me." She gives him a copy of the first email received by Smith282 which he says to Becca that she was the original target. Predictable, always alone, but that night she suddenly changed her plans and didn't go home so they had to try and take Helen instead. Both now feeling relieved of the burden of guilt, Becca decides to get Kimble the best lawyer she can find. As she hands him an envelope full of money, Kimble takes a moment to recall Helen, several years earlier picking up Becca at the hospital, where their eyes met for the very first time.