In the first episode of a two-part story, Richard Kimble (David Janssen), alias Jeff Cooper, arrives in Santa Barbara. Here the fugitive gives serious consideration to giving up his flight from the law--and his search for the one-armed man who murdered his wife--when he falls in love with Karen Christian (Susan Oliver), the niece of Norwegian sailmaker Lars Christian (Will Kuluva). This arouses the jealousy of Karen's neurotic half-brother Eric (a young Robert Duvall), who begins plotting Kimble's demise. Meanwhile, Lt. Gerard, still in relentless pursuit of Kimble, has shown up in nearby Los Angeles. (Trivia note: Gerard's wife, played by Rachel Ames, is identified as "Ann"; in later episode, she will be played by Barbara Rush, byt which time her name will have inexplicably changed to "Marie").