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1973-1974 - New Producers - John Furia, Jr. (former story editor) & Alex Beaton (former assistant producer, and involved with Vanishing Son in 1995). New Executive Story Consultant - Ed Waters (who co-wrote the pilot for the 1990s series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues)
16) "The Well"
17) "The Assassin"
18) "The Chalice"
19) "The Brujo"
20) "The Spirit-Helper"
21) "The Squawman"
22) "The Salamander"
23) "The Tong"
24) "The Soldier"
25) "The Hoots"
26) "The Elixir"
27) "The Gunman"
28) "Empty Pages of a Dead Book"
29) "A Dream Within A Dream"
30) "The Way of Violence Has No Mind"
31) "In Uncertain Bondage"
32) "Night of the Owls, Day of the Doves"
34) "The Passion of Chen Yi"
35) "The Arrogant Dragon"
36) "The Nature of Evil"
37 & 38) "The Cenotaph" pts. 1 & 2
#16 (Prod #166201) "THE WELL"
Teleplay By:: Kittridge Barton
Directed By:: Jerry Thorpe (also pilot & #1-4, 18 & 40)(also Exec. Prod.)
First Broadcast: SEPTEMBER 27, 1973
Guest Stars: Hal Williams, Tim McIntire (also #4 plus #59, 61 & 62 as Danny Caine), Jim Davis (also #5), Mae Mercer
After Caine is poisoned by bad water, he is helped by the family of an ex- slave who secretly have the only wet well during a drought.
- "I am grateful." - Caine (a line he uses often)
- "Discover the harmony within. Avoid. Discard." - Caine, when raving with sickness
- "Please, put this in hot water." - Caine, asking for herbs from his pouch
- "'I see something which puzzles me.' - Young Caine 'Good. Tell me!' - Master Po 'The stick is straight but in the water it seems to bend.' - Young Caine 'That is not a puzzle, Grasshopper. It is only something you do not yet know.'" - Master Po
- "The puzzle, Grasshopper, that is to find a way so that others may see you." - Master Po
- "We learn these things [martial arts] to teach the body to become one with the mind. They must not be used against others." - Caine (but he does)
- "I was sick. My body and mind were in discord." - Caine, explaining why he had fought
- "'Yes [I am still bound]. I am a priest.' - Caine 'If you're a priest then who put those brands on you?' 'I did.' - Caine 'It's a foolish thing for a man to put brands on himself. I'd give anything to be rid of mine.' - an ex- slave 'And I to keep mine.'" - Caine
- "I am in your debt. I do not wish to offend you." - Caine
- "You look to others for your own freedom?" - Caine
- "I was not listening, but I heard." - Caine
- "Is not the spider also trapped in its own web? Which is truly the prisoner? The fly, which moving freely enters unknown danger? Or the spider, which having spun its web, remains, never knowing the pleasure or the danger of the fly?" - Master Po
- "Will you not trust me to say nothing and to stay until morning?"--Caine
- "That is a hard way to live." - Caine, on not trusting others
- "It would please me if you would take it." - Caine, when offering a gift
- "I have no wish to fight with you." - Caine
- "I do not wish to beat him. I wish to harm no one." - Caine
- "He does not know how to fall." - Caine, on why his opponent was hurt
- "Are you not a free man to choose his own way?" - Caine
- "There is much more to be learned than fighting." - Caine
Information: "The Last Raid" #57 is a sequel to this episode.
- "Discover...harmony within you, that you will bring no discord to others." - Master Kan*2*p49
#17 (Prod #166202) "THE ASSASSIN"
Teleplay By:: Spooner Glass & Dan Ullman
Directed By:: Richard Lang (also 5,19,22,24,27,29,31,33,35,37-39,42,45- 6)
First Broadcast: ABC, OCTOBER 4, 1973
Guest Stars: Dana Elcar, James Keach, Robert Ito (also in pilot & #30) Introducing: Beverly Kushida
Caine witnesses an ambush by a Ninja and is mistakenly identified as having been part of it.
- "A single blow to the base of the neck can be fatal." - Master Po
- "Learn first how to live. Learn second how not to kill. Learn third how to live with death. Learn fourth how to die." - Master Po
- "I do not use one." - Caine, on guns
- "Sometimes when I think of where I come from." - Caine, when asked if he's ever lonely
- "It pleases me to see a girl so lovely with a mind so curious." - Caine
- "I am thirsty." - Caine (as close as he comes to verbally begging)
- "The violence is not ended. You must not give into it." - Caine
- "That is good." - Caine, about a sick man sweating a lot
- "I do not forgive you; I am grateful." - Caine
- "I, too, am afraid of guns and hatred and so I choose to leave." - Caine
- "To know love be like a running brook which deaf, yet sings its melody for others to hear. Feel the pain of too much tenderness. Wake at dawn with winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. Empty yourself and yet be filled. An old man tells you this is how to know love." - Master Po
- "Master, I do not understand. Like many things you teach me, it is a contradiction." - Young Caine to Master Kan (TAO #78 says "The truth often sounds paradoxical")
- "When you must choose between one good and another or one evil and another, remember this: if men would contend with you, seek not their death but choose your own life." - Master Kan
- "It is over. Admit it!" - Caine
- "...hate kills a loving heart." - Caine
Information: This episode marks the first time Caine plays the flute.
- "Perfect living offers no guarantee of a peaceful death." - Master Po*2*p8
- "Is not painting the joyful reaching out of a man so filled with beauty that there is not room enough in him to contain it?" - Master Po (this is in the broadcast)*2*p46
- "Perfect wisdom is unplanned." - Master Po*2*
#18 (Prod #166203) "THE CHALICE"
Teleplay By:: William Kelley (also #10, 37 & 38, 50 & part of 51)
Directed By:: Jerry Thorpe (also pilot, #1-4, 16 & 40)(also Exec. Prod.)
First Broadcast: ABC, OCTOBER 11, 1973
Guest Stars: William Smith Special Guest Star: Gilbert Roland
Near the ocean Caine promises a dying priest to return a chalice that priest had stolen which has just been stolen from him by four hooligans who are also being hunted for the Gatling gun they'd previously stolen. The flashbacks show how Caine was helped by a Catholic priest while he was being hunted by the Imperial police after killing the Emperor's nephew.
- "Does not a work of art belong forever to the artist?" - Caine
- "You own nothing that you may be owned by nothing." - Caine (relates to his teaching as stated in #9 "The Praying Mantis Kills")
- "'I must return the stolen chalice for him.' - Caine 'You? Why?' 'I understand him.'" - Caine
- "...a wise man walks with his head bowed, humble like the dust. - Master Kan (from pilot)
- "The universe contains a certain pebble called the earth and many men have formed an attachment to it no less foolish than your own." - Master Kan, on Caine's attachment for the pebble he wanted to be able to take out of the Master's hand
- "What is hell?" - Caine, when asked if he believes in hell
- "I do not wish to die. Nor to see others die needlessly." - Caine
- "I will do as I say. No man need kill or be killed." - Caine
- "Perhaps." - Caine, when told he is about to be killed
- "...may his passing in its violence not wake the tigers of outrage, the dragons of vengeance. May it rather, in its sadness, wake nothing but the dove in us - the lamb in others - so that together in the bond of compassion, we may rejoice in the memory of Master Po..." - Master Kan
- "You remain a Shaolin priest. Nothing is diminished; nothing is undone." - Master Kan to Caine after the killing of the Emperor's nephew
- "Now, you must leave us forever and I cannot say which is the greater grief to my heart." - Master Kan, comparing his feelings on Po's death and Caine's leaving
- "I saw no way to avoid it." - Caine, when told he hadn't seemed adverse to fighting
Information: William Smith had thought he had had a chance to get the role of Caine in this series (according to Carradine's Spirit/Shaolin p. 18*2* and Anderson's KF Book*2*).
Strangely, though this village is near the ocean, the nearest US Marshal is said to be in Santa Fe (and both KF books say this takes place in New Mexico although there are no beaches in this state).
The stone Caine puts on the grave is not the pebble he took out of Kan's hand or the one he took off Po's grave.
#19 (Prod #166204) "THE BRUJO"
Teleplay By:: Katharyn Terry & Michael S. Michaelian (also #35, 41 & 48)
Directed By:: Richard Lang (also 5,17,22,24,27,29,31,33,35,37-39,42,45- 6)
First Broadcast: ABC, OCTOBER 25, 1973
Guest Stars: Henry Darrow, Emilo Fernandez Special Guest Star: Benson Fong (also pilot & #3 & 44)
A dying witch asks Caine to take a young boy to San Martin. That village turns out to be under the spell of a Brujo who puts a curse on Caine.
- "How do you know this." - Caine, when a woman knows he's a priest
- "Perhaps I can help. I have some small knowledge of healing." - Caine
- "The undiscerning mind is like the root of a tree - it absorbs equally all that it touches - even the poison that would kill it." - Master Po
- "A man who is moved by nothing is no man at all." - Caine
My knowledge comes "from my teachers and the days I have lived."--Caine
- "Life." - Caine's answer to the question of what he worships
- "I am a priest." - Caine, when asked if he is a witch
- "There is nothing to be afraid of in a bird. It is just a creature of the earth." - Caine
- "The only power I have is to see into myself." - Caine
- "A threat cannot harm unless you accept it." - Caine
- "I can stand between you, but the truth is a better shield." - Caine
- "Why do you believe him?" - Caine, when someone is cursed
- "'You think you can break my power?' - The Brujo 'Yes.' - Caine "And what will you do?' 'Nothing.'" - Caine (the nothing that he does is refuse to give in to the curse that the Brujo puts on him)
- "Be like the mirror...Allow no evil to pass through you. Reflect it to its source." - Master Po
- "'There's no need to leave.' 'There is no need to stay.'" - Caine
#20 (Prod #166205) "THE SPIRIT-HELPER"
Teleplay By:: John T. Dugan (also #29, 34, 40, 45, 46 & 57)
Directed By:: Walter Doniger (also #7 & 24)
First Broadcast: ABC, November 1 or Nov. 8 (Kung Fu Book & Epi-log) 1973
Guest Stars: Bo Svenson, Scott Hylands, James A. Watson, Jr., Khigh Dheigh (also #10 & 50 & 51) Special Guest Star: Don Johnson
Caine helps Nashebo who thinks Caine is a spirit-helper sent to guide him in becoming a man. When they discover that his mother has been kidnapped and his father killed, the young man expects his guide to help him with rescue and revenge.
- "I am not a spirit...I am a man." - Caine
- "To be a man is to be one with the universe." - Master Kan
- "'What is the universe?' - Young Caine 'Rather ask what is not the universe.' - Master Kan 'Then it is everywhere.' - Young Caine 'It is in your eye and in your heart. As a seed of the peach contains the fragrance of the flower and the substance of the fruit.' - Master Kan 'And the bitter pit at it's core?' - Young Caine 'Even that.'" - Master Kan
- "It could not be otherwise." - Caine
- "Is it not more important that you find yourself than a killer of men? Would your parents not wish you to go forward to life and light rather than backwards to death and darkness?" - Master Po
- "'How do I find myself and the light?' - Young Caine 'By taking the path that leads to the truth.' - Master Po 'Will you help me walk the path?' - Young Caine 'I can only point the way, Grasshopper. You must walk the path yourself.'" - Master Po
- "It will not be easy. It may not be possible." - Caine
- "Does a man ask another to show him what to do?" - Caine
- "I do not want to eat game...It is a personal thing not to take life." - Caine
- "It was only a scalp wound." - Caine
- "May I add this to my medicine pouch?" - Caine
- "What man has a right to take from another, the gift (of life) given by the great one?" - Caine
- "Revenge is a double-edged sword. It cuts both ways. Either Chung's soldiers will kill you or you will destroy yourself by the certain suicide of your spirit." - Master Po, on Caine's desire for revenge on the man who killed his parents
- "...the wheel of life is turned inexorably by the infinite stars." - Master Po
- "...the truth will not be cheated." - Master Po
- "It is now." - Caine
- "'They cannot kill you.' 'I hope not.'" - Caine
- "I, too, am only a man." - Caine
- "Is the spirit of a man sustained by food or warmed by outer garments?" - Caine
- "They are only symbols." - Caine, on the marks of the dragon and tiger on his arms
- "'Hundreds of pounds of burning coal and iron.' - Caine on the urn he must some day move with his forearms' As the softest clay in time becomes the hardest brick - a fragile leaf, a diamond. As a stream of fiery ore freezes into unbending iron. So, too, may a man ascend to himself...By slowly forging the Ch'i within yourself, the bond between the finite and the infinite, the inner essence of your spirit and the limitless power of the universe...You will have found your strength and the source of your survival. You will be free.'" - Master Po
- "Like any other: a man." - Caine, when asked what kind of man he is
- "'Master, I am troubled.' - Caine 'Why.' - Master Kan 'My parents are long dead. General Chung is tumbled from his arrogance and power. Yet within me, anger boils as water in a heated pot.' - Caine 'Observe the daisy. Each morning with the warmth of the sun it opens in lovely blossom. Each night it closes.' - Master Kan 'I do not understand. What has a flower to do with my anger.' - Caine 'Once your anger warmed you and like the flower, you opened to it. That is long past. It is night.' - Master Kan
- 'Am I then to do nothing? Feel nothing? Be still? - Caine
- 'Still water is like glass. It is a perfect level. A carpenter could use it. The heart of a wise man is tranquil and still. Thus it is the mirror of heaven and earth. The glass of everything. Be like still water. You look into it and see yourself.'" - Master Kan (part of this refers to CHUANG TZU Chapter 13, #1)
- "I cannot lead you...I can lead no one." - Caine (connects to "I seek to rule nothing but myself" which he says in #23 "The Tong")
- "Is it not better to embrace the living than to avenge the dead?"--Caine
- "Which of you will kill me?" - Caine
- "Here we must part." - Caine
- "Goodbye, my friend." - Caine
Information: Anderson's KF Book*2* claims that Caine "orders" Nashebo not to kill but all Caine shouts is the boy's name and then asks a question.
#21 (Prod #166206) "THE SQUAWMAN"*2*
Teleplay By:: Arthur Dales
Directed By:: John Llewellyn Moxey (also #28, 32 & 34)
First Broadcast: ABC, November 8 or Nov. 1 (Kung Fu Book & Epi-log) 1973
Guest Stars: Jack Elam, Logan Ramsey, Elliot Street, Rosana Soto, Rex Holman, Booth Colman, James Hong (also pilot & #42, 49 & 52 & other small parts), Victor Sen Yung (also pilot & #1, 9 & 30)
Caine befriends a man who loves his Indian wife but misses talking to the white men who now shun him because he married a native. In order to make friends the man gets himself into a pack of trouble.
- "If I worry, will the future change?" - Caine
- "We do not eat meat." - Caine, speaking about the temple
- "I regret the death. I would not profit from it." - Caine
- "We can give only what we have." - Caine
- "A man cannot be everything. You are not a hunter." - Caine
- "I cannot change what has already been." - Caine
- "Fear brings anger to a man's tongue. A friend speaks to the heart." - Caine (the script may have had this as 'listens to the heart.")
Information: "Cannot courage bring joy to living?" - Caine*2*p46
#22 (Prod #166207) "THE SALAMANDER"
Teleplay By:: Del Reisman
Directed By:: Richard Lang (also 5,17,19,24,27,29,31,33,35,37-39,42,45- 6)
First Broadcast: ABC, November 15 or Dec. 6 (Kung Fu Book & Epi-log) 1973
Guest Stars: Ramon Bieri, Ed Flanders, David Huddleston (also #52), and James Lee Reeves as Andy
Caine gets involved with a son's search for his father and the father's search for gold while all are stalked by a claim-jumper.
- "He looked with his eyes and we look with ours." - Master Kan
- "You are observant." - Caine, when someone calls him a 'Chinaman'
- "With plenty to eat and work to do, I am already rich." - Caine
- "I did not ask for pay." - Caine
- "You want me to say 'you are right and you are wrong.' I cannot." - Caine, refusing to take sides in a dispute
- "'I can't tell what is real from what's in my mind.' 'You know there is a difference. That is more than many people understand.'" - Caine
#23 (Prod #166208) "THE TONG"
Teleplay By:: Robert Schlitt (also #33)
Directed By:: Robert Totten (also #25)
First Broadcast: ABC, Nov. 29 or Nov. 15 (Kung Fu Book & Epi-log) 1973
Guest Stars: Diana Douglas, Richard Loo (also pilot & #3, 35, 48, 50&51)
Caine helps a missionary woman rescue a Chinese boy from slavery to a member of the Dragon of Retribution Tong.
- "I was thinking." - Caine, asked if his meditating was a prayer
- "I have a path. I seek not to change it but to follow it." - Caine
- "I seek only to become a cup. Empty of myself. Filled with oneness." - Caine
- "Evil cannot be conquered in the world...It can only be resisted within oneself." - Master Po
- "It accomplished nothing." - Caine, on a fight
- "I do not know your Bible but our sage Lao-Tzu has said, "A wise man does not contend therefore no one can contend against him. Yield and overcome." - Caine (referring to TAO TE CHING chapter #22)
- "What will happen will happen whether one is afraid or not." - Caine
- "You think wisdom is a flower for you to pluck. It is a mountain and it must be climbed." - Caine
- "Time is carving you...,let yourself be shaped according to your true nature." - Master Po
- "I seek to rule nothing save myself." - Caine (in #20 "Spirit-Helper" he says 'I can lead no one.')
- "Either one of our deaths will be misfortune for both of us." - Caine
- "'You could kill him if you wished to.' 'Perhaps. But I could not wish to kill him.'" - Caine
- "No man has fear until fear comes to him." - Caine
- "If a man lives, it is a certainty he will die. Therefore, it is foolish to think of death as if he were a foe to be vanquished. He will come when he will come." - Caine
- "It is not magic. It is a price that has been paid." - Caine on ability
Information: This may be the only episode where Caine [Carradine] actually speaks Chinese.
From the script comes the following and I don't know how much of this was in the broadcast: "There is much evil in the world, Grasshopper. It has always been thus. And so our ancestors built this monastery and developed the art of Kung Fu so they might cultivate virtue and protect themselves from harm. But whatever one man possesses another will covet. The Manchu Emperor heard of our prowess. So he sent an army of soldiers to burn the monastery to the ground. Only five escaped. They made their way to Fukien and founded the Tong to overthrow the Manchus and restore the Ming Emperors to the throne. Violence became their tool and combating violence. Thus the Sage Chuang Tzu has said, 'By ethical argument and moral principle, the greatest crimes are shown to have been necessary and in fact a great benefit for mankind.' Two hundred years have passed. The Manchus still sit upon the throne. The Tongs still kill, no longer for noble cause. Yet they are the children of the five Shaolin priests who went to Fukien long ago.'" - Master Po Also the Lines: "Do rich men hoard their goods? Do great men dispute over small matters?" - Caine
#24 (Prod #166209) "THE SOLDIER"
Teleplay By: Ed Waters (also parts of #12, 31, 32, 39, & 43)
Story By: Calvin Clements, Jr.
Directed By:: Richard Lang (also 5,17,19,22,27,29,31,33,35,37-39,42,45- 6)
First Broadcast: ABC, December 6 or Nov. 29 (Kung Fu Book & Epi-log) 1973
Guest Stars: Tim Matheson, Myron Healey
A soldier identifies Caine as one of the bandileros who attacked and wiped out his troop.
- "I am a friend." - Caine, identifying himself
- "'Had you good cause to risk this danger?' - Master Kan to Caine after the blindfolded, unarmed disciple had taken out three other disciples armed with swords 'My purpose was to prove my agility and my courage.' - Caine 'I had hoped such qualities were already yours.' - Master Kan 'I sought to test them.' - Caine 'For yourself or them [the young students who watched]? Is it not better to see yourself truly than care about how others see you?' - Master Kan 'Yes, Master. If I look truly, will I see truly?' - Caine 'It can be done.'" - Master Kan (this is also in "My Brother, My Executioner")
- "...know when to let go of those things that do not serve you but force you to serve them." - Master Kan
Information: "...enjoy the gift of sight that is yours." - Master Po*2*p6
#25 (Prod #166210) "THE HOOTS"
Teleplay By: Lionel E. Siegel Story By: Jason McKinnon
Directed By:: Robert Totten (also #23)
First Broadcast: ABC, DECEMBER 13, 1973
Guest Stars: Anthony Zerbe (also #43), Laurie Prange, Jock Mahoney
Special Guest Star: Howard Da Silva
Caine meets a religious sect raising sheep in cattle country. They are persecuted because they look and act differently and because the cattlemen think the sheep might spread disease to the cattle.
- "I have knowledge of healing [including setting bones]." - Caine
- "I, too, follow a path, perhaps not unlike your own." - Caine to Hoots
- Singing "helps me work." - Caine
- "Is it not good for the body to do the best it can and so give pleasure to you for doing something well?" - Caine
- "'I am puzzled.' - Caine 'That is the beginning of wisdom.'" - Po
- "The purpose of discipline is to live more fully, not less." - Master Po (the KF Book of Caine*2* wrongly claims this was said by Master Kan so the script may have had it that way)
- "Let tears come when your heart tells you of its sadness. Let joy come unasked, unplanned." - Master Po
- Playing the flute "heals the wounds of loneliness." - Caine
- "It is written, 'Shape clay into a vessel, it is the space within that gives it value. Place doors and windows in a house, it is the opening that brings light within. Set spokes within a wheel, it is the emptiness of the hub that makes them useful.' Therefore be the space at the center. Be nothing and you will have everything to give to others." - Master Po (refers to TAO TE CHING chapter #11 which is also quoted in #54 "The Thief of Chendo")
- "Will you not defend yourself?" - Caine, on complete pacifism
- "It is written in the Tao Te Ching:
'Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness.
All can know good as good only because there is evil.
Therefore having and not having arise together.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
[Long and short contrast each other;]
High and low rest upon each other;
[Voice and sound harmonize each other;]
Front and back follow one another.'" - Master Po quoting TAO #2 [F]
- "Be like the sun and what is within you will warm the earth."--Master Po
- "Do you not find...peace only within you?" - Caine
- "Is it not better to think of what you will find than what you will lose?" - Caine
- "I made this flute from a willow tree that grew nearby." - Caine
Information: At the end of this story, Caine gives away his flute keeping only a smaller, lesser one. In episode #27 he makes a new one. (Anderson's KF Book*2* claims this is the first time Caine plays the flute - it was actually in #17 "The Assassin.")
- "Will you not give voice to your pain?" - Master Kan*2*p2
- "The sound of pain is as proper as the sound of laughter." - Master Kan*2*p51
- "...the chameleon...A small lizard. He has the great gift of changing the color of his skin, that he may hide himself from predators...Yet he never changes himself...He is still...a chameleon." - Caine (in broadcast)*2*p100
#26 (Prod #166211) "THE ELIXIR"
Teleplay By:: A. Martin Zweiback (also #7, 13 & 15)
Directed By:: Walter Doniger (also #7 & 20)
First Broadcast: ABC, DECEMBER 20, 1973
Guest Stars: Diane Muldaur, David Canary, Matt Clark
Caine helps Theodora and her companion and gets drawn into some complicated interrelationships.
- "I do not wish to fight you." - Caine
- The temple does not hold us. We have only to open the door." - Caine
- "Is your mind not free to seek its own course even to soar up to the heavens (though your body is bound)." - Master Po to Caine
- "Bind yourself to nothing. Seek harmony with all. Then you will be truly free." - Master Po
- "It pleases me to give [my help]." - Caine
- "I welcome your company, but I must follow my own path." - Caine
- "Any task goes lighter without anger." - Caine
- "I say what I feel...I do not pretend." - Caine
- "Can you be free without the truth?" - Caine
- "I do not seek to judge, only to understand you." - Caine
- "Are not male and female coal and flame? If the coal does not seek to know the flame, can either fulfill its destiny?" - Master Po
- "Forgive me for doubting you." - Caine
- "It would not be the truth." - Caine
- "Can anyone be truly free who serves only himself?" - Caine
- "You are free to give; you to take." - Caine, on necessity of doing both
- "Can you not both serve and be served?" - Caine
#27 (Prod #166212) "THE GUNMAN"
Teleplay By:: Robert Lewin (also #9 & 14)
Directed By:: Richard Lang (also 5,17,19,22,24,29,31,33,35,37-39,42,45- 6)
First Broadcast: ABC, JANUARY 3, 1974
Guest Stars: Andrew Prine, Katherine Woodville
Caine befriends a wounded gunman who is being tracked by a bounty hunter. The gunman insists on being taken to the ranch of a widow whom he first met during the war and to whom he feels he owes $50.
- "I live. I rest. I am at peace. It is good." - Caine, when asked what he is doing
- "I wish to help." - Caine, identifying himself
- "'Why would you do this for me?' 'Why would I not?'" - Caine
- "I will help you." - Caine
- "'He needs help.' - Caine 'Not much of a reason [to do all this].''It is enough.'" - Caine
- "As the leaf flows with the river. It does not hold it back. It makes not even a ripple." - Master Po
- "...we are taught that a good man's heart is not shut within itself but is open to the hearts of others." - Caine
- "Do what must be done...The way to do is to be." - Master Po
- "It would repay me if you did not [kill the bounty hunter]." - Caine
- "Are you not now hiding from the debt you owe me?" - Caine, when his friend refuses to hide from the bounty hunter
- "Have we not become friends without asking that it be so?" - Caine
- "The Sage says, 'Find good people good and bad people good because I am good enough. Trust men of their word and liars if I am true enough." - Master Po (refers to Tao #49)
- "To be yourself...feel the heartbeats of others above your own." - Po
- "'But if I shall love others, how can I be sure that they in return will love me?' - Caine 'Do you seek love or barter?'" - Master Po
- "'...if I love others and they do not love me, I shall feel great pain.' - Caine 'That is what you risk...Great pain or great joy.'" - Master Po
- "Does not tomorrow begin now? Each act can be an act of improvement." - Caine
- "I must stay here...Why must I leave? I have told the truth." - Caine
- "'You mean you got the best of five armed men then turned around and walked back to your cell?' 'Yes.'" - Caine
- "He had lost his edge. He thought of you not as an enemy but as a man." - Caine, answering the sheriff on why the gunman had hesitated
- "There is also gain. You feel." - Caine, on their friend's death
Information: Caine does not deny that the wanted man is a friend of his and that he knows where he is and he refuses to back up a lie the woman wants to tell: he merely refuses to tell where his friend is.
On screen during this episode Caine/Carradine makes himself a new flute to replace the one he gave away in #25, "The Hoots."
And Caine still seems to be carrying around seedlings at times as he plants one here (first time we have seen him do so since episode #4).
- "...one must flow with life, rather than swim upstream." - Caine*2*p2
- "If one intervenes, one is swimming upstream, against the flow of life. Sometimes that seems called for. Right action can come only from inner conviction. But there is nothing written which guarantees that which comes from a good motive will bring good results. Intervention is therefore its own paradox." - Master Kan*2*p24
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