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THIRD SEASON:1974-1975 - Story Editor for part or all of this season was Norman Katkov. [This season seems to have been broadcast in even stranger order than previous ones. Warner Brothers is now recommending the following order - which seems more reasonable when clothing changes and other internal indications are noted and when production numbers are taken into account. The only thing I might want to change is to put "The Vanishing Image" after "Blood of the Dragon" since it has another Order of the Avenging Dragon assassin and they are explained in "Blood of the Dragon." But if this is the standard way Warner's is releasing them, it may be best to stick to that standard - note, however, the broadcast dates, which are from TV Guide unless noted, for original broadcast order.]
39) "Cry of the Night Beast"
40) "My Brother, My Executioner"
41) "This Valley of Terror"
42) "A Small Beheading"
43) "The Predators"
44) "The Vanishing Image"
45 & 46) "Blood of the Dragon" pts. 1 & 2
47) "The Demon God"
48) "The Devil's Champion"
49) "The Garments of Rage"
50) "Besieged: Death on Cold Mountain"
51) "Besieged: Cannon at the Gates"
52) "A Lamb to the Slaughter"
53) "One Step to Darkness"
54) "The Thief of Chendo"
55) "Battle Hymn"
56) "The Forbidden Kingdom"
57) "The Last Raid"
59) "Barbary House"
60) "Flight to Orion"
61) "The Brothers Caine"
62) "Full Circle"
#39 (Prod #166251) "CRY OF THE NIGHT BEAST"
Teleplay By: Ed Waters (also #12, 24, 31, 32 & 43)
Story By: Abe Polsky & Ed Waters
Directed By:: Richard Lang (also 5,17,19,22,24,27,29,31,33,35,37- 8,42,45)
First Broadcast: ABC, OCTOBER 19, 1974 (SATURDAY)
Guest Stars: Albert Salmi (also pilot & #6), Don Stroud, Victory Jory Special Guest Star: Stephanie Powers
Caine hears a baby buffalo crying (supernaturally) and stops a hunter from killing its mother. But when mother and baby get separated, Caine must find a way to keep the baby alive until he can reunite them. This is connected in flashbacks to a connection the young Caine felt with an unborn baby.
- "Did I hurt you?" - Caine, to man he'd stopped from killing
- "It is wrong." - Caine, on killing a buffalo calf
- "He cannot die. He must live." - Caine
- "I have no money." - Caine
- "Do you [know it was a dream]? Have I been here at your side and am I leaving you now to drift back to sleep or has this too been a dream?" - Master Po probably referring to the butterfly story in CHUANG TZU chapter 2
- "I will pay you with my work." - Caine
- "'That is most unusual.' - Master Po, when young Caine tells him he hears the cry of an unborn baby 'Life calls to life.' - Po 'I do not understand?' - Young Caine 'Nor do I. But how beautiful.'" - Master Po
- "Beyond? Life is everything. What more could you give him?" - Caine
- "Strange. A thing of wonderment." - Master Po
- "'...could it be that all men are bound together? And all things?' - Young Caine 'There is no reason to believe so. Nor reason not to believe so.' - Master Po 'How can we learn the answer?' - Young Caine 'That is simple. Do not seek it.'" - Master Po
- CUTE DIALOGUE: "'I got it on reliable witness.' 'You've been talking to yourself.'"
- "One must first know the reality of that which he must grasp." - Master Kan*2*p31
#40 (Prod #166252) "MY BROTHER, MY EXECUTIONER"
Teleplay By:: John T. Dugan (also #20, 34, 40, 45-46 & 57)
Directed By:: Jerry Thorpe (also pilot #1-4, 16 & 18)
First Broadcast: ABC, OCTOBER 12, 1974 (SATURDAY)
Guest Stars: James Wainwright, Carol Lawrence, A. Martinez (also #62), Beulah Quo (also #54)Special Guest Star: John Vernon
Caine tracks down Danny but doesn't get the kind of reception he expected from his brother. Soon thereafter a gunfighter arrives saying that this Danny Caine had been a very fast gunfighter with a different name just three years previously and he wants to see which one of them is faster.
- "I may be pursuing an illusion." - Caine
- "Beware, Shaolin, you, too, are not above illusion." - Seeress to Caine
- "It is a Shaolin belief that the paternal line controls." - Master Kan
- "I would be grateful." - Caine, when offered work
- "I was a priest." - Caine, when asked what he did back in China
- "Shaolin. That is a Buddhist sect." - Caine, explaining what he is
- "It is honorable work: to be a farmer." - Caine
- "'Had you good cause to risk this danger?' - Master Kan to Caine after the blindfolded, unarmed disciple takes out three other disciples 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 students who watched]? Is it not better to see yourself truly than care about how others see you?'" - Master Kan 'If I look truly, will I see truly?'" - Caine (this flashback is also in "The Soldier")
- "I am alive." - Caine, when told he could have gotten himself killed
- "All men added together, do they not make up the world we live in?" - Caine
- "The life of a farmer is good. Helping the earth to bring forth fruit." - Caine
- "No one else will come." - Caine, seemingly predicting the future
Information: Anderson's book*2* indicates a serious misunderstanding of what happens in this episode perhaps because the story changed significantly after the script was finished.
"...perhaps the proper conclusion one can come to is not to come easily to conclusions." - Master Kan*2*p22
"It is through...roots we draw our nourishment and strength." - Master Kan*2*p56
#41 (Prod #166253) "THIS VALLEY OF TERROR"*2*
Teleplay By: Katharyn Michaelian
Story By: Katharyn & Michael Michaelian (also #19, 35 & 48)
Directed By:: Harry Harris (also #43 & 61)
First Broadcast: ABC, SEPTEMBER 28, 1974 (SATURDAY)
Guest Stars: Sondra Locke, Jan Sterling, Ken Swofford (also #32)Special Guest Star: Howard Duff (also #29)
When Caine learns a young woman has visions of the signs of the dragon and the tiger that are burnt on his arms, he rescues her from those who are trying to return her to an insane asylum.
- "Do not be afraid." - Caine
- "Close your eyes and I will see for both of us." - Caine, when carrying a woman down a cliff
- "Could you risk the loss of such a benefit?" - Master Kan
- "I cannot let you take her." - Caine
- "You see things that other people do not?" - Caine
- "Why are you afraid of me? Have I hurt you?" - Caine
- "'They hate me.' 'No, they fear you.'" - Caine
- "It is a personal choice." - Caine, when asked if all his countrymen abstained from the eating of meat
- "That, too, is a personal choice." - Caine, on why he doesn't wear the pig-tail as do most of his countrymen following the Manchu custom
- "You are a choosing man, aren't you?" - to and about Caine
- "You have seen something. Look at it." - Caine
- "Seeing something does not cause it to happen." - Caine
- "I cannot accept money." - Caine
- "There's a peacefulness in you." - to and about Caine
- "Thinking." - Caine, when asked what he's doing when he's meditating
- "'Master, why do such fearsome statues stand at the entrance to our peaceful place?' - Young Caine 'These are the threshold guardians...left here to keep away those not ready for the silence within.' - Master Po 'Must they be so horrible? - Young Caine 'Those incapable of understanding The Way see things divine as monsters. Better for them never to enter here.' - Master Po 'Yet if a man is unafraid of stone, he may pass unhampered.' - Young Caine 'He may physically pass the guardian. But, if his mind is in the outer world, he will leave us in time to rejoin it.'" - Master Po
- "You must stop running away from anything you do not understand."--Caine
- "Soon you will come to the end of your journey; you'll go beyond your fears, find peace." - Caine
- "That was your deeper self giving you a message." - Caine
- "When a fear becomes strong enough, it is like another being within you who fights to stay alive. It is not you who will die...It is your fear." - Caine
- "Your heart beats too fast. You must quiet it." - Master Kan to young Caine
- "'I heard the silence, Master. I felt my whole being diffused like a cloud. Then rain fell from the sky through me. I was part of everything, yet I was myself.' - Young Caine 'You have experienced oneness.' - Master Kan 'Yes, Master. But in this great joy I felt as if I was dying. That is what frightened me.' - Young Caine 'You know the lesson of the silkworm?' - Master Kan 'The silkworm dies, the moth lives. Yet they are not two separate beings but one and the same.' - Young Caine 'It is the same with man. His false beliefs must die so that he may know the joy of The Way. What you felt in the silence was real. Something in you is dying: it is called ignorance." - Master Kan to young Caine
- "Without fear one sees more clearly. Your vision is not a curse. It is a gift." - Caine
- "You have found what you were seeking. Peace for yourself." - Caine
- "Think. Look. I need to know." - Caine, asking for a prediction of whether he will find his brother, Danny.
Information: This is one of the stories set in Sioux country.
- "You can pass beyond your fears and be at peace." - Caine*2*p82
#42 (Prod #166254) "A SMALL BEHEADING"
Teleplay By:: Eugene Price
Directed By:: Richard Lang (also 5,17,19,22,24,27,29,31,33,35,37-9,45- 6)
First Broadcast: ABC, SEPTEMBER 21, 1974 (SATURDAY)
Guest Stars: William Shatner, France Nuyen, Kenjo Shibuya, James Hong (also pilot & #21, 41 & 54 & others)Special Guest Star: Rosemary Forsyth
While he is working for a woman on a ranch near a coastal town, a sea captain (married to the sister of the Emperor's nephew*1*, whom Caine killed) delivers to Caine a pardon if he returns to China. The catch, according to the captain, is that Caine must allow the 'beheading' of the little finger of his right hand.
- "We have business, you and I?" - Caine to a crow
- "Now, tell me. Tell me." - Caine to crow, seeming to expect information
- "What would you want with such a man?" - Caine, when someone says they are looking for a man of his description
- "And if I am?" - Caine, when asked if he's Kwai Chang Caine
- "You're angry, lad." - to and about Caine
- "No one deserves pain." - Shaolin Master Healer
- "We shall do what we can." - Shaolin Master Healer
- "This is true?" - Caine
- "First I must decide if I wish to pay the price...Then I must decide if you speak the truth. Not to offend you...but it may be that you plan to betray me." - Caine, though he usually automatically assumes truth
- "I do not value myself very highly, but I believe the Emperor has much to give to the man who would bring me to him." - Caine
- "You tell me that no chain will hold this Shaolin priest. No man may take him. And yet you bait a trap with words." - on Caine
- "He'll step up to the Emperor's chopping block because he promised." - someone sure Caine keeps his promises
- "'You do not believe in yourself?' - Caine to a woman 'Of course, I do.' 'Then why do you need to perform for me?'" - Caine
- "You do not know what you are." - Caine to the woman
- "'You look in the mirror and see only yourself...You are alone and separate but you are also part of the land. Part of the people. Part of the whole. Everything is within your reach.' - Caine 'Where do you fit into all this?' - the woman 'I also am yet part of the whole.'" - Caine
- "There is a great deal [to keep me here in America]." - Caine
- "There is much here that I love. The land. The people. Half my life is here and, through my father, my roots. But China is home." - Caine
- "Does not the sage say, 'What is more yielding than water. Yet back it comes again wearing down the rigid strength which cannot yield to its stamina.
What is more forceful than quiet water?" - Master Kan (refers to TAO #68)
- "I am certain you cannot tell a lie." - Caine, to the royal niece who has tried to kill him
- "'You do not think me worthy.' - Caine 'I think you're a fool.'" - to and about Caine
- "I believe, Captain, that your wife can only tell the truth.' - Caine 'Which is as much as to say that I don't.' 'I mean no offense.'" - Caine
- "Who else can?" - Caine, on being forgiven by the man he killed
- "It is a great honor." - Caine, on being pardoned
- "No." - Caine, when asked if he believed a man
- "I know you would not lie to me." - Caine
- "I would have wished it were true." - Caine, again admitting to desires
- "I would be foolish to do so." - Caine, on going with them back to China
- "'What did the spirit want?' - Young Caine 'That we may not know. Only what they do.'" - Shaolin Master
- "Sometimes we must lose part of a gamble in order to win in the end." - a Shaolin Master
- He "believed in his demons by his own choice, not by ours. If the appearance of one of his demons helped him make the right choice then we can only be grateful for the ways of Providence, can we not?" - a Shaolin Master
- "I am satisfied that the affair of honor between us is over." - the sister of the dead nephew of the Emperor to Caine
- "I've never met a man like you - I admire you more than I can say. But I wouldn't be you for anything in the world." - to and about Caine
- "The Emperor is vengeful." - Caine (on a boy who didn't live to be 20*1*)
- "Life is long." - Caine
- "No man can give himself away." - Caine, when asked if he'll ever belong to anyone
Information: The niece of the Emperor is much older than the Emperor (who was a teenager at this time)*1* was so this lady and her now dead brother could only be the children of a much older half-sister (or maybe they were the children of a cousin and the word 'nephew' wasn't an exact translation of the relationship) of the Emperor.*1*
#43 (Prod #166255) "THE PREDATORS"
Teleplay By: Lloyd Richards & Ed Waters(also parts of #12,24,31,32 & 39) Story By: John Menken
Directed By:: Harry Harris (also #41 & 61)
First Broadcast: ABC, OCTOBER 5, 1974 (SATURDAY)
Guest Stars: Anthony Zerbe (also #25), Cal Bellini, George DiCenzo
Caine needs a man to return with him as a witness to the fact that he didn't kill a sheriff. But the witness is one of a gang of hunters seeking Apache scalps and an Apache, who Caine has befriended, has had a vision to kill the whole gang.
- "You do not intrude. Come. Speak." - Master Kan to young Caine
- "'I have long admired our brother Tay Sung.' - Young Caine 'There is much in him to be admired.' - Master Kan 'I fear that he grows apart from us; from our way.' - Young Caine 'He is fired by a deep conviction. Would you have him deny this truth he feels so deeply?' - Master Kan 'But if we are brothers should not our beliefs be one?' - Young Caine 'That is what Tay Sung desires most fervently. He would have us deny our truth and accept his. Who is right?' - Master Kan 'There can be no way but the way of the Tao.' - Young Caine 'So we believe. What then? Do we renounce Tay Sung as our brother?'" - Master Kan 'Master, wherein does brotherhood lie.' - Young Caine 'Your question is most worth asking. Most worth considering.'" - Master Kan
- "You will answer death with death?" - Caine
- "We wish you life." - Master Kan
- "Can any man be asked to be more than a man?" - Master Kan
- "I did not choose to stay." - Caine, on leaving his hanging but in #10 "Alethea" he does seem to stay for his hanging
- "If you do not come back and tell the truth, justice will not be served." - Caine
- "You kill innocent men for profit. There is no greater evil." - Caine
- "Where will it all end?" - Caine, responding to words of vengeance
- "There will be no killing. I must have your word." - Caine
- "'It is my mission.' - an Apache on seeking revenge 'It is your burden.'" - Caine
- "You are bound." - Caine to someone who has given him his word
- "The way out is the way in." - Caine
- "You are without honor?" - Caine, who then later says, "I cannot believe that."
- "The sage says 'A sound man's heart is not shut within itself, but it is open to other people's hearts.'" - Master Kan, quoting ?????
- "He has given his word." - Caine
- "I know men. I trust this one. And with him, I trust you." - Caine, on an Apache when told he doesn't understand Apaches
- "He passed judgment on me...He does not know what the Apache did to my people." - a Navajo (?) on Caine (though a Shaolin would normally not judge)
- "Violence gives rise to violence, not to justice." - a Shaolin disciple
- "It has been said, 'Be utterly humble and you shall hold to the foundation of peace. Be at one with all these living things which having arisen and flourished, return to the quiet whence they came.'" - Master Kan (refers to TAO TE CHING chapter #16)
- Forgiveness "must come from the one who has condemned you."--Master Kan
- "I am not a Chinaman or a breed. I am a man. My name is Kwai Chang Caine." - Caine
- "Your vision of vengeance will destroy you and all your people." - Caine
- "He tried to kill you. Why do you bother with him?" - to Caine, when the priest stops to bury an enemy
- "Let us renew the words of the sage, 'Man at his best,' 'like water,' 'serves as he goes along,' 'like water.' 'He seeks his own level,' 'the common level of life.' 'What he must do, he does,' 'but not for glory.' 'What he must do, he does,' 'but not for show.' 'What he must do, he does,' 'but not for self.' 'He seeks his own level,' 'the common level of life.'" - Master Po and disciple (quoting part of TAO TE CHING #30 & something else)
- "'A sound man not advancing himself' - 'he endlessly becomes himself.'" - Master Kan and disciple
- "Every man has his 'yes' and his 'no.' From moment to moment, always his 'yes' and his 'no'." - Master Kan
Information: Herein, Caine says "I see no Apache" when asked if he's seen an Apache though he just saw one. This is technically the truth since the Apache was behind him at that moment and he was relying on the fact that the bounty hunters would assume his grammar was just bad.
#44 (Prod #166256) "THE VANISHING IMAGE"
Teleplay By:: Gustave Field
Directed By:: Barry Crane (also #55)
First Broadcast: ABC, DECEMBER 20, 1974 (FRIDAY)
Guest Stars: Lew Ayres, Tom Nardini, Benson Fong (also pilot & #3 & 19)
Caine seeks out a dying photographer (Lew Ayres who was nominated for an Emmy for the performance) who might be able to identify Danny in a group photograph. Meanwhile, Caine is tracked down by another Chinese assassin and the old man is tracked by an Indian who believes the camera has stolen his spirit.
- "We are grateful to you for rewarding our carelessness." - Po
- "Not to understand a man's purpose does not make him confused." - Po
- "He has always been here and I was brought up in China. We have never met." - Caine, on why he needs to ask which man in the picture is his brother
- "I do not mind the hills." - Caine
- "'Could you do that?' - asked of Caine by a young man who caught a huge fish by hand 'I could not.'" - Caine
- "I have never seen this done." - Caine, watching a photo being produced
- "I cannot." - Caine, when offered fish meat
- "I hope so." - Caine, when someone says they will meet again
- "'Master Po...said you could teach me a great lesson.' - Young Caine 'But I can neither read nor write.' 'Master Po said you had found both great wisdom and great happiness.'" - Young Caine
- "I do not think so." - Caine, when the obsessed photographer says people think he's crazy
- "Just to know which face is his, would give me much pleasure." - Caine
- "To know the look of him, would bring him much closer." - Caine. on wanting to know which face in the picture is the one of his brother
- "I have not yet learned what Master Po wishes me to learn."--Young Caine
- "I am called upon to make an observance to the past." - Caine, on having to fight another assassin from China
- "I plead with you." - Caine, trying to get away to save a life (one of the few times he verbally begs)
- "I will see to it. Trust me, my brother." - Caine to Native
- "I am most grateful." - Caine
- "Death has had no victory...Is he not still here, labor upon labor, piece by piece, beauty upon beauty? Is it but a monument or is it the man himself?" - Master Po
- "Let him deal with his own death. He has earned it." - Caine
- "'What are the gods you worship?' - Caine 'Fire, water, the sun, the wind.' - Native 'It is they who must return your spirit to you.'" - Caine, when the Native thinks his spirit has been stolen by the camera
- "I am happy, my brother." - Caine, glad that the Native now feels whole
- "Who is to say it is not so." - Caine, when asked if he believes spirits are stolen by cameras
Information: This Chinese Order of The Avenging Dragon uses European, winged dragons instead of Chinese ones as its symbols.
The KF Book*2* says the photographer dies before telling Caine which man in the picture is his brother but he does identify Danny so Caine knows basically what his brother looks like before they ever meet.
"As the years gather, it is only natural for a man to ease his pace." - Caine (this is in broadcast)*2*p3
#45 & 46 (Prod #166257-8) "BLOOD OF THE DRAGON" Parts 1 & 2
Teleplay By:: John T. Dugan (also #34, 40)
Directed By:: Richard Lang (also 5,17,19,22,24,27,29,31,33,35,37-39,42)
First Broadcast: SEPTEMBER 14, 1974 (SATURDAY - 2 hours)
Guest Stars: Patricia Neal, Season Hubley, Kam Yuen (Kung Fu Advisor), Clyde Kusatsu (also #35 & 56), Tad Horino (also #8 & 47)SPECIAL Guest Stars: Eddie Albert & Edward Albert
Caine shows up in Gurneyville, on the California coast, knowing (supernaturally?) that his grandfather died there the night before. As Caine tracks down what happened to his grandfather, he is being tracked by three agents of The Imperial Guards of the Dragon Throne's Order of the Avenging Dragon which needs to kill Caine to end the shame of having failed to protect the Emperor's nephew (showing that the hunt for Caine won't end with the Emperor's death in 1875*1* - though, the Dowager Empress*1* might have continued anyway).
- "I will know him." - Caine, when told the old man's burnt body is unrecognizable
- "Peace for his troubled spirit." - Caine, when asked what he is after and whether he wants revenge or justice
- "Fear is the only darkness." - (?Master Po)
- "It is my duty to remain until the truth is known about my grandfather's death." - Caine
- "The nature of wind and fire and ice; the frailty of the human condition in hunger and thirst and fatigue; the predatory instincts of living things; the greed and finality (?) buried in the hearts of men. You must be prepared to survive through all this. These graceful movements [in Tai Chi] you now perform along with the rigors of all those disciplines which your masters impose upon you, will help you develop the inner strength, that which we call ch'i. And when you come to meet your greatest tests, your highest challenges, when you call upon your ch'i, it will not desert you."--Master Kan
- "If a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present. But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past." - Master Po (also in #7 "The Tide")
- Pt 2-"As they are honor bound to come, I am honor bound to stay."--Caine
- "Sometimes one must cut off a finger to save a hand." - Po (also pilot)
- "We are taught that all things are possible." - Master Po
- "I have known of such things." - Caine, on supernatural occurrences
- "It shall be." - Caine
- "It is often said that to be effective one must act with forthrightness and great force. But what is to be gained by such a choice? If the end one embarks on is a righteous action, it flows the way of the Tao. Forces are in motion to which we cannot add, from which we cannot subtract. If our path is right, there is only one course to follow. The correct action is to do nothing and all will be done." - Master Kan (refers to several sections of the TAO TE CHING including chapter 37)
- "No." - Caine, when told to die
- "'What will you do about it?' 'Nothing. It is you who will act.'" - Caine (similar to what he says in #19 "The Brujo")
- "His clothes were no better than rags. And his feet bare. Absolutely bare." - about Caine
- "Where does honor lie?" - Caine
- "You are not to blame." - Caine
- "To confess my unworthiness...I have disgraced my teachers and shamed this holy place." - Caine, when Master Kan asks him why he came back after Master Po's murder and the killing of the royal nephew
- "'Did you not think to run?' - Master Kan 'I thought to run, but I could not find it within me to leave Master Po dying.'" - Caine
- "The guilt is not yours." - Master Kan to Caine on the killings
- "May his passing in its violence not wake the tigers of outrage, the dragons of vengeance." - Master Kan (also in "The Chalice")
- "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 it with Master Po's death
- "'You fight well, Priest.' 'I did not wish to fight at all." - Caine
- "'Do such things exist?' - Young Caine on the supernatural 'Do wars, famine, disease and death exist? Do lust, greed and hate exist? They are man's creation. Brought into being by the dark side of his nature.'" - Master Kan
- "I do not seek to escape." - Caine, when told there was no escape from the Order of the Avenging Dragon
- "Each man must start with himself and within himself. By slowly forging his ch'i, the bond between the finite and the infinite, the inner essence of his spirit and the limitless power of the universe, only then can you conquer the power and the presence of evil." - Master Kan
- "'Will we ever see [the dead] again?' 'No one may know.'" - Caine
Information: The Order of the Avenging Dragon of the Imperial Guards does help the story line get beyond the fact that it will soon be after the Emperor's death in January 1875*1*. Strangely, this order uses emblems with fire breathing, winged, European dragons. Chinese dragons don't look like that.
The date on Johnny's tombstone places this story in 1874 so the Emperor*1* is still alive.
The KF Book*2* claims Caine "tricks" his opponent into killing himself: he does no such thing though both opponents are killed by their own weapons.
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