The Incredible Hulk (1977–1982)
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David 'Beller' is working as a lumberjack in Jordantown and has begun to fall in love with Gale Weber. Unfortunately, rich tycoon Ellis Jordan has got his mind set on her as well, and his goons try to force David to leave town.

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Michael Vejar

Writers:

Kenneth Johnson (developed for television by), Andrew Schneider
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Episode cast overview:
Bill Bixby ... Dr. David Banner
Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee
Lou Ferrigno ... The Incredible Hulk
Peter Mark Richman ... Ellis Jordan
Charles Napier ... Bert
Mickey Jones ... George
Andrea Marcovicci ... Gale Weber
Lewis Arquette ... Les Creaseman
Jerry Sloan Jerry Sloan ... Lyle
Bill Cross Bill Cross ... Foreman
John H. Fields John H. Fields ... Detective
Don Maxwell Don Maxwell ... Guard
Eve McVeagh Eve McVeagh ... Landlady
Georgia Schmidt Georgia Schmidt ... Librarian
Christine A. Hayden Christine A. Hayden ... Servant
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David 'Beller' is working as a lumberjack in Jordantown and has begun to fall in love with Gale Weber. Unfortunately, rich tycoon Ellis Jordan has got his mind set on her as well, and his goons try to force David to leave town.

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Jack McGee's only appearance in the fifth and final season. See more »

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Gale Weber: [to Bert and Lyle] Get out of my way.
Gale Weber: [to Jordan] Tell them to get out of my way.
Ellis Jordan: The sooner you stop fighting me, the easier it will be.
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Find a cure for the Hulk? Sorry, my goal now is "get the girl".
30 November 2017 | by flarefan-81906See all my reviews

What we have here is a story which would have not only fit in pretty much any TV drama, it would have fit in almost any of them better than in the Hulk: Our hero falls in love with a small town girl named Gale, Gale is also lusted over by a man who "owns the town", he takes Gale prisoner and tries to get rid of our hero.

There are two big problems with this plot (and that's in addition to its lack of credibility and having been done to death). First, David courting a woman, as I've said before, makes him look callous and selfish. Unlike "Married", the scenes of David's romance with Gale provide no excuse for him getting involved with her, nor any sense of a strong personal connection between them. He apparently just wanted to get laid and didn't care who got hurt. Second, there's no drama. We know the villain wouldn't actually hurt Gale, he has no chance of hurting the Hulk, and no one else bothers to get involved. There's absolutely nothing at stake for the entire episode, and therefore nothing to get excited about.

McGee's first and only appearance of season 5 is a total waste. There's a lot of build-up with him investigating the Hulk's appearance, trying to interview the villain, and following a car which has David in it, but it's all abruptly dropped before it amounts to anything. One second McGee is in hot pursuit - the next, that's the last we've heard of him. Seriously.

Writer Andrew Schneider (in his final Hulk script) threw in a climactic plot twist which is both genuinely shocking and makes the basic plot more credible than in other productions. The trouble is, it's left to the end. The episode therefore fails to deal with the fallout of this twist, and even makes the laughable implication that it somehow resolves the entire problem. Equally laughable is the part when the villain's hoods inexplicably attack David when his ride drops him off. This episode is a horrendous, ill-conceived mess, like an unfinished first draft which got shuffled in with the shooting scripts by mistake.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1981 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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