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Season 3

Hope and Prey

Hope & Prey_04176-1Written by: Juan Carlos Coto

Directed by: David Jackson

Original Air Date: 10-24-98

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Logline:

Jarod poses as a bounty hunter to track down a Native American man who knew Jarod’s father, and is an activist trying to protect his family’s land from a greedy mining company.

Hope and Prey

Hope & Prey_03952-1You ever had the experience when you went to an art gallery and someone is oowwing and aawwing at a canvas that looks like two crazed monkeys had a food fight over and you wonder why that mess, in some people eyes, is art? Then you squint at it and think, you know it’s really not that bad. Well, that’s sort of how this one evolved.

Let us step-back a second and re-preface this one.

Under the heading of ‘The best laid plans of mice and men’ or ‘When you’re handed a lemon you have to make lemonade’: let us just say that, as in every other walk of life, not everything in network television goes smoothly, and ‘HOPE AND PREY’ was a good example of that. Carlos Coto wrote a bang-up script, we had a great cast, everyone did their best during a difficult shoot and when the first cut of the show came in we were wondering where we could find a couple of crazed monkeys – cause it would take them to make sense of the mess on our hands.

Hope & Prey_05460-1This leads us to a discussion of the real unsung heros in our business, the people whose names go by in the credits so quickly you never get to read them. In this case, our editor Jon Koslowski, looked at our dumbfounded faces, rolled up his sleeves and pulled a Houdini act unlike any we’d ever seen. He flopped film, and dropped scenes and created scenes that were never there in the first place and pulled from the film a better story than any of us ever imagined. He saved a drowning sailor, dried him off, dressed him up and made him look like a Captain.

And it was a good thing he did. This episode served to move several story lines forward that were important for the whole season. Jarod’s pursuit of his father who had been stationed at the nearby air base many years ago and had saved the life of a young Native American boy. He had gone on a vision quest, and at that site, Jarod finds a ‘circle of fire’ drawing that is identical to a carving Miss Parker finds on the hand grip of the .45 that was the weapon used to kill her mother. It all seems like evidence that ties Miss Parker and Jarod tighter together and puts them both in pursuit of his father.

Jon bailed us out on this one and we’re thankful he did.

Jon Koslowski is an Emmy award winning editor and got his much deserved directorial debut on ‘the Pretender’ on an episode in Season Four, called ‘LIFELINE’.

Little Known Fact:

Our editor Jon Koslowski, looked at our dumbfounded faces, rolled up his sleeves and pulled a Houdini act unlike any we’d ever seen.

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