Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday's Favorite OTR

The Lone Ranger: "Candlelight" 6/16/44

The Ranger tries to complete the apparently simple task of reuniting an elderly couple with the son they thought was killed during the Civil War. But this task is complicated by accusations of wartime treachery, kidnapping and--perhaps--murder.

This is another episode that plays a little fast and loose with the Ranger's timeline. It's set just five years after the war ends, but the Ranger's teen-aged nephew Dan (who was a baby when his dad was killed in a post-Civil War ambush) plays a part in the tale. Dan sure grows up awful fast.

I like coherent continuity in my fictional universes, but this sort of timeline compression never bothered me. The Ranger is meant to be a legendary figure, so popping him down in whatever Old West setting is best for a particular story is fine by me. That seems to be well within the masked man's abilities. Heck, this episode isn't even the most egregious example of this.

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