Original Name: The Duel
Czech Name: Souboj
Written By: Seth Freeman
Directed By: Gil Shilton
Original Air Date: May 2, 1996 (Canada); May 3, 1996 (USA); January 10, 1997 (Luxembourg)
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Charles Carver has been a model prisoner. He earned a PhD in Chemistry while incarcerated. Ray's passionate claim that Carver is a vicious predator doesn't square with the intelligent, amiable prisoner who presents himself at the parole hearing. Ray has no proof that he committed the heinous acts he accuses him of. He was convicted on only one count of arson. Parole Granted.
The next day the Assistant States Attorney from the parole hearing steps into her shower and is scared out of her mind when something grabs her shoulder. It turns out to be a frozen turkey. Ray, out with Fraser, is called to her apartment. Inside the turkey giblets package is a small toy bus, with the writing on the front -- Line 28.
Fraser and Ray rush to the Line 28 bus. It is a runaway. They manage to stop the bus, but the toy bus turns out to be only the first in a series of taunting clues to disasters-in-progress which force Fraser and Ray to scramble to each scene in the nick of time. Carver is adamant that he is innocent of the crime for which he went to prison and that Ray framed him. As information about the old case comes to light, it indeed starts to appear that Carver may well have been framed.
Meanwhile Carver's targets circle ever closer to Ray -- former co-workers, then his family, finally Fraser. With each hair-raising encounter, Ray increasingly has to doubt his ability to succeed in a battle of wits with such a clever opponent. At the same time the authorities are increasingly finding Ray's actions in the old arrest suspect. Finally, Fraser is threatened and Ray is all alone when he has to try outsmart the diabolically cunning Carver.
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