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Route 66: A Lance of Straw

In Louisiana, Tod and Buz sign aboard the shrimp boat of captain Charlotte Duval. They find themselves having to deal with their skipper's fierce independence, a jealous suitor and an approaching hurricane.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 2
Airdate: Friday October 14th, 1960

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Guest Stars
Janice Rule
As Charlotte Duval
Thomas Gomez
As Andre Cabateau
Joey Kennedy
As Little Boy
Nico Minardos
As Jean Boussard
Main Cast
Martin Milner
As Tod Stiles
George Maharis
As Buz Murdock


Tod and Buz continue their journey south to seek their fortune as shrimp fishermen on the Biloxi Queen. They eventually catch up with the ship, which has moved on from Biloxi to the fishing village of Grande Isle, Louisiana. Upon arriving at the dock where the Biloxi Queen is moored, Tod discovers that his old friend Mark Chalmers is no longer the owner of the boat. In his place is the new captain, Charlotte Duval, a woman with a fiery temperment and a fierce sense of independence. Nonetheless, Tod and Buz decide to continue with their intent to join the shrimp fishing crew, despite rumors of a poor fishing season from the locals. Also throwing complications over the proposed fishing trip is the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Audrey to the region. ..

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Episode Notes
Filmed in Grande Isle, Louisiana (July 20-28, 1960).

Warning: Route 66 season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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