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36-08-03 Waiting at the Union Railway Station

Vic and Rush await the arrival of Sade on the train.

To Vic, the train station wait is a boring exercise in a rather lifeless setting; but for Rush, he imagines all kinds of situations that have taken place there in prior exciting moments.

Eventually, perhaps to help entertain Rush, Vic warms up to the myriad of possible dangers and escapes hidden in the imagery.

According to author John T. Hetherington, "[The] interaction between Vic and Rush as they wait for Sade’s train to arrive. Rush is captivated by what he perceives as the “romance” of the train station with its “weary travelers” while Vic sees it as a “pretty desolate location.” Rush conjures up a romantic view of the train station from material gleaned from dime novels and movies, and his excitement and enthusiasm really shine through. Vic joins in, somewhat reluctantly, and can’t help but find it amusing to see the mundane through Rush’s excited eyes." [The quote from this paragraph was stated by Hetherington in an interview with Jimbo, published May 28, 2014]

The title is one I have given purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is also revealed in the book,Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series]

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