Near the end of the episode, Bret Maverick overwhelms the villain of the piece who ends up tumbling over the side of the riverboat. And as he falls, we hear the infamous Wilhelm Scream. It is the theory of the Toobworld Dynamic that the Wilhelm Scream is an indication of the departure of the murderous entity known as Redjac from its host. Although Redjac feeds on the fear from its victims, it also absorbs the fears of those who are afraid that they are to be the next to die. With nearly a dozen potential victims trapped on board the Cynthia B., Redjac was having a feast until Bret dispatched it to a watery death. (Well, the host anyway. Redjac itself fled either to the shore or into one of the remaining people on board. My guess would be one of the stokers who worked the boilers. In fact, I favor the stoker named Meachum. Why? Because he was played by an actor named Fred Kruger.) Happy trails to you!
As the Trickster once said, "Reality is boring, that's why I change it whenever I can."
I'm just "The Man Who Viewed Too Much", and "Inner Toob" is a blog exploring and celebrating the 'reality' of an alternate universe in which everything that ever happened on TV actually takes place.
Most of my theories about the TV Universe come from thinking inside the box and thus can't be proven. But I've never been one to shy away from a tall tale.....
Remember: "The more you watch, the more you've seen!"