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The Rider

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21 April 1977 (USA)  »

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Susan Oliver and Meg Wyllie
19 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

When a mysterious rider offers up a riddle to the travelers (now minus one with the absence of Liana), they discover a cabin occupied by two inhabitants . . . AND their butler.

The rider told them about a jewel that would help them find their way home. After a series of events, they find the jewel, but now the jewel tests them with their greatest fears.

This is one of the most telling episodes about Fred, as he is stricken by the simple loss of his hands, which truth be told, we all would be, while Scott fears denial by his mother, Varian fears falling and Willoway has claustrophia.

In the end, we learn the aliens can maintain their youth with the jewel and not be old and decrepit, so Scott hands it over.

But we learn nothing about the butler. A loose end! The episode is like an extended plot of Susan Oliver's illusion of beauty in the Star Trek pilot, The Cage, this time having the jewel instead of Meg Wyllie.

An episode of its time, but not a bad episode.

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