The Outer Limits: Season 2, Episode 1

A Stitch in Time (14 Jan. 1996)

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At least 17 men have been executed in the last two decades without a clear motive, with the same gun, and Special Agent Jaimie Pratt has to find how some of those murders were carried out when the gun had not yet been made.



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Episode complete credited cast:
FBI Agent Corey Lonn
Brian Arnold ...
Jerome Horowitz (as Samuel Khouth)
Adrian G. Griffiths ...
Warren (as Adrian Hughes)
Mugger (as William McDonald)
Brent Sheppard ...
F.B.I. Agent #1 (as Brent JD Sheppard)
Rob Morton ...
F.B.I. Agent #2
Robert Beck
Sharon Alexander ...
Angry Woman (as Sharon Holownia-Alexander)
Mar Andersons ...


FBI Special Agent Jamie Pratt is working on a case involving a serial killer. They've found series of murders - some as far back as 30 years ago - where the victims were all killed with the same gun. They seem to have one victim per year over those 30 years and the murders are spread across the country. They can find no connection between the victims however. They get a break when recently declassified information shows that the gun used in all the murders was manufactured only a few years before and issued to a Dr. Theresa Givens at the National Security Agency. It makes no sense and no one can figure out how a recent gun could have been used in a murder 30 years ago. Givens left the NSA six months ago after her project was canceled and is now a university professor. Finding out the nature of that canceled project will give them the answers they seek. Written by garykmcd

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The device that Dr. Givens uses to open the time travel portal is actually a decibel meter. See more »


When Dr. Givens is entering data to return to Feb 18, 1988, the display reads "ACTIVATE SPACIAL COORDINATES", but it should be "SPATIAL". See more »


Dr. Theresa Givens: Work with me, Jamie Pratt!
Jamie Pratt: How the hell do you know my name?
Dr. Theresa Givens: That doesn't matter! What matters, and what you want to know, is whether I killed those men. And I did it. I killed all twenty monsters. And because of me, eighty-three women are still alive.
Jamie Pratt: You couldn't have! You were only five years old!
Dr. Theresa Givens: [Grabs Pratt's arm and drags her to the time portal] Time travel. A means by which to stop crime before it starts.
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Superbly laid out science fiction; keeps you thinking!
26 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Trust me; you will enjoy this production. It is a well-written, well acted episode. It is one of the best ever science fiction offerings! You don't need to know anything about the story to love it. Just go along for the ride!! You probably should see it twice to enjoy everything about it. It stars stunning Michelle Forbes and veteran actress Amanda Plummer. Forbes retains that special "something" that we all love about her! Of course Amanda takes a back seat to no one in the acting department! As you will see; her complex and intense performance is outstanding! The director of course deserves a lot credit for putting together a smoothly crafted highly entertaining product.

I don't want to explain the plot or anything because you will enjoy it more by letting it unfold in front of you!(I did and I was blown away!) I loved the little twists and turns in the story and also the "rules" the plot is governed by.

Of course you will like it most and understand the plot thoroughly if you like science fiction to begin with.

I know it is fiction but it's my favorite! (I have both a DVD and a High Def copy of it) Check it out for yourself! You won't be disappointed

P.S. You audiophiles out there will notice something in the production (that only we will notice)but We forgive them for doing it nevertheless.


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