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)
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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fbi | time machine | time travel | See All (3) »



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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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Solid storyline, excellent performances
16 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

Amanda Plummer fully deserves her Emmy Award for her portrayal of Dr. Theresa Givens. Michelle Forbes as FBI agent Jamie Pratt also gives a great performance. The writing and storyline is excellent. But an excellent story still requires strong performances to bring it all together. And for this show it certainly was there. Gripping from start to finish. No plastic looking aliens who can speak English here. Just a captivating story with an outstanding performance by Amanda Plummer. This story will keep you thinking even after the credits roll. I can't help but feel that some of the more recent movies (eg. Butterfly Effect seemed to have borrowed heavily from here.) Even if you are not into sci-fi, watch it for the strong storyline and amazing performances! You will not regret it.

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