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Better Luck Next Time 

A man is arrested for killing another and claims he is possessed by an alien. As he convinces one of the detectives through mental images, her partner is questioning another witness who was also there.

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Larue
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Lt. Bateson
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Frank Daniels
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Blonde Woman (Ripper Excerpt)
Candice Connelly ...
Woman in Cream Dress (Ripper Excerpt)
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Esterhaus
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Blacksmith (Hearts Desire Excerpt)
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Annie Chapman (Ripper Excerpt)
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Dr. John York (Ripper Excerpt)
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F.B.I. Agent Jamie Pratt (A Stich in Time Excerpts)
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Detective Terry Russo
Adrian Hughes ...
(A Stich in Time Excerpts)
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Kimble
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Frank Kelton (Hearts Desire Excerpt)
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Dr. Theresa Givens (A Stich in Time Excerpts)
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A man is arrested for killing another and claims he is possessed by an alien. As he convinces one of the detectives through mental images, her partner is questioning another witness who was also there.

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20 August 1999 (USA)  »

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This episode features archive footage from episode #2.1, A Stitch In Time, with Michelle Forbes and Amanda Plummer. See more »

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References The Fugitive (1963) See more »

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27 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

This combines several elements of previously filmed ideas. The evil creature/force/spirit inhabiting the bodies of humans to wreak murderous havoc dates back at least to the 1967 Star Trek episode "Wolf in the Fold" (#2-14) and recurs in the 1998 movie "Fallen". Also borrowed from both is the notion that the evil being can move from body to body but, in an added little touch from "Fallen" has only a small amount of time to find a new host or die.

However, the ending of this particular story involves a nice little twist that both of its predecessors missed, an ending which will remain undisclosed here but makes this story still worth watching even if you've seen both its forebears.


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