"The Outer Limits" Decompression (TV Episode 2000) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Series)


Plot Summary

  • An emissary from the future struggles to convince the next U.S. President to jump from an airliner, before it crashes, killing him and setting off a disastrous future. The candidate is already torn in several directions, elated from a big primary win, avoiding an interview by an aggressive reporter, excited by having his mistress on-board, with his frigid wife absent. The time traveler assures the candidate he needs no parachute, because the advanced technology his presidency will make possible, allows them to scoop him out of the sky.

    - Written by David Stevens


A mysterious woman visits a presidential candidate on his plane, saying she has come from the future to save his life.

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