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"The Outer Limits" Mary 25 (1998)

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Original Air Date:
29 May 1998 (Season 4, Episode 15)
An android replaces the current nanny, is programmed to protect the children and gets involved in a romantic triangle between the husband and the previous nanny. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Cynthia Geary ... Teryl Bouton

Tom Butler ... Charlie Bouton

Michael Shanks ... Melburn Ross

Sofia Shinas ... Mary 25

Britt McKillip ... Brook Bouton
Matthew Prior ... Brandon Bouton
Patricia Mayen-Salazar ... Carmen Ortega

Paula Shaw ... Mrs. Janus
Ian Robison ... Grant Kildale

William Sadler ... Frank Hellner (archive footage)

Nancy Allen ... Rachel Rose (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Conway ... The Control Voice (voice) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
James Head 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonathan Glassner  written by
Leslie Stevens  created by (uncredited)

Produced by
Leslie Stevens .... consulting producer
Original Music by
John Van Tongeren 
Film Editing by
Lisa Binkley 
Casting by
Mary Jo Slater 
Paul Weber 
Production Design by
Stephen Geaghan 
Makeup Department
Susan Boyd .... hair stylist
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker
John L. Healy .... special makeup effects artist
Shane Zander .... makeup effects technician
Production Management
Rhonda L. Moore .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Art Department
Harry Griffin-Beale .... construction coordinator
Tiara Motem .... property buyer
Mark Prior .... assistant decorator
Sound Department
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Kris Fenske .... sound effects editor
Iain Pattison .... additional re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
David Allinson .... special effects coordinator
Darcy Davis .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Matthew Gore .... visual effects producer
Simon Lacey .... visual effects supervisor
Richard Trus .... facility visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Justin Bergler .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Flavio Bidese .... on-line editor
Jennifer Pearson .... assistant post-production coordinator
Music Department
Shawn Pierce .... music editor
Transportation Department
Steve Ellis .... transportation
Other crew
Bob Bedard .... sous chef
Danielle de Smit .... script supervisor
Erin Fitzgerald .... adr walla group
Kathleen Higgins .... script coordinator
Carol Marks-George .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Leslie Stevens .... story editor (uncredited)

Additional Details

45 min

Did You Know?

Several shows contain plot threads that link them together. For example, the "Innobotics arc" - the story of lifelike androids created by the Innobotics Corporation - runs through these shows: Valerie 23, Mary 25, The Hunt, In Our Own Image, and Resurrection.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Mary Poppins (1964)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Why Was She So Robotic?, 31 May 2014
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

This is about an overzealous man who is trying to maintain his position on a firm that produces androids. In the second episode ever, we were introduced to Valerie whose programming led her to attempt murder. That put a kabosh on the project and it's on its last legs. The proposal is to create mega-nannies, using the Mary 25 series. Once again a beautiful young actress is the basis for the character. She has been programmed to look after kids. But unlike Valerie, she speaks in a disjointed, vapid speech pattern. She is taken to the project manager's house to tend his own children, much to the annoyance and fear of his beautiful wife. Things are very awkward. He begins to mistreat his wife, hitting her several times. The Mary 25 can do little things like read to the kids and answer their questions in a Sheldon Cooper kind of way, with encyclopedic knowledge (they ask her if the Big Bad Wolf would blow a house down and she replies that it is a physical impossibility). She has no charm and her selling point seems to be that she is amazingly strong and could disable any sort of intruder on the children's life. She is a total failure. We realize why she was made to look like she does when the project manager begins to have relations with her. There is another subplot involving the wife and her former lover. He hangs around the house trying to rekindle things. He is a major engineer in the designing of androids. This episode has a nice full circle ending that is enjoyable.

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