A man walking through a snow storm suddenly finds himself at a refuge. They tell him that the entire world is covered in ice. Just as he begins to fall in love with someone, the people's personalities suddenly change. What's happening?




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Episode complete credited cast:
Raymond Dalton
Gina Beaumont
Thomas Vallé
Justine Vallé
Lisa Melilli ...
Debi Richardson
Dr. Franklin Dreiden
Lorretta Bailey ...
Sister Angelique
Sanford Vallé
Joel Haas
David Cohen
Male Med Tech
Lorraine Landry ...
Female Med Tech


Caught in a freezing blizzard, Raymond Dalton loses consciousness in the snow. He awakens to find himself in the Refuge, a self-contained and self-sufficient house built by Sanford Vallé. He was taken in by the attractive Gina Beaumont who clearly was not supposed to do so. Vallé explains to Raymond that the Earth has undergone a new ice age brought about by a bacteria that polymerized water allowing water to freeze at a much higher temperature. There are 7 others living in the house and with the exception of Gina, they seem to be quite an odd crew. Suddenly however, the characters all adopt a different personality. When it happens again, an explanation begins to take shape. Written by garykmcd

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5 April 1996 (USA)  »

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By far the best episode
11 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Love the blizzard scenery and mind puzzling plot. Not at all what you're expecting, as the twist catches you completely off guard. Deals with a man stuck in a blizzard wandering into a refuge as an outsider, with some very strange activity from the seemingly normal guests. Let me say this is not a bunch of aliens or anything weird like that. These are normal people dealing with very abnormal circumstances, circumstances they are completely unaware of. You will like this episode if you are less into the sci fi alien sort of episode dealing with space travel and spaceships or war. Much better. If you haven't seen this, please do check it out. This episode and "The Havem" (very similar titles, completely unrelated stories however) are the two best episodes there are.

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