Tales from the Crypt: Season 6, Episode 6

The Bribe (23 Nov. 1994)

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Newly appointed fire marshal Inspector Martin Zeller aims to shut down the strip club that his daughter Hilery works as a dancer at. However, Zeller finds out Hilery isn't getting a ... See full summary »

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Inspector Martin Zeller
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Newly appointed fire marshal Inspector Martin Zeller aims to shut down the strip club that his daughter Hilery works as a dancer at. However, Zeller finds out Hilery isn't getting a scholarship for college, so he takes a bribe from sleazy club owner Puck to pay for her tuition. Nonetheless, Zeller still decides to go through with his plan to close down the club. Written by Woodyanders

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Your daughter was a willing participant..You can't change her into something that she's not!
28 April 2013 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

**SPOILERS*** There's noting at all supernatural about this "Tales from the Crypt" episode. It's just another tales of what goes around comes around with a double twist ending that's sure to shock you like it did fire inspector Martin Zeller, Terry O'Quinn, who sadly enough wasn't around to see it; He voluntary left the scene before the episode ended. If Zeller stayed around a little longer he would have found out that his plan in fact worked to perfection.

It's when Zeller got a number of nude photos of his daughter Hiley, Kimberly Williams Paisley, from her boss strip club owner Puck,Esai Morales, that he went into action in shutting his strip club down. It's when Zeller came home and found that Hiley broke up with her rich collage boyfriend Ron, Ron Carlson, that things went from bad to worse for him. With Ron's blue nose parents in danger of cutting off his inheritance if he married Hiley because she or better yet her father can't keep up her $2,500.00 a month collage tuition he decided to do the unthinkable: He gets the idea from former fire inspector Nick Cola, Hal Williams, to consider taking a bribe from Puck to keep his strip club from being shut down.

It's then that the straight laced and take no money under the table Zeller decided to take a bribe, a cool $60,000.00, from Puck in order to pay his daughter's collage tuition. But as we soon found out Zeller had other plans in mind for Puck that were far worse then just taking his money. He planned to double cross him but that double cross on Zeller's part in the end backfired on him with deadly results.

***SPOILERS*** You in fact did see it coming in what Zeller planned to do to Puck and what the outcome would be but the twist or double twist ending came totally unexpectedly. It just showed that Zeller by jumping the gun before all the evidence was in screwed himself big time far more then he could have ever have screwed Puck. In what should have been a happy ending for Zeller turned out to be his funeral.


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