Madame Myra foretells in a tarot card reading that her client Charlie will come into a lot of money...but die shortly afterwards. Although she does not find him attractive she marries him ... See full summary »

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Madame Myra foretells in a tarot card reading that her client Charlie will come into a lot of money...but die shortly afterwards. Although she does not find him attractive she marries him in the hopes of becoming a wealthy widow after the prophecy comes true. He does indeed come into money and die soon afterwards but, unfortunately for her, she is not there to see it happen. Written by don @ minifie-1

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It's written in the cards, really good episode.
22 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Charlie is down on his luck, wanting to dance like Fred Astair, but not allowed in the dance class, so he turns to help from Madame Myra, a gypsy and fortune teller. Charlie is skint, having used his last dime to get there, he can't even pay for his session, so he fixes her toaster for payment. When she reads his cards she sees incredible wealth, so she contrives a way to make her his perfect match. Of course there is a twist in the waiting.

I quite like this episode, maybe Roald Dahl's introduction put me in a good mood, but it's well structured, cleverly written, nicely acted (apart from the woman downstairs!!)

The twist is really well executed, never saw it coming, you watch it and feel a huge annoyance towards the characters, it's played out seriously, nobody is sending it up.

7/10


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