Walter Jamieson is a successful history professor. He's been teaching for 12 years and has proven to be very popular with his students for his ability to bring his subject to life. He is engaged to Susanna Kittridge, his good friend Professor Sam Kittridge's daughter. One thing that Professor Kittridge has noticed about Walter is that he doesn't seem to have aged one bit in the 12 years they have known each other. Walter admits that he is far older than anyone can imagine but before he and Susanna can elope, someone from his past pays him a visit. Written by
Ironically, the character portrayed by Kevin McCarthy in this episode mentions the date of September 11th. McCarthy died on September 11th, 2010. See more »
After Professor Walter Jameson talks about Plato, he sits on the couch, crosses his legs and puts his hands to his side. Immediately cut to the next camera angle and his legs are now apart with hands to his side. See more »
Prof. Walter Jameson:
It's death that gives this world its point. We love a rose because we know it'll soon be gone. Whoever loved a stone?
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Kevin McCarthy is quite good as popular college history professor Walter Jameson, whose lectures have the distinct air and sound of authenticity to them, especially when a mysterious diary of an unknown soldier is read from the American Civil War, which arouses the suspicions of a fellow professor whose daughter he is set to marry, even though Walter's past is soon to catch up with him in a long overdue fashion... Strong and compelling(if just a bit contrived) episode takes a familiar premise and makes inspired use of it, with seldom a dull moment or misstep. Good makeup F/X too in fondly remembered entry.
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