Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »
Will J. White
Millicent Barnes is waiting in the bus station waiting for her bus to Cortland to arrive. The weather outside is dreadful and the bus is over half an hour late already. When she inquires the station clerk chides her for constantly asking when it will arrive. The only thing is it's the first time he's asked him anything. When she goes to the powder room the cleaning lady suggests she was just in there, she begins to worry that she's going mad. A good Samaritan, Paul Grinstead, tries to help her out but soon realizes there may be an explanation for what is happening after all. Written by
The cities mentioned in this episode (Cortland, Syracuse, Tully, and Binghamton) all lie along Hwy. 11 in central upstate New York. The use of these places is a homage by Rod Serling to his childhood. He was born in Syracuse and lived in Binghamton until he graduated high school. Even when he lived in Hollywood during his heyday, he maintained a home in Binghamton. See more »
Millicent Barnes, age twenty-five, young woman waiting for a bus on a rainy November night. Not a very imaginative type is Miss Barnes, not given to undue anxiety or fears, or, for that matter, even the most temporal flights of fancy. Like most career women, she has a generic classification as a, quote, girl with a head on her shoulders, end of quote. All of which is mentioned now because, in just a moment, the head on Miss Barnes' shoulders will be put to a test. ...
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Verz Miles stars as a young lady who is being haunted, of sorts, by herself! This is because while she waits at a bus station, she keeps hearing about a doppleganger (exact double) who is also at the station. People keep saying that they've met her or talked with her there but she states emphatically that she just arrived. A few times she evens sees herself--briefly. And, when she tells people about this, they naturally assume she is insane.
There really isn't a whole lot more to the plot than this and the show seemed awfully drug-out--like there just wasn't enough to the story to justify the 25 minutes of the episode. Had the show been perhaps 15 minutes, I really think it would have worked better. As is, it just seemed padded and there wasn't enough payoff to justify seeing this as anything but an average to below average episode. A decent idea...but not enough to sustain my interest.
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