Twilight Zone: Season 5, Episode 29

The Jeopardy Room (17 Apr. 1964)
"The Twilight Zone" The Jeopardy Room (original title)

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A defector is trapped in a hotel room and given 3 hours to find a hidden bomb.

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Major Ivan Kuchenko
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After spending twelve years in a Soviet prison, Major Ivan Kuchenko has fled his homeland and is now in transit in a third country hoping to soon leave and seek asylum in the USA. He is not alone however as Comissar Vassiloff, his torturer during his imprisonment, has caught up with him. Vassilof could easily kill him - he has an assassin with him, Boris - but he decides to give him a chance to walk away. He's placed a bomb in Kuchenko's room and he give the Major 3 hours to find and disarm it. Kuchenko proves himself to be a worthy adversary. Written by garykmcd

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One of four episodes that, notably, contains no science fiction or fantasy elements. See more »

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When Boris initially shoots out the windows, while Ivan is trying to put up a blanket, there are no holes in the wall behind Ivan where the shots would have ended up. See more »

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[closing narration]
Narrator: Major Ivan Kuchenko, on his way west, on his way to freedom, a freedom bought and paid for by a most stunning ingenuity. And exit one Commissar Vassiloff, who forgot that there are two sides to an argument - and two parties on the line. This has been the Twilight Zone.
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Communism is bad....m'kay?!
8 June 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode begins with Martin Landau being awoken by a phone call. Some commissar is on the other end--announcing that Landau is going to die! Then, a short time later, the man on the phone comes to Landau's room to toy with him--much like a cat playing with a mouse before ultimately killing it. This seems to last an interminable period of time. Eventually, he drugs Landau and sets up a complicated game--a game where Landau's goal is to escape alive.

While I think Communism, at least in practice, is pretty stupid. HOWEVER, because the episode comes off as so incredibly preachy, by the time the show was over, I was about ready to go down to Party headquarters and sign up as a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA! This sort of anti-Communist message just came off, to me, as heavy-handed and lacked the subtlety that made "The Twilight Zone" such a good show. As a result, it's a rather weak episode--even if there is quite a bit of tension in the second half of the show.


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