The Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 6

Memories (29 Oct. 1988)

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A regression therapist wakes up in a world in which everyone can recall their past lives.

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Barbara Stock ...
Mary McNeal
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Jim Sinclair
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Mrs. Vivencore
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A regression therapist wakes up in a world in which everyone can recall their past lives.

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The title comes the song "Memory" from the musical "Cats" written by Andrew Lloyd Webber which was based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. The musical ran for decades in both New York and London. See more »

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The Twilight Zone: Memories
14 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this wonderfully weird episode of the 80s Twilight Zone a "regression therapist" (someone who helps others "discover their past lives" in order to adjust to confusing memories which disturb them), Mary McNeal, who has been trying to uncover her own memories from past lives, awakens in a time of crisis, where poverty and ruin are present in the city she lives, attempting to adjust to her current predicament, trying to sort out her place in this new environment. The irony of this new environment is that *everyone* remembers who they were in past lives and this knowledge has created chaos and anarchy, including people carrying grudges into their current life, along with certain "suicidals" who aren't satisfied with their current status because of what they once were (a slovenly, overweight woman who lives destitute takes sleeping pills because she was once rich and successful in her previous life, just an example of what Mary confronts lying in the streets of the city). An underground group looking for a savior believe McNeal could be the answer to the country's woes, perhaps she has a specific skill that can help cure the "disease" plaguing people—maybe she can use her *hypnosis therapy* in a far different way. Intriguing premise is a wholly original use of reincarnation to tell a story, perfectly suited for the Twilight Zone. Nigel Bennett, a "job locator" who works in an employment office, who informs his underground team of Sinclair, may be best known to horror fans as Nick Knight's nemesis, Lacroix, on "Forever Knight". Solid work from Barbara Stock as Mary McNeal, conveying the appropriate bewilderment and loss as she tries to find her way in a world that no longer needs her regressive therapy techniques, although there are skills at her disposal which might benefit a mankind in need of rescue.


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