Telephone-repairman Tyler Ward is struck by lightning and gains telepathy for strong emotions.



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Episode credited cast:
Tyler Ward
ER Chief
Grace Chen ...
Julie Fitzgerald ...
Michael Luckerman ...
Sleazy Lawyer
Anita Ortega ...
Hispanic Woman
Paramedic #1
Older Lineman
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Telephone-repairman Tyler Ward is struck by lightning and gains telepathy for strong emotions.

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23 October 2002 (Canada)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The only episode of any Twilight Zone showing to have two parts (it was an hour long in the time-slot where most episodes were half-hour ones played back to back in pairs). See more »


Forest Whitaker - Host: [opening narration] Tyler Andrew Ward, a telephone lineman and charter member in the fraternity of lonely dreamers. Tyler is about to test what he wishes for to the breaking point and beyond. You might say what you're about to see is impossible. Probably in most places, but not here in the Twilight Zone.
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References The Twilight Zone: A Penny for Your Thoughts (1961) See more »

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Well Done With a Lot of Implications
8 July 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A kind but rather quiet man, Tyler, works for the power company is sent up a pole after a storm. He is hit by a weird form of lightning. When he is revived in the hospital, he has attained some amazing mental powers, primarily the ability to read minds. He has never been that good with women, but his boss, who is filled with guilt, tries to make peace with him and they become romantically attracted. She has had a bad marriage where her husband used his wealth to pretty much ruin her. Tyler begins to use his powers to get lots of money, playing poker and the stock marker in that order. He wants to ruin the husband. Meanwhile, his ambitions take over and he becomes a sort of demon, betraying a good friend, and scaring the young woman. The lightning has taken over his life. This is one of the most intricate and compelling episodes of this series or any series.

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