Mike Ferris finds himself alone in the small Oakwood town and without recollection about his name, where he is or who he is. Mike wanders through the town trying to find a living soul. The tension increases and Mike has a breakdown.
A man finds himself walking down a country road, not knowing where he is or, for that matter, who he is. He comes across a diner with a jukebox blaring and hot coffee on the stove - only there is no one there. A little further down the road he come to the picturesque town of Oakwood - and finds that it too seems to be deserted. The only sounds he hears are the clock tower in the town square and a a public pay telephone ringing. At the local movie theater, an ad for Battle Hymn (1957) leads him to believe he's in the Air Force. Despite no one being around, he can't shake off the feeling that he's being watched......Written by
This first episode of The Twilight Zone exhibits all the traits that would go on to make the show so great. We follow the hero of the episode (a man with amnesia) as he tries to figure out who and where he is. The great twist is that he cannot find anyone else to talk to. He is alone. Slowly, the unnamed man begins to believe he is the last man on earth. Then, events have him change that view, now wondering if he is not alone, but being watched. The final twist to the story is a classic Twilight Zone ending. While this ending may seem somewhat dated, it ties up the story nicely. Overall, another classic episode that mixes curiosity and dread very effectively. I gave it 9.5 out of 10.
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