Lt. Weigand and the Norths become trapped in the rural home of Dr. Arno, a physician treating a homicidal maniac who's hiding somewhere in the house. The group stages a fake murder scene, ...
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Lt. Weigand and the Norths become trapped in the rural home of Dr. Arno, a physician treating a homicidal maniac who's hiding somewhere in the house. The group stages a fake murder scene, hoping the mysterious "Patient X" will be drawn into the open. Instead, when the lights are lowered Dr. Arno's secretary is actually stabbed to death. Once Weigand learns the actual name of the patient, he makes some phone calls and learns they're deal with a real-life Jekyll and Hyde.Written by
Jay Phelps <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Despite the sure-fire premise-- a maniac hiding in a dark house-- the results are disappointing. There's little atmosphere despite the premise; the haunting is not played up; and the "reveal occurs in undramatic fashion. Instead, we get a lot of technical talk. But probably most disappointing: Pam gets little chance to charm the audience with her wide-eyed innocence. Okay, it's true, I've got a crush on her. Still, I think she was a big part of the series' success. There are two notables in the cast-- Jeanette Nolan from Psycho (1960) and many other films, and Paul Guilfoyle familiar from a hundred wacko roles. Anyway, for whatever reasons, the episode largely fails to live up to its promising title.
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