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Old 11th March 2011, 01:36 PM
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Season 1, Episode 6: Escape Clause


Airdate: 06/11/59
Writer: Rod Serling
Director: Mitchell Leisen
Starring: David Wayne, Thomas Gomez

The Devil makes his first Twilight Zone appearance, offering eternal life to a bitter hypochondriac by the name of Walter Bedeker. When he seemingly gets what hes always wanted, will Bedecker find eternal life be all that he hoped it would be?

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Old 16th March 2011, 08:01 PM
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Somewhat predictable outcome,but otherwise an excellent installment,and as stated,Old Satan makes his debut!

The part of the pain in the ass was well played by David Wayne,who thoroughly deserved his comeuppance.

The 'trip' and the state of his apparel afterwards was hilarious.
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The hypochondriac really is a horrible character but that ending is one of many nightmarish scenarios that Rod Serling created in the first couple of seasons.
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I see this as a bit of a filler episode, but still enjoyable. Great depiction of The Devil. All smiles and promises until the contract is signed.
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Any wife married to a drone like that these days would be standing in the dock for murder!
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This one went on a bit for me but I enjoyed the premise. Imagine how shocking the scene where he jumped under the train must have been in the late 1950's, when game-changing films like Psycho had still yet to be released and TV was still fairly tame.
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The 'trip' and the state of his apparel afterwards was hilarious.

God yeah, his suit looked so bulky the way it was all torn up.

Good episode this, fairly predictable way to end but a really good idea. Liked the idea of the different perspectives of time and how long life could go on for. Let out an audible gasp when the wife went over the edge too; that took me by surprise.
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