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Old 12th March 2011, 11:29 AM
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Default Season 1, Episode 21: Mirror Image

Season 1, Episode 21: Mirror Image


Airdate: 26/02/60
Writer: Rod Serling
Director: John Brahm
Starring: Vera Miles, Martin Milner

Millicent Barnes waits in a bus station, headed to her new job in Buffalo, New York. The longer she spends in the bus station the more clues she finds that she seems to have been there before.

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Old 5th April 2011, 04:55 PM
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This was probably made at, or before, the same time as Vera Miles was making Psycho and she gives an excellent performance here as someone who may or may not be losing her mind. It's pretty hard to figure out exactly what's going on until the bus pulls up and that bit when she sees the waiting room through the bathroom mirror is genius!
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This is on of the Episodes of The Twilight Zone that first comes to mind for me when I think of the series.

One great location, one great idea. It could almost be a stage play.

I guess you could say it's a little slow at times, but I really don't mind that.

Bus stations at night have a feeling all of their own. It's a weird limbo. You're in a time you might never see other than lying in bed at home, and a place you can't really settle. You're tired, but you can't really get comfortable, and sometimes you're sharing that space with the lost souls that again, you never notice in the day.

Then add to that the whole doppelganger thing. It's a piece of folklore that I've always found fascinating and rather chilling. Read about it here:

Doppelgänger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Great episode, with a very chilling ending. No answers.
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Probably my favourite episode from the first season, the slow pace is no bother to me either, as it only adds to the heightening confusion (and eventual panic) felt by Miles, as her obviously troubled mind tries to piece together what's happening.

The Doppelgänger mythos is an interesting one, and I love how this episode ends.
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I loved this episode:
some random thoughts : I like the device of the suitcase moving around, the reveal in the mirror and most importantly the bit where the camera pans across to show the 'double' sitting on the bus. I found it really unnerving.
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Watched this episode late last night and found it really spooky. The scene were she sees her other self in the mirror is truly chilling. I found myself lying in bed wondering what happens to the real you when your Doppelganger is out? Do you just disappear? The end running effect was a bit ropey though!
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another episode with a woman in the central role and very powerful her performance was as well. As already suggested this is quite play-like and I just love this sort of theatrical episode. I think this sort of episode really empowered the actor or actress to really stretch themselves and really get into the character. excellent performance.
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