Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

Episode 09

Season 2, Ep 3, Aired 2/6/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Segment 1: "The Wall"A police officier uses savages techniques to get the truth from a suspect, who didn't do it this time. The suspect who placed his bloody hand on the wall, looked back at the officier and proclaims he is innocent. The officier orders the wall to be cleaned, but it can't. He tells them to paint it over, and the painter tries. The painter tells the officier that it just keeps bleeding through the paint, but somehow he gets it done. Days after, another officier, who knew what happened with the suspect, tells the main guy that the suspect died while spending some time in jail. The officier brushs it off, and meets his faithful death when he notices the bloody hand print appears on the wall.Segment 2: "The Chalkboard"Students are frightened by screams when they are writing on the chalkboard.Segment 3: "The Getaway"A busy executive's ultimate getaway is as close to heaven as she can get - or is it too close? Segment 4: "The Prescription"A young pharmacist's quest to get in the computer age is tripped up by a disappearing prescription.Segment 5: "Summer Camp"Anthony isn't an ordinary kid. He is forced to go to summer camp, and naturally the bullies, Marty and Darren, pick on him every way they can. Campers start to notice Anthony's sleeping behavior, and one of the adults notices the laughter. The adult notices Marty's and Darren's bed are empty, and asks the other kids if they up this up to Anthony. Anthony wakes up, and explains that he had a dream were he helped Marty and Darren escape from wolf by feeding the wolf cookies. Marty and Darren come back to the campsite, and in their horror, they see Anthony there. They ask him, how he beat them arriving there first. They explain about the wolf and how Anthony saved them. The adult is skeptical about this, but Anthony pulls the covers off of him, he has the bag of cookies in his hands...moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Brolin

    Host

  • Ric Drasin

    Guest star

  • Don LaFontaine

    Announcer

  • Cody McMains

    Darren, Segment "Summer Camp"

  • Adam Wylie

    Anthony, Segment "Summer Camp"

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • My favorite episode.

    By skeeter291, Sep 19, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • (After "Summer Camp") Jonathon Frakes: How could Anthony have been asleep in his bunk and outside in the woods at the same time? And if he was in his bunk the whole time, then who saved Marty and Darren from the wolf? Did Marty and Darren, in their terror, only imagine Anthony was there? But, what about the detail of the chocolate chip cookies, could they have imagined that too? Is this a story of a person being in two places at once… or is it just another tale when we tell around the fire at summer camp? (Takes a bite out of one of the cookies)

    • (Before "Summer Camp") Jonathon Frakes: For most of us, summer camp invokes sweet thoughts of fresh air, fun in the sun and mischief after dark. But for some children, summer camp recalls more bitter feelings, memories of isolation, homesickness and the taunts of their peers. All Anthony Shaw wanted to do was have a happy, carefree summer away… everyone knew he was different, they were about to find out he was special.

    • (After "The Prescription") Jonathon Frakes: Who was watching over Spencewick Pharmacy that day? Was that fated prescription simply misplaced? If so, how did it end up back on the board? Did Everett's grandson find it and put it back himself, to embarrassed to tell his grandfather what really happened? But then, how did it disappear in the first place? Maybe there was some angelic spirit watching over the pharmacy? Does this strange story of a prescription go down easy… or do you find it hard to swallow?

    • (Before "The Prescription") Jonathon Frakes: For those of us who grew up in another generation, the corner drug store was a magical place. You gave the man behind the counter an illegible note from your doctor and he would fill tiny bottles with pills and potions that had the power to make you feel better. And perhaps most magical of all, the man knew you by name. Everett Spencer was a throwback to that earlier time, when the pharmacy profession was a personal one. But now the modern era is starting to close in on him, like… like a virus. And he has no prescription to fight it off…

    • (After "The Getaway") Jonathon Frakes: (Holding the newspaper shown at end of the segment) Let's look at the paper again, another accident the same day involving six school children. Was the woman that Mrs. James encountered that day only the spirit of Diane Lerner? Did she truly become one of the spirits of the woods? Did she join the ghosts of the children who died in the bus tragedy? Or was our witness, Mrs. James, a bit overexcited? Maybe she imagined that Diane disappeared. Could it be that Diane was disappointed with her paradise and slipped out without telling Mrs. James? But what then are we to make of the newspaper article? Is the truth easy to spot here… or is it difficult to tell the forests from the trees?

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