Twilight Zone (2002)

One Night at Mercy

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 9/18/02
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  • Episode Description
  • A young doctor meets a suicide who claims to be Death incarnate. When Death insists he wants to stop his killing ways, the doctor is forced to contemplate what life would be like without death.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jason Alexander

    Death

  • Tyler Christopher

    Dr. Jay Ferguson

  • Lynda Boyd

    Head Nurse

  • Liza Huget

    Nurse #1

  • Allixandria East

    Wife

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Death is a 24-hour job...

    By dojodan444, Sep 04, 2008

  • An Episode that vaguely reflects a 1962 episode from the Twilight Zone known as \"Nothing in the Dark\".

    By Gentle_Ursaring, Aug 07, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Host: (opening narration) Our congratulations to Dr. Jay Ferguson who has just saved his first life. But tonight he will meet a patient who will challenge all his assumptions about living and dying in The Twilight Zone.

    • Death: But I should have known I was wasting my time. I'm not even alive.
      Dr. Ferguson: Now what makes you think you're not alive, Mister... uh, what?
      Death: I already told you. Death. You don't like that one, I answer to plenty of others. Anubis, Thanatos, Yeng-Wa, The Big Sleep, take your pick.

    • Death: It's not just my name, it's what I do.

    • Death: The mid 1300s, the Black Plague. Took out a third of Europe, went a little light on France. If that's not enough to get you depressed, I don't know what is.

    • Dr. Ferguson: If you quit, why try to commit suicide?
      Death: Because they're not just going to let me quit, are they?
      Dr. Ferguson: They?
      Death: They, they. The Celestial Choir, the Harmonies of the Unvierse. The ancient gods, the Fates or whatever you want to call "them."

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    Notes (2)

    • "Death" has been a prominent character throughout many previous versions of TZ, one of the best episodes to feature "Death" was "One For the Angels" in which Murray Hamilton as "Death" informed a sidewalk salesman (Ed Wynn) he would die at midnight. Other TZ episodes to feature "living" incarnations of Death include "Nothing in the Dark" starring a young Robert Redford, and "Stranger in a Dark Place" with Stephen McHattie in a story written by J. Michael Straczynski of Babylon 5 fame.

    • This was scheduled to be the third episode aired, but was moved to be the second of the two premiering episodes

    Trivia (1)

    • Jay's last name is mispelled "Fergurson" in Death's book at the end.

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