Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 4 Episode 18

The Last Dark Step

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Feb 08, 1959 on CBS

Episode Recap

Brad Taylor has just proposed to Janice, the love of his life. He asks her not to announce their engagement for another few days in order for him to "work out a real estate agreement." In reality, he needs to cut things off with his old girlfriend, Leslie, whom innocent Janice knows nothing about. Leslie is a cold and ruthless female who is using Brad as a boy toy. She refuses to let things end between them, and Brad takes advantage of the two of them being alone together at the beach and drowns her. When he returns home after careful plotting and switching Leslie's car, he is shocked to discover the police waiting for him. He asks how they could have known and he discovers that the police are not there because of Leslie's murder, but because of Janice's, which was committed earlier that day (by Leslie).