Eerie, Indiana

Season 1 Episode 7

Heart on a Chain

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Nov 03, 1991 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Heart on a Chain
Marshall and a classmate both fall for a new girl. The boy gives her a locket shaped like a heart. When the boy is in a terrible accident, his heart is transplanted into her body. Marshall suspects that something is wrong when the girl starts acting like his dead friend.moreless

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  • The episode "Heart on a Chain" is an example of childhood love. Two young kids who can't be together because of the inability to affect change due to their age but with a sort of Romeo and Juliet meets Frankenstein supernatural twist.moreless

    I was in a very bad bike accident about a year after this episode and because of the beautiful Danielle Harris, I remembered this tv show and a large portion of my middle school years. I had crushed on Danielle since Halloween 4 and 5, but this show, particularly this one episode was very important to me in my childhood. It still makes me feel warm to see her with that heart locket. This is one of those wonderful "young love" stories that will carry with you throughout your life. I sure I will one day recall this story to my grandchildren.moreless
  • One of my most vivid childhood memory...

    I must have been about 10 years old when the aired here in Brazil, every Sunday afternoon, just after my family's lunch hour. Watching Eerie, Indiana was one of the two things I did with my dad while growing up. X files on saturday nights and Eerie, Indiana on sundays afternoons.

    When I came across the show here on I could not even believe there were so many others to whom it meant so much! Over ten years later and here we are, discussing it. Until a couple weeks ago I barelly even remembered the show!

    But there was this one episode that stayed in the back of my head all these years. The girl riding the skateboard in the end of the episode. Don't ask me why, but it is one of my most vivid memories from my childhood: Watching this single episode with my father on a tipycal Sunday afternoon.moreless
  • Considering this is supposed to be a kid's show...

    Considering this is supposed to be a kid's show, this episode certainly has some mature elements. Or are they? I suppose it's just that this is yet another example of an Eerie episode that wouldn't be made today. Although, again, I'm glad Eerie went there because they handled it well and the end result is a lovely, bittersweet little story about young love and loss.
Cory Danziger

Cory Danziger

Devon Wilde

Guest Star

Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris

Melanie Monroe

Guest Star

Jim Jansen

Jim Jansen

Mr. Monroe

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In an early scene in the classroom we see that many of the students are still wearing glasses that they got when they were turned into homework-loving zombies in the previous episode, "Just Say No Fun."

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Melanie Monroe: Live fast, die young and leave behind a beautiful corpse.

    • Marshall: (During his opening monologue) Death isn't exactly something I like to think about. But ever since I lost my goldfish Nosferatu in second grade I knew death was a part of life, and part of growing up. Thing is, here in Eerie, especially in Eerie, death and life - death, love, and growing up seem to be all kind of mixed up sometimes. So it should come as no surprise that the first time I ever really kissed Melanie Monroe we were in the Eerie cemetery. Too bad we weren't alone.

    • (Marshall is at the World O' Stuff. He is waiting for Melanie, and sees Elvis)
      Elvis: You in love, kid?
      Marshall: Yeah, how'd you know?
      Elvis: It's the eyes. You gonna get her somthing?
      Marshall: I don't know.
      Elvis: Get her a Cadillac. Can't go wrong with a Cadillac.
      Marshall: But I don't have enough money to buy a Cadillac.
      Elvis: Oh. I'd give you one of mine. But I'm fresh out.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Spider: Help me. Help me!

      In the scene where Marshall and Devon chase after Melanie, there is a shot of a spider's web. If you listen closely you can hear the spider shout, 'Help me!' in a high-pitched voice. This is reference to The Fly (1958).

    • Nosferatu: Marshall talks about a goldfish he once had named Nosferatu.

      This is a possible nod to the 1922 film, Nosferatu, one of the first vampire films ever made.