This was an episode that, in addition to the finding of a cursed item, focuses on the character of Jack Marshak. The viewer is introduced to a woman, , who was romantically involved with Jack in the past. To this viewer, the scenes between the two are quite touching as there seemed to be a real chemistry between the two. Unfortunately, as is the case more than a few times in this series, the cursed item, a trefinator, manages to destroy the romance fatally.
Aside from the background tale, the rest of the episode plays out fairly routinely with the trefinator being used by a mentally challenged lab assistant to increase his own intelligence at the expense of others around him. Although the evil assistant is dealt with at the end of the episode, there is an overall sadness to the end of the episode.
Overall, this is one of the better episodes of the series. It has a great mix of horror and romance with good chemistry between all characters involved. Recommended!