Night Gallery

Season 2 Episode 35

Cool Air

Aired Unknown Dec 08, 1971 on NBC

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  • Why did Dr. Munoz's wife commit suicide? And why does he always insist on "cool air" in the apartment he never leaves?

    This rather free and extremely poetic adaptation of the famous H.P. Lovecraft story is one of the subtlest and best of the "Night Gallery" episodes. For most of its length, it concentrates on the growing warmth and affection between Agatha, a lonely young woman whose father has recently died, and Dr. Munoz, the former colleague who shared the father's interest in challenging the finality of death. But throughout the tender scenes of burgeoning love, there is always a thread of mystery. Why does Munoz never leave his rooms, and why does he get so very agitated whenever his elaborate device for maintaining "cool air" chances to malfunction? The frame of the story has a now-elderly Agatha visiting Munoz's grave - which offers two dates for his death.