Nightmare Cafe

Season 1 Episode 4

The Heart of the Mystery

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Mar 20, 1992 on NBC
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The Heart of the Mystery
In the last moment of his life, a police officer gets a chance to find out what happened in a mysterious shooting fifteen years before.

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      • Blackie: (opening narration) They say there's a million stories in the city. Well, here's one ... about a guy named Stan. An honest cop who's seen just a little too much ... or maybe not enough. There's one thing he never put to rest, you see. A mystery, and a wound, all wrapped up together in a single name. A name that will haunt him to his dying day. What would a man like this wish for? A second chance, perhaps? But would he wish for it if he knew it would shatter everything he's ever known?

      • Blackie: (closing narration) But maybe the final truth lies in an old saying, "Those that love, love forever." And for those few that believe that, there's a place set aside. A place for one last dance after the music has ended. A place called... the Nightmare Cafe.

      • Blackie: (surveying the scene of Stan's death) You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. Of course every man has his own truth. For a young man lost in drugs and violence, the truth was that the whole course his life had taken was wrong. That there was nothing more important than running in the opposite direction as fast as his legs would carry him. For Philip Benning, the truth is in the art he left behind. In the years after his mysterious disappearance, most of it would be lost to obscurity. But one work would bring him notoriety and a dark nook in the art world he so desperately wanted to join. His final and most passionate piece, dubbed by those who discovered it as "The Final Scream."

      • Fay: Stan, you wanted to know the truth. Well, if you walk out that door, you'll never know the truth. Can you live with that?
        Blackie: More important, can you die with that?

      • Phillip Benning: One thing you learn with age, Miss Peronivic, is that time heals nothing. It doesn't even dull the pain.

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