Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 5 Episode 2

As Ye Sow

Aired Unknown Oct 02, 1993 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Thinking his wife is cheating on him, a jealous husband hires a detective and is lead to believe she is having an affair with the local priest.

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  • Good, but not great.

    Season 5 of Tales From The Crypt started with a bang. A very good first episode, that makes you slightly disappointed of the second one.

    My basic objection to this episode is that, even though it was a story we all have seen before, it could have been exploited in a much more compelling way. The jealous husband with the younger wife is a common figure on TV, and Hector Elizondo did give his character a nervous cuality that brought it some depth. But Patsy Kensit did not sell it. Her perfomance seamed a little stiff, it just didn´t went with the story. And some great secondary characters could not compensate for the lack of interest that the young bride created.

    The highlight: Sam Waterston as the shady detective, and John Shea (the old Lex Luthor from the Lois and Clark series) as the priest.

    An average episode, with a few good details, but not one of those stories that you´ll remember a few months from nowmoreless
  • A dectective makes a husband think his wife is cheating on him. He gets so jealous he hires a hitman.

    I really like this episode. A jealous husband thinks his wife is cheating on him because she never wants to have relations with him. He gets jelous and even more jealous as he thinks what she could be doing thanks to a dectective who gives him ideas that his wife is cheating on him with a priest. His mind plays tricks on him, up to the point he wants to kill the priest. This episode takes a turn when a case of mistaken identity kills the wrong person just after his wife confesses to him the real reasons why she won't sleep with him.moreless
  • Don't jump to conclusions!

    This episode feels like an episode from "The Twilight Zone" because it teaches a leason. It shows extreme paranoia and why not to jump to conclusions. Adam West is in this episode! He is only in it briefly, but it is good to see Batman again. Miguel Ferrer also makes a cameo once again in this series. Overall, this episode was very interesting and had you feeling sorry for the priest. You know that this guy was just being too paranoid and no one was cheating. The end of the episode is in a way sad. Pretty good episode, but forgettable.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Hitman: In your ear, father.

    • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper as a radio talk show host.]
      Man: You've got to help me, Dr. Biscus! It's our son's eating habits!
      The Crypt Keeper: You said you're cannibals, right?
      Man: Yes, that's why his vegetarianism thing scares me!
      The Crypt Keeper: No need to worry. For one thing, vegetarians are probably much better for him. I like to stalk one myself from time to time. [laughs] My advise is to let him fiend for himself; the little nipper will then learn to maggot on his own, if you're too busy protecting him. Our next caller, Leo, thinks his wife is cheating on him. Let's hope for her sake that he doesn't catch her in the hacked. I call this sickening psycho-drama, "As Ye Sow".

      [Closing wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper as a radio talk show host.]
      The Crypt Keeper: Talk about a pain in the aps! That's love for you. Eerie today, gaunt tomorrow. [laughs] As for me, kiddies, my shift's up. It's the top of the hour, time for your favorite mourning man. [opens microphone; sticks finger in it; electrocutes self; laughs/shrieks while doing so] [The Crypt Keeper then gets long black hair, sunglasses and a fake nose,to resemble Howard Stern.] What's the matter? You've never seen a shock-jock before? [laughs]

    • Father Sejac: Well we have a lot of over stressed young professionals here in the flock and unstable relationships and all the issues that are connected to that are part of the ineviability I have to deal with.
      Leo: Could I just whoa-whoa. Roll that back a minute. What Issues?

  • NOTES (4)


    • Howard Stern

      Popular American "shock jock", with a highly rated radio and television show, famous for his use of crude language, lewd sexual remarks, and racial and scatological humor. For this reason, he is a very controversial figure and the center of many FCC investigations and complaints. Although he is the highest paid radio personality in America, he is also the most heavily fined. In 2004, he moved his show over to Sirius Satellite Radio and can now get away with most of his sexual and lewd content, as it is not governed by the FCC.

      In this episode, At the end of the closing wraparound segment, the Crypt Keeper is dressed as Howard Stern.