Tales from the Darkside

Season 1 Episode 13

In the Cards

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 1985 on

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • A woman, whose true identity is hidden, comes to have her fortune told. The woman switches her deck of tarot cards with the fortune teller's deck when she isn't looking. The fortune teller then begins to recieve bad news in the cards that become true.

    This is a really cool story about a fake fortune teller becoming a believer. Sadly it is too late when she finds out something bad is going to happen, especially since every bad fortune she has predicted has come true. The story is very well written, and the sound effects along with music make this episode especially creepy, even though nothing really creepy happens. The end of the episode is also interesting since it comes true, and the camera is focused on the card. You understand that the power is true when you see what the card said of the fortune teller's fate. Really cool!
  • A fake fortune teller finds out the hard way that you shouldn't fool with the gods for a quick buck.

    Although this ep is pretty average, for this series that means it's still decent. When a fake fortune teller is given tarot cards that she can't get rid of that only predict horrible deaths for her clients, she finds out too late that the gods don't take too well to doling out nothing but happy endings to make a quick buck and get repeat business. I have to disagree with the plot synopsis on the front page a little- I think the last fortune teller our protagonist tries to pass the cards on to is the real deal, which is why she gets it in the end.