Tales from the Darkside

Season 4 Episode 2

Mary, Mary

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 04, 1987 on

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  • A shy and depressed woman is isolated from the entire world, living in an apartment with female mannequins stuffed animals, which she talks to as if they were alive.

    This episode is an interesting attempt at doing a supernatural character study of a 30-something woman who -- for some reason -- is depressed, shy, has no self-confidence, almost no direct human contact and spends the bulk of the episode talking to her female mannequins and stuffed animals. I suspect the episode is trying to say something about these sorts of social ills; i.e. urban isolation and alienation, mental illness (especially depression) and the 'modern' (circa 1980s) dating scene. It is an interesting effort, but it generally seems to fall flat. The central character needs more back story or to explain her emotional problems and it probably would have been better if they expressed her hearing voices a bit differently. Frankly, the supernatural element is almost an aftermath.