This show had its moments but this first episode is one of the best. An excellent mirror of the 1947 movie that inspired it, no one will forget Carolyn Muir's first look at the Captain's portrait or the chill that runs down your spine when your hear him telling her to "light the candle." That very first conversation sets the tone for this wonderful series.
I think the Pilot is well acted and is closer to the movie than any of the others. Edward Mulhare is a superb Captain Gregg pining for the love he thought he would never meet while Hope Lange is splendid as the confused Carolyn who can see him even though he assures her he isn't there.