The Outer Limits - Original

Season 2 Episode 13

The Duplicate Man

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 19, 1964 on ABC
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Episode Fan Reviews (2)

7.9
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  • Henderson James has two problems: one, the creature in his basement is outlawed; two, it has escaped. The unusual steps he takes to kill it reveal the fault lines in his marriage and his friendships.

    8.5
    From the first thirty seconds, you might realize that you have stumbled across a hidden gem. The attention to detail demonstrated in this episode, from the biological details of the museum creatures, to the futuristic police cars and houses, all reinforce this initial gut feeling (only the main alien comes across as lackluster). The plot hurtles along like a truck without brakes headed down a hill, picking up intrigue and tension through every unexpected twist and turn. You're not sure how the story will end until the very last minute -- it is a masterwork of plotting. Even the characters are finely-crafted, often catching you unawares with their depth. In short, this episode is mandatory viewing for OL fans.
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