The Outer Limits

Season 1 Episode 14

Quality of Mercy

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jun 16, 1995 on Showtime
8.6
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Quality of Mercy
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Major John Skokes is taken prisoner by the enemy during a savage galactic war and a seemingly undefeatable alien race. The tension increases when his cellmate, a cadet named Bree, is being transformed into one of them. Skokes must find an escape to save his cellmate and to avoid a disturbing revelation of the course of this war.moreless

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  • In a future war two Earth soldiers are tested by their captors.

    10
    One suspected that some episodes would be updates on the old series. For the most part the new "Outer Limits" provided new directions. "Quality of Mercy" could be vaguely related to the old series "Nightmare." Whether it does or not "QM" is superb. Robert Patrick and Nikki DeBoer shine in their roles as captives of an invading alien race bent on the destruction of humanity. There is a 'twist' to this episode and it's not hard to figure it out, but it still holds up right to the end. Atmospheric and eerie "Quality of Mercy" is representative of the new "Outer Limits." Highly recommended.moreless
  • Robert Patrick is brilliant in this role...

    10
    I never really thought how great of a actor Robert Patrick until I saw this episode. The story line was believable and creepy. You hope for them to escape and wince in pain when he gets injured and she starts becoming one of them. Both characters make you believe there is no hope for humanity and you root for them as if they were your best friend or neighbor. Great episode yet again and I give it a 10 also. Quality of Mercy makes you that there are no real aliens out there like these for fear of them turning you into one of them. I reccomend this episode but a few parts may make you squeamish so don't eat while watching this one. Altogether great dramatic episode.moreless
Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick

Major John Skokes

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Nicole de Boer

Nicole de Boer

Cadet Bree Tristan

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Mark McCracken

Mark McCracken

Alien Jailer

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