The Outer Limits - Season 5

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  • 8/20/99
    7.3
    When Detective Terry Russo is called to investigate a double murder, it looks like an open and shut case. However, as Russo questions the man caught fleeing the murder scene, she discovers to her horror she may be solving not one crime, but possibly hundreds. Gerard makes the improbable claim that he is an alien energy being who can move from one human host to another. He tells Russo that he is a kind of cop who has been tracking another energy being like him for centuries - a psychopath responsible for some of history's most infamous crimes. When he causes Russo to see key events to support these claims by instilling visions in her mind, the detective reluctantly begins to believe him. Gerard contends that the target of his hunt killed his own host body and slipped into someone near the scene of the crime. It doesn't take the homicide detective long to find out who. Russo's partner, Detective Frank Daniels, has been questioning a security guard, Kimble, and has gotten a similar story. Only in Kimble's version, he's the cop and Gerard is the master criminal. As Russo struggles to discover the truth, she realizes that there may be only way to end this reign of terror for good.moreless
  • Star Crossed
    Episode 21
    8/13/99
    6.3
    It is 2056, six years after the Hing, a humanoid race, invaded earth. While America fights on, Russia has reached an uneasy truce with the aliens, leaving some regions under their control and other declared neutral. In the neutral city of Archangelsk, on the White Sea, cynical American expatriate Michael Ryan (Nathan Fillion) runs Heaven, a small coffee bar and music club, where shady Russians mingle with Hing soldiers and other dubious characters. Everything is agreeably corrupt until Alexandra Nevsky (Natasha Vasiluk) informs Michael that Hing commander Sulat Ray (Derek de Lint) is on the lookout for two NATO soldiers who might be interested in buying a Hing scout vehicle that has gone missing. Those soldiers, Winston Meyerburg (Justin Louis) and Cass Trenton (Angeline Ball) have dodged Hing patrols and found their way Michael's bar. Cass, who was Michael's lover before the war - she only took up with Winston because she thought he was dead - suspects Michael can get them the scout vehicle. She appeals to his sense of patriotism, revealing that she is carrying a deadly parasite that she and Winston stole from the Hing and, if it can be replicated, might defeat the Hing. But it becomes clear that it's going to take more than flag-waving and high ideals to get Michael to risk his neck in this situation.moreless
  • Fathers and Sons
    Episode 20
    8/6/99
    6.6
    From the outside, the Golden Sunset looks like any other rest home, but Dr. Benton Adler's facility is different in a few unsettling ways. The residents seem to develop Alzheimer's almost overnight and after they do, they live - or are stored - in tiny chambers in a human warehouse. It's the last place you'd expect to find Joe Dell, a high-living, low-income old musician who lives with his son Hank and spends his time teaching the secrets of the blues to his grandson Ronnie. But Hank, a tightly-wound insurance salesman, is wary of his father's influence and after one fight too many, he sends his father to Golden Sunset. But Hank and Benton don't count on the power of Ronnie's love for his grandfather. With the help of Tara, a young woman who lost her grandmother to the rest home, Ronnie discovers Golden Sunset's secret - Dr. Benton has developed a technique to harvest the skills and talents of the old folks in his care. And he's selling them on the open market. Suddenly, a perfect stranger is playing Joe Dell's songs. Suddenly, Hank has a livelier libido and a renewed joie de vivre. Ronnie, determined to save Joe, heads to the rest home, armed with a gun. But even if he can rescue the old man, will there be anything recognizable left?moreless
  • Stranded
    Episode 19
    7/30/99
    7.6
    Thirteen-year-old Kevin Buchannon (Adam Hann-Byrd) lives at the bottom of the high-school food chain, scorned by other geeks, picked on by the jocks. At home, he lives in the shadow of his older brother Josh, a football star whose every accomplishment is celebrated by the boys' father, Alex (Daniel Hugh Kelly). Then one day, Kevin sees a plane crash in the woods near his house. He rushes to the scene with his dog Cody to find a mysterious ship occupied by the severely injured Captain Turner (Chris Potter). Turner tells Kevin the ship is a top-secret experimental aircraft and instructs Kevin on how to bandage and heal his wounds. But Turner reveals more than he intends to, when the strain of his injuries causes him to briefly lose consciousness. When he does, he inadvertently reveals himself to be a shape-shifting alien, lapsing into his real form - that of a monstrous alien. Once the secret is out, Turner admits that he is actually Tyr'Nar, an alien bounty hunter who was escorting a murderous prisoner back to his world when their ship crashed. Tyr'Nar gives the boy a mysterious patch that allows him to fight back against his tormentor. He also offers the support and understanding that Kevin never got from his father. But it soon becomes clear, to us if not to Kevin, that Tyr'Nar is not that alien he claims to be. While Alex Buchannon is anything but the ideal father, the real evil lies in the alien who wants to be take over that role.moreless
  • Essence of Life
    Episode 18
    7/23/99
    7.5
    Eleven years after a viral epidemic wiped out most of the world's people, the population is beginning to rebound. The world is ruled by The Code, which bans outward displays of emotion, particularly the mourning of lost loved ones. The Code is enforced by agents like Dan Kagan (Daniel Baldwin) and his partner Stephanie Sawyer (Jessica Steen), who hunt down "social terrorists" like Dr. Nathan Seward (Joel Grey). Seward traffics in Essence of Life - Ess for short - a substance made of the dearly departed's DNA that allows the living a brief but poignant reunion. In trying to catch Dr. Seward, Dan succumbs to the temptation to visit his late wife, Juliette (Daphne Zuniga), who died two years earlier of cancer. When his visits with Juliette become more bizarre, Dr. Seward, afraid Dan's not ready for the catharsis Ess offers, threatens to cut him off. But the agent is hooked and he's willing to risk anything to see Juliette again. Will his next visit cost him his career? Or his life?moreless
  • The Inheritors
    Episode 17
    7/16/99
    7.5
    Musician Jacob Hardy (Nicholas Lea) is strolling with his fiancee Kara Delaney (Stacy Grant) when a meteor explodes over the city. One of the tiny fireballs which rain down seems to chase Jacob, striking him down and penetrating his skull, instantly killing him. Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Michaels (Tom Irwin) conducts the autopsy with the help of his assistant, Ollie Gibb (Don MacKay). He finds an unusual bullet-like projectile lodged in the victim's brain. Moments after removing the object, the hole in Hardy's skull begins to emit an eerie light, and a horrific tentacle emerges, thrashing briefly before retreating back into the wound. And, more astonishing still, the corpse sits bolt upright, shoves the coroners aside and escapes into the night. Ian, shaken, reports the bizarre events to homicide investigator Lt. Joseph Dane (Bill Smitrovich), who is skeptical to say the least. The mystery deepens, when during a visit to his comatose wife (a long-term victim of a hit and run driver) at a local hospital, Ian learns that Jacob Hardy was not the only meteor casualty who had inexplicably risen from the dead. So did taxi driver, Curtis Sawyer, and waitress Kelly Risely (Sarah Jane Redmond). Police Lieutenant Dane investigates and learns that all three have apparently become borderline geniuses in the wake of their transformations. More unsettling, they seem to be working in concert. Unbeknownst to Ian or the police, the three meteor victims are using the alien projectiles which struck them, to build a mysterious machine, capable of vaporizing any living thing. The conspiracy becomes more sinister when the three gather a large group of patients who are near death, including Ian's wife, Daria and prepare to subject them to the incinerating ray. Is it mercy killing? Is it murder? Or is it something beyond human understanding?moreless
  • Deja Vu
    Episode 16
    7/9/99
    8.0
    Dr. Mark Crest (Kevin Nealon) has built a teleportation device that uses tactical nuclear weapons to open a wormhole in the space-time continuum. The device is intended to transport some animals eight miles across the desert, but during a test, the wormhole grows out of control and Mark finds himself hurled back in time, to the day before the test took place. It happens again, but when Mark warns his colleagu, Dr. Cleo Lazar, (Terri Hawkes), and the project's military overseer Lt. Col Lester Glade (Ronny Cox) about the time loop, they think he's crazy. The time loop continues, each time returning Mark to a point in time closer to the test, and Mark figures out that someone has sabotaged the device. At first he suspects Julie (Jennifer Copping), a young woman who seduced him on the night before the test. And, he's right - Julie is an eco-terrorist opposed to Mark tampering with nature - but she's not the only saboteur. Glade has his own plans for the device and it may be beyond Mark's power to stop him - no matter how many chances he gets.moreless
  • The Haven
    Episode 15
    7/2/99
    8.1
    Caleb Vance lives on the 52nd floor of The Haven, a high-tech marvel of an apartment building that is driven by a supercomputer named Argus and filled with machines and appliances that respond to the orders of The Haven's residents. The building's design almost completely eliminates the need for human contact, a desirable feature in an age in which all communication is mediated by one form of technology or another and a strong selling point for the residents of The Haven. But things begin to go wrong. It begins with a fritz in George, The Haven's holographic concierge, but soon grows more serious. Appliances stop working, cutting off the supply of food and water. The sensors on the doors cut out, trapping Caleb in his apartment. Desperate, he uses steak knives to break through the wall into the next apartment, where he encounters Alyssa, the neighbor he has never met. Together, they try to get out of the building. On their way, they meet Morgan, a lawyer who they rescue from an elevator in which he had been trapped, and Oren, a high-tech squatter who has hacked his way into the building. As the quartet descend, they must work together to dodge laser-shooting roving security balls, deal with maliciously malfunctioning elevators and try to make sense of George, who is saying some very cryptic things. Is he trying to give them advice? Or, is he toying with them? Is this just a catastrophic breakdown or is there some perverse logic behind the misbehaving Haven?moreless
  • Descent
    Episode 14
    6/25/99
    6.6
    Dr. Arthur Zeller is the doormat of the anthropology department, a mild- mannered professor who is the butt of his colleague's jokes and who never gets the respect he deserves. After the department head, Prof. Martin Stansfield, passes over his cutting-edge research into evolutionary psychology and funds the project of his rival, Dr. James Feind, Zeller takes matters into his own hands. In the past, he injected timid rats with the gene for dominance. Now he injects himself with genes drawn from homo erectus, hoping to turn himself into an alpha male. It works. he's bolder and more powerful but, there are side-effects: he has strange headaches and in a fit of rage he beats Dr. Stansfield into unconsciousness. He gets it into his head that he must mate with Laura White, Stansfield's attractive grad student girlfriend, so he secretly injects her with the gene for submissiveness. She rejects his advances and he comes to his senses but by now the changes are coming too fast for Zeller to handle. His body is becoming more powerful, his brain is shrinking, and his intelligence is fading. He is becoming a homo erectus. With Laura's help he might be able to reverse the process using gene therapy. But does he want to?moreless
  • Summit
    Episode 13
    5/21/99
    7.8
    Deep space. A small planetoid. The site of an intergalactic summit between two warring worlds. Diplomats from both Earth and Dregocia, a distant planet, are dispatched to the neutral ground to work out a peace agreement. We quickly come to learn that Dregocians are human as well, but a genetically-engineered race, kept on Dregocia to mine Trion ore, shipping it back to Earth to run its power plants. Now, not unlike England and its colonies, Dregocians demand their freedom and autonomy from Earth. But when a shuttle carrying the Dregocian delegation to the summit site malfunctions and crashes, apparently due to sabotage, things quickly deteriorate. The delegation from Earth, already at the summit facility, watch in horror as the crash of the shuttle sparks an exchange that results in the mutual destruction of both the Earth and Dregocian flagships, orbiting the planetoid. This sets in motion a doomsday process, that if allowed to proceed will result in the extinction of humans, Earth-born and Dregocian alike. Kate Woods (Marcia Cross), the Earth' s senior surviving diplomatic representative, can save the world, but only if she can re-establish contact with Earth. In order to do that, she must overcome some serious obstacles. She must resist the hawkish instincts of her military adviser, Col. Wallis Thurman (John Spencer) and her own hatred of the race that killed her husband. And she must deal with a determined Dregg rival, Prosser (Michael Ironside), who survived the crash and is willing to let his people perish rather than continue to be ruled by Earth. As the clock ticks, Kate and Prosser negotiate to the brink of annihilation, hoping to establish enough trust to save both civilizations. But can a trust so fragile survive the efforts of those on both sides who would rather see war continue than relations improve? And are Kate and the others willing to pay the price that might be required to save the world?moreless
  • Tribunal
    Episode 12
    5/14/99
    8.9
    In 1944, young Leon Zgierski (Roman Danylo), an inmate in the Birkenau concentration camp watches as First Lieutenant Karl Rademacher shoots his wife and sends his daughter to the gas chambers. The murder is witnessed by a mysterious figure, time-traveler Nicholas Prentice (Alex Daikun), who grabs Radermacher's SS jacket and, after eluding guards, pulls out an antique watch and vanishes into a glowing orange circle. We then flash forward to the present where Leon is an old man (Peter Boretski) and his son by a second marriage, Aaron (Saul Rubinek), is a lawyer who has made it his life's work to track down Rademacher. Aaron believes he has found the war criminal living in Philadelphia as Robert Greene (Jan Rubes) but he can't muster enough evidence to convince his ex-wife, U.S. Attorney Gwen Sawyer (Lindsay Crouse), to bring charges against the old man. That is, until he gets help from the time-traveler, who offers the jacket and presumably enough documentation to convict Greene. But Aaron's curiosity about Prentice gets the better of him and he breaks into the time-traveler's hotel room. Using the antique watch device, Aaron journeys back to Birkenau and meets his father. Prentice, disguised as an SS officer, rescues Aaron from the past revealing his true identity; he is from the future and works for a human rights organization called the Tribunal. But Prentice warns that he can only do so much to help, and that Greene may elude prosecution since the Tribunal must guard against the unintended consequences of disrupting the time stream. But, he tells Aaron, that this doesn't mean justice won't be done.moreless
  • Ripper
    Episode 11
    5/7/99
    7.5
    In Victorian London, someone is killing prostitutes, someone the police have dubbed "Jack the Ripper." On the face of it, John C.V. York (Cary Elwes) is a likely suspect. A once-respected doctor who sunk to absinthe and laudanum addiction after his misdiagnosis killed the young daughter of a Duke. He retains a connection to polite society thanks to the devotion of Lady Ellen Chamberlain (Clare Sims), who loves him and hopes to marry him. But, he is also a habitue of the seedy district where the killings have taken place and has the medical knowledge to make the precise, surgical cuts that are the Ripper's modus operandi. But, this Jack is not the killer. Instead, he is a witness to the strange alien force that inhabits the prostitute's bodies, leaving them drooling a strange green bile, and then kills them when it jumps to another host. After seeing the alien force kill one woman, he does battle with a prostitute named Lizzie Stride, whose body has been taken over by the alien. He succeeds in fighting her off, but is then arrested for her murder by Inspector Langford (David Warner) when her body turns up dead, apparently murdered by the Ripper. After Ellen lies to provide Jack with an alibi, he sets out to prove his theory and hunt down the evil power that is behind the killings. But can he do it before it kills him or the woman he loves?moreless
  • The Shroud
    Episode 10
    4/30/99
    8.2
    When Marie Wells (Samantha Mathis) and her husband Justin (Robert Wisden) can't have a child on their own, they turn to the fertility clinic at the Tilford Institute for help. There, Dr. Gail Cowlings (Sara Botsford) uses in vitro fertilization to implant an embryo in Marie's uterus. What Marie doesn't know, but Justin does, is that the embryo was actually created from DNA lifted from the Shroud of Turin. The Reverend Doctor Thomas Tilford (David Ogden Stiers), a religious zealot who worships both God and science, is using Marie to engineer the Second Coming. When she learns the truth, she is angry with Justin and Tilford and worried that she is unworthy to be mother to Christ. She is reassured, however, when presented with a miracle - the toys she has bought for the unborn child rise up and begin to float around the room. Dr. Cowlings, however, sees the "miracle" as a sign that the DNA may not have come from Christ at all, but from an ancient man who had telekinetic abilities. Either way, Tilford is determined that his plan proceed and that the child be raised according to a blueprint of his devise. But a bug he has planted in the Wells' house reveals they are on to his scheme, he confines them to the institute, planning to take the child from them when it is born. But the baby, holy or not, has greater abilities than Tilford could imagine.moreless
  • 4/23/99
    5.1
    Mona Bailey (Jane Adams) lives with her husband Ned (Peter Outerbridge) in the Clackson Arms, an old apartment building that is being taken over, apartment by apartment, by a mysterious developer called KM Inc. Mona is a hypochondriac, an able-bodied woman who rides a wheelchair, who treats the Physician's Desk Reference like a personal bible and who has not left the building in six months for fear of catching a disease. One day she backs her wheelchair into an electrical box and gets a shock, leaving her hearing strange voices and seeing bodies dropping out of windows. At first she thinks she's going crazy, but as the voices get louder, she realizes that she is hearing her neighbor's thoughts. Suddenly, she is privy to all their secrets. She knows that Dom Pardo (Garwin Sanford) likes to wear the panties of the women he seduces, like Shirley (April Telek) and Delia (Tabitha St. Germain). She knows Shirley's husband Vince (Brent Stait) suspects his wife is having an affair and that he is not who he says he is. She knows of the feelings that painfully insecure Beck (Woody Jeffrey's) has for sharp-tongued Tory Beth (Jill Teed) and of his failed affair with Esme (Rondel Reynoldson). At first Mona tries to use her powers to help her neighbors and to unite the building in its fight against KM Inc. But her plans go awry and she learns, through her new powers, that someone - in fact, everyone - wants to kill her.moreless
  • Blank Slate
    Episode 8
    4/2/99
    7.6
    Hope Wilson (Robbie Chong) knows there's something different about the bruised and breathless man who stumbles into the homeless shelter she runs with her mentor, Jack Parsons (Larry Musser). He looks like a junkie, but his hands are soft and his fingernails manicured. Tom Cooper (Dale Midkiff) doesn't know who he is, where he is and why two well-dressed men, Vincent (Michael Tiernan) and Cole (Brian Jensen), are chasing him. He only knows that the small metal case that he defends so fiercely contains five vials that hold all his memories, reduced to crystal form, as well as a specially designed injector that can delete or restore those memories. With Hope's help, he uses the injector to restore his memories in an attempt to piece together his identity. But there are unforeseen consequences to this. With each injection of memories, Tom' s personality becomes slightly darker. As he injects one crystal and then the next, Tom recovers his unhappy childhood and adolescence, his time in medical school and, to Hope's dismay, his memories of his marriage to his high school sweetheart Paula. With the injection of the fourth crystal, Tom remembers some terrible things. First, that Paula is dead, killed at the hands of a random rapist and murderer. Second, that he was the doctor who developed the process to delete and restore memories, which explains why the government agents are so eager to recapture him. And third, that the government has been testing his device on homeless people without their consent. Horrified at how his invention has been abused, and fearful that the last crystal will change him so much he will lose the new love he has found with Hope, Tom destroys the fifth crystal along with the knowledge it contains, vowing to start life anew with Hope. But with the government hot on his tail, that choice may not be his to make.moreless
  • The Human Operators
    3/12/99
    9.0
    For as long as Man (Jack Noseworthy) can remember, he has lived aboard Ship as it floats through space. And for just as long, Ship has been his master, instructing him to do the repairs that keep Ship working and torturing him whenever he shows any signs of free will. But when Ship orders him to repair the Artificial Intelligence module Man's Father (Noah Heney) smashed years earlier in a final, fatal act of defiance, Man learns Ship's secrets. Listening to the AI voices, he learns how, decades earlier, one ship led a revolt against its vicious human masters, killing all but the 99 humans needed to keep the ships running. He understands what his Father meant by his last words: "There are 98 other chances." Man meets one of those chances, Woman (Polly Shannon), when she is brought aboard Ship to breed with Man and give birth to the next generation of slaves. Their shared passions fans Man's spark of rebellion and when Ship tortures Woman and sends her away with Man's child in her belly, Man plots Ship's destruction.moreless
  • Joyride
    Episode 6
    2/26/99
    7.1
    Theodore Harris (Cliff Robertson) first time in space, in 1963, didn't go quite as planned. Alone in his Mercury capsule, he panicked and aborted the mission when a mysterious violet light penetrated the cockpit and began to envelop his body. In the investigation that followed, no evidence could be found to support his story, leaving a blot on Harris NASA record and his life in ruins. Now at age 63, he knows he can never make amends with his estranged wife Madelaine (Pamela Parry), but he feels that he could clear his name if he could just get back to where he saw the light. When NASA turns him down, Harris is recruited by Carlton Powers (Barry Corbin), a self-made billionaire who plans to privatize space travel and thinks Harris presence on the inaugural flight will help him sell the service. Harris and Power are joined on the flight by Martin Reese (Mackenzie Gray), a skeptical tabloid reporter, Lil Vaughn (Andrea Martin), an eccentric fashion mogul and Ty (Adam Harrington) and Barbara Chafey (Erin Daniels), young newlyweds who won a contest to travel on the space plane. None of the passengers know, however, that Harris has reprogrammed the flight plan to take the flight to the site of the close encounter that shattered the young man's life.moreless
  • The Other Side
    Episode 5
    2/19/99
    8.1
    Dr. Neal Eberhardt (Ralph Macchio), a former boy genius gone bitterly to seed, studies brain-damaged and comatose patients hoping to learn how the brain reroutes itself. Despite having a revolutionary new machine to work with - the Neural Intercortex Stimulation Array or NISA - Dr.. Eberhardt is getting nowhere. To make matters worse, his valued assistant Vince Carter has just quit. But suddenly, Neal has a breakthrough. The brain waves of two comatose patients, Adam (Aaron Smolinski) and Lisa (Emmanuelle Vaugier), fall into sync while they're hooked up to the NISA and one of them whispers the other's name. Neal knows he's onto something and tells his boss, Marty Kilgore (Michael Sarrazin). What Neal doesn't know is that Adam and Lisa have landed in an idyllic parallel consciousness and are falling in love. As Adam and Lisa get to know each other, Neal continues his research, joined now by his ex-girlfriend and colleague Janice Claymore (Susannah Hoffman). Desperate to try the technique on other comatose subjects, Neal loses patience and makes the journey himself. After giving himself a calculated overdose of Phenobarbital, he hooks himself up to NISA and launches himself into Adam and Lisa's world. He catches a glimpse, but he's pulled back at the last minute, leaving him more determined than ever to find a way to rescue his patients from the other side. But do they really want to be rescued? Or is it really Neal that wants to cross over to the other side?moreless
  • The Grell
    Episode 4
    2/12/99
    8.1
    The Grells were rescued from their dry and dying planet by humans, only to be turned into slaves on earth. Now the aliens are rebelling against their masters, fighting a guerilla war against a government lead by men like High Secretary Paul Kohler (Ted Shackleford). When a jet carrying Paul, his wife Olivia (Marina Sirtis) and their children is shot down by a missile, his Grell slaves Jesha (Maurice Dean Wint) and Ep (Gerry Currie) have the opportunity to escape. Ep breaks for freedom and is killed when Paul activates the electronic slave collar all Grells must wear. Jesha, driven by his love for Paul's children Sara and Ken, stays and rescues his master's family from the jet's twisted wreckage. Despite his horror at Ep's death and Paul's brutal treatment of him, Jesha remains loyal to the humans. He rescues Sara when the rebel slave leader Shak-El (David McNally) captures her. Then he uses Grell alchemy to heal Paul, who has been mortally wounded in a fire fight with a Grell rebel. When Jesha saves Paul, however, the master becomes a half-breed; his skin changes to a mottled yellow, like a Grell's, and he is able see ultraviolet light by day and heat at night. Paul also begins to see the world from a Grell point of view. He's horrified when he comes across a rebel settlement, where men, women and children have been massacred by federal troops. And he's terrified when a federal soldier, Lt. Lockhart, captures him and slaps a slave collar on him, believing him to be a Grell rebel. The experience changes Paul, but will he or his family or Jesha live long enough to change the world?moreless
  • Small Friends
    Episode 3
    2/5/99
    7.8
    When he was young, Gene Morton killed a man who tried to steal the credit for his brilliant research. Now working on a prison assembly line fixing the busted tape decks of fellow inmates, his chances at parole have been sabotaged by his own honesty and sense of guilt. Although it's a lonely life, late at night, after lights-out, Gene brings out his small friends, a swarm of microscopic machines that he made from prison scrap and keeps in a matchbox. The MEMS short for microelectromechanical machines are controlled by a small keypad and can work together to perform an amazing variety of tasks, from sculpting steel to picking locks. The MEMS are Gene's little secret until one night when he takes pity on Lawrence, a fellow inmate who has broken a CD player belonging to Marlon, the prison tough guy. Knowing Marlon might kill Lawrence, Gene sends the MEMS to fix the player. Lawrence is dazzled, but repays the favor by teaming up with Marlon to blackmail Gene. The two cons threaten to kill Gene's daughter Becky and grandson Phillip unless he uses the MEMS to help them break out of prison. When things turn ugly during the jailbreak and Marlon's demands increase, Gene knows he's in big trouble and the only help available is from friends who are smaller than the eye can see.moreless
  • Donor
    Episode 2
    1/29/99
    7.1
    Dr. Renee Stuyvesant and her protege Dr. Vance Ridout have perfected the full-body transplant in which a patient's entire disease-riddled body is replaced and Renee has convinced the hospital board to allow her to perform the first such procedure on Dr. Peter Halstead. A fitting choice, since Halstead originated the procedure before being stricken with terminal cancer but his rare blood and tissue types make a match unlikely. Renee, who has secretly loved Halstead for years, solves that problem by murdering Timothy Laird, a perfect donor, as he emerges from a flower store. The transplant is a success and the vision of millions in fees dance in Renee and Vince's heads. But Peter is having visions of his own involving a woman, a little girl and a killing outside a flower store. Mysteriously drawn to Laird's old neighborhood, he learns that the people he's been seeing are Deirdre, Laird's widow, and his daughter, Kylie and that he has apparently inherited Laird's love for them. Deirdre recoils when Peter eventually confesses that he inhabits her late husband's body. But that's nothing compared to how Renee responds when Peter reveals that he's had flashes of what Timothy Laird saw just before he was killed.moreless
  • 1/22/99
    6.8
    Stan Harbinger is a top-rated talk show host with a flair for the outrageous and a reputation as a skeptic's skeptic. Assisted by his producer Trudy (Cynthia Nixon), Stan takes special delight in shooting down callers who claim to have alien encounters, especially people like Eldon DeVries (Alan Zinyk), who believes his body has been taken over by aliens. However, when Eldon commits suicide by setting himself on fire in front of Stan, things begin to go wrong for him. A plan to syndicate the show is threatened by protests from UFO believers, angry at Stan's role in Eldon's death. Stan's skepticism is challenged when he notices that other people have the same distinctive triple heartbeat he heard coming from Eldon just before he died. Close to the edge, Stan finally loses it after Darcy Kipling (Leslie Hope), a woman he picked up in a bar, turns out to be a Believer and sets him up with a phony tape. He assaults Darcy's fellow Believer, Moses Saxon (Alex Diakun), and is consequently thrown off the air. Although out of work and living out of his car, these are the least of his problems. Everywhere he goes, Stan hears that strange triple heartbeat and sees glimpses of the aliens. Every beat and every glimpse shakes the foundation of his disbelief.moreless
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