The Outer Limits

Season 2 Episode 11

The Refuge

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 05, 1996 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

"What is reality?" is the question before Raymond Bava after he collapses during a blizzard and awakens in a private refuge run by Sanford Valle. Valle's companions include his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Justine, and Gina Beaumont. Ray, drawn to the gentle Gina, recoils from the callous corruption displayed by the all-controlling Valle and the other inhabitants. Then, following a moment of violence, Ray begins to doubt reality when all the characters, including Gina, reverse roles and personalities. When he is suddenly freed from Valle's control, Ray finds he has been locked in a cryogenic-induced nightmare, but one he must return to in order to fulfill his love for Gina.moreless

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  • Ray is wandering in the blizzard. (There is a very good reason why there is a blizzard.) Passes out in front of a 'refuge', and is taken in. Meets up with the people in the refuge/mansion, but something doesn't seem quite right.moreless

    Who is Ray, and why was he wandering in the middle of nowhere? Who are all these people in the refuge? Halfway through, all the roles are switched. Why? Interesting storyline. Keeps you guessing. There is a good reason why there is a blizzard outside the refuge. I figured that out nearing the ending of the episode. But no thanks to the episode guide sypnosis, for readers who has not watched this episode, you can guess the reason for this quite evidently. I really wish the sypnosis didn't reveal so much about this episode. If you like altered reality, with a dash of love interest thrown in, watch this. The story keeps your attention throughout.moreless
James Wilder

James Wilder

Raymond Dalton

Guest Star

Jessica Steen

Jessica Steen

Gina Beaumont

Guest Star

Paul Jarrett

Paul Jarrett

Dr. Franklin Dreeden

Guest Star

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Nurse Gina Beaumont: Why do you care so much what I think?
      Raymond Dalton: Because you are the only one who I really respect

    • Control Voice: (Closing Narration) A poet once wrote, "In dreams begins responsibility." So too, perhaps, with love. Without dreams, without the hope of a better life, a brighter future, it is difficult for love to flourish. And without love... there are no dreams.

    • Control Voice: (Opening Narration) A safe place, warm and quiet. A place to rest and recover. When all is said and done, isn't that what we all want? A safe place in someone's home... or someone's heart.

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