The Outer Limits

Season 5 Episode 10

The Shroud

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 30, 1999 on Showtime
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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

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    Robert Wisden

    Robert Wisden

    Justin Wells

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    Samantha Mathis

    Samantha Mathis

    Marie Wells

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    Sara Botsford

    Sara Botsford

    Dr. Gail Cowlings

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