The Outer Limits

Season 5 Episode 12

Tribunal

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 14, 1999 on Showtime
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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

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Kyra Azzopardi

Kyra Azzopardi

Hannah Zgierski

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Saul Rubinek

Saul Rubinek

Aaron Zgierski

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Sue Astley

Sue Astley

Grace

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Alex Diakun

Alex Diakun

Nicholas Prentice

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