The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 56

Shadow Play

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 04, 1986 on CBS
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Shadow Play
A condemned man, Adam Grant, insists that everything and everyone around him is a dream: one that he can't wake up from. He claims that every time he is executed, he fails to wake up and must relive the whole thing again.

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  • Man sentenced to death is actually just having a recurring nightmare.

    This episode has great scenes and some that are just good, overall you get a nice feeling after watching this.

    Scenes I like are: When he is explaining to his cellmates how the whole final raw deal is, the details are just graphic, well, sort of made me feel as if i were going through death row. Next is the scene where Adam repeats every single line the is about to say, which is great, the poor guy is getting angrier every single second. lastly, there is the scene in which the noose is dropped but there is no corpse hanging and the story repeats again.

    Great episode a little shocking though.moreless

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    • (Opening narration)
      Narrator: Adam Grant, a nondescript man found guilty of murder and sentenced to be hanged by the neck until dead. Like most other criminals caught in the wheels of justice, he's scared - right down to the marrow of his bones. But it isn't prison that scares him, the long, silent nights of waiting, the slow walk to the execution room or even death itself. It's something else that holds Adam Grant in the hot, sweaty grip of fear. Something worse than any punishment this world has to offer. Something found the Twilight Zone.

    • (Closing narration) Narrator: We know that a dream can be real, but what if reality is only a dream? We exist of course but how, in what way? As we believe as flesh and blood human beings or are we simply playing parts in someone else's feverish complicated nightmare? Think about it and then ask yourself: Do you live here, in this country, in this world? Or do you live instead, in the Twilight Zone?

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