The Twilight Zone

Season 2 Episode 13

Back There

Aired Unknown Jan 13, 1961 on CBS

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  • I recognise that face...


    Part of the fun of watching Twilight Zone episodes is trying to predict what the twist in the tale is going to be (for those episodes which feature such, which is most of them). Some of these are amusingly obvious - take "The Eye of the Beholder", for example. When I was watching "Back There", I reached the scene in the police station when the main protagonist is about to be thrown into the drunk tank and instead he is handed over to the custody of the supposed alienist, "Mr. Wellington". Unfortunately, I wasn't fooled for a moment, for, as soon as the actor playing the character came into shot I thought, "Hey, that guy looks like John Wilkes Booth". I guess TV producers of the time didn't expect the average viewer to be familiar with the appearance of historical personages (with the possible exception of Lincoln, perhaps). :P