The Twilight Zone

Season 5 Episode 31

The Encounter

Aired Unknown May 01, 1964 on CBS

Episode Recap

Fenton, a WW II veteran and Taro a Japanese-American are trapped in Fenton's attic. Taro notices a samurai sword that Fenton says he took off a dead soldier. Taro claims his father was a hero at Pearl Harbor. Actually, Taro's father was a traitor who signalled the enemy where to bomb. Taro realizes that Fenton killed a surrendering soldier and stole the sword off of him. Fenton admits his guilt and tells Taro he wants him to kill him. They wrestle and Fenton falls on the sword, Taro yells "Banzai" and jumps out the attic window.