The Twilight Zone

Season 5 Episode 25

The Masks

Aired Unknown Mar 20, 1964 on CBS



  • Quotes

    • Jason: (dying) It's the moment you've all been waiting for, I believe. Now you can dig deep in the treasury.
      Emily: Are you feeling weaker, Father?
      Jason: At last... a note of hope in your voice, Emily?
      Emily: Why must you always say such cruel and miserable things to me?
      Wilfred: I quite agree, Father!
      Jason: Why indeed, my loved ones! Because you're cruel and miserable people! Because none of you respond to love! Emily responds only to what her petty hungers dictate, a prime example of this being her marriage to Wilfred... a marriage which broke her dear late mother's heart, in every sense! Wilfred responds only to things that have weight and mass and gaugeable value! He measures novels, he doesn't experience them! He judges artwork, he doesn't seek out its beauty or its meaning! And Paula lives in a mirror; the world is nothing more to her than a reflection of herself. And her brother... Humanity to him is a small animal, caught in a trap, waiting to be tormented! His pleasure is the giving of pain, and from this he receives the same sense of fulfillment most people get from a kiss or an embrace! You're caricatures, all of you! Even without your masks, you're caricatures!