Season 1, episode 6 of The Twilight Zone series is titled, “Escape Clause.” It originally aired on November 6, 1959.

This episode starred David Wayne, Thomas Gomez, and Virginia Christine. The episode was written by Road Serling and directed by Mithcell Leisen.

In Escape Clause we see a peculiar character by the name of Walter Bedeker. Bedeker is a hypochondriac who is obsessed with death. A stranger appears and offers him immortality. In true Twilight Zone fashion, there comes a cost.

In this episode we see the first example of irony and misfortune in the series. Rod Serling introduces a theme that recurs in additional episodes throughout the series.

HFH Score: 5.7

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