Season 1, episode 7 of The Twilight Zone series is titled, “The Lonely.” The show originally aired on November 13, 1959.

The episode starred Jack Warden, John Drenner, Jean Marsh and Ted Knight. The episode was written by Rod Serling and directed by Jack Smight who is known for films such as Harper, No Way to Treat a Lady, Airport 1975, Midway, and Fast Break.

In episode 7 we are confronted with the choice between loneliness and love. What would you do if you were faced with longtime loneliness? Would a loving companion erase that loneliness if that companion was a machine instead of a real, living being?

History shows that both loneliness and love can make someone go crazy. This episode of The Twilight Zone perfectly gives an example of how both can be heartbreaking.

HFH Score: 8.1/10

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