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The Twilight Zone: Time Enough at Last

Henry Bemis has one passion in life, reading. An H-bomb attack leaves Henry as the last man on Earth with all the time now to fulfill his obsession, until fate intervenes.

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 173-3614
Airdate: Friday November 20th, 1959

Director: John Brahm
Writer: Rod Serling
Story: Lynn Venable


Recap

Bank teller Henry Bemis is obsessed with reading. He sneaks into the vault at lunchtime to read a book and is knocked unconscious by a sudden shock wave. When he awakens he discovers a nuclear was has destroyed the Earth. He decides to commit suicide until he stumbles onto a library. This is a paradise to him, and begins to organize the books to read for years to come. Just as he settles down to read he slips and falls, as his glassed slip off and smash on the ground, leaving him in a blurry world...

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