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The Twilight Zone: Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room

An insignificant hood assigned to murder an old man, finds his reflection from a mirror confronting him about having the guts to pull off the caper.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x3
Production Number: 173-3641
Airdate: Friday October 14th, 1960

Director: Douglas Heyes
Writer: Rod Serling


  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)

Recap

Jackie Rhoades, a cheap nervous petty crook, is sweltering in his hotel room when he gets a call from George, a local crook, who wants Jackie to do something special for him. Jackie tries to get an answer but quickly backs down and hangs up. A few minutes later George arrives and regards Jackie with contempt, then asks what kind of job he wants to do. Jackie admits that the last few jobs have been rough, and he'd rather stick to bunco and shakedowns. George explains that tonight Jackie is going to become a man and gives him a gun. He tells Jackie that he needs to knock off an old man who runs a local bar who's refusing to pay protection money. Jackie doesn't think he can handle it but when he tries to back out, George slaps him and tells Jackie that he's in hock to him and that if he doesn't do it, George will finish him off. The old man closes at 2 so Jackie is to kill him and then meet George back at the hotel at 2:30...

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Warning: The Twilight Zone season 2 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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