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The Twilight Zone: The Trouble with Templeton

An aging actor, reflecting on the happier days of his youth, gets a sobering look of his past.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 173-3649
Airdate: Friday December 09th, 1960

Director: Buzz Kulik
Writer: E. Jack Neuman

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Aging actor Booth Templeton is in his home when he hears the sounds of his young wife flirting with her new flame, Ed Page. Templeton's servant Marty comes in and Templeton concedes that his wife's infidelities have been common knowledge for a long time. As he takes his scheduled medication, he wonders if she's waiting for the day when his pills no longer work. Templeton prepares to go in for a day of rehearsals for his new play, against Marty's advice. He talks about how he'll go there and everyone will congratulate him and he'll go through another monotonous grind of rehearsals and performances. The only contentment Templeton remembers is with his first wife Laura, who died after seven years after marriage. He wonders why God took her from him and notes that he has nothing left now...

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