Harmon Gordon has been trying to keep up with his younger wife for awhile now. She is fed up with him and goes out for a night on the town by herself. He phones his brother, Dr. Raymond Gordon, and begs him to inject an untested youth serum into him. The results are remarkable. Even his wife is impressed. But soon all goes wrong, as he becomes ill. Raymond blames Harmon's wife for all that has happened, making him feel he needed to become younger just to satisfy her wants. He tells her that she now has gotten what she deserves, Harmon has been transformed into an infant. He warns her not to try leave him or ever give up taking care of him. She can now leave with the clothes she has on her back or care for him till he's an adult...Read the full recap
Narrator: Picture of an aging man who leads his life as, Thoreau said, ‘in quiet desperation.' Because Harmon Gordon is enslaved by a love affair with a wife forty years his junior. Because of this, he runs when he should walk. He surrenders when simple pride dictates a stand. He pines away for the lost morning of his life when he should be enjoying the evening. In short, Mr. Harmon Gordon seeks a fountain of youth, and who's to say he won't find it? This happens to be the Twilight Zone.
Narrator: It happens to be a fact: as one gets older, one does get wiser. If you don't believe it, ask Flora. Ask her any day of the ensuing weeks of her life, as she takes note during the coming years and realizes that the worm has turned: youth has take over. It simply the way the calendar crumbles...in the Twilight Zone.