Anne Mitchell is eighteen years old. She is suddenly being chased on horseback by a mysterious woman, dressed in black. She escapes to her home. Anne is in love with David, but her father wants her to marry Robert. It is now twenty-five years later, Anne is an alcoholic and her husband has spent her families fortune. It is now her that is chasing her younger self to warn her to marry the right man. But the wrong man is David and not Robert. ..Read the full recap
Narrator: This is the face of terror: Anne Marie Henderson, eighteen years of age, her young existence suddenly marred by a savage and wholly unanticipated pursuit by a strange, nightmarish figure of a woman in black, who has appeared as if from nowhere and now at driving gallop chases the terrified girl across the countryside, as if she means to ride her down and kill her--and then suddenly and inexplicably stops, to watch in malignant silence as her prey takes flight. Miss Henderson has no idea whatever as to the motive for this pursuit. Soon enough, she will be given the solution to this twofold mystery, but in a manner far beyond her present capacity to understand, a manner enigmatically bizarre in terms of time and space--which is to say, an answer from the Twilight Zone.
Narrator: This is the face of terror: Anne Marie Mitchell, forty-three years of age, her desolate existence once more afflicted by the hope of altering her past mistake--a hope which is, unfortunately, doomed to disappointment. For warnings from the future to the past must be taken in the past; today may change tomorrow, but once today is gone tomorrow can only look back in sorrow that the warning was ignored. Said warning as of now stamped 'not accepted' and stored away in the dead file in the recording office of the Twilight Zone.