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The Twilight Zone: The Jeopardy Room

A KGB agent plays games with a defector, whose life he's been ordered to take, by giving him three hours to find and defuse a bomb he has hidden in his room.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x29
Production Number: 2639
Airdate: Friday April 17th, 1964

Director: Richard Donner
Writer: Rod Serling


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Recap

Major Ivan Kuchenko, a Russian defector, is sleeping in a cheap hotel in a neutral European city when the phone rings. He answers it and the man at the other end talks to him by name and says that he’s contacting Kuchenko on behalf of his “friends.” The man asks Kuchenko to stay in the hotel room and prepare for a visitor. Kuchenko is unaware that the man, Commissar Vassiloff, is in a darkened room across the alleyway and is watching his every move along with his henchman Boris. Boris wonders why they’re waiting to kill Kuchenko and Vassiloff tells him that Kuchenko’s death will be a work of art...

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