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The Twilight Zone: The Encounter

A samurai sword with a curse of revenge of its murdered master falls into the hands of a Japanese gardener.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x31
Production Number: 2640
Airdate: Friday May 01st, 1964



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Recap

Taro, a Japanese gardener and Fenton, a WWII veteran are trapped together in an attic. Taro spies a samurai sword in which Fenton claims to have taken from a dead soldier. Taro tells him that his father was a hero of Pearl Harbor, but in actuality was a traitor who signaled the enemy where to launch their bombs. Taro determines that Fenton had killed a surrendering soldier and the stole his sword from him. Fenton admits he is guilty, making Taro want to kill him. They begin fighting and Fenton soon falls upon the sword. Taro yells "Banzai" and leaps out the attic window...

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