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Annie's fantasies about a new family come true and she is horrified to discover she is next on the list...

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 113
Airdate: Wednesday October 30th, 2002

Guest Stars

Co-Guest Stars
Heather McEwenHeather McEwen
As New Tess
Heather McEwenHeather McEwen
As New Tess
Sam MacMillanSam MacMillan
As New Sean
Robert WisdenRobert Wisden
As New Philip
Main Cast


Annie moves into her new house and wonders how she can afford it. She admits it’s the perfect house and hangs up a family photo of her husband, son, daughter, and dog. However, her children Sean and Tess come in and start complaining and fighting. Her dog barks and her husband Philip refuses to help her with the children. The dog pees on the mantle place and Philip blows it off. Annie complains, wishing that just once they had a perfect life. He calls over their dog, Czonka… and Annie doesn’t recognize the dog, which is now a French Poodle. Philip doesn’t know that anything is wrong. When Annie goes to the photo, she sees that the new dog is now in the photo...

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Episode Quotes
Host: (opening narration) Perfection. Isn't that something we all yearn for? Annie Macintosh does. She wants the perfect house, the perfect family, the perfect life. But she's about to learn that perfection is an illusion, and a terrifying one at that, in The Twilight Zone.

Host: (closing narration) Just a game? Or is it? How do we know we aren't all just characters in some computer game called life? And at any moment, each of us could be replaced by someone a little smarter, a little younger, a little more... perfect.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
Executive ProducerJohn Watson  |  Pen Densham  |  Ira Steven Behr  |  Mark Stern
Co-Executive ProducerBrent V. Friedman  |  John Peter Kousakis
Consulting ProducerFrederick Rappaport  |  Forest Whitaker  |  James Crocker
Production DesignerMark S. Freeborn
EditorBenjamin A. Weissman
CastingLiz Melcher  |  Jennifer Chew  |  Tami Nasu  |  Michelle Allen  |  Lisa Ratke
First Assistant DirectorGreg Zenon
MusicMark Snow  |  Jonathan Davis (1)
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorBarklie K. Griggs
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Camera OperatorNeil Seale
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerMichael C. Young  |  Bill Burns (1)
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorMike Rennison
Production Sound MixerMichael Williamson (3)
Script SupervisorDanielle De Smit
Production CoordinatorJennifer Metcalf
Script CoordinatorKurt A. Langenhahn
Assistant EditorJacqueline Bisbano
Post Production SupervisorRuth Hawryluk  |  Adam Mann  |  Nancy Valle
Supervising Sound EditorMark Kamps
Re-Recording MixerCraig M. Otte  |  Gary Montgomery
OtherJames W. Riley (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Director of PhotographyRick Maguire
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Art DirectorCatherine Ircha
Post Production CoordinatorStephanie Thompson
Production ManagementPatrice Allen
Special EffectsBob Comer
Key HairstylistDanna Rutherford
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJayne Bieber
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