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The Twilight Zone: Into the Light

A teacher sees lights on people's faces just before they die. She finds out that one of her troubled students, Ben, is about to shoot many students, can she stop him?

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x29
Production Number: 128
Airdate: Wednesday February 12th, 2003

Guest Stars
Samantha MathisSamantha Mathis
As Rachel Stark
Reed DiamondReed Diamond
As Teacher / Rachel's Boyfriend

Co-Guest Stars
Peter BryantPeter Bryant
As Principal
Main Cast


In a classroom, teacher Rachel Stark collects papers from her disinterested students, and one of them hands in a blank report. He says it’s okay and leaves, and the other students leave a few seconds later. Rachel collects their test books and goes out into the hall. She complains to the gym teacher that her students don’t care and next week, she won’t need to care because she’s gone for good. As she goes outside, she discovers that kids have slashed her tire. As she walks to the bus stop she sees a student, Jose, go by on his skateboard. She sees his face briefly glow with a golden light. On the bus, she sees a man complaining about a student playing loud music and notices his face glowing. He collapses from a heart attack and dies at her feet despite her efforts to revive him...

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Episode Quotes
Rachel Stark: Three pages by Friday, people. Answer the immortal question. If they had lived, would Romeo and Juliet have stayed together, or were they just Shakespeare's version of Justin and Britney?

Host: (opening narration) Meet Rachel Stark. She may think she's ready to quit her job and leave her students behind, but today this teacher's gonna learn a lesson in commitment, courtesy of The Twilight Zone.

Host: (closing narration) Rachel Stark didn't ask to be special. She didn't want to be a hero. But sometimes fate reaches out a cold hand to tap your shoulder from The Twilight Zone.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
Executive ProducerJohn Watson  |  Pen Densham  |  Ira Steven Behr
Co-Executive ProducerJohn Peter Kousakis
Supervising ProducerMichael Angeli
ProducerErin Maher  |  Kay Reindl  |  Moira Kirland Dekker
Co-ProducerPatrice Allen  |  Anne Tabor
Consulting ProducerZack Stentz  |  Brent V. Friedman  |  Ashley Edward Miller  |  Forest Whitaker  |  Frederick Rappaport
Production DesignerRicardo Spinacé
EditorSondra Watanabe  |  Benjamin A. Weissman
CastingLiz Melcher  |  Holly Powell  |  Bette Chadwick  |  Candice Elzinga  |  Martina Smyth  |  Lisa Ratke
First Assistant DirectorJack Hardy
Second Assistant DirectorRoger Russell
MusicMark Snow  |  Marius Constant  |  Jonathan Davis (1)
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorMichelle Kuznetsky Silverman  |  Mary Ramos
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Camera OperatorNeil Seale
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerMichael C. Young  |  Bill Burns (1)
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorRoss Walshe
Production Sound MixerMichael Williamson (3)
Script SupervisorHelga Ungurait
Production CoordinatorSusan Crawford  |  Jennifer Metcalf
Script CoordinatorKurt A. Langenhahn
Assistant EditorJacqueline Bisbano  |  Dana Shockley
Post Production SupervisorAdam Mann  |  Ruth Hawryluk  |  Nancy Valle
Supervising Sound EditorMark Kamps
Re-Recording MixerGary Montgomery  |  Craig M. Otte
GafferJeffrey Pentecost
OtherSimon Lacey (Visual Effects Supervisor)  |  Matt Gore (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Director of PhotographyRick Maguire
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Art DirectorBrentan Harron
Post Production CoordinatorStephanie Thompson
Production ManagementPatrice Allen
Special EffectsBob Comer
Key Makeup ArtistYvonne Weber
Production AccountantDebera Barager
Post Production EditorGary McFarland
Key HairstylistAndrea Simpson  |  Danna Rutherford
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJayne Bieber
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