Magician Mario Devlin prepares to perform a major illusion in public view. He has a volunteer test the metal blades mounted parallel to the street and then ascends on an elevator platform. He jumps into the blades and then emerges from the bottom, unscathed. He returns to his office where he gets a rush of new contacts, and the delivery of a tape he’s been looking for, for over a year. The tape has a recording of magicians Harry Kellogg and the elderly John Holland performing the Pharaoh’s Curse, a glass casket illusion where they switch places. Even Mario can’t figure out how it was done. Holland gave the trick’s secret to Kellogg, and Kellogg may give it to the best magician in the world. Mario plans to be that magician. He takes the tape and goes to Kellogg’s gated manor and Kellogg sees it and lets him in...Read the full recap
Host: (opening narration) Magic is an art based on deceit, on illusion disguised as reality. Tonight Mario Devlin will question what he's always taken for granted, the difference between artifice and reality. Because tonight Mario will get his first real magic lesson in The Twilight Zone.
Harry Kellogg: Mario’s so talented he made 25 showgirls disappear. Of course, two of them appeared in his dressing room later.
Host: (closing narration) There's a place where blind ambition is forced to see. A place where if you're not careful, that climb to the top will age you beyond your years. But it's also a place where those who believe in real magic can stay forever young. A trick whose secret lies hidden deep within The Twilight Zone.