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The Twilight Zone: The Executions of Grady Finch

Grady Finch is a man convicted of a crime he claims he didn't commit. He discovers that he can't be executed: every attempt inexplicably fails. When he can't be executed, he's released from prison during a retrial. Grady insists that a higher justice is protecting his life, but his lawyer isn't so sure.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x40
Production Number: 143
Airdate: Wednesday May 07th, 2003



  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jeremy Sisto
As Grady Finch

Co-Guest Stars
Terry Chen
As Nathan Park
Stephen E. Miller
As Warden Tobey
Larry Musser
As Lead Executioner
Robert Clarke (1)
As Dr. Yarrow
Clay St. Thomas
As Prison TV Reporter

Uncredited
Marsha Regis
As Attractive Young Woman
Tanis Parenteau
As Young Woman #1
Main Cast

Recap

Protestors are gathered outside the prison where Grady Finch is being prepared for execution. His alleged victim’s son, Nathan Park, goes on the air to ask that Grady confess to the killing. Inside, Grady insists to his lawyer Liz that he’s innocent, and was convicted on the testimony of a junkie who made a plea bargain. Liz tries to reassure him without success. Warden Tobey comes in to inform him that the governor isn’t issuing a pardon. Grady is taken to the execution chamber to die by lethal injection. He’s given the chance to make a final statement and insists that he’s innocent. In the observation gallery, Nathan pounds on the glass and demands that he tell the truth. As the execution proceeds, Grady hears a woman’s voice say “Not yet.” The phone rings and a technician informs the warden that the injection machine has frozen up: they’ll have to postpone the execution...

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Episode Quotes
(Opening Narration)
Host: How does it go? The truth shall set you free? But try telling that to Grady Finch, a man about to pay for a crime he swears he didn't commit. Now all he can do is put his faith in a higher justice and pray for a miracle.

(Closing Narration)
Host: It's said that truth and justice go hand in hand. Just ask Grady Finch, who thought he could cheat them both. Consider Grady's fate nothing more than a sentence deferred, in the Twilight Zone.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
Executive ProducerJohn Watson  |  Pen Densham  |  Ira Steven Behr
Co-Executive ProducerJohn Peter Kousakis
Supervising ProducerMichael Angeli
ProducerKay Reindl  |  Erin Maher  |  Moira Kirland Dekker
Co-ProducerAnne Tabor  |  Patrice Allen
Consulting ProducerForest Whitaker  |  Ashley Edward Miller  |  Zack Stentz  |  Frederick Rappaport  |  James Crocker
Production DesignerRicardo Spinacé
EditorElba Sanchez-Short
CastingLiz Melcher  |  Holly Powell  |  Candice Elzinga  |  Bette Chadwick  |  Martina Smyth  |  Lisa Ratke  |  Helen Diament
First Assistant DirectorJack Hardy (1)
Second Assistant DirectorKathy Houghton
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 ManagerBill Burns (2)  |  Michael C. Young
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorRoss Walshe
Production Sound MixerMichael Williamson (3)
Script SupervisorHelga Ungurait
Production CoordinatorJennifer Metcalf  |  Susan Crawford
Script CoordinatorKurt A. Langenhahn
Assistant EditorTom Demauri  |  Dana Shockley
Post Production SupervisorRuth Hawryluk  |  Adam Mann  |  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
Key Makeup ArtistYvonne Weber
Production AccountantDebera Barager
Post Production EditorGary McFarland
Key HairstylistDanna Rutherford
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJayne Bieber
 
Warning: The Twilight Zone season 1 episode 40 guide may contain spoilers
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