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Night Gallery: I'll Never Leave You - Ever

In medieval Scotland, a young wife turns to a old crone's magical dolls to dispose of her ailing elderly husband, who refuses to die.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x57
Production Number: 34320
Airdate: Wednesday February 16th, 1972

Director: Daniel Haller
Story: Rene Morris
Teleplay: Jack Laird

Special Guest Stars
John SaxonJohn Saxon
As Ianto

Guest Stars
Royal DanoRoyal Dano
As Owen

Co-Guest Stars
Peggy WebberPeggy Webber
As Old Crone
Main Cast


On a dark and stormy night on the moors of Scotland, Moragh looks up to the sky from the barn of her farm, and then her lover Ianto calls her back. She says that for a moment, a lightning bolt hovered above the croft and the Devil laughed in the distance. When Ianto dismisses her imaginings, Moragh asks him to warm her. He wonders what her husband Owen will think of where she is, and she insists that she doesn’t care and that she’s come to hate her husband’s obsessive love and his refusal to die. Ianto asks what she will do once Owen dies, and Moragh assures him that she’ll give the land and sheep to him. He assures her that he will come next when he sees a lamp burning in the window, and tells her that she has to go for now...

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Episode Notes
Based on the short story "I'll Never Leave You--Ever" by Rene Morris.

Episode Quotes
Host: Good evening. If you seem to sense an aura of cold dampness that permeates this room, attributed not to either defective air-conditioning or inclement indoor weather, it's simply because this is rather a special place with a special statuary and special paintings. And they carry with them a coldness that seems to go best in a crypt or in a place like this, called the Night Gallery. Our opening kickoff is deep into the end zone of the moors, where hounds bay and witches fly brooms, and the belief in the supernatural is as natural as breathing. Or not breathing. We call this item I'll Never Leave You - Ever.

Moragh: A lightning bolt. It hovered, like a falcon above the croft. I could feel the prayer rising in my throat, and it fell to earth somewhere beyond the ridge. And in the thunder, I could hear the Devil's laughter, as if, all along, he'd only just been teasing me.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
ProducerJack Laird
Costume DesignerBill Jobe
Set DecoratorChester L. Bayhi  |  John M. Dwyer
Director of PhotographyGerald Perry Finnerman
Art DirectorJoseph Alves, Jr.
Main Title DesignWayne Fitzgerald
Film EditorLarry Lester  |  Leon Ortiz-Gil
SoundDavid H. Moriarty
Assistant DirectorRalph Sariego  |  Lester William Berke
Production AssociateAnthony Redman  |  Herbert Wright
Unit ManagerBurt Astor
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
Theme MusicGil Melle
Gallery PaintingsThomas J. Wright  |  Logan Elston  |  Phil Bandierle
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