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Night Gallery: She'll Be Company for You

A not-so-grieving widower is saddled with a strangely menacing cat.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x10
Production Number: 35227
Airdate: Sunday December 24th, 1972



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Guest Stars
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
As Henry Auden
Lorraine GaryLorraine Gary
As Barbara Morgan

Co-Guest Stars
Bern HoffmanBern Hoffman
As Reverend
Main Cast

Recap

Henry Auden attends the funeral of his wife Margaret, but doesn't see the point in feeling any remorse. Instead he is relieved to be free of her. As the other mourners leave, Margaret's friend Barbara Morgan offers him a handful of dirt to throw on the grave, and then suggests they go to his home and Margaret's room, sure that she'll be there. Once there, Barbara goes upstairs and Henry hears the ringing of the bell that Margaret used to summon her husband when she needed things. Henry suggests that drink and leave so that he can get some rest, but Barbara accuses him of being eager to get rid of everything that belonged to Margaret, including her bell. Henry says that the bell is on the mantle next to Margaret's bell, and Barbara says that she didn't ring it when she was upstairs. She asks him of he considered ever being free of Margaret, and Henry admits that he had thoughts but did nothing. Barbara says she'd do anything to have thoughts like that, and Henry says that makes her a more evil person than him. She then proposes to send him her cat to keep him company so he doesn't get lonely in the house...

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Episode Notes
Based on the short story "She'll Be Company for You" by Andrea Newman. This story was first published in the John Burke anthology More Tales of Unease (1969).



Episode Quotes
Host: Lest you be turned off by the dim light and somber mien of this place, let me reassure that there is nobody here but us art lovers. I'm your tour guide in a place designed to show you the beauty of the unexpected. For example, some might see something attractive in a goldfish; we, on the other hand, find nothing lovelier than a piranha. Now this canvas here: dark hallway, door slightly ajar, a rather disquieting red room at the end of the hall -- and a very large cat. We suggest to you that while felines may look cute and cuddly and playfully mischievous, our suggestion is that you feed them a bit of milk and get rid of them. Because cats are and always have been Satan's familiars. Our painting title is She'll Be Company For You, and it's hung in this place we call the Night Gallery.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
ProducerJack Laird
Associate ProducerHerbert Wright  |  Anthony Redman  |  Burt Astor
MusicEddie Sauter
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Costume DesignerBill Jobe
Set DecoratorSal Blydenburgh
Director of PhotographyLloyd Ahern
Art DirectorJoseph Alves, Jr.
Main Title DesignWayne Fitzgerald
Film EditorAlbert J.J. Zúñiga
SoundRoger A. Parish
Assistant DirectorRalph Sariego
Unit ManagerBurt Astor
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
Gallery PaintingsThomas J. Wright  |  Phil Bandierle
 
Warning: Night Gallery season 3 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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