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Title:
The Question
Plot:
A retired actress encounters a spirit who makes an unusual request when she returns to her childhood home by the sea. She relents to the creature's desire to paint her, and this sets both the woman and her elderly caretaker on a journey of self-discovery.
Episode:
1133
Air Dates:
First Run - November 5, 1980
Repeat - January 23, 1981
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6 Responses to Episode 1133


A star of the stage retires to return to the home of her birth only to be confronted by ghosts of the past.

Another weird tale from Elspeth Eric.

This one is pretty lame. Elspeth Eric phoned this one in. Teri Keane really over acts in it as well.

Teri Keane is excellent as an actress returning to her childhood home by the sea. Hoping to find herself, she instead encounters a strange man who claims to be her biggest fan. He asks to paint her picture and the caretaker snaps a photo of him. He turns out to be a ghost and there are more haunting her childhood home. What will she do?

Not a whole lot happens plot wise, but the suspense in this episode is great. Actress, Teri Keane definitely amped up the drama in this episode. When the ghost was out on the cliff shooting a machine gun it made me laugh.

I found "The Question" to be quite a random and disjointed story but at times endearing. I'm not sure what point writer Elspeth Eric intended in this narrative, but Teri Keane is my all-time favorite CBS RMT actor and she carries this strange story fairly well. There is an interesting series of switches throughout the story among the characters as narrators. Kristoffer Tabori begins narrating the story, and is followed later by Keane, and then by Robert Dryden. I don't recall anything like that in any CBS RMT episode. Specifically, the hand-off in narration from Keane to Dryden is striking, represents a dramatic shift in the story from a woman elegantly searching the unknown depths of her heart (Keane) to a rather clumsy attempt to explain the injection of more absurd paranormal activity (Dryden). Though wooden, the interplay between the retired stage actor (Keane) and her ghost admirer (Kristoffer Tabori) has a charming quality. Perhaps being overly generous, I give 'The Question' 3 stars out of 5. JUROR 4

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