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Title:
A Cage for Augie Karo
Plot:
A seasoned thief discovers a way to pull off the perfect crime while in jail. A fellow prisoner hands him a special chemical that will allow him to sleep for centuries. But has he calculated how the world around him will change with the passage of time?
Episode:
0165
Air Dates:
First Run - October 24, 1974
Repeat - December 17, 1974
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5 Responses to Episode 0165


Excellent first two acts. The ending is good - kind of both what I expected and a surprise too. Interesting commercials.

Auggie means gold, a bit transparent, eh?

"A Cage for Augie Karo" was just an alright listen. Nothing too dynamic to mention--3 stars.

A hardened criminal comes into possession of magic dust that places the user into a centuries-long sleep, allowing the individual to escape the trials and tribulations of their current life and start fresh in a new era. The old man who bequeaths the dust says that over many centuries of use, he too has merely repeated the mistakes of the past and seems doomed to an eternity in jail. As I am listening more critically to these episodes, I'm finding several with weak endings. When I started listening to this episode, I thought that we would hear about this character in several ages. Rather, the entire episode was a build up to the use of this magic dust, and a brief, and unsatisfying description of the consequences. I think this script would have been much better had the character used the magic powder, and we could see the power of fate as the character, despite trying to reform, slips into, or is fated to repetition of life patterns.

Not a bad episode. Sorta Twilight Zone-ish. Hard to believe he stayed near a rock and slept for 800 years but I've suspended reality plenty for CBSMT. I'm used to it.

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