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Title:
The Garrison of the Dead
Plot:
A hustler is hanged for killing a reporter who wrote about him. After death, he is offered a second chance at life where his cherished dream of being a writer might be granted. But does he want it anymore?
Episode:
0250
Air Dates:
First Run - April 3, 1975
Repeat - July 5, 1975
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6 Responses to Episode 0250


In this episode Andrew was given a second chance by his guardian angel in another life after commenting murder in his first life. 37 years later Andrew messed up again on strategy and did not have a solid alibi. This episode comes in very clear. I gave this episode 5 stars.

This has such poor sound that it is not listenable.

Two ‘friends’ are both writers of differing degrees of success. The more successful of the two not only has the talent and puts it to good creative use, but has the woman of both their dreams. The less successful author though is having an affair with the wife and the two plot a foolproof murder… This was quite a clever episode with a creative plot line. This episode deserves a 10 for creativity.

Ground Hog's Day for a murderer.

Or, "It's a Horrible Life." A murderer's guardian angel decides to give the fellow another chance to do good and lead a life that doesn't wind up with him in the electric chair. Heavily dependent on some seriously improbably coincidences, but still a fun listen.

The concept of us being in a "garrison of the dead" is quite plausible, philosophically speaking. The individual gets caught up in circles of influences that stifle their creativity, and makes us forget who we really are, as we try to be them.

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