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Title:
The Intermediary
Plot:
Childhood cruelty unhinges a man named Frank Ellington as he gets possession of the house where his stepmother tortured him. But he is convinced to relocate there by his wife whom he soon suspects to be an agent of his dead stepmother.
Episode:
0256
Air Dates:
First Run - April 14, 1975
Repeat - July 19, 1975
Repeat - August 29, 1980
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6 Responses to Episode 0256


Great episode. The ransformation of his wife is great radio theatre.

Frank Ellington has inherited from his stepmother the house he grew up in -- and in which she made his life hell. His wife convinces him to move in to the free house -- a decision that might cost her her soul.

When a wealthy but bitter old woman dies she leaves a will with some exceptional conditions. In order for her son to gain access to any of her fortune he must live in the house he grew up in and he must remain married to the woman he is currently with. He balks at these conditions stating his hatred for the house and the memories he has of the things that went on there. His wife, on the other hand, encourages him, in fact, is quite forceful about moving into the mansion. Upon taking possession of the house, he finds his wife acting more and more like his dead mother…

Frances Sternhagen stole the show. Sternhagen was great as the wife "possessed." The step-mother's animosity toward her step son reminded me a little of the mother in "A Child Called It" by Dave Pelzer. It was scary how the step-mother tried to destroy her step-son even from beyond the grave.

One of my top 10 shows!

Not a bad episode. Pretty spooky and a well written plot.

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