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The Prison of Glass
In order to escape the emotional baggage in her life, a talented but troubled actress dreams of being able to seek refuge in a glass snow globe she has an unusual fixation with.
Air Dates:
First Run - September 16, 1975
Repeat - February 15, 1976
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The tale of an actress, her dead father she loved, her overbearing mother, her manipulative husband, her concerned agent, and a glass snow globe in which she wishes to escape her life.

A young woman is pushed by the expectations of her mother and agent who are determined to capitalize on her talent and beauty. She still mourns the passing of her father and finds solace in a snow-globe paperweight imagining herself to be inside the idyllic winter setting. This episode explores the exploitive relationship between the star and the public and the effects of one\'s past on the present.

Lots of brooding and lots of Freud in this episode. The mostly low-key performances suit the story of an alienated woman who retreats further and further into herself as a response to being surrounded by manipulative and selfish (yet somehow well-intended?) people. The resolution is a bit too pat, but the effective use of music and dreamlike tone help make up for some of the story's weaknesses.

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