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Title:
Murder with Malice
Plot:
An attempted patricide by the son who tries to hypnotize his sister to carry out the actual deed.
Episode:
0086
Air Dates:
First Run - May 6, 1974
Repeat - July 24, 1974
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4 Responses to Episode 0086


It turns out Dad was completely wrong that his son was in no physical danger from the mob. Completely. Geez, I'd hate him, too, if he were my Dad. Daughter doesn't kill Dad. Son doesn't kill Dad. Mob kills son. Mob gets away with it! Son was a jerk, but he didn't deserve that! Crime drama; no supernatural elements, but fictionalized version of hypnosis.

A gambling addict needs money fast to pay off his bad debts. His cruel father controls all his inheritance since his mother’s death in a car accident (the car was driven by his father who was drunk at the time and the son blames him for her death), and refuses to give him a penny. His twin sister is experimenting with hypnosis with her boyfriend which gives the gambler an idea for how to exact revenge on his father, and claim the money he feels is his.

One thing the story leaves out and which is driving me nuts; he had an inheritance left by his mother which upon Dads death could have been given him by his sister even though it specified he was not to receive it till he reached a certain age. I realize that would have ended the story then and there so I forgive the lack of continuity for the more artistic finish.

Not a writer I am, good point. These episodes are so time sensitive--maybe that's why they left this one illogically open to interpretation. Either way, this was a fantastic episode that I thoroughly enjoyed. 5 stars.

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