Interesting topic. I have always seen Willoughby as a story with a happy ending in an odd way. Gart was a man that hated his job and was just overly stressed because of it. I don't see him as a "loser." I think he was good at his job at least at one time. He says if he were to leave, he would take many big accounts with him. That tells me he had satisfied customers and was good at his job. But even things we like and are good at we can get tired of. Gart was fed up with his job and the stress that came along with it. His young colleague leaving and taking a big account and then his boss berating him in front of his pears was a major breaking point. And then to top it all off, his wife was not supportive of him at all. He wanted to get out but all she cared about was the fact that he wouldn't make as much money if he left his current profession. I think all this simply drove Gart crazy. I don't think he meant to commit suicide. It wasn't in his nature. I don't think he would have consciously given up. I think he truly believed that all he was doing was stepping off the train into the wonderful town of Willoughby. As a Christian, I see Willioughby as Heaven basically. I like that we see that Gart is still in Willoughby even after it is revealed that he jumped off the moving train. This tells me that it wasn't all in his mind. Because if it was, it would have all stopped and we would not see Gart again after he is revealed to be dead. As far as I am concerned, I feel like I am in a time in my life when I am "preparing" to live life full measure. I have a job that I like but I don't make a lot of money. So I am working full-time and going to school full-time to be able to move up in what I am doing now. So I don't have a lot of time right now but I can see a faint light at the end of the tunnel. And I do look forward to living life "full measure" for at least a few days during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays coming up when I will have time off from both work and school. That was when she first realized just how much danger she was in. She thought she had been kidnapped for ransom because her mother was a rich politician who would be able to pay out quite a lot of money for her daughter's safe return. But when she saw the bloody fingernails of Bill's previous victims, she knew that he was not after money. He had had woman in that pit before and had killed them and she knew she was next. That would be a pretty terrifying realization. No problem! Glad I could help! It sounds almost identical to the very beginning of the Monk episode, "Mr. Monk Gets Fired." The girl is not blonde and the husband is not Charlie Sheen or Mel Gibson but other than those things the scene is exactly like your memory of what you thought was a movie. Here's the IMDB page for the episode: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0650597/?ref_=ttep_ep4 You can find it on Amazon Prime video if you have that or if not cable reruns if you want to rewatch. I assumed he must have slipped and fallen and hit his head, leaving him face down in the water and he drowned. We see the husband putting up a handrail in the tub so I think that was trying to prevent the same kind of thing from happening to the new kid. Yeah but I don't know how well know actors in general were in 1865. It's not like there were movies or TV for average people to see Booth in. Most people didn't attend the theatre at all or only did occasionally and thus would not necessarily remember who was in a play they saw. John Wilkes Booth would have been known by follow actors and theatre patrons but your average Joe would probably have never heard of him. I know different people have different views of that episode but I never saw it as sad. I saw it as a happy ending. Gart never knew he committed suicide and was now in Willioughby(Heaven) getting to go fishing and lead a happy carefree life that he wasn't able to live in his earthly life. You absolutely could not take out the Bible and replace it with "The Great Gatsby" and the episode still work. The power words of the Bible that Wordsworth reads is part of what makes the episode great. Also the episode is a play on the saying "there are no atheists in foxholes." The Chancellor wouldn't have been doing anything against the state if he had said, "In the name of Gatsby let me out." Gatsby doesn't have any true power. God has all the power. It was God's power that the state was trying to silence. I would say you are not getting the true meaning of the episode if you don't believe in God. But that's the case with many episodes. Thanks! Ouh, he hadn't been fired until he joined the group of troublemaking street boys throwing snowballs to knock the hats off the head of complete strangers on Christmas Eve. Boris Karloff If a movie is made in Black and White, I usually prefer to see it in black and white. The outdated colorization on films like It's a Wonderful Life just somehow make the film look like a lesser quality film. The only colorization I like is the colorization that CBS did with the I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Dick Van Dyke Show Christmas Specials. It was meant to show that Belle was happy and had a large family and Scrooge was alone. But they probably overdid it to a degree. People did have large families back then but having 17 kids that survived infancy would have had to be very rare. I don't think that all or even most of the people of Ridgeview are enslaved by the mystic seer. I think just the couple at the end are. Most people who went to the diner wouldn't have put enough pennies in the seer to see how accurate it is in predicting the future. Cavender is Coming is the Carol Burnett episode and Mr. Bevis is the Orson Bean episode. I love this episode. I have never really understood people's intense hatred for this episode. I have seen it many times and still don't quite understand the ending but I just love the haunting feel of the episode and that song. I also love the rural setting. Not a lot of Twilight Zones have such a rural backwoods-type setting. Definitely Nan Adams in "The Hitch-Hiker." I think if the people she met along the way had been dead they would have been able to see the hitch-hiker. The sailor looked right where the hitch-hiker was and the sailor didn't seen him. That tells me they were all alive. I think when they encountered Nan they were actually unknowingly meeting Nan's ghost that didn't know she was a ghost. I didn't like Hingle or Blondell in their roles(though Blondell did a decent job playing a character everyone was supposed to hate) but I thought Moorehead and Cumming gave great performances in their episodes. It's hard to play a role where you are the only character and I think both did better than anyone could have expected. I really hope they don't have plans to make them a couple. I thought it was hilarious them pretending to be married undercover and then hating each other in 'real' life. I want to see more of that.