One Night at Mercy
|UPN'S modern incarnation of the
thrilling and bizarre tales from "The Twilight Zone," is hosted by
"Evergreen" - When rebellious teenager Jenna and her family move into an exclusive gated community that her parents hope will help them better control the troubled teen, Jenna soon discovers the dark truth behind how her new neighbors deal with discipline problems.
"One Night at Mercy" - A young doctor is suddenly confronted with a patient who claims to be Death incarnate. When 'Death' insists he wants to stop his killing ways, the doctor is forced to contemplate what life would be like without death.
One Night at Mercy
|Shades of Guilt
|"Shades of Guilt" - A man
panics and turns
a blind eye to the plight of an innocent victim based solely on the
color of his skin. He then undergoes an ironic and inexplicable
transformation that challenges his prejudices.
"Dream Lover" - To help overcome his severe writer's block, a graphic novelist wills his dream woman to life, but the lines between reality and fantasy quickly begin to blur.
Shades of Guilt
|Cradle of Darkness
|"Cradle of Darkness" - Hoping
to undo the horros of WWII, a woman sacrifices her own future when she
goes back in time to stop one of the most notorious murderers in
"Night Route" - A young woman's seemingly happy life unravels after a close call with a speeding car.
Cradle of Darkness
Dead Man's Eyes
|"Time Lapse" - While suffering
from mysterious blackouts, a young man is unwittingly made a key figure
of a Byzantine assassination plot.
"Dead Man's Eyes" - A distraught widow on the verge of a total mental collapse discovers that her murdered husband's eyeglasses reveal the last moments of his life and possibly the identity of his killer.
Dead Man's Eyes
Azoth the Avenger is a Friend of Mine
|"Pool Guy" - Ritchie, a pool
maintenance guy, begins experiencing such horrific nightmares of his
own murder that he starts to lose his grasp of what is a dream and
what is reality.
"Azoth the Avenger is a Friend of Mine" - A young boy beset by an abusive father and neighborhood bullies wills his favorite superheor to life, who teaches him lessons about vengeance and courage.
Azoth the Avenger is a Friend of Mine
|"The Lineman" - When a humble
and gentle telephone linesman is struck by a rare type of lightning, he
acquires the power to hear people's thoughts and uses his powers for his
own personal and financial gain, but his new-found powers comes with a
|"Harsh Mistress" - Cory, a
struggling musician, purchases an infamous guitar which brings him
international renown and vast wealth, both with a startling price tag.
"Upgrade" - A depressed housewife fantasizes about having a perfect family. But when her dream seemingly comes true, she's mortified to learn that she too may be replaceable.
|To Protect and Serve
|"To Protect and Serve" - An
idealistic young cop will stop at nothing in this world to protect
a prostitute from her sadistic pimp.
"Chosen" - A hopeless and destitute man angrily rebuffs two persistent missionaries who may well have the answer to all of his problems.
To Protect and Serve
|"Sensuous Cindy" - A man
engaged to be married agrees to celibacy with his fiancée,
but is insidiously enticed by the perfect, virtual-reality woman.
"Hunted" - When a peaceful, futuristic society comes under attack from the last in a line of near-mythic killers stalking them, a young cop sets out to hunt the murderer, but then himself becomes the hunted and is forced to question his own beliefs in what is real.
|"Mr. Motivation" -
A regular, honest guy with an insufferable boss receives an
eerie talking doll that promises, with a cost, instant success
in business and romance.
"Sanctuary" - In a modern-day tale of Adam and Eve, a driven and successful realtor and a high-powered sports agent suddenly find themselves in true paradise. Once there, they must decide if they can put modern life behind and avoid the ultimate temptation.
Found & Lost
|"Future Trade" - A man with
a dead-end job and a dysfunctional family is lured into trading his
future for that of another, seemingly priviledged man with a trophy
"Found and Lost" - After a troubled tycoon suddenly begins to find long lost totemic objects from his past, he is offered the chance to revisit his youth and one great love and perhaps choose a different path for his life.
|"Gabe's Story" - Gabe, who
just can't seem to get a break, notices a strange worker who's always
been around when his problems occur. The worker reluctantly leads Gabe
to an extraordinary place that offers him the one opportunity to take
control of his own fate.
"Last Lap" - Andy, a young man dying of cancer and, his best friend Marco decide to take one last lap in their souped-up racer. But, when Marco is killed, Andy is visited by visions of his lost friend and learns a valuable lesson in living life to the fullest.
|"The Path" - A dissatisfied
tabloid writer in a dead-end job places her faith and future in the
hands of a remarkably accurate fortune teller and then faces unexpected
"Fair Warning" - A flower shop girl is viciousy stalked by one of the personalities of a troubled pet store clerk.
|"Another Life" - A successful
hip-hop artist has such shocking visions of a brutal interrogation by
police who think he killed a fellow officer that he begins to doubt his
own innocense and identity.
"Rewind" - A compulsive gambler mysteriously finds a tape recorder that turns back time but, when he tries to use it at a high stakes game, he discovers that the game's host has his own device to ensure that nobody beats the house.
Into the Light
|"Tagged" - With gangster
counselor turning up the pressure on him, a gang member confesses to
murder after his graffiti artist victim's mural transforms itself into a
version of the crime scene.
"Into the Light" - A committed but burnt-out teacher who begins to see light emitting from her student's faces realizes that this mysterious radiance portends their deaths and she comes to accept that this foresight means only she can stop an imminent slaughter.
|It's Still A Good Life
The Monsters Are On Maple Street
|"It's Still A Good Life" - In a
sequel to the unforgettable episode, "It's A Good Life," Billy Mumy
reprises his unforgettable role as Anthony Fremont, now an adult, whose
mind is so powerful that he can make people vanish permanantly into a
place he calls "the cornfield." Now the father of a six-year-old,
Audrey, he discovers that she is just beginning to develop the same
"The Monsters Are On Maple Street" - In an updating of the classic original episode, "The Monsters Are Sure On Maple Street," Andrew McCarthy stars as a thoughtful middle-class man who watches his street descend into chaos and vicious paranoia when all communications with the outside world is cut off and his neighbors focus their fear on a family that somehow seems "foreign."
It's Still A Good Life
How Much Do You Love Your Kid?
|"Memphis" - A terminally ill
man is inexplicably thrust back in time to Memphis on the day before
Martin Luther King Jr. is killed. Given aid by a nurse, he discovers
that he has a chance to change the future in an unforseen way.
"How Much Do You Love Your Kid?" - A twisted television game show with a smarmy host puts the young son of a woman in harm's way with surprisingly unexpected results.
How Much Do You Love Your Kid?
|"Placebo Effect" - When a
regular visitor arrives at this preferred clinic with monstrous, deadly
symptoms, his dubious doctor is forced to accept that he may well be the
carrier of a catastrophic, alien plague.
"Cold Fusion" - A brilliant physicist is ordered by the military to a remote Artic lab where the final start-up preparations for an infinite power source becomes a deadly psychological struggle with the device's creator.
|The Pharaoh's Curse
|"The Pharaoh's Curse" - A
world-renowned magician decides to pass along his most celebrated,
mysterious illusion to Mario, and up-and-coming rival. Mario's blind
ambition to master the trick leads him to an appalling discovery.
"The Collection" - Miranda's night of babysitting turns to cold terror when she realizes that the child's eerily lifelike doll collection may explain the mysterious disappearance of the previous sitters.
|Eye of the Beholder
|"Eye of the Beholder" - A
remake of the classic episode written by Rod Serling, Janet is desperate
to conform to her society's physical ideal. Going under the plastic
surgeon's knife for the eleventh time, this final effort leads her into
a literal chamber of horrors.
"Developing" - A young widow discovers photos of her dead husband that could never have been taken and, despite the counsel of her spiritual advisor, remains convinced that it is her deceased spouse calling her to be with him in death.
Eye of the Beholder
|The Executions of Grady Finch
|"The Executions of Grady Finch"
- After three gruesome execution attempts, a death row inmate is granted
a new trial. His lawyer succeeds in freeing him only to see a greater
"Homecoming" - An officer comes home to try and make amends to his wayward son before the boy learns his terrible secret.
The Executions of Grady Finch
NOTE: These episodes were originally scheduled to feed at 0130 ET, but were delayed until 1400, as the tape was not available.
|"Sunrise" - Celebrating their
upcoming graduation on a scavenger hunt in the desert, five students
discover a powerful Aztec relic. After breaking it open, they are
stunned when the sun suddenly immediately disappears from the daytime
sky. When Martin translates the artifact's inscription, he and Amber are
shocked to discover that the only possible resolution requires a human
"Burned" - An unscrupulous businessman who suffers from agoraphobia is haunted by two children who were accidentally killed in a fire he had ordered set by an arsonist. When a corrupt fire investigator refuses his pleas for help, the ghosts obtain the retribution.
NOTE: These episodes were originally scheduled to air on 4/16/03. But, at the last minute, UPN decided to air a repeat and move these episodes to this night. The feed to Canada went as scheduled, as it occurred before UPN changed their mind.
The Master Date refers to the date the edited master was created.
The Prod Num refers to the production number assigned to the episode by the production company. It is not the number assigned to the episode by UPN.
Starting with the episodes on 2/26/03, the opening theme was replaced with a new theme and all repeats after that point contained the new theme.
All shows aired Wednesday at 9:00pm ET, except as noted.