"The Secret"
April 21 1959.

** Spoiler Alert **

SYNOPSIS: The victim of a failing marriage, Sylvia Ackroyd spends her fortieth birthday alone and
miserable, reminiscing about her exciting days in France during World War II. She finds a Quija board
in the basement of her home and summons an invisible spirit called Jeremy to help alleviate her
lassitude. Her disbelieving husband scoffs at Sylvia's obsession and worries about a scandal.

COMMENTARY: This episode is another none-too-subtle episode warning to all the neglectful, cheating
husbands of the world: treat your wife respectfully or else she might disappear forever with the spirit of
a dead man (!) In its depiction of a lonely forty-year-old woman who one day awakes to find . . .

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cultural and television history, and much more . . . see John Kenneth Muir's
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