SEASON 2 EPISODE 14.
"Make Me Not a Witch"
December 22 1959.
** Spoiler Alert **
SYNOPSIS: A farmer's daughter inexplicably develops the ability to read minds and her family now fears
that she is possessed. But the telepathic girl proves that she is no evil witch when she uses her unusual
gift to rescue two lost children.
COMMENTARY: Ignorance is the issue tackled by this episode. Young Amy Horvath suddenly develops
telepathy, the ability to hear the thoughts of those around her. To a priest, this development is a gift from
God, but to her parents, raised in rural America, this telepathic power is only a curse and sign of evil. This
dynamic is reminiscent of the first season episode "The Burning Girl" . . .
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