SEASON 2 EPISODE 20.
"Who Are You (?)"
February 2 1960.
** Spoiler Alert **
SYNOPSIS: Helen Mason is in mourning over the death of her child, Alice, and far across town another
girl named Laurie is dying of scarlet fever. Laurie unexpectedly awakens from her feverish state, healed
of the deadly disease, and travels across town to find Helen -- who she insists is her own mother (!) Can
Alice, in the body of Laurie, revive a grieving mother (?)
COMMENTARY: The message of this episode is that possession can serve a positive purpose, as a dead
child's soul inhabits a living child in order to save a mother in grief. A tear-jerker through and through, it
also displays One Step Beyond's more spiritual side . . .
For full episode commentary . . . plus cast credits, series production details,
cultural and television history, and much more . . . see John Kenneth Muir's
"An Analytical Guide to Television's One Step Beyond":