SEASON 2 EPISODE 3. (25 )

"Brainwave"
October 6 1959.

** Spoiler Alert **

SYNOPSIS: A navy pharmacist's mate serving in the Pacific in World War II is shattered when his pacifist
physician brother is killed in action. When the commander of his ship is badly injured in combat, Harris
must overcome his crisis of faith and perform surgery. At a critical moment in the procedure, Harris -- a
medical novice -- is assisted by the voice of a dead man.

COMMENTARY: This episode lands on One Step Beyond courtesy of the collaboration between staff writer
Larry Marcus and one of the most celebrated names in TV horror and science fiction: Charles Beaumont. A
story of redemption and faith, a man named Harris has resorted to alcoholism after the death of his brother . . .


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":

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