SEASON 3 EPISODE 24. (85)
March 21 1961.
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SYNOPSIS: In Liverpool in 1873, young Stephen Bolt has a traumatic nightmare in which he sees a stranger
stab him to death with a knife. As the boy grows up, withdrawn from family and friends, he continues to
have the dream and becomes convinced that he has seen his future fate. Determined to avoid it, he decides
seek out and kill his attacker before the dream comes true.
COMMENTARY: This episode takes special care to adhere to 1950s psychological literature on the subject of
bad dreams. It proposes that Stephen Bolt's fears stem from his childhood relationship with a cold, insensitive
father figure and that this fact may open his mind to the precognitive elements of his dream . . .
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