"Blood Flower"
May 16 1961.

** Spoiler Alert **

SYNOPSIS: In South America a visiting American political science professor is possessed by a "blood
flower", a psychic parasite. Soon the professor's pacifist nature is overridden by the flower, which leads
him to become a fiery revolutionary and, ultimately, an assassin.

COMMENTARY: Every TV series features at least one episode that its creators probably wish would
just vanish from the face of the Earth. For One Step Beyond's host and director John Newland, this
is the episode which he dreads any mention of . . .

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":