"The Villa"
June 6 1961.

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SYNOPSIS: At a party, Mary Lowe sits before a flashing strobe light and experiences a vision of someone
trapped and dying in a lift in a dark villa. When she visits Milan with her estranged husband, she learns that
the villa is real and fears that her vision of doom might be true as well. When she disappears, her husband
goes to the villa to look for her and her dark prophecy comes true.

COMMENTARY: The protagonist of this episode is a woman trapped in a "dead end" marriage, a woman
who knows that her husband is involved in an affair and that divorce is imminent. She goes to a party where
a strobe light, used as a party trick, triggers a premonition of a dark place and someone's death . . .

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