Revisiting The Twilight Zone: S1 E6: Escape Clause
It seems that whenever you are in or around the Twilight Zone, and you start wishing for something to be different,a dodgy character always turns up and offers you a better deal - for a price. And the same old chumps are always there to accept said offer, believing they have outsmarted the offerer of the deal in a way that can only advantage themselves.
You can't help but like this episode, for the fact that it is so obviously doomed from the start. When Walter Bedeker who is a Class A hypochondriac seals a deal with the Devil to swap his soul for immortality, he thinks he's made sure he has enough conditions in there to last him that long. Our evil one agrees, but allows Bedeker the opportunity of an Escape Clause, meaning he can renege on the deal at any time and accept his fate.
The conclusion is well done and well thought out - though if this was a 'reality' you would think there would be plenty of ways to get around it. However, enjoyable all the same. 4/5