I love Mirror Image. It’s another brilliant one room staged story, with minimal characters and a lovely creepy middle of the night setting in a storm. What better way to have something happen like occurs in this episode?
Millicent Barnes faces a conundrum that completely freaks her out. In the almost deserted bus station while waiting for her bus, she is faced with several occurrences that don’t make sense. She asks the man behind the counter how long the bus will be, and he informs her she has already asked that twice before – which she hasn’t. Then she sees her bag in with the tagged bags, but she has her bag next to her at the bench she has been sitting on – but it is now gone. Finally, when she goes to the bathroom and looks in the mirror while the door begins to close, she sees herself sitting at that same bench, while she is standing in the bathroom. What the hell is going on?
The episode moves along from here in fashion. Millicent begins to question her sanity, which is what others around her are doing as well. Slowly she comes to form an opinion of what may be happening to her, but can she convince everyone else it is true?
This is a terrific episode, creepy and inconclusive once again until the final scene seals the story plot line for everyone. It’s yet another example of one of the best types of Twilight Zone episodes.
Rating: My doppelganger is knocking at the door. 5/5