There’s something inherently interesting about a story of someone who has lived an extraordinarily long time, and as a result has become a teacher and can teach from the perspective of one who has lived through history. Such is the role of Walter Jameson, who is doing just such a thing, with his original diary from the American Civil War. He thinks he’s fine, until his future father-in-law does a little digging, as discovers his secret, forcing Jameson to confide in him his story.
The first half of this episode works well for me. However, once we delve into the part of the story that paints him as a man who marries young women but abandons them as they grow old and he doesn’t, well that doesn’t quite sit right with me. It seems a little too convenient to have the eventual demise of such a character to be by the bullet of a rejected former lover.
I like the idea of the episode, but personally I think it could have branched off into a more interesting direction that of an eternally young man who abandons his chosen wives as they grow old. The idea deserved a better conclusion than that.
Rating: Always fear a woman scorned carrying a gun. 3/5