When I first started watching this episode, I thought it was going to be one that I watched the once, and immediately put on that list of ‘I’ve watched it, but never again’ shows. Well, I was mistaken, and though it wasn’t until the final five minutes of the episode that it all clicked together for me, it was made it so much more enjoyable than I thought it would be, and has enhanced my enjoyment since.
The trappings of advancing age is the tale of this story, with our protagonist reminiscing on his past and on those things that he loved from back then and how much he missed those times. As his day progressively gets worse, he storms out of his play rehearsal to find he has gone back 30 years in time, and can now catch up with his departed love of his life and his best friend. However, things don’t go according to plan, and it seems that all is awry in the past as well.
The final twist as Templeton returns to his own time is just perfect, as was the acting and directing of the two major scenes that complete the story, and allow Templeton to regain his sense of self-esteem. As I said, I particularly enjoy the way the episode turns out, and it is well worth watching without having that final ending revealed.
Rating: Can memories of the past be just seen through rose coloured glasses? 4/5