You can’t help but like Buddy Ebsen in this episode of The Twilight Zone, even if the story feels a bit convenient and even a bit easy in the long run.
It’s all about another of those convenient daydreams, about what you would do if you had a special power available to you. Ace Larsen mightn’t have the power himself, but his buddy (no pun intended) Jimbo Cobb certainly does, as he discovers when he is able to move a car with his mind. Establishing that he has this telekinetic power, what would you do? Of course! You head off to Las Vegas to win big at all the gambling tables available! But what happens if the power of your friend causes him pain, and it all begins to run a bit askew?
Despite the obviousness of the tale, all of the ends get tied up at the end with the usual moral thrown in to make everyone feel happy, as well as the twist that everyone saw coming adding to the niceness about the ending.
Rating: Snake eyes. 3.5/5