This is the kind of episode that makes you think all the way through, trying to work out exactly who is right and who is wrong and what exactly is happening. Is the protagonist right in his assumptions, or is he insane and in need of help? You can hedge you bets all the way through, but it comes across as a journey to the Twilight Zone should.
From early on you can take either side in the argument. A man is convicted to death, and yet his reactions tell of a man who doesn’t seem totally concerned with the verdict, just that he wants his own nightmare to end. His interactions with other people in this drama only serve to confuse them more, and as we progress we can see that they have reservations not only about what is going on but their own sanity as well. By the time we reach the conclusion of the episode it is easy to believe everyone is a bit mad, but surely there is little to support the claims of our convicted felon?
While the idea works well and the story is easy to watch and follow, for some reason it just doesn’t quite sit right. But then again, do these kind of stories ever feel right?
Rating: In dreams, I think of you. 3.5/5