Revisiting The Twilight Zone: S4 E1: In His Image
Series 4 of The Twilight Zone was brought on as a mid-season replacement rather than a full season. To further complicate matters, each episode now ran to 50 minutes, making for longer stories and more room for them to be stretched. And in places, you can feel the episodes being stretched, to fill in that time, that in some cases would have worked better as a 25 minute episode. However…
In Thy Image works well in this universe, with Alan Talbot taking his fiancé Jessica back to his hometown… where nothing is as he remembers it. People who he knew lived there are no longer there, and events that he has recollection of appear not to be in the timestream of the town itself.
While it might be a little slow in places, once the crux of the story comes to a head, the twist in the tail becomes apparent, and it is not until the final scene that the whole story resolves itself. While it may leave parts of the mystery without any real resolution or proper explanation, it at least finds its end in its own way.
Rating: Oh to be the Creator. 3.5/5