Revisiting The Twilight Zone: S05E14: You Drive
There’s always something a little bit concerning about the power of guilt and conscience and what it would do to your mental state if you found out you had caused injury or death to another person. But if you do it in the Twilight Zone you are always going to get your comeuppance.
Edward Andrews is terrific as Oliver Pope, who knocks down a young boy on a bicycle on the way home from work, but drives away without helping his victim. He hides the car in his garage and tries to put the incident out of his mind. However, things go awry when the car begins to act strangely. The headlamps flash without anyone in the car, as does the car horn. When his wife drives it the following day, it stalls at the spot of the accident and won’t go on. Then it begins playing the news broadcast of the accident over and over again. When a work colleague is accused of the crime Pope does nothing to change anyone’s thoughts. Eventually, his car completely rebels, and drives itself in chase of Pope in an effort to get him to confess.
This is an enjoyable episode, with all of the cast excellent in their roles, with Andrews at his best in the role of the man trying to get away with his moment in time, only to be thwarted by the machine he used to perpetrate it. Only in the Twilight Zone.
Rating: A seat in the confessional. 5/5