FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES Episode Guide NOTE: This is as complete as I could make it. It is not your typical episode guide, because there was so little press on this show, that for a while, I wasn't sure it actually existed. Anyone who has an addition or correction, please contact me at Micki13th@aol.com. Special thanks goes to PH0EBUS, SciNut, Presti, and Jeff Toschlog for helping me compile this list. I couldn't have done it without you! ************************************************************* Prologue: "Lewis Vendredi made a deal with the devil, to sell cursed antiques. But he broke the pact, and it cost him his soul. His niece Micki, and her cousin Ryan, have inherited the store, and with it, the curse. Now, they must get everything back, and the real terror begins." This short narrative appeared at the beginning of certain episodes, depending which station was broadcasting the show. It just set up the basic plot, and showed scenes from the first episode. ************************************************************* Regular and Semi-Regular Cast: (Louise Ann) Robey.......................Micki Foster John D. LeMay (1987-89)................. Ryan Dallion Chris Wiggins........................... Jack Marshack Steve Monarque (1989-90)................ Johnny Ventura R.G. Armstrong.......................... Lewis Vendredi ************************************************************* Cast Filmography: Chris Wiggins _King of the Grizzlies_ (1969) _The Neptune Factor_ (1973) [Captain Williams] aka _The Neptune Disaster_, aka _An Underwater Odyssey_ _High Ballin'_ (1978) [King Carroll] _L' Homme en Colere_ (1978) _Murder by Decree_ (1979) [Doctor Hardy] _An American Christmas Carol_ (1979) _Why Shoot the Teacher_ (1979) [Lyle Bishop] _Fish Hawk_ (1980) [Marcus] _The Bay Boy_ (1984) [Chief Charles McInnes] "Mariah" (1987) _Ford: The Man & The Machine_ (1987) (Made-for-TV-Movie) _Desert Blades: The Escape from Iran_ (1990) _Married to It_ (1991) [Dave] _ A Cry in the Night_ (1992) (Made-for-TV-Movie) [Clyde] John D. LeMay Recurring role in "Tour of Duty" (????) Recurring role in "Over my Dead Body" (????) Guest spot on "Eddie Dodd" (????) Guest spot on "Gabriel's Fire" (????) "The New Twilight Zone" episode "Aqua Vita" (????) "The New Twilight Zone" episode "Roadway to Hell" (????) _Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday_ (1993) Robey Born: 1960, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Educated throughout Europe Brief recording career with: Louise and the Creeps, and under the name Robey Has modeled for Paris "Vouge" _Raw Deal_ (1986) [Lamanski's Girl] _The Money Pit_ (1986) [Female Vocalist] _Play Nice_ (1992) [Jill/Repunzel] _The Unearthling_ (????) aka _The Pod People_ (On MST3K) Early morning 5-9 AM spot on a San Fransisco radio station, KBGG 98.1 FM (Currently) Steven Monarque _No Small Affair_ (1984) [Larry] _Sixteen Candles_ (1984) [Jock] _Under the Boardwalk_ (1989) [Reef] _Treacherous_ (1994) [Honeymoon Groom] R.G. Armstrong Born: April 7 1917 _No Name on the Bullet_ (1958) _From Hell to Texas_ (1958) [Hunter Boyd] aka _Manhunt_ (1958) _The Fugitive Kind_ (1959) _Ten Who Dared_ (1960) _Ride the High Country_ (1962) [Joshua Knudsen] _Major Dundee_ (1965) [Reverend Dahlstrom] "T.H.E. Cat" (1966) [Capt. MacAllister] _El Dorado_ (1967) [Kevin MacDonald] _The McMasters_ (1969) [Watson] _Angels Die Hard_ (1970) _The Great White Hope_ (1970) _The Ballad of Cable Hogue_ (1970) [Quittner] _Hec Ramsey_ (1971) (Made-for-TV-movie) _J.W. Coop_ (1971) [Jim Sawyer] _The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid_ (1972) [Clell Miller] _The Legend of Hillbilly John_ (1973) _Running Wild_ (1973) _Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid_ (1973) [Ollinger] _Reflections of Murder_ (1974) (Made-for-TV-movie) _My Name Is Nobody_ (1974) _Manhunter_ (1974) (Made-for-TV-movie) _Race with the Devil_ (1975) [Sheriff Taylor] _Boss Nigger_ (1975) aka _The Black Bounty Killer_ (1975) aka _Boss_ (1975) _Dixie Dynamite_ (1976) [Bank Manager] _Stay Hungry_ (1976) [Thor Erickson] _Kingston_ (1976) (Made-for-TV-movie) aka _Kingston: The Power Play_ (1976) (Made-for-TV-movie) aka _The Newspaper Game_ (1976) (Made-for-TV-movie) _Mean Johnny Barrows_ (1976) [Richard] _Mr. Billion_ (1977) [Sheriff T.C. Bishop] _The Pack_ (1977) [Cobb] aka _The Long, Dark Night_ (1977) _The Car_ (1977) [Amos] _Texas Detour_ (1978) [The Sheriff] _The Time Machine_ (1978) (Made-for-TV-movie) _Heaven Can Wait_ (1978) [General Manager] _Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell_ (1978) (Made-for-TV-movie) _The Legend of the Golden Gun_ (1979) (Made-for-TV-movie) _Fast Charlie, The Moonbeam Rider_ (1979) [Al Barber] aka _Fast Charlie and the Moonbeam_ (1979) _Dear Detective_ (1979) (Made-for-TV-movie) _Steel_ (1980) [Kellin] aka _Look Down and Die_ (1980) aka _Men of Steel_ (1980) _The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper_ (1981) [Dempsey] aka _Pursuit_ (1981) _Reds_ (1981) [Government Agent] _Raggedy Man_ (1981) [Rigby] _Evilspeak_ (1982) [Sarge] _The Shadow Riders_ (1982) (Made-for-TV-movie) [Sheriff Miles Gillette] aka _Lewis L'Amour's The Shadow Riders_ (1982) (Made-for-TV-movie) _The Beast Within_ (1982) _Lone Wolf McQuade_ (1983) [T. Tyler] _Hammett_ (1983) [Lieutenant O'Mara] _Children of the Corn_ (1984) [Diehl] _The Best of Times_ (1986) [Schutte] _Red-Headed Stranger_ (1986) [Scoby] _Predator_ (1987) [General Phillips] _LBJ: The Early Years_ (1987) (Made-for-TV-movie) [Lyndon's Father] _Jocks_ (1987) _Bulletproof_ (1988) [Miles Blackburn] "War and Remembrance" (1989) (TV mini-series) [Gen. Fitzgerald] _Dick Tracy_ (1990) [Pruneface] _Crazy Joe_ (1992) _Warlock: The Armageddon_ (1993) [Franks] _Payback_ (1994) [Mac] _Dead Center_ (1994) [Art Fencer] ***************************************************************************** Family Matter Below I've briefly listed the family members of the leads: Micki Mother was Irish ("Shadow Boxer") Father was English ("Shadow Boxer") Mothers name is Catherine ("Pipe Dream") Both parents still alive ("The Long Road Home") Ryan Parents are divorced ("Pipe Dream") Younger brother, Jimmy, killed at age 10 ("The Prophecies, Part 1") Mother left after Jimmy's death ("The Prophecies, Part 1") Father killed by cursed pipe ("Pipe Dream") Jack Had a son, Peter, who was killed when he entered a young girls dream plane ("Bottle of Dreams") Father disappeared for a few years, came back, though he had been dead for a while. ("Midnight Riders") Johnny Father, a night watchman, was killed by a man using a cursed bomber jacket ("The Prisoner") Brought back to life, only to be killed one final time ("Bad Penny") Lewis Had a wife, Grace, who dissapproved of Lewis' pact, and eventually died ("Hellowe'en") ************************************************************* Soundtrack and Photos: A soundtrack is available through GNP Crescendo Records. CD's are $12.95, cassettes are $8.95 plus $3.00 shipping and handling charges. California residents add tax. For more info, Email Buz Banazi@aol.com. To order, write to: GNP Crescendo Records 8400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90069 Photos have also been found in a New York store that specializes in old TV and film. I believe that they do mail orders. For info, write: Jerry Ohlinger's Movie Material Store, Inc. 242 W 14th Street New York, NY. 10011 (212) 989-0869 Fax: (212) 989-1660 Color photos are $5.00, B\W $3.50 Star Tech merchendise has a huge sci-fi catalog that includes F13 soundtracks, audio tapes, and magazines. For a copy, send $1 to: Star Tech P.O. Box 456 Dunlap, TN 37327 ************************************************************* Other Info: Address of the store: 999 (The Inheritance) 666 Druid Ave. (The Spirit of Television) Licence plate on the Mercedes: 613 EDC 778 HLD (Crippled Inside, Midnight Riders) 325 CEM (Bedazzled, Badge of Honor) When Robey was a teen, she was augoriphobic. She thought that she was part of a government experiment to see how much pain she could endure. Robey smokes. "Vendredi" is French for "Friday." Coincidence? I think not. ************************************************************* Broadcast History: Syndicated only Produced: 1987-1990 in Toronto, Canada 72 episodes Ran September 28, 1987 to May 14, 1990 Executive producer: Frank Mancuso Jr. Producer: Iain Paterson Composer: Fred Mollin ************************************************************* Episodes: 1.1 Title: "The Inheritance" Object: A Doll Original airdate: 9-28-87 Writer: William Taub Director: William Fruet Guest cast: R.G. Armstrong.......... Lewis Vendredi Sarah Polley............ Mary Lynne Cormack........... Mrs. Simms Michael Fletcher........ Mr. Simms Ester Hockin............ The babysitter Barclay Hope............ Lloyd This is the pilot episode. We see how Lewis Vendredi breaks his pact with Satan to sell cursed antiques. Micki, Ryan and Jack meet for the first time. We find out that Micki is engaged to a yuppie lawyer. She is also a bit of a snob, very spoiled. At first she is disgusted with Ryan. They meet Jack, who broke into the shop to try to collect money from Lewis, unaware dude is dead. Jack was the one who selected the name "Curious Goods." Oh yeah, the curse. A little girl receives a doll that kills anyone who refuses to do what the girl wants. In return, the girl obviously doesn't have to put up with these people. Example: she kills her step-mother who tries to take the doll. Status: Recovered and locked in the vault. 1.2 Title: "The Poison Pen" Object: Quill pen Original airdate: 10-5-87 Writer: Durnford King Director: Timothy Bond Guest Cast: Colin Fox................ Le Croix Larry Reynolds........... Brother Currie Micki, Ryan, and Jack masquerade as monks to sneak into a monestary and recover a quill pen being used by one of the brothers, nicknamed "The Oracle of Death." The brother writes out a prophecy with the pen, stating that someone is to die, and then has only to fill in the name. Jack names Micki and Ryan brothers Simon and Mathew, and they are named in a prophecy, but no harm comes to them because they are not the true brothers. Instead, the real brothers Simon and Mathew, in a European monestary, are killed. The brother who has the pen writes out a prophecy, but before he can fill in the names, Jack points out that the paper he wrote the prophecy on is the invoice he signed when he purchased the pen from Lewis. A guillotine blade run amuck kills him. Status: Quill recovered. 1.3 Title: "Cupid's Quiver" Object: Cupid statuette Original airdate: 10-12-87 Writer: Stephen Katz :) Director: Atom Egoyan Guest cast: Denis Forest............. Eddie Monroe Carolyn Dunn............. Laurie Warren Ross Fraser.............. Hastings Kevin Lund............... Bowser Dennis Fitzgerald........ Harold This one was written by a friend of mine, so I have to say it was good :). Actually, it really was good. An ugly college man, who works cleaning up in an exclusive frat house, finds a Cupid statue in one of the frat man's room. When pointed at someone of the opposite sex, a tiny arrow would hit that person, causing them to fall in love with the owner. The catch? The owner must kill their "new love" after they make love. Micki and Ryan meet a young woman with whom the Cupid's owner is obsessed. She gets shot with the arrow, but Micki overhears her conversation with the ugly guy, and she goes in the girl's place. Ryan bursts in just as Micki's cover is blown. But then the guy shoots Micki with the arrow. Status: Micki says that she loves the ugly guy, but a pipe bursts and knocks Micki out. Ryan chases the guy into the rafters, where dude slips and plunges to his death. Cupid recovered. 1.4 Title: "A Cup Of Time" Object: Teacup Original airdate: 10-19-87 Writer: Barbara Turner Sachs Director: F. Harvey Frost Guest cast: Hilary Shepard........... Lady Die Maxine Miller............ Birdie Lisa Jacob............... Young girl An old woman recieves a teacup with a design of ivy around the rim. The ivy is "swapper's ivy," meaning that by killing someone with the cup, you would recieve a wish. The old lady wishes herself to be a young rock singer. The woman kills homeless living in the park by offering them some tea in the cup. The ivy design becomes real (through the wonders of animatronics), and strangles the victim. Status: Teacup recovered. 1.5 Title: "Hellowe'en" Object: Amulet of Zohar Original airdate: 10-26-87 Writer: William Taub Director: Timothy Bond Guest cast: R.G. Armstrong........... Lewis Vendredi Adrian Pockock........... Greta Victoria Deslaurier...... Evil Greta Jack, Micki and Ryan have a Halloween party. A party guest plays with a crystal ball and accidently calls up the spirit of Uncle Lewis. Uncle Lewis pretending to be sorry for all that he has done convinces the gullible Micki and Ryan to give him the Amulet of Zohar. Once he has the amulet, he will become alive if he can find a corpse before dawn. Jack, Micki and Ryan manage to delay him long enough for dawn to come. Status: Lewis dissapears when they open a curtain and the sunlight hits him. Amulet returned. 1.6 Title: "The Great Montarro" Object: The box of Hudan (Magicians box) Original airdate: 11-2-87 Writer: Durnford King Director: Richard Friedman Guest cast: Graeme Campbell.......... Montarro Lesly Donaldson.......... Lyla August Schellenberg...... Fatheem Martin Nuefeld........... Robert Murray Westgate.......... Monte Jefferson Mappin......... Tommy A world-renowned magician is killed while trying to do a dangerous trick, in which he locks himself in a coffin, and then nine huge knife penetrate the coffin, and, supposedly it's inhabitant. However, when a victim is placed in the Hudan box, they are the one's who are killed, while the magician performs the trick successfully, and lives. Another magician, Montarro, has the box now, and is competing in a televised magic special, in which the winner receives $100,000 and admittance to a very selective magicians club. Jack enters as the Great Mad Marshack, reviving an old act he did, the Pendulum of Death. He is blindfolded, wrapped in a straightjacket, chained together with padlocks, and hung upside down over a bed of spikes. The rope he is hanging by is set on fire and he has one minute to get out. Micki goes on as his assistant, and Ryan helps with the props. During auditions, someone sabotages the trick, and he plunges to his death. However, it turns out that Jack wasn't really in it. Micki befriends Montarro's daughter, who turns out to be helping her father with the murders. Micki is locked in the Hudan box, and it's show time.... Status: Ryan and Jack free her just as the blades fall, causing Montarro to be killed. The Hudan box is returned. 1.7 Title: "Doctor Jack" Object: Scalpel Original airdate: 11-9-87 Writer: Marc Scott Zicree Director: Richard Freeman Guest cast: Cliff Goran.............. Dr. Howell Elva Mae Hoover.......... Jean Flappen Doris Petrie............. Dr. Price Michael Copeman.......... Jim Bronson Jack, Micki, and Ryan trace a cursed scalpel to a doctor in a hospital. While trying to steal the scalpel, Jack falls down an elevator shaft and needs emergency surgery. The doctor does not realise his patient is Jack until he is in the operating room. Not wanting to ruin his reputation as the miracle doctor he performs the surgery. Status: Micki and Ryan get the scapel back by zapping the doctor with electrical paddles as he tries to slash them with the scapel. 1.8 Title: "Shadow Boxer" Object: Boxing gloves Original airdate: 11-21-87 Writer: Joshua Daniel Miller Director: Timothy Bond Guest cast: David Ferry.............. Tommy Dunn Jack Duffy............... Manny King Philip Akin.............. Kid Cornelius Nicholas Pasco........... Tonny Terrific A boxer kills the owner of a boxing club for gloves that let him win all of his fights. Jack, Micki & Ryan had talked to owner prior to his death to get back the gloves. They begin to investigate when they find out that he has been murdered. When the boxer uses the gloves, the shadow of the boxer goes out and kills someone while he is in the ring. Micki flirts with him and manages to get the gloves but he comes to the store. While he holds a knife to Micki's neck, Ryan goes to get the glove and Jack stays with Micki and the boxer. When Ryan comes back, he hands the boxer one glove. The other glove he's wearing and has it hidden behind his back. Ryan hits Jack which kills the boxer (remember you have to hit one person and another dies). Status: Jack is bit irritated with Ryan. They agree never to use any object for any reason. Micki is okay, and the gloves are returned to the vault. 1.9 Title: "The Root Of All Evil" Object: Portable mulcher Original airdate: 11-28-87 Writer: Rob Hedden Director: Allan King Guest cast: Rico Colantoni........... Adrian Jack Mather.............. Smitty Barclay Hope............. Lloyd Ian White................ Charles Kay Tremblay............. Amanda Rita Tuckett............. Mrs. O'Conner A mulching machine turns bodies into cash. A greedy gardening assistant gets a hold of this machine. When bodies are fed into it, money comes spewing out. The more prosperous and wealthy the person was, the more money you got. Llyod, Micki's fiance also came back. Micki was planning on going home with him, but at last minute decided she couldn't go through with it. Status: Mulcher recovered, and Llyod is out of the picture. 1.10 Title: "Tales of the Undead" Object: Comic book Original airdate: 1-25-88 Writers: Alfred Sole and Paul Monette Director: Lyndon Chubbuck Guest cast: Ray Walston.............. Jay Star An old comic book granted the power to turn the person using it into Ferrus, an armored superbeing. Lewis bought it from the artist, Jay Star. Ryan goes to speak to him about it, and finds a bitter old man who sold the rights to his comic "Tales of the Undead" from which Ferrus came from. Star goes to search for the comic to get revenge on the publishers who cheated him. He became Ferrus who was supposedly indestructable. But Star, years ago, had written a comic in which Ferrus is killed off. Micki and Ryan find out how to do it, and kill him. Status: Object recovered. 1.11 Title: "Scarecrow" Object: A scarecrow Original airdate: 2-1-88 Writers: Larry B. Williams and Marc Scott Zicree Director: William Fruet Guest cast: James D. Douglas......... Charlie Cobean Patricia Phillips........ Marge Longaker Nicholas Van Bureck...... Jordy Meeno If you pin a picture of someone to the chest of this scarecrow, he will murder them. In return, the owner would recieve an exceptionally good harvest. The owner owned a B&B where Micki and Ryan were staying. The scarecrow's owner overheard their conversation about the scarecrow. The owner stole Micki's drivers licence, but Ryan managed to grab it off just in time. The scarecrow stumbled backwards, and hit the wall. A picture of the owner fell on to the scarecrow, and she was decapitated. Status: The scarecrow was locked in the vault. 1.12 Title: "Faith Healer" Object: Glove Original airdate: 2-8-88 Writer: Christine Cornish Director: David Cronenberg Guest cast: Miguel Fernandez......... Stewart Fishoff Robert Silverman......... Jerry Scott A phony faith healer obtains a white glove that has the power to heal a sick person. However, the afflictions that he heals in other people begin to effect him so he must find a victim to touch with the glove. Touching someone transfers all the sickness to the victim's body. Somehow in the end, Jerry, a friend of Jack's, who has made a career out of debunking faith healers and is terminally ill, locks the healer in a car so that he can get the glove and heal himself. However, he has no one to transfer the sickness to, so he dies. Jack is depressed about this (and the fact that Jerry held Jack hostage to kill later) and he and Micki exchange some very cruel words. Ryan breaks it up before too much is said, and Micki and Jack gang up (jokingly) on Ryan. Status: Glove recovered and returned to the vault. 1.13 Title: "The Baron's Bride" Object: Broach Original airdate: 2-15-88 Writer: Larry Gaynor Director: Bradford May Guest cast: Tom McCamus.............. Frank Edwards Kevin Bundy.............. Abraham Susannah Hoffman......... Caitlin Diana Barrington......... Marie Simmons The broach was used on a black velvet cape worn by a `vampire' who becomes irresistable to women. When you put blood on the broach, it took you back in time to England. Micki and Ryan got sucked into the curse and helped Abraham hunt down the guy with the broach. Abraham is skeptical about Micki and Ryan's vampire tale. After his wife is killed by a vampire, he refuses to see them again. When Micki and Ryan go out to hunt the vampire, they are cornered by him, and Micki falls under his spell. The vampire begins to choke Ryan, but Bram comes up and stabs the vampire. Micki and Ryan use their own blood to get back home. Status: Broach returned to the vault. Jack suspects that Abraham was Bram Stoker. 1.14 Title: "Bedazzled" Object: Brass Lantern Original airdate: 2-22-88 Writers: Paul Monette and Alfred Sole Director: Alexander Singer Guest cast: Alan Jordan.............. Jonah David Mucci.............. Tom The episode opens with Jack and Ryan snatching the lantern from a diver after a successful dive. The lantern allows the owner to locate sunken treasure (the lantern's beam points to the treasure underwater). In return, the owner must kill the diver that brings the treasure up, by shining the lantern's beam on them, burning them alive. Jack and Ryan return it to the store, and then go off to an astrology convention, leaving Micki in the store alone, until one of her friends leaves her son, Richie, there to be babysat. Meanwhile, Jonah and a henchman had followed them back to the store, and after killing a phone repairman, the impersonate him and talk their way past Micki into the basement, where they try to break into the vault. Richie discovers their true intentions, and the killers hold Micki and the boy hostage while they try to open the vault. She fools them and gets the lantern out of the vault. I call Jonah "Dude that won't die" Because he got hit in the head with a heavy piece of iron, was electrocuted, hit on the head again with a waffle iron, fell over the second story balcony, and STILL lived. Micki had to kill him by reflecting the lantern beam at him. Status: Lantern returned to the vault, and Richie will probably need heavy psychotherapy for years to come. Jack and Ryan return home, and when asked what she did when they were out, says she did nothing exciting... 1.15 Title: "Vanity's Mirror" Object: Compact Original airdate: 2-29-88 Writers: Roy Sallows and Ira Levant Director: William Fruet Guest cast: Ingrid Veninger.......... Helen Mackie Gwendolyn Pacey.......... Joanne Mackie David Orth............... Scott Thomas An unpopular, homely girl, who lives in the shadow of her beautiful and popular older sister, gets a hold of this compact. When she flashes it in a boy's eyes, they fall madly, hopelessly in love with her. They do anything she wants, but as soon as they tell her they love her, she must kill them. She curses her sisters boyfriend the night of the prom, and hangs her from the lighting fixture, allowing a chair to brush just under her toes to give her a fair chance at living. Status: Jack came in just as the chair slipped from under the girl's feet, saving her. The younger sister and her sister's boyfriend ended up dancing on the roof, culminating in the both of them committing suicide by throwing themselves off the roof. The compact was thrown out of the girls purse, landing under a bush. Micki feels incredibly guilty about not obtaining this object. 1.16 Title: "Tattoo" Object: Tattoo needles Original airdate: 3-7-88 Writers: Stephan Katz and Dan Distefano Director: Lyndon Chubbuck Guest cast: Leonard Chow............. Tommy Chen Keye Luke................ Lom Chen Dennis Akiyama........... Hai Kwan After tattooing someone, the tattoos would come to life and kill the wearer, and the needles would bring good luck to the person using them. This was used by a young Chinese man to help improve his gambling luck. Status: Needles recovered. 1.17 Title: "The Electrocutioner" Object: Electric chair Original airdate: 4-18-88 Writer: Rob Hedden Director: Rob Hedden Guest cast: Angelo Rizacos........... Eli Pittman Frank Adamson............ Warden Hobbs A man sentenced to death by electrocution was pronounced dead, but somehow survived. He later purchased the electric chair from Uncle Lewis, changed his identity, and went to work at a juvenile detention center as a dentist. He would kill kids using the chair (disguised as a dentists chair), then the chair would electrically charge him so he could kill the people responsible for sentencing him to death. Micki, Ryan and Jack anticipate who the next victim will be, and they are ready. They attatch some cables to him and ground him so he ends up frying himself. Status: Chair recovered. 1.18 Title: "Brain Drain" Object: Trephine Original airdate: 4-25-88 Writer: Joshua Daniel Miller Director: Lyndon Chubbuck Guest cast: Carrie Snodgress......... Dr. Viola Rhodes Denis Forest............. Stewart Pangborn A not-to-bright assistant to a scientist realizes that the chair his boss has can drain the fluid from the stem of one person's brain and transfer it into anothers, also transferring intelligence. He uses it on himself and the scientist. He becomes brillant and takes over the research of his former employer. His research involves teaching a monkey brain that kept in fluid and connected to a computer, to speak. He continues to use the chair on visiting scientists and eventually on a rekindled love interest of Jacks. While Jack, Micki, and Ryan are struggling with this man, he falls into the chair and the chair stabs him and the monkey brain. The fluid from the monkey brain is transferred to him. Status: Trephine recovered. 1.19 & 1.20 Title: "The Quilt of Hathor" Object: The Quilt of Hathor Original airdate: 5-2-88 & 5-9-88 Writer: Janet MacLean Director: Timothy Bond Guest cast: Scott Paulin............. Reverend Josiah Grange Kate Trotter............. Effie Stokes Carolyn Dunn............. Laura Helen Carscallen......... Sarah Good Bernard Behrens.......... Inquisitor Holmes The quilt allows whoever sleeps under it to have dreams, or nightmares, usually about murder, and that dream will come true. A plain woman belonging to a religious group, the Penitites, (think the Amish or the Kindred from The X-Files) and she wishes to marry the leader of the group. She kills a string of women to whom he had been betrothed to, and eventually becomes "thy betrothed." She then kills her husband so that she can have control of the group. Meanwhile, Ryan falls in love with the leaders daughter, who is betrothed to someone else. As Micki is leaving, Ryan says he is staying. He is then accused of a murder he didn't commit. This was a two-hour movie that I stumbled onto by accident, but I believe it was also shown as a two-parter. Status: After accidently taking the wrong quilt, Micki gets the correct one, Ryan is acquitted, and returns home. Micki's anger at him for abandoning her and Jack disappear. 1.21 Title: "Double Exposure" Object: Camera Original airdate: 5-16-88 Writer: Durnford King Director: Neill Fearnley Guest cast: Gary Frank............... Winston Knight Catherine Disher......... Cathy A news reporter uses this so he can make a double of himself. One stays in the newsroom and does the evening news. The other has been dubbed the Machete Killer, for he slashes their throats open with a machete. Status: Camera recovered and reporter killed. 1.22 Title: "The Pirates Promise" Object: Foghorn Original airdate: 6-27-88 Writer: Carl Binder Director: Bill Corcoran Guest cast: Cedric Smith............. Joe Fenton Bernard Behrens.......... Barney Thomas Hauff............. Dewy Covington Micki and Ryan get an answer to a mailer that takes them to a sea coast town for a foghorn. The local museum owner suggest they go to the light house where to former owner of the foghorn worked. However, the current lighthouse operator has been using the foghorn to call an old dead pirate, Angus McBride who gives him gold for the bodies of the descendants of the sailors who betrayed him. The only witness to these strange rendezvous is the local drunk who nobody believes except, of course, Micki and Ryan. The lighthouse operator becomes enraged when he thinks he has found all the descendants and is due to the whole treasure but McBride says "there's one more". Micki and Ryan have been snooping around the lighthouse and Micki is caught. The local museum owner, who is also a descent, comes to her aide and is killed. The lighthouse operator locks Micki in the lighthouse and takes the body to McBride but McBride says again "there is one more" and points to him. Realizing that he means that he is a descendent he runs for the lighthouse and locks himself inside. The door explodes and McBride kills him with his hook and takes him away. Status: Micki and Ryan take the foghorn and see the ghost ship sailing away with McBride and his new crew. 1.23 Title: "Badge of Honor" Object: Sheriff's badge Original airdate: 7-5-88 Writer: Roy Sallows Director: Michelle Manning Guest cast: Val Avery................ Russ Sharko David Provol............. Victor Haas John Stockwell........... Tim Ayres Denneth McGregor......... Tom Van Der Beck An old love interest of Micki's wants to stay with her while he is in town. Ryan overhears a phone conversation and begins to suspect that this friend is a criminal. The friend is seen making deals with a known conterfeit money dealer. The dealer is also being watched by a policeman whose wife the dealer killed. The policeman finds a sherriff's badge, and uses it to kill the dealer's men by making an impring on their chest, and frying them. In the final battle between the policeman and the dealer, Micki's friend, who turns out to be an under cover cop, is killed, as well as the dealer and the policeman. Status: The badge is recovered. 1.24 Title: "Pipe Dream" Object: Pipe Original airdate: 7-11-88 Writer: Marc Scott Zicree Director: Zale Dalen Guest cast: Michael Constantine...... Ray Dallion Ryan's dad, an inventor, is remarrying. They haven't spoken in quite a while, so Ryan's father's fiance invites Ryan, unbeknownst to Mr. Dallion. Mr. Dallion hasn't had many ideas lately, but at a convention, he meets a young man with several ingenious ideas. Not realizing that the pipe he recieved as a gift from Lewis was cursed, he lights it and a puff of orange smoke kills the man. Mr. Dallion than takes credit for the invention, and uses the pipe to kill nosey co- workers. Micki begins to suspect that he owns a cursed object. Ryan's father catches her snooping and uses the pipe on her. By this time Ryan has found out and is looking for them. Threatening his father with a gun, he asks him about Micki. His father replies that it is too late. Ryan runs to where Micki is hiding and is overcome by the smoke. Ryan's father realzing what he has done pushes his son away and is killed by the smoke. Status: Pipe returned to the vault. 1.25 Title: "What a Mother Wouldn't Do" Object: Baby cradle Original airdate: 7-18-88 Writer: Bruce Martin Director: Neill Fearnley Guest cast: Lynne Cormack............ Leslie Kent Michael Countryman....... Martin Kent R.G. Armstrong........... Lewis Vendredi This cradle once belonged to a woman who took a trip on the Titanic the night it sank. Her child floated to safety in this cradle. The current owners had to kill seven people in water in order to keep their dying baby healthy. The baby could not be removed from the cradle until all seven were dead, and there was a time limit the deaths had to occur in. Status: Both parents were killed, but their deaths occurred in water, so the baby was safe and adopted by a loving baby-sitter. The cradle was locked away in the vault. 1.26 Title: "Bottle of Dreams" Object: Egyptian urn Original airdate: 7-25-88 Writer: Roy Sallows Director: Mac Bradden Guest cast: Elias Zarou.............. Rashid R.G. Armstrong........... Lewis Vendredi While Micki, Ryan, and Jack are having a little celebration to all the objects they have successfully obtained, a strange man brings in a small urn wrapped in tattered shrouds. While Micki and Ryan put it in the vault, The top comes open, and strange, green gas leaks out. The vault seals them in, but Jack get's there just in time to see what's happening, before the door shuts. Jack calls Rashid, who comes over to help. We find out that, essentially, what Micki and Ryan are experiencing is a "death dream." The urn had been used to preserve internal organs of mummys. the death dream causes the victim to relive the most terrifying experiences of their life over and over, until their hearts literally burst of fear. This is one of those usually cheesy flashback episodes, but I feel it is skillfully stitched together, and NOT cheesy. Clips include scenes from "The Inheritance", "Cupid's Quiver", "Scarecrow", "Tattoo", "Doctor Jack", "Tales of the Undead", and "The Baron's Bride". We also find out about Jack's son, who died when he was only 10 or 12 years old. Status: Micki and Ryan are saved, by having Jack drink a potion and being sent into Micki and Ryan's "dream plane," which we also learn is how Jack's son, Peter died. Peter had been a clairvoyant, or something like that, and died by entering a young, mentally disturbed girl's dream plane in the hope of saving her from herself. 2.1 Title: "Doorway to Hell" Object: A mirror Original airdate: 9-26-88 Writer: Jim Henshaw Director: William Fruet Guest cast: Charlie Landry........... Buddy Elias Zarou.............. Rashid Justin Lok............... Eddie The mirror wasn't an actual antique for sale, but it did belong to Lewis. He tries to come back to the living world through it and other mirrors belonging to him. Micki and Ryan get trapped in Lewis' old house, with a couple of convicts (Nothing big, just robbery), and Jack, with the help of his close friend Rashid, get them out. Status: Jack closes the Doorway to Hell, Micki and Ryan make it out of the house, the convicts get killed, and the mirror is smashed. 2.2 Title: "The Voodoo Mambo" Object: Voodoo mask Original airdate: 10-3-88 Writer: Agy Polly Director: Timothy Bond Guest cast: Joe Seneca............... Hedley Rachel Crawford.......... Stacy Suzanne Coy.............. Laotia David Matheson........... Cole There is a festival going on (perhaps Mardi Gras?) and a friend of Jacks daughter is to become a voodoo priestess that night. But the four good priests who she is to visit to have the requirements fulfilled, are being killed off by an evil preistess using a mask. Status: I believe the girl died, but I know the mask was returned. 2.3 Title: "And Now The News" Object: Radio Original airdate: 10-10-88 Writer: Dick Benner Director: Bruce Pittman Guest cast: Kurt Ries................ Dr. Kevin Finch Kate Trotter............. Dr. Avril Carter Stephen Black............ John Gibson A young doctor who works in a mental hospital is trying to cure her patients and receive fame, her only goal. She does this by using an antique radio, on that broadcasts special messages. When leaving this radio in the room of a patient, always one of her colleagues, patients' room, it broadcasts a terrible fate, killing people by their greatest phobia. For example, a woman is deathly afraid of snakes. When the radio was left in her room, it broadcast the fact that thousands of snakes were loose inside the hospital, when in reality, the snakes were just a figment of the woman's imagination. She essentially died of fright. The radio then tells of how the doctor was able to cure won of her own criminally insane patients. Did that make any sense? Status: Ryan was captured while trying to break into the heavily secured hospital, and was nearly killed. Micki was attacked by a rapist\murderer, and the doctors newest case, although Micki was okay. The radio was returned, and the doctor was killed. 2.4 Title: "Tails I Live, Heads You Die" Object: Coin Original airdate: 10-17-88 Writers: Marylin Anderson and Billy Riback Director: Mark Sobel Guest cast: Colin Fox................ Sylvan Bill MacDonald........... Hewitt Allen Stewart-Coates..... Nast Jonathan Hartman......... Tiriel This was a very emotional episode. I could only bear to watch it once. A religious cult has a ram's head coin that has the power to give and take life. When flipped, it lands in front of its victim, heads up. It then shoots up, branding a ram's head into its victims forehead, instantly killing you. Then, by placing the coin on the forehead of the dead, they will rise again. The soul, the personality of the person you killed would be transferred into the person you revive. The reason I find it so emotional is that Micki is spying on the cult and caught. The leader flips the coin, and yes, Micki *is* dead, for a good twenty minutes of the episode :(. Status: Ryan and Jack trick the cult into believing that Micki is the chosen one they are to revive by covering her in clay and putting her in the older corpses place. Micki comes back as herself, and Ryan gets the coin, but the temple begins to crumble and on the way out, the coin is dropped. All of the cult members are killed, and the coin is buried under tons of rumble assumingly safe.... 2.5 Title: "Symphony in B#" Object: Violin Original airdate: 10-31-88 Writer: Peter Mohan Director: Francis Delia Guest cast: Ely Pouget............... Leslie Reins James Russo.............. Janos Korda Lewis sold a cursed violin to a world renowned concert violinist, Janos Corda. A few months later, Corda died in a car accident. Every year, around the anniversary of his death, a new Corda recording is put out, from alleged "lost recordings." Micki drags Ryan to the symphony, where he falls for the second chair violinist, Leslie, Corda's widow. There have also been murders around the concert hall lately. Micki and Jack become convinced that Leslie is the one with the violin, the one committing the murders. Micki even goes so far as to search Leslie's apartment. But Corda didn't really die in that car crash. He survived, but not without becoming horribly disfigured, his hands twisted so that he would never play again. Murdering people with the violin bow fixes his hands temporarily, so that he may record a new song. Leslie finds out, and is horrified when she learns. Corda forces her to help him record his newest masterpiece. Leslie dies saving Ryan who had fallen under Corda's spell. Ryan awakens from his trance and chases Corda through the rafters of the symphony hall. Corda, bereaved by Leslie's death, leaps to his own death. Think _Phantom of the Opera_ meets the symphony. Status: The violin is returned, but I believe both Corda and Leslie were killed. 2.6 Title: "Master of Disguise" Object: Make-Up Case once belonging to John Wilkes Booth Original airdate: 11-7-88 Writer: Bruce Martin Director: Tom McLaughlin Guest cast: John Bolger.............. William Pratt\Jeff Amory Chapelle Jaffe........... Tanya Sloane The shop loans some props to a movie, and Micki falls for the handsome lead. It turns out that he has a cursed make-up case. He must kill someone, and mix their blood with the make up. The actor is horribly disfigured, and the bloody make-up gives his face a smooth, perfect look. Micki goes on a weekend trip with him, and, in his psychotic state, mistakes her for a woman who once broke his heart, whom he subsequently killed. Not able to find a victim, the actor turned back into the disfigured monster that he once was. He made Micki tell him that she loved him and kiss him to prove her love. He breaks down and cries. Jack and Ryan break in as Micki is holding and comforting him. Status: Make-up case recovered, though Micki suffered a broken heart. 2.7 Title: "Wax Magic" Object: Handkerchief Original airdate: 11-14-88 Writer: Carl Binder Director: William Fruet Guest cast: Susannah Hoffmann........ Marie Chase Angelo Rizacos........... Aldwin Chase This episode was a bit confusing. In it, a wax sculptor tours with a carnival, displaying his scenes of real-life horror, such as Ted Bundy, Jack the Ripper, and Lizzie Borden. His beautiful young wife (with whom Ryan has fallen for -- you know right off that she's doomed), suffers from severe migraines, that occasionally cause her to pass out. However, the headaches stop when someone is murdered. A Louie the XIV handkerchief, when placed on a wax sculpture, causes the statue to come alive and kill in order to save the young woman. Status: As it turns out, the wife is really Lizzie Borden, in a sense. The wife is wax, and she is the one in the wax statue's clothes when the murders occur, by "Lizzie". Basically, the wife is really a wax statue of Lizzie. She melts, and the hankie is recovered. Did you get any of that? 2.8 Title: "Read My Lips" Object: Silk flower (on a ventriloquist's dummy's lapel) Original airdate: 11-21-88 Writers: Angelo Stea and Peter Lauterman Director: Frances Delia Guest cast: Billy Drago.............. Edgar Van Horn John Byner............... Travis Pluckett Linda Griffith........... Gabrielle Micki's friend is marrying a ventriloquist. She has asked Micki to be her bridesmaid. Micki goes to a show and notices her fiancee is very odd and argues with the dummy off stage. Worried, they begin checking the guy out and find out that murders occur in the cities he has played in. At the wedding, the groom freaks out and is taken to a mental hospital. Meanwhile another ventriloquist has gotten a hold of the dummy. Ryan convinces the ex-manager of the first ventriloquist to get the dummy back. When Ryan goes to meet the manager later to pick it up, he find a trail of blood to the refrigerator. Opening the refrigerator, he finds the managers head and runs out of the apartment. Micki and Ryan figure Micki's friend is in danger so the go to her house where they find the dummy and the new ventriloquist. Enough murders have been completed for the dummy to become alive and he kills the ventriloquist and goes after Micki's friend. Status: Micki and Ryan save the friend. Ryan struggles with the dummy, pulls the silk flower out of its pocket and it turn back into a dummy. The flower is returned to the vault, and the dummy is no longer harmful. 2.9 Title: "13 o'clock" Object: A pocket watch Original airdate: 1-2-89 Writer: Rob Hedden Director: Rob Hedden Guest cast: Gwynth Walsh............. Reatha Wilkerson The owner of this watch must murder someone within a one mile radius from a subway station. If this is done, the owner gets a free hour of time, 13 o'clock. Time freezes, and the owner has one hour to do whatever he\she pleases, without worrying about the repercussions. Status: Recovered and locked away. 2.10 Title: "Night Hunger" Object: Silver Chain Original airdate: 1-9-89 Writer: Jim Henshaw Director: Martin Lavut Guest cast: Richard Panebianco....... Michael Fiorno Nick Nicholas............ Dominic Fiorno Real Andrews............. Deacon A silver chain, gives owner wish fulfillment (in this case, it helps a kid, Mikey, win drag races), and those he kills to fuel it are the kids who picked on him when he was young. Mikey, and his dad, Dominic, own the hardware store next to Curious Goods. Our heroes are holding a sale, when Mikey's father, Dominic, stops by looking for a present. He mentions that Mikey used to frequent the store when Lewis owned it. Our heroes believe that he might have a cursed item, so they start checking. Nothing is found in the manifest. Mikey's goal is to best one kid in particular, Deacon, who was the one Mikey's father always compared him to while verbally abusing him. Deacon makes Mikey race others first, and Mikey kills them one by one to fuel the item so he can win the next race. Micki and Ryan find out about the chain, and when they chase him in a car to get it, Mikey crashes, and the chain crawls inside him through a chest wound and wraps around his heart. This gives Mikey enormous power. Dominic realizes his mistake (abusing his son) and finds out about the chain. Status: In an act of repentance, Dominic crashes head on with his son as he finally races Deacon. The chain is finally recovered. 2.11 Title: "The Sweetest Sting" Object: Bee hive Original airdate: 1-16-89 Writer: Rick Butler Director: David Winning Guest cast: Art Hindle............... McCabe Tim Webber............... Bob Tucker Victor Sutton............ Ben Landis Gerry Pearson............ Purdy J. Winston Carroll....... Normann Hendricks David Palffy............. Fred Marr Elva Mae Hoover.......... Joanne Hendricks Isle Von Glatz........... Dianne The Egyptians believed that honey could help preserve ones youth. This concept is brought back thru this episode, in which a bee farmer has a bee hive that turns the bees that live in it "vampire bees." They will kill someone by sucking their blood out of the victim. In return, the farmer can change a person into a new one. Well, actually, that person inhabits the body of the recently deceased victim. The farmer charges large amounts of money for his services. When investigating the farm, Micki gets caught in a swarm of bees, meaning, what though, was certain death. Status: The hive was recovered, and Ryan used fire extinguisher in his trunk to save Micki. 2.12 Title: "The Playhouse" Object: Playhouse Original airdate: 1-23-89 Writer: Tom McLaughlin Director: Tom McLaughlin Guest cast: Robert Oliveri........... Mike Carlson Lisa Jakub............... Janine Carlson Belinda Metz............. Sylvia Carlson Wayne Best............... Brad Farrell Two terribly abused and neglected children receive a playhouse from the father that abandoned them. The playhouse "takes care of the children" by providing food, playmates and "love." The catch? The siblings must lure in a small child for the house to "feed on," although the are not killed. Status: The playhouse is recovered, the siblings are taken to foster homes, and the abducted children are returned safely. 2.13 Title: "Eye of Death" Object: A civil war era projector Original airdate: 1-30-89 Writers: Peter Jobin, Timothy Bond, and Roy Sallows Director: Timothy Bond Guest cast: Tom McCamus............. Atticus Rock Brooke Johnson.......... Abigail Bernard Behrens......... General Lee The projector allows one to travel back in time. Naturally, a life must be taken first. The projector only burns for 3 hours, so you must come back to the present before then, otherwise you are stuck in the past. Atticus Rock, the man who has the projector, travels back to Sharpsburg, Maryland in 1862 to collect priceless Civil War "antiques", with the intent of getting General Robert E. Lee's sword. Ryan follows him and is trapped in time when Atticus tricks him and knocks him out. Micki follows Atticus the next time he goes back, and rescues Ryan, who confessed to being a spy so he could get close to Lee. Status: Micki and Ryan return to the present ahead of Atticus, and blow out the projector's lamp just as Atticus is halfway through the portal, killing him. 2.14 Title: "Face of Evil" Object: The afore mentioned compact Original airdate: 2-6-89 Writer: Jim Henshaw Director: William Fruet Guest cast: Gwendoyln Pacey.......... Joanne Mackie Laura Robinson........... Tabitha Robbins Monica Schnarre.......... Sandy Thomerson Sandrine Hoo............. Kamichi Barry Greene............. Emery Donohue An aging model gets a hold of the compact. She uses it to kill people, and in return, she receives a little bit more of her beauty. By flashing it the victims eyes, and then looking into the mirror, she can see the persons murder, or, rather, the disfiguration of their face. But the longer she goes without a murder, the older she looks. Status: The compact is returned, the model dies of accelerated aging, and we find out that the compact feeds on the owners vanity. 2.15 Title: "Better Off Dead" Object: Silver syringe Original airdate: 2-13-89 Writer: Bruce Martin Director: Armand Mastroianni Guest cast: Neil Munro............... Warren Voss Tara Meyer............... Amanda Camilla Scott............ Linda This is one of the most violent episodes. One station even ran a "Viewer Discretion" thing before this episode, and no other. In it, a scientist is studying a rare childhood disease called hyperviolence. He accidently left an infected needle lying within the reach of his young daughter, and she contracted the disease. He is now working fervently to find a cure, if only because of his own guilt. He seems to have found the tiny gland in the human brain that controls our animal impulses, makes us human, different from the animals. He is using a silver syringe that once belonged to Jack the Ripper to extract fluid from this gland from prostitutes, and injecting it into his daughter, finding a temporary cure. By a twisted luck of bad fate, Micki's college friend is visiting, and she is taken to be the next "donor" (No, she's not a prostitute). Micki's search for her friend leads her to the scientist's lab, and in a dangerous position. Status: Micki's friend is dead, but Ryan and Jack save Micki before she dies, but not before a "specimen" is taken from her, reverting her to a temporary animal state (she was okay by the next episode). The little girl dissolves back into a hyperviolent state, and kills her father. The girl is sent to a mental hospital, and the syringe is returned to the vault. 2.16 Title: "Scarlet Cinema" Object: Movie camera Original airdate: 2-20-89 Writer: Rob Hedden Director: David Winning Guest cast: Jonathan Wise............ Darius Pogue John Graham.............. Blair Westlake Peter Messaline.......... Professor Schwartz Julie A. Stewart......... Carissa John Swindells........... Taylor McDougall An outcast college student's greatest wish is to be come a werewolf. He gets a hold of an old movie camara. When he films a person through it, that person is killed, by a werewolf. After three deaths, the owner gets his wish. But Micki, Ryan, and Jack are too close and he goes to the store to kill them. After practically ruining the store, he is shot by silver bullets. Status: Object recovered. 2.17 Title: "The Memphisto Ring" Object: Ring Original airdate: 4-10-89 Writer: Peter Largo Director: Bruce Pittman Guest cast: Denis Forest............. Donald Wren Doris Petrie............. Mrs. Wren James Purcell............ Macklin This was the first object listed in the Manifest, from the 1919 World Series. A compulsive gambler found this ring in his mother's jewelry box. It had once belonged to his father, also a gambler, who was in over his head, and was eventually murdered. By placing it on someone's finger, the ring would throw you around the room until you were dead. The owner would then look into the stone on the ring, and see the winner of a race or sporting event. The owner's bookie didn't trust him, so he got the crap beat out of him. Twist ending to this one. Status: Okay, I'm gonna tell you the twist. Turns out that mother dearest killed her husband in '82, and then killed her son in the present, because she couldn't get them to stop gambling. The ring was recovered, and Micki and Ryan didn't call the police on the old lady because she really wasn't a threat to anyone. 2.18 Title: "A Friend to the End" Object: The Shard of Medusa and a child's coffin Original airdate: 4-17-89 Writers: David Morse, Scott J. Schneid, and Tony Michelman Director: David Morse Guest cast: Zachary Bennett.......... J.B. Keram Malicki-Sanchez.... Ricky This was one of the few, if only, episode featuring two cursed objects. The episode begins with Ryan trying to retrieve the Shard of Medusa from a sculptress, but he fails. The sculptress has her model hold the shard as she draws the preliminary sketches. After a while, the shard constricts the breathing and paralyzes the victim. The sculptress then takes the shard and stabs it into her victim, turning her to stone, and the newest piece of art. As he and Micki are about to go and try again, they find Micki's nephew J.B. literally on her doorstep. They send J.B. to the park to play. Once there, some older boys tell him that he can join their group if he goes into an alleged haunted house and takes a toy. While there, he hears the voice of Ricky, the little boy who was murdered a century ago. The boy is alive, though, and he and J.B. become best friends. Meanwhile, Micki poses for the sculptress, but as soon as she gets her hands on the shard, she drops it out the open window to Ryan, waiting below. They return to the store, where the sculptress has a knife to J.B.'s throat, and demands the shard back. Ryan gives it to her and she runs. Later, as Micki is going through some of Lewis' old letters, she discovers a couple who desperately wanted a child. The were Satanists, and bought a small childs coffin from Lewis. When a corpse is placed in it, the deceased returns to the realm of the living. However, the newly living child must kill an adult, otherwise, he will die. That child was Ricky. Status: Micki arrives at the old hose, to find J.B. in basement, under collapsed debris. She runs down to help him, but Ricky hits her and she falls. J.B. manages to convince Ricky that Micki was caring, and Ricky turns back into a corpse. The coffin is returned, but the sculptress runs to Europe with the shard. 2.19 Title: "The Butcher" Object: Nazi Swastika amulet Original airdate: 4-24-89 Writers: Francis Delia and Ron Magid Director: Francis Delia Guest cast: Nigel Bennett............ Rausch/Walden Colin Fox................ Mueller Julius Harris............ Simpson John Gilbert............. Shaw Micki and Ryan are on vacation. Jack had been having nightmares from World War II, in which he had been captured, thrown into a concentration camp, and nearly killed by a man known as "The Butcher," who killed his victims by strangling them with barbed wire. But the rest of his battalion bust the place and save Jack, killing the butcher. But the Butcher is back, killing off members of Jacks regiment, using a Swastika amulet. The Butcher tracks Jack down to the story, and Jack manages to grab the Swastika. Without it, the Butcher is powerless. Status: Jack manages to kill the Butcher, and the nightmares, and put the amulet in the vault. 2.20 Title: "The Secret Agenda of Mesmer's Bauble" Object: A crystal pendant necklace (Mesmer's bauble) Original airdate: 5-1-89 Writer: Joe Gannon Director: Armand Mastroianni Guest cast: Vanity................... Angelica Martin Neufeld........... Howard Moore Eve Crawford............. Mrs. Burns Tony de Santis........... Roger Mesmer was the first hypnotist. He used the crystal pendant to hypnotize his patients. The bauble was stolen from a jewelry store, but dropped by the crooks, and picked up by a homely record-store clerk, who was obsessed with a sexy pop singer, Angelica. The bauble granted wishes. You could hypnotize someone with it, and that person would do whatever you ask, but you must kill them. Once dead, the bauble would grant you any wish, one wish per death. The clerk killed three people, and in the process, gained good looks, all-access concert passes, and the love of Angelica. But it wasn't enough. The clerk, now working for Angelica as a publicist, wanted to *be* Angelica. At his apartment, he makes a wish to become Angelica, the two of them melting together, so the real Angelica turns into a puddle of goo. The new Angelica goes to her concert, and sings in her place. Micki and Ryan are at the concert, in the mosh pit, when they see the bauble around Angelicas neck. The bauble must be worn at all times. If removed, everything goes back to the way it was before you made any wishes. Status: Micki grabs the bauble as Angelica leans down to sing to the audience. After hideously impressive special effects, "Angelica" turns back into the ugly store-clerk. The bauble is returned to the vault, but Micki and Ryan can't help but feel guilty for the death of the pop diva. 2.21 Title: "Wedding in Black" Object: Snowglobe Original airdate: 5-8-89 Writers: Angelo Stea and Peter Lauterman Director: Rodney Charters Guest cast: Steve Meadows............ Calvin Collier Guy Bannerman............ Brother Antonio Carolyn Dunn............. Maya Micki receives a mysterious package from Argentina. In it is a snowglobe with a model of the Magic Castle, a tourist trap that Micki lived near when she was young. When she gives it a shake, an old boyfriend comes into the store. He convinces Micki to go with him on a weekend getaway to a "B&B" built as an exact replica of the Magic Castle. One important detail I had better mention: this ex died a year ago. He had sold his soul to Satan, but been killed, and was now doing a service for Satan to prevent an eternity of pain. Micki leaves, but then Jack gives the globe a shake. An old friend, a monk who had been working in Africa when he was killed. He had also made a pact with Satan. Jack agrees to go stay with his friend at the "monastery", which turns out to be the same place Micki went, though Jack doesn't know this yet. After they leave, Ryan shakes the globe, and he barely sets it down before an ex-girlfriend who broke his heart came in. She was responsible for the murders of several elderly people with chronic health problems. She committed suicide. Meanwhile, Jack can see and hear Micki, but she can't see him. Jack finds out that she was brought here to bear Lucifer's child. Her ex gets her drunk, for you must accept evil before it can overcome you; unfortunately, accepting one form of is the same as accepting another. Ryan's ex betrays Satan, and shows Ryan the way in to the globe. He finds Jack, and they devise a plan to drive a found car to the edge of the snowglobe, causing it to tip off the desk and fall, break, and release them. Status: Ryan hits the edge just as Micki is trapped and Lucifer, or his presence is coming towards her. The snowglobe falls, and breaks, which I don't understand, because cursed objects aren't supposed to break. But our heros are safe. 2.22 Title: "Wedding Bell Blues" Object: Cue-stick Mentioned but not seen: Cursed snowshoes. Ryan and Jack leave to retrieve at the beginning of the episode. Recovered. Original airdate: 5-15-89 Writer: Nancy Ann Miller Director: Jorge Montesi Guest cast: Elizabeth MacLellan...... Jennifer Justin Louis............. Danny Steven Monarque.......... Johnny Lolita Davidovitch....... Christy Johnny was first introduced in this episode. At the beginning, Ryan and Jack are being sent off to look for a pair of cursed snow shoes. Ryan mentions that he has a guy, Johnny, out at the local bars and pool halls looking for a cursed cue-stick. Johnny calls for Ryan when he notices a pool shark running hot and cold with his luck. You must kill someone with the stick (most effective is a sharp stab right through the gut), and in return, you have a short streak of good luck. Johnny falls for Micki upon first laying eyes on her, but drives her away with rude, self-righteous remarks (my favorites: "Just look for the best looking guy in the place" and "What, you don't date guys younger than you?") all of which Micki handles coolly. He tries to convince her to let him help her, and she eventually gives in and tells him about the curses. Status: Turns out the pool players girlfriend, who has been pressuring him to marry her for months, has been powering the cue for him, so that he will have enough money (from tournaments) and confidence to marry her. He tries to kill her when he finds out, but not before she comes to the tournament, in her blood-soaked wedding dress and kills him with a cake serving knife. The cue is returned to safety, and Micki, Ryan, and Jack agree to allow Johnny to help them in their plight. One quote that really stuck with me was, when asked who had the cue, Micki replied "A woman. A woman who loved not wisely, but to well." 2.23 Title: "The Maestro" Objects: Symphonia (music box) Original airdate: 5-22-89 Writer: Karen J. Janigan Director: Timothy Bond Guest cast: Cindy Presto............. Grace Colwell Colm Feor................ Anton Pascola "I dedicate my body and soul to the dance." That was the phrase uttered by several dancers, in hopes to become the best. Anton Pascola, a famous dancer, injured himself and became a choreographer, who wasn't inspired. He was desperately trying to choreograph "Shiva," a beautiful dance about anguish. By placing a dancers hand on the symphonia, a music box that played various metal discs, and having them repeat the aforementioned phrase, they would dance to the music of the symphonia. Their dancing would become so frenzied that they would die one way or another in the middle, yet giving Anton a sequence or two of choreography. Grace, the daughter of one of Jack's close friends, has just been asked to join Anton's company. She quickly becomes the star. Grace repeats the oath, although she shows no fear. She knew what she was doing, or at least that is what you are led to believe. By opening night, "Shiva" still is missing the final scene. Status: Anton stops the music, brings out the symphonia, and signs himself over to the dance. He finishes that dance with Grace, despite his injury. The two of them die on stage, but Anton's greatest dance is complete. The symphonia is recovered, but Jack is filled with anguish, and practically destroy's the store out of anger and fury. 2.24 Title: "The Shaman's Apprentice" Object: Indian rattle Original airdate: 5-29-89 Writer: Michael Michaelian Director: William Fruet Guest cast: Paul Miceli-Sanchez...... White Cloud Gordon Tootoosis......... Spotted Owl Isabelle Mejias.......... Blair James B. Douglas......... Dr. Thomas Lamar Heather Hess............. Sasheena The son of an Indian Shaman (Indian witch doctor) is a real doctor, and does not hold on to any of the family traditions, which his father dissapproves of. He does gain possesion of a rattle, in his family for generations, which was somehow cursed. By rattling it over someone, it will kill them, and then can float over a sick person and heal them. The man's sister is the next in line to become the Shaman after her father's death. Status: The doctor is killed, but the father convinces Micki, Ryan and Jack to allow him to keep the rattle in the family cave, where he swears it will be safe. 2.25 Title: "The Prisoner" Object: Leather bomber jacket Original airdate: 6-5-89 Writer: Jim Henshaw Director: Armand Mastroianni Guest cast: Steven Monarque.......... Johnny Ventura Larry Joshua............. Dayton Railsback Lee Carlson.............. Dell Arkwright Sean McCann.............. Vince Ventura The jacket once belonged to a WW2 Japanese kamikaze pilot. The kamikazes actually believed that they were invisible to their enemy. By rubbing blood onto this jacket, you would become invisible for a short period of time. The man who has it, Risback, was jailed for masterminding the robbery of $17 million from an armored truck, and uses it to escape jail for a short while. He goes to a storage company, where Johnny's dad happens to work as the night watchman. Risback's partners claim the money is here, but they were lying, trying to cheat him out of the money. He kills Johnny's dad, and when the cops come, Johnny is the only one at the scene, and he is accused of the murder. Johnny is sent to the state pen, and Micki, Ryan and Jack try to clear his name. Risback kills other prisoners, and escapes, killing his former partners, taking their safe-deposit box keys belonging to the box holding the money. Status: Johnny and Risback have a fight, ending in Risback's death. The warden let's Johnny go, and the jacket is recovered. 2.26 Title: "Coven of Darkness" Object: Witches ladder (Necklace) Original airdate: 6-12-89 Writer: Wendy Rodreguez Director: George Blomfield Guest cast: Maria Ricossa............ Lysa Maurice E. Evans......... Brother Gareth Mark Wilson.............. Brother Shannon Micki and Jack attend a meeting of white witches in hopes of getting back what is called the witches ladder. This is really a special beaded necklace. Whichever witch, black or white (I'm speaking in terms of magic, not race) has the necklace, can then become the most powerful witch on the Earth. Towards the end of the meeting, Micki is shaking hands with the leader of the white coven, and he senses high levels of latent occult powers in her. Micki and Jack get the necklace back, much to the dismay of the leader of a coven of black witches, lead by a woman who was Lewis' second in command when he had been leader of the coven. The woman comes to the store, flirts with Ryan, "accidently" cutting him with her pentagram ring, to get a few drops of his blood. With the blood, now on a handkerchief, the woman returns to the coven, and they "curse" Ryan, kind of like voodoo. He begins to have nightmares, and sleep walks. The woman is trying to get him under her control enough for him to get the necklace, which is locked away in the vault. Micki and Jack figure out what has been happening, and use some of the latent powers Micki has to try to "exorcise" Ryan, after the white coven leader is horribly killed. Status: Micki and Jack build an alter in the store, and they are able to protect Ryan from death at the hands of the black coven. He sneaks into the black coven and snatches the necklace. Micki after placing a "circle of protection" around Ryan, is drained of her "powers" at least for the moment. The necklace is returned, and Ryan is safe. At least until the next episode.... 3.1 & 3.2 Title: "The Prophecies (part 1 and 2, 2 hours)" Object: The Book of Lucifer Original airdate: 9-25-89 Writer: Tom McLaughlin Director: Tom McLaughlin Guest cast: Fritz Weaver............. Asteroth Marie France Lambert..... Sister Adele Jill Frappier............ Mrs. Dallion Tara Meyers.............. Christina We find out about the childhood death of Ryan's kid brother, and how much he blames himself, and that his mother soon left him and his father. The first part finds Jack in France, at a holy place known as Marie-Mere. Thousands of people travel there to be healed of life-long ailments, such as blindness and paralysis. Asteroth has the book, and tries to complete a set of Prophecies. If completed, Satan will descend to the Earth and take over. Micki, Ryan, and Johnny go to help, but not before Ryan's mother shows up. Ryan is possessed, and carries out murders for Asteroth. In trying to retrieve the book, Jack is pushed over a balcony and is in the hospital with a concussion. In the second part, Ryan is transferred back into a child while trying to save a little girl from Asteroth's wrath. Status: Ryan, now transferred to exactly how he was when he was 10, has no knowledge of the future. He goes home with his mother, an he is never mentioned again. There is a mention of how, when he sees Micki, he makes a comment about how pretty she is, and how he had a cousin named Micki, with red hair. This is a direct contradiction to the first episode, which is the first time the two of them ever met, or even knew of the others existence. Oh, and the book was returned to the vault, and Satan's wrath was not released unto the world. ******From this episode on, Johnny is in every episode, replacing Ryan. 3.3 Title: "Demonhunter" Object: Dagger Original airdate: 10-2-89 Writer: Jim Henshaw Director: Armand Mastroianni Guest cast: Allison Mang........ Bonnie Cassidy David Shratton...... Travis Cassidy Dale Wilson......... Faron Cassidy David Orth.......... Vance Cassidy A close-knit family is hunting down the spirit that killed the son. Bonnie, the daughter, had been kidnapped by a group of demonolators (demon worshippers). While in this cult, Bonnie had summoned a demon. Meanwhile, Micki and Jack discover a cavern under the store when Jack cuts himself in the vault, and the floor absorbs the blood. It was used in Satanic rituals, and led to the streets. They also find a contract which states that the caller must kill the demon before the specified date, or the demon lives on forever. The demon goes back to the store, and is ultimately killed in time. Status: Demon killed, dagger returned, and cavern sealed up. 3.4 Title: "Crippled Inside" Object: Wheelchair Mentioned but not seen: Cursed umbrella, recovered easily Original airdate: 10-9-89 Writer: Brian Helgeland Director: Timothy Bond Guest cast: Stephanie Morgenstern.... Rachel Horn Diana LeBlanc............ Judith Horn Greg Spottiswood......... Marcus Richard Chevolleau....... Scott Dean McDermitt........... Peter Andrew Sims.............. Ed John Gilbert............. The old man A figure skater is almost gang raped by a group of boys from her school. She breaks away from them, only to run blindly into traffic, becoming a quadrapelligic. At a garage sale, an old man gives her an antique wheelchair. When she sits in it, she can seperate her body from her spirit. Her "spirit" can then go out, like it was a normal person, and kill the boys who attacked her. For each boy she kills, she gets a little more of her body back. Micki has gone to Europe to help Jack retrieve the Shard of Medusa, leaving Johnny to fend for himself. Halfway through the episode, Johnny gets the chair, but gives it back out of pity. Status: Later on, Johnny gets the chair back, but not before the girl, her mother, and the last boy are all killed. Johnny, in his rage, takes an axe to the chair, but it does absolutely nothing. 3.5 Title: "Stick it in Your Ear" Object: A hearing aid Original airdate: 10-16-89 Writer: Jon Ezrine Director: Doug Jackson Guest cast: Wayne Best............... Adam Cole Two men have a fake mind-reading act, where one feed clues to his blindfolded partner on the stage. Dude is losing his hearing, and he steals a hearing aid that really allows you to read minds. Unfortunately, the people's thoughts get trapped in your head, and you must release them into someone else's head, or your head will literally explode. Status: After much gore, the hearing aid was returned. 3.6 Title: "Bad Penny" Object: The aforementioned coin Original airdate: 10-30-89 Writers: Marilyn Anderson and Billy Riback Director: William Fruet Guest cast: Sean McCann......... Vince Ventura John Bourgois....... Briggs Ed Setrakian........ Gorman This episode opens with Micki and Jack going to an estate auction in hopes of recovering a few objects, leaving Johnny at the store, mourning the death of his father a few months ago. When they return, Johnny is watching a news segment on unsolved murders where the victims all had a ram's head emblazoned on their forehead. Micki freaks and runs upstairs, leaving behind a worried Jack and bewildered Johhny. Jack tells him about Micki's ordeal with the coin. The next day, the three of them go to the site of the taxidermy shop in which the coven who had possesion of the coin was located. Micki decides she can't stick around and leaves. But Johnny later goes to the local police department, where a few of his dad's friends work. And although they don't find out until later, two cops had made a deal with this dealer for a lot of money, and it ended up with one of the cops being shot to death, and the drug dealer killed by the coin. Johnny finds out about all of this, and manages to get the coin back about half way through the show. But this is Johnny we're talking about. While Micki is sitting in her room, crying, trembling, and writing a letter to Ryan, Johnny goes to the graveyard, digs up his father, and brings him back to life. But the soul of the last person to die is transferred into the body of the newly living. Johnny doesn't know this, and the last person to be killed by the coin was a prostitute, so his father has a certain feminine quality to him. Jack finds out what Johnny did, and told him to "stay out of their lives." Of course, to me, this was good news. But then the cops get the coin back, and go to the graveyard to resurrect the drug dealer to find out where the money was hidden. Jack goes to get the coin back, and Micki finally gathers up the courage to go (throughout the entire episode, Micki is convinced that the coin is back to get her, and is paranoid almost to the point of being annoying). Status: Jack is knocked unconscious in the graveyard, and Johnny, trying to redeem himself, goes to help. He saves Micki, who, out of sheer terror, ends up killing the previously killed and resurrected cop when he threatens her with the coin again. Micki retrieves the coin, and Johnny uses it to kill his father again. 3.7 Title: "Hate On Your Dial" Object: 1954 Chevy car radio Original airdate: 11-6-89 Writer: Nancy Ann Miller Director: Allan Eastman Guest cast: Michael Rhoades.......... Ray Pierce Robert Silverman......... Archie Pierce Martin Doyle............. Steve Pierce Melanie Miller........... Margaret Pierce Richard Mills............ Elliot Marc Gomes............... Henry Emmett Johnny screws up yet again when he purchases a box full of junk, and then selling a car radio without looking it up in the manifest. Of course, it's listed. A retarded man bought it for his brother who is trying to fix up a '54 Chevy that belonged to his racist father, a KKK member. In 1954, he had been hanged for killing a black share-cropper. The younger brother, also very racist, figures out that if you wipe blood on the radio, it will take you back to Mississippi, 1954, and you will remain there until the blood is wiped off. The man wants to change the past, and keep his father from death by killing the black lawyer who pressed charges. Status: Jack and Johnny hold on to the car on one trip, taking them back in time, too. They save the lawyer, but the owner of the radio is burned at the stake by the KKK, who accused him of being a traitor. Johnny and Jack make it back okay, and the radio is returned. 3.8 Title: "Night Prey" Object: Cross of Fire Original airdate: 11-13-89 Writer: Peter Mohan Director: Armand Mastroianni Guest cast: Michael Burgess.......... Kurt Blackman Genevieve Langlois....... Michele Eric Murphy.............. Evan Van Hellier Vincent Dale............. Baker Dan McDonald............. Father McKinnon Don Carrier.............. Father Foy A vampire hunter hunts the vampires that turned his new bride into a vampiress 20 years ago. He uses the Cross of Fire, which was used in the Crusades, that he stole from a church, and killed a friend of Jack's to do so. Status: Cross returned to vault, and Jack feels depressed, because he had joined in the hunt, and lost a close friend. 3.9 Title: "Femme Fatale" Object: Old film reel Original airdate: 11-20-89 Writer: Jeffery Bernini Director: Francis Delia Guest cast: Gordon Pincent........... Desmond Williams Kate Reid................ Lili Lita Chris Moore.............. Glenda A famous director is obsessed with the lead in an old flick he made, "A Scandalous Woman." The woman is also his wife, but a good 50 years younger. The director takes young aspiring actresses into his private screening room, and plays the movie for them. When he pushes the woman into the beam of light, they are transferred into the movie, and the woman, Lili Leta is transferred into real life until the woman dies at the end, which is when she must go back. In order to stay out for good, the real Lili Lita, an old invalid, must be killed. Micki comes by questioning about the reel, and is shoved into the movie. Lili demands that her older counterpart be killed, so the director suffocates her. Lili leaves for a while, going to a movie theater where they are playing her film. She is shocked to see so many fans, and is angered by the fact that the director, her lover, never told her. She goes back to the house, where she discovers the real Lili is alive ("death scenes were always my forte"). Status: The elder Lili is pissed at her hubby, so she shoots him. Then, she feels that it is her place to be in that movie, so she sends herself in, just before Micki dies. The younger Lili is exited because she thinks she is free now, but she's not (I'm not sure why) so she dissolves. Micki, Jack, and Johnny are the only one's left. 3.10 Title: "Mightier Than the Sword" Object: Pen Original airdate: 1-8-90 Writer: Brian Helfeland Director: Armand Mastroianni Guest cast: Colm Feor................ Alex Dent Donna Goodhand........... Marion Frazier Markus Parilo............ Clint Fletcher James Kee................ Jerry Fletcher Thomas Hauff............. Prison chaplain A famous crime biographer has a pen that can inject an "evil serum" into someone, making them homicidal. With the pen, he writes out the death of someone, and his subject murders, becoming a best seller. The evil must be removed and implanted into someone else. This is done by stabbing the pen into someone neck and pulling a switch, transferring the evil. Status: Pen recovered and locked away in the vault, but not before the evil is transferred (briefly) to Micki, who feels guilty for the accidental murder of the author. 3.11 Title: "Year of the Monkey" Object: Three monkey statuettes Mentioned but not seen: Black tea set, which turns regular tea into poison. Recovered after the monkeys. Original airdate: 1-15-90 Writer: R. Scott Gemmill Director: Rodney Charters Guest cast: Robert Ito............... Tanaka John Fulikoa............. Musashi Leonard Chow............. Koji Von Flores............... Hito Tia Carrere.............. Michiko 3 Monkey Idols (see, speak, hear no evil) which grant their owner wealth and prolonged life at the cost of the children's lives who don't "master" (i.e avoid temptation, are honorable) them. The first child to master them inherits the fortune, and the curse. The monkeys are in the hands of the powerful Tanaka clan. Our three heroes are promised the tea set by an old samauri in return for retrieving the monkey idols for him. The elder of the clan has three children, and are each given an idol as a test to see if they are honorable enough to inherit the family fortune. The two sons fail the test, and are killed by the idols. The daughter passes the test, but in order to inherit the fortune (and the curse) she must kill the father. She refuses, and kills herself. The samauri then confronts the patriarch of the clan, and is killed while unarmed, thus dishonoring the patriarch. The monkeys then claim him as a sacrifice. Status: Both the monkey statuettes and the tea set are retrieved. 3.12 Title: "Epitaph For A Lonely Soul" Object: Embalmers Aspirator Original airdate: 1-22-90 Writer: Carl Binder Director: Allan Kroeker Guest cast: Neil Munro............... Eli Leonard Monica Schnarre.......... Lisa Caldwell Barclay Hope............. Steve Wells Clair Cellucci........... Linda Curry A lonely mortician uses an embalming tool to revive the dead. After murdering someone, he can jab the tool into the newly dead's stomach, causing them to come back to life, with no recollection of their past life. He uses this to bring a beautiful young woman back, pretending that they were married. But she begins to remember when her distraught husband sees her alive. Status: Aspirator returned. 3.13 Title: "Midnight Riders" Object: None Original airdate: 1-29-90 Writer: Jim Henshaw Director: Allan Eastman Guest cast: Andrea Roth.............. Penny Galen David Orth............... Tommy Betz Dennis Thatcher.......... Cawley Marshack Fiona Reed............... Cynthia Galen John Friesen............. Sheriff Graydon John Bayliss............. Reverend Betz There was no actual cursed object in this episode. However, Micki, Johnny, and Jack are stargazing in a small costal town when the Midnight Riders return, a biker gang, like the Hell's Angels. Except they are all back from the dead. Jack's father returns, after a ten-year disappearence, to tell them about the Midnight Riders, how they had been executed for the alleged rape of a local woman. They were back for revenge, for they had never raped the woman. She was young, and was pregnant with her boyfriend's child, and had to save her reputation. Status: Turns out that Jack's father was really a spirit, for he had died years ago. The woman died, but the Midnight Riders were "killed." 3.14 Title: "Repetition" Object: Cameo locket Original airdate: 2-5-90 Writer: Jennifer Lynch Director: Wiliam Fruet Guest cast: David Ferry.............. Walter Cromwell Kay Tremblay............. Mrs. Cromwell Vicki Wauchope........... Heather Stevens Sharry Flett............. Ruth Stevens Kate Trotter............. Anne Holloway Aaron Fraser............. Bill A newspaper columnist on his way home from a "Columnist of the Year" party in his honor, accidently hits a little girl, killing her instantly. Soon after he finds the girl's cameo locket dangling from his front fender, calling his name. This is where the repetitive part comes in. The little girl's silhouette appears in the cameo, urging the reporter to murder someone else, to replace her soul and allow her life. So he kills his dying mother, and the little girl comes back to life. But then the silhouette of his mother appears, with her voice urging him to murder again, to replace her. He brought his mother back by killing a homeless man, only to have his mother die a few hours later. In an attempt to stop things, the reporter tries to kill the little girl again. Status: The reporter, unable to take it anymore, kills himself. A social worker, and friend of Micki's, sees the cameo, an brings it into the store, thinking it might be something valuable. I found it amusing the way the guy was losing touch with reality. Jack and Ryan weren't in this one, and Micki was only in it a few minutes at the beginning and end. 3.15 Title: "The Long Road Home" Object: Ying Yang Original airdate: 2-12-90 Writer: Carl Binder Director: Allan Kroeker Guest cast: Geza Kovacs.............. Eddie Hegley Angelo Rizacos........... Mike Hegley The Ying yang was a little bauble. It allowed the user to transfer their soul into their victim's body. Johnny and Micki recovered the object at the very beginning and on their way home they run into these two really sick brothers. (They learned taxidermy so they could keep their dear departed family which the older/smarter brother killed.) Anyway, Johnny and Micki end up running out of gas right in front of this house (which belongs to the brothers.) but they don't know that. Anyway, the brothers come home and realize Micki and Johnny are there. The older one sends the younger to kill Johnny (so they can have their way with Micki) and in the process Johnny breaks his leg and kills the younger brother. Since he can't help Micki in his body, Johnny uses the ying yang to transfer his soul into the dead brother. Status: Johnny saves Micki, kills the other brother and then gets back into his own body. The ying yang is returned to the vault. 3.16 Title: "My Wife as a Dog" Object: Leash Original airdate: 2-19-90 Writer: Jim Henshaw Director: Armand Mastroianni Guest cast: Denis Forest............. Aubrey Ross Kim Nelles............... Lea Ross Jayne Eastwood........... Joni A sweet-hearted firefighter is trying to convince his wife not to divorce him. He is desperate for companionship, especially since his dog, and best fried, Kelly, is dying. By strangling someone with the leash, the dog becomes more and more human, until, finally, the dog becomes the mans wife on the exterior, but with the loyalties of a dog. Status: The wife is turned into a dog and killed, but the leash is returned. 3.17 Title: "Jack-in-the-Box" Object: Jack-in-the-box Original airdate: 4-23-90 Writer: Dennis Foon Director: David Winning Guest cast: Marsha Woreau............ Megan Garrett Wayne Best............... Brock Garrett Lori Hallier............. Helen Garrett Alan C. Peterson......... Mike A close friend of Micki's is tragically drowned in the pool at the club where he works, just before his daughters birthday. Her mother gave her the present ment for her, an antique jack-in-the-box, bought from a sailors museum. When the girl winds it up, it pops open, surprising the victim, who must be around water. some sort of water demon reaches up and drowns the victim. Then, the little girl can go back to her fathers club, and her father's spirit appears to her, to spend time with her. He tells her that it wasn't right to kill people to see him, and she insists that she must, especially since her mom began to drink. The father appears to Micki, and tells her that his daughter needs her. She listens, luckily, and she manages to save the girl just as she was trying to drown herself with the jack-in- the-box,in order to be with her father. Status: The box is returned, and the girl and her mother are determined to work things out. 3.18 Title: "The Spirit of Television" Object: Television set Original airdate: 4-30-90 Writer: Robert Holbrook Director: Jorge Montesi Guest cast: Marj Dusay............... Ilsa Van Zandt Paul Humprey............. William Paul Bettis.............. Robert Jandini Jed Dixon................ Roger Sebastian Nancy Cser............... Genevieve A psychic to the stars has clients dying on her. She owns a television set, that she can summons up spirits in. Later, the spirit goes back through the TV wires and appears, angrily, on a set, killing the person by electrocution. In return, the psychic is granted ten more days of life. She has a rare degenerative disease that, before the TV, would have killed her in a matter of weeks. A friend of Jacks, and psychic debunker, goes to see what's up. He must be killed, for that is the only way the psychic will continue to recieve ten more days. His parents haunt him and, after several close calls, ends up diving off a balcony. Status: The psychic doesn't get her ten more days because Jacks friend wasn't electrocuted, so she dies. The TV is returned. 3.19 Title: "Tree of Life" Object: Religious Druid figurine Original airdate: 5-7-90 Writer: Christine Foster Director: William Fruet Guest cast: Gale Garnette............ Dr. Sybil Oakwood Tedde Moore.............. Nurse Dana Barbara Gordon........... Nurse Morgan Brenda Bazinet........... Jennifer Eng John Innes............... Mr. Sanderson Carole Galloway.......... Mrs. Sanderson Ashley Wood.............. Sheila An exclusive womens "hospital" is raising daughters so that the Druids may rise up again. The nurses, all the last remaining Druids, impregnate women with a boy and a girl, and have them give birth at this hopital in the woods. During labor, the husbands are sent out to an oak tree with a candle to leave there, as an offering. The tree takes them as a sacrafice. The women are told that only a boy was delievered at birth, but they raise the girls as Druids. Status: Micki and Jack break up a ceremony in the woods, causing the blossoms of the sacraficial oak to fall. Each blossom, representitive of the girls, is in the likeness of the original figurine. Jack instructs Micki and Johnny to be sure to take every single one. The girls are place back with their real parents. 3.20 Title: "The Charnal Pit" Object: Two-sided painting Mentioned but not seen: 18th century writing box. It is seen, but the curse is not mentioned. Original airdate: 5-14-90 Writer: Jim Henshaw Director: Armand Mastroianni Guest cast: Neil Munro............... Marquis de Sade Vlasta Vrana............. Webster Eby Paul Jolicoeur........... Latour Christa Danile........... Larissa Nancy Cser............... Contessa A sadistic professor receives a painting from his father's will. It is a "Double-Fac" (French for two sided) which was once painted by the Marquis de Sade in prison. This was not one of Lewis' cursed objects. It carried a curse of it's own. The professor would kidnap a young woman, and torture her in his attic, where the painting was located. The painting had been painted on a blood base, instead of oil, so to gain entry, you must put blood on your fingertips, opening a sort of "time portal" into 1790, and the Marquis' dungeon. For every person sent through to 1790, another was admitted back to the present, though they come back dead. Micki, waiting outside a house across the street from the professor's, notices him carrying a rolled carpet, and arm dangling out of one end. Micki follows them inside, and becomes involved in a struggle with the professor. Unknowing about the paintings powers, she touches it with bloody fingers and falls through. Once in 1790, she dresses up as a French duchess, and feels drawn to the Marquis. Until she finds out who he really was. Then, in an effort to find a way home, she acts brave to the thought of Marquis' tortures. Before anything can happen, she writes a letter, explaining how the painting works in case she doesn't make it. The Marquis discovers she is not really the duchess, so he chains her up and is going to torture her, when Johnny falls though the painting, freeing Micki, and sending someone back out. Jack, still in the present, kills the professor, takes the blood, and smears it on the painting. Status: Jack pushes the two dead bodies into the painting, allowing entrance to the present for Micki and Johnny. They make it back alive because they were from the present, and could handle the journey. The painting is returned to the vault, and when down there, Micki notices the writing box in which she had written the letter, which was still there. The box had been cursed, but she didn't kill anyone for it.