Sci Fi Watcher 295: Twilight Zone: A Traveler

Let’s head up North as the guys talk about the latest Twilight Zone.  Come and listen to Bryan and Corey as they discuss “A Traveler”.  Hear their thoughts on this Christmas story and what they think of the ending.

Twilight Zone: A Traveler

Season: 1
Episode: 4
Overall Episode: 4

Air Date: April 18, 2019
Cast: Steven Yeun, Marika Sila, Greg Kinnear, Patrick Gallagher
Writer: Glen Morgan
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Synopsis:Alaska police sergeant Yuka Mongoyak arranges for her brother Jack to be pardoned at Captain Lane Pendleton’s annual Christmas party, which she detests. At the height of the festivities, Yuka discovers another inmate has mysteriously appeared in the station’s holding cells. The stranger, whose name is “legally” A. Traveler, claims he is an extreme tourist who has heard of Pendleton’s “famous” parties. As Traveler becomes friendly with the guests, Yuka grows suspicious of his identity. Pendleton soon grows suspicious when Traveler reveals information he should have no way of knowing. When Yuka, Jack, and Pendleton spot antennas on Traveler’s head, Traveler deflects their suspicions by claiming Pendleton is in league with the Russians. Pendleton then leaves to check on the shed powering the town while Traveler promises Yuka that she will be in charge and that “[his] people” will come and take over. Yuka proceeds to corner Pendleton and hold him at gunpoint. As UFOs descend from the sky, Jack shares a piece of pumpkin pie with Traveler, now in his true form, and states things would be better with him in charge.

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