Discuss this episode A man is looking for someone, someone he’s been looking for his whole life. He doesn’t know her name, but he’ll never forget her. He sees her in the distance sometimes, a brief glimpse, but once he gets there she’s gone. He’s always thinking of her. He knows someday he’ll find her, so he keeps looking.
A woman is looking for someone, someone she’s been looking for her whole life. She doesn’t know his name, but she’ll never forget him. She sees him in the distance sometimes, a brief glimpse, but once she gets there he’s gone. She’s always thinking of him. She knows someday she’ll find him, so she keeps looking.
It’s an endless chase in search of a dream. The perfect person, the perfect happiness, is out there around some corner. Yet the search goes on, they so often come close but never quite meet. Even in their dreams they approach but can’t quite cross the gap. Will they ever meet?
“I fight against the force that holds me, but I cannot move. What is beyond the door where the light is? Do you wait for me? Why cannot I reach you?” – the man.
After that great episode of Escape, here’s Quiet Please
“Nothing Behind the Door” Episode #1 Aired: 1947-06-08
Discuss this episode There’s a little house on stilts at the top of Mt. Wilson, protected by a barbed wire fence. There’s a sign on the fence that reads “the public is forbidden to pass beyond this fence under severe penalty.” It doesn’t state exactly what the severe penalty is, or who or what will administer it.
Three men visit the astronomical observatory next to the house. They plan to rob a bank, and decide that because of the warning and the fence protecting the apparently empty house, it’d be the perfect place to hide the money. When they ask what’s in the house they’re told there’s nothing in it. They find out for themselves how true that is.
Like many Quiet, Please episodes, “Nothing Behind the Door” merges the realistic with the supernatural. As a pilot episode for the series, it provides a good preview of the unique style and goals of Cooper and Chappell. A later episode titled “The Other Side of the Stars” refers back to the house on Mt. Wilson and completes some of the thoughts of this episode.
“There are scores of places in this universe where there’s nothing — far places, near places.” – the astronomer VanDyke