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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Suspense Sundays (126) The Last Trip

Posted by Charlene // Tags: ,
Suspense was a radio series from 1942 to 1962.  I have a fondness for "Old Time Radio" as we call it now, and Suspense is my favorite show.  It sets up weird, dark, scary, or intriguing stories with a plot twist in the end, and all in half an hour.  For Suspense Sundays I'll give a short review of an episode.

"The Last Trip"
Air date: November 8, 1959
Starring Robert Dryden and Connie Lempke
>>Episodes here<<

Mrs. Myra Jason is cheating on her older, rich husband with a man named Ted.  They have a plan to do away with the husband by planting a bomb in his suitcase so that it will go off when he sets off on a business trip by plane.  Myra plants the time bomb, and Mr. Jason leaves according to plan.  However, he soon returns because traffic was so bad and he was sure he would miss the flight.  And Myra is not quite sure how to get the bomb out of his suitcase now.

Um, how awful are these two people with this plan!  To get rid of the husband and innocent people in the plane!  So selfish of them.  So it's great that they get what's coming to them in the end.  Especially because the twist is really clever and empowers poor Mr. Jason.  He seemed like a nice guy who was unfortunate in choosing his wife, but there is much more to him than that.  This was a great listen with a very satisfying twist.

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