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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Suspense Sundays (127) Companion

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.

"Companion"
Air date: November 15, 1959
Starring Elizabeth Lawrence and Rita Lloyd
>>Episodes here<<

Lois takes on a companion to help her care for her invalid mother.  Lois needs the help, especially with her husband away on business so much of the time.  When the companion - Ms. Lord - arrives, Lois starts to feel that something is wrong.  Ms. Lord is so cold and unfriendly and on a dark and stormy night Lois finds the telephone line has been cut and Ms. Lord carries a gun in her handbag.

I was so mad at Lois and her mother for not confronting Ms. Lord right away!  They acted like they were helpless when they were far from it.  There were many tension filled scenes as Lois tried to find some way to appease Ms. Lord and she didn't seem like she was having any of it.  It seemed like it would have been so easy to just lock Ms. Lord in her room or something.  But of course, there is a twist and nothing is at it seemed.  I loved the twist on this one actually - it made so much sense and I never saw it coming!

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