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Title

The Ideas Of March

Plot

A wife desperately attempts to get her husband to cancel his business trip when she foresees his death in a vision.

Episode

0341

Air Dates

  • First Run - September 10, 1975
  • Repeat - February 7, 1976

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Rating

70
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10 Responses to Episode 0341

Very suspenseful.Can we predict the future,or do we make events happen?

Michel David

great ending that i didn't see coming -- but ee-gad! the husband is so grouchy i was willing to bump him off myself

marcco

SPOILER ALERT. When EG told us how the wife spent her later years, he said nothing about time spent in jail for vehicular manslaughter. Odd. Why didn't the husband just fly to Chicaho the night of March 11? I guess it wouldn't have been much of an episode then.

Dave

I agree with Marcco! The husband was such a jerk, I had to wonder why Cassandra was so bent on saving his life. Good story with a twist!

Nancy

A pretty good story and I liked how she went about trying to prove or disprove her dream, only to end up proving it herself.

Alec

A glimpse through a 'power window' to foresee the future.

Lou

That's IDES, not IDEAS...

Vita

I think it was intended as a play on words, as she got the idea of her husband dying stuck in her head.

Barbara

Woah. That was quite an unexpected ending.

Vicky Hernandez

I rate this episode ★★★★☆ for GOOD. Sam Dann’s story had interesting turn of events. The episode’s title is a play on words from William Shakespeare’s play of Julius Caesar when the Soothsayer says, “The Ides of March.” As for the mystery story itself, it’s like a combination of 2 stories: the Greek Myth of “Cassandra” and THE TWILIGHT ZONE episode of “Twenty-Two.” A woman has a bad dream involving death and it will occur in the near future, but no one would believe her. The leading lady was likable because she was concerned, hysterical, and considerate of her predictions. The other characters were not likable because they were cynical, especially her husband. The ending took me by surprise, but not the kind of ending I was expecting. And I could understand why Sam Dann wrote this story that took place on Thursday the 12th, because doing it on Friday the 13th would be cliché. Another way to title this episode, would be “Future Glimpse” or “Date With Death.” In our Host's Prologue, E.G. Marshall’s brings up the subject of the Thread of Man by the Ancient Greeks, particularly the 3 Fates: Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. In ACT-1, meet our main character: Cassandra Morrow with dreams that seems so real. With all the details in place, is the dream a coincidence or a prophecy? In ACT-2, knowing the difference between an Oracle and a Psychiatrist when it comes to dreams, regarding Past & Future. After more details from the story, Cassandra needs a mysterious witness to prove her dream was forecasted. In ACT-3, the basic subject of dreams and how it’s all that Cassandra can think about. After the surprising finale and not knowing how to explain the situation to others, the only response is, “It beats me.” Everything that E.G. Marshall narrated helped explain the storyline, except the Epilogue. Even though that our Host brought up the subject of Apollo & Cassandra and learn to never dismiss our dreams, he narrates the Resolution of Cassandra on what she did later on in life. And that’s the confusing part because it doesn’t clarify how she could explain her dreams to the cops, to the court, to the jury, or to her doctor. And how can she not have dreams anymore from that point on? That’s another mystery that may never be solved. But anyway, the sound effects of cups clinking, doors, cars engine, police sirens, traffic noise, opening of the jacket package, telephones, flipping pages of the phone book, background noise at the Police Station, tires screech, car crash, and emergency sirens were helpful. The music was great, both dramatic tunes and suspenseful tunes that let listeners be engaged to the plot points. I will say that the Cast in this was excellent: Nina Foch (as Cassandra Morrow), Les Tremayne (as Ted Morrow), Bret Morrison (as Officer Thomas Joseph Belden and the Drive-In Manager), and Lou Krugman (as Dr. Miller and the Sergeant). Our leading lady, Nina Foch, stole the show! It’s a shame that all 4 of these performers did a minimum amount of CBSRMT episodes and not a lot. Our leading lady did this one and #0158-TRAPPED. Until next time…pleasant dreams.

Russell


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