Twilight Zone Fifth Season

"A swimming pool not unlike any other pool, a structure built of tile and cement and money, a backyard toy for the affluent, wet entertainment for the well-to-do. But to Jeb and Sport Sharewood, this pool holds mysteries not dreamed of by the building contractor, not guaranteed in any sales brochure. For this pool has a secret exit that leads to a never-neverland, a place designed for junior citizens who need a long voyage away from reality, into the bottomless regions of the Twilight Zone."

Jeb and Sport follow a boy into their swimming pool. They emerge in a paradise of happy children, presided over by Aunt T, a loving old lady. She explains this is a haven for children who's parents don't love them. Sport objects, saying their parents love them. Believing there arrival was a mistake, she sends them back home. When they arrive, their parents tell them they are getting a divorce, and they must choose which parent to live with. Rather than choose, they dive back into the pool and return to Aunt T forever.

"A brief epilogue for concerned parents. Of course, there isn't any such place as the gingerbread house of Aunt T, and we grownups know there's no door at the bottom of a swimming pool that leads to a secret place. But who can say how real the fantasy world of lonely children can become? For Jeb and Sport Sharewood, the need for love turned fantasy into reality; they found a secret place - in the Twilight Zone."


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