Twilight Zone Second Season

"Mr. Hector B. Poole, resident of the Twilight Zone. Flip a coin and keep flipping it. What are the odds? Half the time it will come up heads, half the time tails. But in one freakish chance in a million, it'll land on its edge. Mr. Hector B. Poole, a bright human coin - on his way to the bank."

Hector pays for a morning paper with a coin that stands on edge. He then finds he has telepathic powers. He informs his boss, Mr. Bagby, that Sykes, a businessman trying to get a large loan is actually going to bet it at the racetrack to try and repay embezzled funds. Sykes leaves in a rage, and Bagby is greatly displeased. Smithers, an old, trusted employee, is thinking of stealing some money, and escaping to Bermuda. A search of his briefcase reveals that Smithers was just daydreaming, and Poole is fired. Later, Mr. Bagby informs him that he was right about Sykes, and offers him his job back. Using information he has about Bagby's weekend plans with his mistress, he is made an office manager. Leaving from work he buys a paper, and knocks the coin he stood on end earlier down, and his psychic abilities disappear.

"One time in a million, a coin will land on its edge, but all it takes to knock it over is a vagrant breeze, a vibration or a slight blow. Hector B. Poole, a human coin, on edge for a brief time - in the Twilight Zone."


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