Twilight Zone Third Season

"Mr. and Mrs. John Holt, aging people who slowly and with trembling fingers turn the last pages of a book of life and hope against logic and the preordained that some magic printing press will add to this book another limited edition. But these two senior citizens happen to live in a time of the future where nothing is impossible, even the trading of old bodies for new. Mr. and Mrs. John Holt, in their twilight years - who are about to find that there happens to be a zone with the same name."

John and Marie Holt visit a company that promises new bodies to the aging. They find they only have enough money for one body. John tries to turn their five thousand into ten in a local poker game, but only succeeds in losing it all. The man running the game feels sorry for him and gives his money back. In constant pain, John agrees to have the operation. He emerges young and fit, but realizes that Marie is still old. He returns to his old body knowing that they will spend what time they have left together.

"From Kahil Gibran's The Prophet: 'Love gives not but itself and takes not from itself, love possesses not nor would it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.' Not a lesson, just a reminder, from all the sentimentalists in the Twilight Zone."


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