Beyond the Veil (The Outer Limits)

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"Beyond the Veil"
The Outer Limits episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 6
Directed by Chris Brancato
Written by Allan Eastman
Production code 28
Original air date 9 February 1996
Guest actors

Michael O'Keefe as Eddie Wexler, Stephen McHattie as Dr. Sherrick, Finn Carter as Courtney, Bill Finck as Herman Fitch

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"Beyond the Veil" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 9 February 1996, during the second season.

Introduction[edit]

Eddie Wexler suffers from flashbacks to an alien abduction, which eventually drive him to suicidal behaviour. After checking himself into a mental institution with others suffering from similar problems, he begins to suspect that there is something more sinister going on at the hospital.

Opening narration[edit]

We do not know or fully comprehend what exists in the reaches past our world. Should we be so quick to dismiss the voices of those who say they've been... beyond the veil?

Plot[edit]

After flashbacks of an alien abduction drives him to the brink of suicide, Eddie Wexler (Michael O'Keefe) finds himself at a mental institute, where Dr. Sherrick (Stephen McHattie) is using a controversial technique to treat those who believe they have been abducted by extraterrestrials.

Eddie and some of the other patients are suspicious of Sherrick and his methods, which forces patients to re-live their abductions in the memory chamber. Some even think that their abductors have infiltrated the institute.

Is this just a paranoid delusion or is there an alien face behind the doctor's mask?

Closing narration[edit]

It is said that madmen and fools are the children of God and yet we seek to confine these children to the outer reaches of society, shut away and ignored. Is it possible that what we dismiss as their mad ravings may, in fact, be... the wisdom of prophets?

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