Little Boy Lost (The Twilight Zone)

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"Little Boy Lost"
The Twilight Zone episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 4a
Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace
Written by Michael Cassutt
Original air date October 18, 1985
Guest actors

Scott Grimes: Kenny
Season Hubley: Carol Shelton
Nancy Kyes: Frumpy Housewife
Nicolas Surovy: Greg

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List of The Twilight Zone (1985 TV series) episodes

"Little Boy Lost" is the first segment of the fourth episode of the first season (1985–86) of the television series The New Twilight Zone.

Opening narration[edit]

Plot[edit]

A young photojournalist, Carol, is being pressed to choose between a new job offer and marrying her boyfriend. She meets a boy, Kenny, who, at first, pretends to have been sent by a modeling agency for a shoot. They have such a good time together, but once he realizes that all she's about is the job, he leaves frantically. Carol makes her decision: she's taking the job and dissolving her relationship with her boyfriend.

Suddenly, Kenny starts appearing to her, outside and in her apartment. He becomes so disappointed about her choice to follow her career instead of her relationship. She becomes confused about how he knew where she lived, what happened and why he thinks they can never see each other again. Kenny panics and runs away again.

Carol then sees Kenny the next day in the park and confronts him. Because Kenny wasn't allowed to reveal anything, Carol starts to realize the truth: that he would have been her son if she had followed the other path. He says that he would have been had she just wanted him. She claims she does, but not right now. He says that from now on, because she chose the other path, she may have other children, but she will never have him. The two begin to weep as the boy fades away.

Later, Carol is pacing back and forth on the phone, discussing her new job. She walks past pictures of Kenny and her together. After she hangs up and leaves, the pictures show the same shots but Kenny is missing from all of them.

Closing narration[edit]

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