If She Dies

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"If She Dies"
The Twilight Zone episode
If She Dies.jpg
Scene from "If She Dies"
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 5a
Directed by John Hancock
Written by David Bennett Carren
Original air date October 25, 1985
Guest appearance(s)

Andrea Barber: Cathy Marano
Tony Lo Bianco: Paul Marano
Jenny Lewis: Sarah
Nan Martin: Sister Agnes
John Gowans: Dr. Brice
Donna-Jean Lansing: Nun
Adele Miller: Nurse

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"If She Dies" is the first segment of the fifth episode of the first season (1985–86) from the television series The Twilight Zone. The teleplay, written by David Bennett Carren, was based on a 1982 story originally written by Carren for the Twisted Tales comic book.

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After a recently widowed father's only daughter is put into a coma during a car accident, he is guided by the apparition of another girl to buy an old wooden bed from an orphanage sale at a convent next door to the hospital. He buys the bed and sets it up in his daughter's room without knowing why.

That evening, he finds that the bed is haunted by the girl, who asks him to find "Toby" for her. Returning to the convent the next day, he learns that the girl, Sarah, died of tuberculosis while sleeping in the bed -- many decades earlier -- and that Toby was her teddy bear. The sister who remembers Sarah is reluctant to part with the bear, but the father believes that Sarah is a ghost, and that the bear is the key to bringing her soul to peace.

The father takes his daughter from the hospital where she resides and places her in the bed; she wakes up the next morning, but asks for Toby before her father can explain anything. Sarah's soul appears to have found a new home.

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