I don’t remember ever seeing this one, but it has Ted Gershuny writing and directing. He wasn’t prolific exactly, but he turned out stuff I always was interested in, he was like the poor man’s Dan O’Bannon. Plus its another episode I always hear about.
Holly is a rather large animatronic doll operated indirectly by Catherine, a woman who seems a little unstable. Also, it seems she is pregnant and a man on the show is the father. When he offers to marry her, she claims she can’t leave the dolls.
This is a bad sign.
Also, she’s afraid to grow up. And when no one else is around, Holly talks to her. And apparently Holly doesn’t want her to have a baby. As time goes on, its hard to tell where Holly ends and Catherine begins.
This all ends exactly how you think its going to end.
And it gets a little worse.
There are strains of Cronenberg’s The Brood in that both highlight a twisted maternal urge. Also, this episode has great tension, in that you know what’s going to happen, but they stretch it out. It doesn’t change the world, but its a decent episode, which is all I ask from the series.