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Recap / The Twilight Zone 1985 S 1 E 19

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The Leprechaun Artist

Three boys capture a leprechaun and force him to grant their wishes.

Dead Run

A trucker (Steve Railsback) is given a job to deliver souls to hell.

     Dead Run 
  • Black-and-White Insanity: The new manager tells Johnny that he's only using "time-honored biblical standards", though his standards seem insanely picky, to the point where non-violent people go to hell for minor misdemeanors.
  • Cool Old Lady: In life, the librarian wouldn't take it lying down that banned books were about to be removed from her shelf and fought for them.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: A lot of people are going to hell for relatively mild offenses. For one, a construction worker is sent there because he loves dirt. In fact, one such person is a sweet old librarian who fought to keep banned books in her library.
  • Draft Dodging: One of the innocent souls is wrongfully sent to hell for this.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Johnny is able to tell which souls deserve to go to hell because, unlike the innocent souls, they're unrepentant of what they've done.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: The reason the draft-dodging soul didn't go to the Vietnam war was because he knew he wouldn't have the heart to kill anybody.

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