The Twilight Zone episode “Placebo Effect” (2003)  » Movies  »
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  • But once it becomes contagious, she fights to find a cure before everyone in the clinic dies

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      “Placebo Effect” is a Twilight Zone episode featuring Sidney Poitier’s daughter, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, who plays Dr. Leslie Coburn.

      In this installment, she treats a hypochondric man who has been coming to her clinic on multiple occasions for various “illnesses.” One day he comes


      in with a real illness. He’s bleeding from one eye and has broken out in a really nasty raised rash.

      She finds out that his illness was caused from his imagination.

      But once it becomes contagious, she fights to find a “cure” before everyone in the clinic dies. In any event, she gets the idea to invent an imaginary cure based on a news article she finds about a meteor shower. When she “cures” the hypochondriac man (and everyone else) she and her coworkers celebrate her success—-that is until she opens ...


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      the door and realizes that the imaginary meteor shower has caused the world to freeze over.

      This episode is also classic Twilight Zone as we realize that irony has served Dr. Coburn well in one instance, but has sealed the fate of everyone. I liked

      this episode because the performances were “TV” but corny in a completely acceptable way. Fans of these kinds of shows will love the irony, and the absurdity of the way the events unfold. But don’t expect fireworks.




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