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A Stitch in Time 

At least 17 men have been executed in the last two decades without a clear motive, with the same gun. FBI Special Agent Jamie Pratt has to find how some of those murders were carried out when the gun had not yet been made.

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Mario Azzopardi

Writer:

Steven Barnes
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Amanda Plummer ... Dr. Theresa Givens
Andrew Airlie ... F.B.I. Agent Corey Lonn
Michelle Forbes ... F.B.I. Agent Jamie Pratt
Brian Arnold Brian Arnold ... Newscaster
Sam Vincent ... Jerome Horowitz (as Samuel Khouth)
Adrian G. Griffiths ... Warren (as Adrian Hughes)
Kendall Cross ... Allison Morris
Corrie Clark Corrie Clark ... Young Theresa Givens
William MacDonald ... Mugger (as William McDonald)
Brent Sheppard Brent Sheppard ... F.B.I. Agent #1 (as Brent JD Sheppard)
Rob Morton Rob Morton ... F.B.I. Agent #2
David Longworth ... Robert Beck
Gary Jones ... Duncan
Sharon Alexander ... Angry Woman (as Sharon Holownia-Alexander)
Mar Andersons ... Student
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Storyline

FBI Special Agent Jamie Pratt is working on a case involving a serial killer. They've found series of murders - some as far back as 30 years ago - where the victims were all killed with the same gun. They seem to have one victim per year over those 30 years and the murders are spread across the country. They can find no connection between the victims however. They get a break when recently declassified information shows that the gun used in all the murders was manufactured only a few years before and issued to a Dr. Theresa Givens at the National Security Agency. It makes no sense and no one can figure out how a recent gun could have been used in a murder 30 years ago. Givens left the NSA six months ago after her project was canceled and is now a university professor. Finding out the nature of that canceled project will give them the answers they seek. Written by garykmcd

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TV-PG
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14 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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Atlantis Films See more »
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Trivia

This is the series' first time travel episode. However, technology which allowed people to see into the future was previously featured in The Outer Limits: Virtual Future (1995). See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Givens is entering data to return to February 16, 1980, the display reads "ACTIVATE SPACIAL COORDINATES", but it should be "SPATIAL". See more »

Quotes

Jamie Pratt: [Time portal opening] Even if this were possible, why would anyone do such a thing?
Dr. Theresa Givens: An opportunity to kill the killers before they can kill. What the hell could be Wrong with that?
Jamie Pratt: But - but you are talking about killing innocent men. They haven't done anything.
Dr. Theresa Givens: They would've!
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Connections

Featured in The Outer Limits: Final Appeal (2000) See more »

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My favourite episode
9 September 2011 | by andrew-herbstSee all my reviews

I like the time travel stories generally and this is one of the best. There is a scientist, and a cop, and multiple trips back in time all resulting in a new present day situation upon return. The best part about time travel stories in my view is not going back to see the past, but going back in time to change the past in order to change the present. This episode does a wonderful job at illustrating the effects and side effects of doing this.

I won't discuss any plot details, but if you like this sort of story you will be glad you watched it.

The acting by both Amanda Plummer and Michelle Forbes is excellent! Andrew Airlie is superb as well. Watch the incredible eye contact between Plummer and Forbes meeting in a scene near the end communicating a combination of discovery and understanding.


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