NBC Persons Unknown – Series Finale Reveal
Posted by LOTGK on August 29, 2010
Tonight was the series finale for NBC’s Summer drama series, Persons Unknown. As I was watching the pilot episode in early June, I formulated my theory on what I thought was happening to the 7 unknown persons. I immediately thought of the title of the series and how close it was to one of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone episodes titled Person Or Persons Unknown.
But there was much more in this pilot episode to look at. As the story unfolded, several Twilight Zone episodes came to mind. At the end of the pilot, I came up with this. Persons Unknown was a direct rip-off of the Twilight Zone created by Rod Serling that aired in the late 1950′s through the early 1960′s.
Three Twilight Zone episodes quickly came to mind. Person Or Persons Unknown just because of the similarity of title names plus Five Characters In Search Of An Exit and Shadow Play. Click the two links below to read the original updates for said episode.
Five Characters In Search Of An Exit
Clown. Hobo. Ballet Dancer. Bagpiper. And an Army Major. A collection of question marks. Five improbable entities stuck together into a pit of darkness. No logic, no reason, no explanation. Just a prolonged nightmare in which fear, loneliness, and the unexplainable walk hand in hand through the shadows. In a moment, we’ll start collecting clues as to the whys, the whats, and the wheres. We will not end the nightmare, we’ll only explain it, because this is the Twilight Zone.
Adam Grant, a nondescript kind of man found guilty of murder and sentenced to the electric chair. Like every other criminal caught in the wheels of justice he’s scared, right down to the marrow of his bones. But it isn’t prison that scares him, the long, silent nights of waiting, the slow walk to the little room, or even death itself. It’s something else that holds Adam Grant in the hot, sweaty grip of fear, something worse than any punishment this world has to offer, something found only in the Twilight Zone.
Unlike my ABC Lost theory, this time with Persons Unknown, I was correct. I stated that Joe knew more than he led on. I said Tori would be back, just as someone else. I said that no matter what they did, they wouldn’t be able to escape.
And guess what, if you combine the two Twilight Zone Episodes above, you have the exact series of Persons Unknown. The icing on the cake, Tori becoming the new night watchman, and everyone waking up back in the hotel room and beginning the nightmare all over again.
There you have it folks.
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