R is for Ring-A-Ding Girl
Barbara 'Bunny' Blake (Maggie McNamara) is a well-known actress whose hometown fan club sends her an invitation to come home along with an enchanted ring in which sees the faces of her friends and family. Bunny owes her career to the the residents of Howardville who paid her way to Hollywood when was just starting out. She arrives home on the same day as the town's annual picnic and feeling a sense of dread tries to have the event postponed. She doesn't get much cooperation and so takes matters into her own hands.
Rod Serling's closing narration for the Ring-A-Ding Girl states: "We are all travelers. The trip starts in a place called birth - and ends in that lonely town called death. And that's the end of the journey, unless you happen to exist a few hours, like Bunny Blake, in the misty regions of the Twilight Zone." Each time I watch this episode, I find myself in the misty regions of a Twilight Zone conundrum. How does she manage to be in two places at once? Often I have to suspend my reality as I watch T.Z., but this time I find myself trying to answer this question. Was she never actually on the plane until seconds before? Was it her ghost in town? Maybe you Sci-Fi writers can figure it out for me. One thing I did figure out is Bunny made the ultimate sacrafice for her loved ones and that alone makes this an episode I always enjoy watching.
Can you explain how Bunny was in two places at once? Would you lay your life down for your family and/or friends?