The Outer Limits Episode: "The Grid"
Premiere: July 14, 2000 (Showtime)

          January 16, 2001 (Syndication)

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Episode Synopsis:

Episode 6615 "THE GRID"
Starring: D.B. Sweeney, Jessica Steen, Colleen Rennison, Brent Strait,
Edward Evanko, Eric Breker, Gina Chiarelli
Directed by: Charles Winkler

A man investigating the murder of his brother uncovers a mind-control project controlled by a super-intelligent computer. When Scott Bowman (D.B. Sweeney) gets an urgent message from his brother Peter, he decides to drive back to their hometown of Halford, Washington to see what is wrong. When he gets there, he discovers that Peter is dead and his wife Eilleen has been charged with his murder. But that's not the only shock awaiting Scott. The town where he grew up has been transformed. Antenna towers dot the landscape and the people act strangely, as if they are under some kind of sporadic mind control. Scott goes to the jail to visit Eileen, where she warns him about the towers...just moments before grabbing the Sheriff's gun and killing herself.

This turn of events convinces Scott that he needs to investigate further and he meets with a former colleague of Peter's, Dr. Jim Holbrook (Edward Evanko), who seems friendly, but doesn't give Scott any information. Scott doesn't know where to turn next, when out of the blue, a young girl who was a former student of Peter, shows up and tells Scott about a book that holds the secret to what is known as Project Halford. Scott finds the book and a video tape which reveals the Army's plan to construct a neural computer network that would communicate directly with the brain. It also reveals that the project spun out of control and that Peter stole vital codes in an attempt to halt the computer's drive to take over the minds of the townspeople. There's enough information there to stop the plan, but who can Scott trust to help him?




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