In the first-season Twilight Zone episode “The After Hours,” Marsha White, a customer at a large department store, asks where she can find the store’s selection of gold thimbles.
She is told the ninth floor, and she is escorted there by the elevator man. Once dropped off, a saleswoman approaches her–an odd person who makes Marsha uncomfortable.
Stranger still, there is only one item for sale on the entire ninth floor–the exact gold thimble Marsha is shopping for. She purchases the item, unaware that this transaction is not the end, but rather the beginning of a spooky, unnerving, and ultimately self-revealing adventure.
By episode’s end, Marsha realizes she is a mannequin–one of the many on display throughout the store. Each month, a new mannequin is “awakened,” and able to experience life as a person. But at the end of the thirty days, they must return and let…
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