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Eye of the Beholder


20 minutes
Source: Out of print

This Twilight Zone episode is about a woman undergoing a final attempt at reconstructive surgery on her face in an effort to make her "normal." When the bandages finally come off, the entire medical staff is horrified to find that once again, the surgery did not work. The twist comes when we find out exactly what "normal" is.

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