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THE INVADERS S2 EP12 Labyrinth


The Invaders is an American science fiction television program created by Larry Cohen that aired on ABC for two seasons, from January 10, 1967 to March 26, 1968. Dominic Frontiere, who had provided scores for Twelve O'Clock High and The Outer Limits, provided scores for The Invaders as well.

The series was a Quinn Martin Production (Season One was produced in association with the ABC Television Network - or as it was listed in the end credits, "The American Broadcasting Company Television Network").

Roy Thinnes stars as architect David Vincent, who accidentally learns of a secret alien invasion already underway and thereafter travels from place to place attempting to foil the aliens' plots and warn a skeptical populace of the danger. As the series progresses Vincent is able to convince a small number of people to help him fight the aliens.

12 "Labyrinth" November 21, 1967

David Vincent brings an unconscious alien to a Doctor Thorne where X-ray scans show a fake bone structure. As Vincent discusses this with the Doctor's wife Mrs. Thorne (an X-ray technician), the alien wakes up and causes the doctor to have a stroke using a small disc-shaped device. David scuffles with the alien and kills him. Vincent then takes the X-ray scans to a prominent University that has been getting funding for UFO research, but the aliens set up a bogus meeting as imposters and acquire the scans quietly from him. When Vincent divulges that he has a backup set of scans he is brought to the airport next day by a bogus alien taxi driver who tries to swap David's luggage. Vincent thwarts this plan and then calls the professors Dr. Samuel Crowell (Ed Begley) and Dr. Harry Mills (James T. Callahan) again, after which he realizes he has been duped by imposters when the real professors claim that they haven't met Vincent yet and are expecting him. When Vincent arrives at the office again, he meets the real professors, but is immediately suspicious of Crowell's daughter Laura (Sally Kellerman) when he notices a suspicious-looking scar over her right fifth metacarpal. His suspicions are strengthened when he discovers that Dr. Crowell has only been reunited recently with his daughter.

Crowell and Mills then take David to meet Professor Harrison (John Zaremba) and all three professors declare their delight with Vincent's evidence saying that it will save their funding. Thereafter, David promises to get Mrs. Thorne (X-ray technician) to come to the University. On arrival at the airport, Mills offers to pick up Mrs. Thorne, while Vincent takes the opportunity to tackle Laura at a tennis court. David sees her talking to one of the imposters. When he subsequently confronts he she labels him a 'crackpot'. Meanwhile Mills picks up Mrs. Thorne and brings her to the University, but she disclaims the X-ray scans and discredits Vincent. Shortly thereafter, Vincent gets a call from Mills about discovery of an alien regeneration station. Vincent checks it out and finds the alien equipment. When Vincent returns later with Crowell, Mills and the Police everything at the station has vanished making Vincent look even more foolish. Back again at the University, Vincent accuses Laura of being an alien much to the anger of her father Crowell, and so the police are summoned. The police are aliens and are a bit rough with Vincent and Crowell protests to the point of following them to the 'station'. This leaves Mills alone with Laura. He quickly burns the X-ray scans thus revealing himself as an alien, and he then tries to terminate Laura. The alien police imposters take David to the abandoned regeneration station, but Vincent overpowers them and arrives back at the University just in time to save Laura after killing Mills and seeing him vaporize. All are now 'believers' and the University vows to continue unmasking the aliens.

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