Another allegory piece by Rod Serling, giving another of his down-and-out characters a chance to seek redemption, or at least a second chance. When Joey decides he has nothing left to live for, he steps in front of a truck to end it all. Sometime later he awakes, and discovers that no one around him can see him, thus believing he is dead.
Wandering around, he comes to a club, and strikes up a conversation with another man, who tells him he is in a holding pattern, not dead yet, and that if he so wished he could return back to the land of the living.
The episode certainly tries to show that even if you think you have nothing worth living for, if you look a little harder you’ll find that it isn’t worth dying over. It’s a pleasant enough notion, but as an episode of the Twilight Zone, I don’t find it particularly enthralling as a part of this series.
Rating: If a bus won’t kill you, what will? 2.5/5