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Walter Durst (Niall MacGinnis) is a professional clairvoyant who has
premonitions of the Jack the Ripper-murders - and being a good citizen, he
reports this to Scotland Yard ... but at first, the Yard doesn't believe
him one bit - until, that is, the Ripper has written the Yard a letter
which is too similar to Durst's latest premonition for comfort. And thus
Durst is thrown into jail on suspicion of being the Ripper himself.
However, while Durst is out of the way, two more Ripper murders occur.
Yard inspector McWilliams (Clifford Evans) starts to believe the
clairvoyant, especially when Durst says he can actually track down the
killer ... and so he does, but the trail ends at a coffin, with the
suspected Ripper supposedly having died before the last two
murders. Durst isn't convinced however, and when opening the coffin he
finds nothing but stones. Turns out the supposedly dead man has actually
been sent to an asylum, and since he is mad, he is beyond the reach of the
law - and to hush it all up in society, his wife (Nora Swinburne) and his
doctor (Charles Carson) faked his death.
and nicely played episode of The Veil that even has a good twist
ending, something not very common for the series (most other episodes have
twist-enings that suck, politely put). But then again, it is rumoured that
this is actually an episode of an unknown British series that was only
tagged onto The Veil to cut costs - which makes sense inasmuch as
this is the only episode with no appearance of Boris Karloff (outside of
his host-capacity) and no Leo Klatzkin-score.