In the Suspense episode "Summer Storm" we enter the world of a man named Eddy, a guy with a sensitivity to weather changes. He also likes to talk to himself - and talk he does! He chatters to himself so much that after a while you just can't help but drift off. That might be understandable if it was any ol' actor playing him, but this is Henry Fonda, one of the greatest actors of the 20th century.
In this episode we meet Eddy as he is leaving his boarding house and skipping out on the rent. When his landlady's husband, Mr. Waters, tries to stop him, Eddy attacks. When the neighbors respond to the cries for help, he is unable to flee and hides in the house. When Eddy escapes, he discovers that events aren't going to play out the way that he thought.
Why we are supposed to care about what happens to Eddy? Honestly, he seems pretty screwed up. The story lacks a worthwhile point and a satisfactory resolution at the end. It is a bad episode with a great actor.
"Summer Storm" is not to be confused with the movies of the same name. Not much information about this episode is available on the recording, but according to Suspense:Twenty Years of Thrills and Chills, it was written for Suspense by William Spier. Verna Felton, Elliot Lewis, Wally Maher, and Lou Merrill appeared. "Summer Storm" aired on October 18, 1945.
Five years later, this episode was performed on the Suspense television show with much better results. Visit Suspense Television for more information about how they improved it.