"The Good Samaritan"
Series War of the Worlds
Season 1, Episode 10
The Good Samaritan title card.jpeg
Air date December 26th, 1988
Writers Sylvia Clayton
Director Paul Tucker
Producers Jonathan Hackett; Greg Strangis; Sam Strangis
Starring Jared Martin; Lynda Mason Green; Philip Akin; Richard Chaves
Episode guide
"To Heal the Leper"
"We have all to die...sometime."
―Alien in possession of Marcus Mason's body

"The Good Samaritan" is the tenth episode of season one of the science fiction series War of the Worlds and is the tenth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Paul Tucker and written by Sylvia Clayton. It originally aired in first-run syndication on December 26th, 1988.

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The aliens have produced a deadly toxin, and a miraculous new development to feed the world becomes their means of mass poisoning.

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To learn more about designing a radiation-proof bacteria that might kill the aliens, Suzanne contacts wealthy businessman Marcus Mason, whose corporation will profit from a new grain capable of ending world hunger. Offered information for romantic favors, Suzanne refuses, but is nevertheless granted a tour of his lab.

The aliens develop a lethal spore. They possess Mason and infect his grain with it. Suzanne steals a sample of the tainted grain, discovering the spore. Monitoring transmissions, Norton links Mason's company dockyard with the aliens. Posing as Department of Agriculture inspectors, Harrison and Ironhorse battle aliens aboard the wheat ship until the alienated Mason jumps overboard to his death. The shipments have been stopped, but the aliens still have the spores.

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WAR OF THE WORLDS TV Series (1988-90) Advert for Ep 9 THE GOOD SAMARITAN

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