When a deadly virus escapes from a government research facility, few prove to be immune to its effects. With symptoms similar to the flu, those who come into contact with it quickly die. One survivor is Stu Redmond, a gas station attendant from Texas, who suffers no ill effects whatsoever. Kept in a medical research facility in Vermont, doctors try to determine why he is still alive. Others that also survive include Frannie Goldsmith who lives with her dad; Nick Andros, a deaf-mute; a rock musician, Larry Underwood; and Lloyd Henreid, in jail for murder. Survivors begin to have dreams, either about an old Afican-American woman, Mother Abigail, or a much scarier evil man.
Did You Know?
Though he doesn't appear physically in this episode and remained uncredited, Jeff Goldblum
had a vocal role as the New York city radio announcer. See more
After Campion flees Project Blue, Baby Lavon throws her doll out the car window outside the base. A crow pecks at the doll inside the base. See more
[His dying lines, spoken to Stu Redman
There was a man with us some of the time; he was a dark man. I was looking through the rear-view mirror and I'd see him just sitting there, grinning at me. I thought I could outrun him.
[He laughs, sickly
You can't outrun the dark man.
In some TV network versions, 'The Plague' opens with a different text on a black screen of a passage from the Bible. 'Revelations 6:8; When the Lamb broke open the fourth seal, I looked and there was a pale-colored horse. It's rider's name was Death and the horse's name was Hades. They were given authority over one fourth of the earth to kill by means of war, famine, disease and wild animals.' See more
Blu-Ray edition deletes ending credits of all the episodes except from the last one. See more
Sharp Dressed Man
Written by Frank Beard
, Billy Gibbons
, and Dusty Hill
Performed by ZZ Top See more