Having received a tip from his friend Sam Larchmont (Phil Roth), shady real estate developer Henry Gropper (Vince Edwards) visits a laundromat owned by Chow Ting (James Hong),
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“It All Comes Out in the Wash” makes creative use of a shoestring budget. That being said, little of note occurs within the already brief runtime allotted to this episode; therefore, Tales from the Darkside fans who prefer suspenseful offerings over primitive and one-note gags would be wise to look elsewhere.
Vince Edwards should be commended for conveying the paranoia and mental anguish that result from Henry’s guilty conscience, even though his frequent monologues fail to produce a dark comedic effect as intended.
Despite operating on a unique premise, “It All Comes Out in the Wash” never expands on the concept of a Chinese laundryman literally washing away the sins/guilt of a morally corrupt
After failing to cleanse the “dirty laundry” produced by his callous misdeeds, Henry alone is forced to confront the consequences of his actions. The above resolution indicates that
An underwhelming episode, “It All Comes Out in the Wash” struggles to maintain tension due to a lack of scenic variety coupled with tedious amounts of expository dialogue. Any attempts at humor also fall flat, with the possible exception of Chow Ting’s “fortunate” twist of fate as detailed in the final sequence.
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Overall Quality: 4/10
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