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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Sapphire & Steel: Escape Through a Crack in Time (Part 6) Sapphire & Steel
Assignment 1:
"Escape Through a Crack in Time" Part 6
Writer: P.J. Hammond
Director: Shaun O'Riordan
Original air date: July 26, 1979


The final face-off against time's intrusion of the Jardine house.


Read the episode summary at the Sci Fi Freak Site or Watch it at Shout Factory


Characters appearing or mentioned in this episode


Robert Jardine

Henry Jardine


Helen Jardine



Sarah Jardine

Jed Mace (mentioned only, deceased)

Constable Brian Trulalley (mentioned only)


Didja Notice?


The tune Rob whistles with Lead (and later sings) is the 19th Century sea shanty "Drunken Sailor".


In this episode, we learn the name of the policemen who came to the Jardine house in "Escape Through a Crack in Time" Part 2 was Constable Brian Trulalley.


The nursery rhyme that Sapphire and Steel have Helen speak to attract the entity is "This Is the House That Jack Built", dating back possibly as early as the 16th Century. The rhyme is appropriate to the current events as the entity has trapped Rob in 1737 when the Jardine house was just being built.


At 22:31 on the DVD, we see the story comes to an end just one minute after it began in "Escape Through a Crack in Time" Part 1, now with the "problem" fixed. Twin Peaks note: This is another similarity to Twin Peaks, namely the undoing of the Laura Palmer murder in "The Past Dictates the Future".


Rob finds himself back in the time/place he was in "Escape Through a Crack in Time" Part 1, doing his homework, but seems to realize that something has happened.


Memorable Dialog


Jed Mace.mp3




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