Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The police arrive at a murder scene where two people lie dead. The only witness, a man named Gerard (Michael Riley), claims that one of the victims shot himself after killing the other. Gerard also insists that the crime is actually the handiwork of an alien energy being who takes up residence in human hosts, forcing them to commit even more grisly crimes -- and that he, Gerard, has been chasing this being for centuries. This episode utilizes excerpts from such earlier Outer Limits installments as "Ripper," "Heart's Desire," "A Stitch in Time," and "Living Hell." Originally telecast August 20, 1999, "Better Luck Next Time" was the final episode of The Outer Limits' fifth season.