Split Second is the 11th episode of season 3 and the 35th episode of the series.
A waitress named Liz Kelly (Michelle Johnson) at a small bar marries a local lumberjack named Steve ( James) after a quick meeting. When Steve becomes too controlling, Liz looks elsewhere and finds a young lumberjack named Ted (Billy Wirth). Steve has a jealous temper and when Ted pays the price, revenge could be deadly.
Opening Segment Edit
The CryptKeeper is dressed like a lumberjack while presenting tonight's episode.
Liz is a woman of loose morals who has been stranded in a forest community, presumably in the Pacific Northwest. To leave this place, she took a job as a barmaid in order to earn money to buy a bus ticket out. She is sexually harassed by a rude patron one night, but saved by Steve Dixon, the owner of a logging camp. After a very brief courtship, which consisted of a few beers and a slow dance, Steve asks Liz to marry him, claiming his logging camp is very profitable and he can provide for her. Struggling for most her life, Liz agrees. She eventually becomes bored with life and after seeing handsome new worker Ted decides to seduce him, he initially tries to resist but gives in only to be caught by Steve who strikes Ted after Liz claims it to be a rape. Ted survives but is left permanently blind, the other lumberjacks take their revenge on both Steve and Liz by tying them inside two big logs and tricking Ted into sawing them in three