The Outer Limits episode
Episode no. Season 6

Episode 20

Directed by Scott Peters
Written by Scott Peters
Production code 112
Original air date 18 August 2000
Guest appearance(s)
Robert Sean Leonard - Robby Archer

Martin Cummins - Jack Burrell

Kelly Rutherford - Rachel Sandburg

Paul Jarrett - Dr. Sean Mauser

Brenda James - Marcy Newhall

Jesai Jayhmes - Lou Wolsky

Brad MacDonald - William Grimes

Sam MacMillan - Pete

Guy Demong - A.J.

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"Nest" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 18 August 2000, the 20th episode of the sixth season.


  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Opening narration
  • 3 Plot
  • 4 Closing narration
  • 5 Cast


Opening narration

Physical scars are evidence of a wound long since healed. But what about the wounds we can't see? What is left behind when there is trauma to the soul?


A scientific team travels to the Arctic to investigate a plague of polar mites which infect humans, drive them insane, then kill them. Meanwhile, a pair of the team are still dealing with a childhood trauma.

Closing narration

The suffering we conceal and the sorrow we hide may only be fully understood by those who share a common pain.


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