"The Grim Reaper" is an appropriate season finale for "Thriller" hosted by Boris Karloff. Henry Daniell makes his 4th appearance as Pierre Radin, the cold hearted father of a boy who painted "The Grim Reaper."
Many years later, wealthy aristocrats buy this painting, never realizing that the previous owners died of mysterious consequences. Mystery writer Beatrice Graves (Natalie Schafer) is the current owner and she wants to share her artwork with her favorite nephew, Paul Graves (William Shatner). The success of this episode is the subtle conclusion.
"The Grim Reaper" strikes another offbeat reunion between "Star Trek" and "Gilligan's Island," as represented by Shatner & Schafer, respectively. As an unregonizable blonde, Elizabeth ("Donovan's Reef") Allen returns from the previous "Gilligan's Island/Star Trek" "Thriller" connection episode, "The Hungry Glass."
However, the real star of this episode is the prop, "The Grim Reaper," I wonder where that painting is hanging now????