Trick or treat is a British television show hosted by Derren Brown. The focus of the show is on one person selected from a pool of
volunteers who responded to adverts in the national press to take part
in the show. The experience the volunteer receives is decided by which
card they choose. If they choose the card that says 'Trick' they
receive a bad experience and if they choose the card that says 'Treat'
they receive a good experience.
Trick or Treat Season 1 - Episode 1: The Man In Morocco
In the main plot Derren's first victim chooses "trick", so Derren makes
him fall asleep in London and wake up in Morocco. Side plots include Derren planting a word in someone's mind and a discussion with a league of gentlemen about fate.
All previous contestants from the series returned, and were placed in a
room with a counter and several objects, saying that they had to score
100 points within half an hour. However, the points were awarded
randomly and not by any actions performed in the room. If they had
realised that, they might have noticed there was a further element, and
found the sign above them on the ceiling telling them that the doors
were unlocked and £150,000 waiting for them if they went to get it.
In another part of the episode, a superstitious woman was tested on
her beliefs by being made to walk on pavement cracks and under ladders,
smash a mirror, etc. (causing her to comment on whether she would be
killed on the way home), to see if it affected her luck in a following
experiment, which it didn't. A gag notice came up at the end of the
show saying that the episode was dedicated to her memory, having been
killed on the way home.
The subject is tested in speed dating consquences. Derren then attempts
to build The Subject's confidence. Then, the subject, returns to speed
dating, securing at least on interested party. Brown then, finally,
tests the subject in a robbery.
The subject is taught ancient techniques on how to get free from
complicated, risky situations. Subsequently, the subject - with hands
and feet tied - is inserted into a sack and thrown into a lake. The
subject gets free. During the course of the show, Derren claims that
the subject will be completely alone under the water, bar a stationary
camera. However, two divers emerge from the lake (and give each other a
thumbs-up sign) in the final seconds of the program (as the credits are
running.) Whether this is supposed to indicate that they actually
released the subject, or merely that there was added security is left