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Rebecca "Becka" Bouchard Paulson is the titular character in Stephen King's short story, The Revelations of Becka Paulson.

She was the wife of Joe Paulson, the mother of Byron Paulson, and a resident of Haven, Maine.


Short Story

After accidentally shooting herself in the head, Paulson survived with a bullet lodged in her brain. Soon after, she became convinced that a picture of Jesus was talking to her, revealing her husband's infidelities, and explaining how to rig her television set in order to electrocute him. She did so, and tricked her husband into touching the power knob on the television, but as he was electrocuted, she realized what she had done.

Trying to save her husband, Becka was killed as well.


Outside of the original short story, Rebecca Paulson's first appearance was in It where she is mentioned as finding some of the money that had been scattered throughout Derry and Haven after the destruction of a bank in Derry during the chaos that coincided with It's destruction.

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The Tommyknockers Miniseries

Paulson was portrayed by Allyce Beasley in The Tommyknockers miniseries, which aired on May 9, 1993.

Rather than attempting to rescue her husband from electrocution, Becka mourned her actions, and was eventually incarcerated in a mental hospital.

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The Outer Limits Episode

Paulson was portrayed by Catherine O'Hara in an episode of The Outer Limits, that aired on June 6, 1997. The episode, titled The Revelations of Becka Paulson, was episode 15 in Season 3 of the T.V. series.

Rather than being addressed by a picture of Jesus, Becka became convinced that a man on her television set was talking to her.

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The CW T.V. Series

Warner Bros. TV and The CW are currently planning to produce a T.V. series based on the character, Becka Paulson. Casting details are yet to be released.