Early Edition

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Oct 12, 1996 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Newspaper Articles:

      Tuesday September 24
      - Cubs Fail 14-2
      - Two Die In Convenience Store Holdup

      Wednesday September 25
      - Principal Locks Washrooms To Deter Smokers
      - Elderly Pedestrian Struck By Fire Truck
      - Hero Delivers Baby On 'L' changes to Hero Delivers Babies In Elevator
      - Richard Roeper: Maybe the Box is Best Thing About Wheaties
      - Water Main Break Floods Michigan Avenue; Shop Owners Suffer changes to Water Main Snafu Causes Citywide Blackout

  • Quotes

    • Marissa: What were we saying? Oh, yeah. Kids.
      Gary: Yeah, kids. How can she not want kids?
      Marissa: Uh, wild guess. Because she doesn't.
      Gary: Well, she did when we met.
      Marissa: She said that?
      Gary: No, not in so many words, but a guy just figures that. Then she gets the job at the law firm. No, no.
      Marissa: Well, you know, Gary, people change. I mean, look at you.
      Gary: Oh, yeah. A lot of people have families. Instead, I get a cat.
      Marissa: Heroes never have it easy.
      Gary: Well, the only reason anyone ever called me a hero is because I get this paper. (gives milk to the cat) Here.
      Marissa: Maybe you get that paper because you're a hero.

    • Chuck: (to Gary) You can't let this gig be all-consuming. I mean, even Batman had a social life. You remember all those parties at Wayne Manor?

    • Chuck: (closing monologue) To repeat: sometimes things work out, sometimes they don't. Whether or not you've got a crystal ball, life is a search for answers, and everybody's looking, all at the same time, in the same general place. Which is probably why we keep tripping over each other. So, here's to life. The ups, the downs, the twists, the turns, the whole mixed up unpredictable mess of it. Just remember to keep your spirits up, and your eyes wide open. And remember, there's always tomorrow.

    • Chuck: (opening monologue) Sometimes things work out. Sometimes they don't. Sometimes no matter how well you plan your foundations, the roof falls in. Kaboom! Nothing left but the rafters. Take my best friend Gary; a man born to have kids. Instead, he's got a newspaper that tells tomorrow's news, and one about to be... ex-wife. Which goes to show when it comes to the future, it's not what you know that counts, it's what you do when you get there.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Chuck: They're showing Jaws one through four. Perfect. We're in time for Jaws III, that's in 3-D.

      A reference to the Jaws films - Jaws (1975), Jaws 2 (1978), Jaws 3-D (1983), and Jaws: The Revenge (1987).

    • Chuck: You can't let this gig be all consuming. Even Batman had a social life. You remember all those parties at Wayne Manor.

      A reference to the DC Superhero Batman.

    • Chuck: This isn't biology, this is Poltergeist.

      A reference to the Poltergeist film series.

    • Chuck: Houston, we have a problem.

      Chuck is quoting a line from the 1995 movie Apollo 13 starring Tom Hanks about the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, in which an explosion on board the spaceship puts the astronauts' lives in danger.