Early Edition

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Sep 28, 1996 on CBS
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Episode Summary

After being kicked out of his house by his wife, Gary Hobson is forced to move into a hotel room. It's a regular Monday morning, apart from a mysterious newspaper that is delivered to his door by an even more mysterious Orange cat. At first Gary doesn't pay much attention to the newspaper, but after a while he realises that it isn't a regular newspaper, it's tomorrow's newspaper.moreless

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  • Great Start

    This is a great episode and kicks starts one of the most underrated tv shows ever. The set up to the show is brilliant, and any show that makes you dream and wonder what you would do if it happened to you. The acting is decently tight and all of the characters are pretty interesting. Sure the annoying jackass boss is a bit of a cliche but what can you do? You gotta love Gary going to town at the race track because you know the first thing ninety percent of people would do is exactly that. Chuck is used especially well as an foil to Gary's good nature, and there's even a cameo by the Scrubs janitor!moreless
  • First Great Episod

    Like we See This show woes Great from the First Episod

    I wily like to Watch this Episod Over and Over The Pilot Show Many Info about Gary hobson life And the way that the Cat and the Paper Get to is Life I like this episod beacuse the way that gary unterstand why the paper come to am and what he need to do the end is very funny ary think that He get is life back and finihs is job with the paper then He find that is not done any thing

    Well this What I have to Say that The Show start at the Right Footmoreless
Milo O'Shea

Milo O'Shea


Guest Star

Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman

Detective Tagliatti

Guest Star

Marc Vann

Marc Vann

Phil Pritchard

Guest Star

Ron Dean

Ron Dean

Detective Marion Zeke Crumb

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Newspaper Headlines:

      Tuesday, November 12
      - President Okays Trade Talks: NAFTA Treaty Subject of Meetings
      - Bulls Beat Magic by 10: Jordan scores 36 points
      - Wheat Jumps +30 In Heavy Trading
      - Homeless Man Wins $23 Million Lottery
      - City Board of Education In Trouble Again

      Wednesday, November 13
      - Local News Dealer Accident Victim

      Thursday, November 14
      - 9 Killed in Bank Holdup changes to 10 Die in Holdup
      - Tragedy "Could have Been Prevented" Say Police
      - Holdup
      - Safety A Concern In City's Buildings
      - Sharks Versus Rangers

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Marissa: Good morning, Gary.
      Gary: How do you always know it's me?
      Marissa: That's easy. Got a nose for gabardine.

    • Chuck: (closing monologue) There are no explanations, of course. But that's nothing new. Magic's like life, mostly unexpected. Which means, newspaper or not, you can never be sure what's around the corner, or what you'll do when you find it.

    • Chuck: (opening monologue) What if you knew, beyond a doubt, what was going to happen tomorrow? Sure, I know it's crazy. But what if you did? Whether you'd be rich, or poor. A hero, or a loser. Lucky in love, unlucky in life. What would you do? What if, by some magic, you found the power to really change things? People, events, maybe even your life. Would you even know where to start? Maybe you can't know... until it happens.

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