The Dead Zone

Season 3 Episode 4

Cold Hard Truth

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jun 27, 2004 on USA
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Cold Hard Truth
Johnny comes to the aid of shock jock Jack Jericho after the latter is severely beaten by angry listeners. Johnny, a frequent victim of Jack's rantings, is concerned that the radio host's self-destructive behavior may lead to his death. Meanwhile, Johnny attempts to help Walt and Sarah with J.J., who is having problems at school and at home.moreless

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  • Les Coll

    After feeling connected to the characters over past seasons this episode culminated with one of the most heartwarming dead zone scenes ever. Don't be too quick to judge others until you know what they have been through
  • A heart warming episode.

    So finally after the better part of three years JJ finally finds out that Johnny is his real father. It was a very emotional scene but i loved it. I felt a little bad for Walt and i wonder where this story will lead. The main story to this episode was about a hated radio presenter who is going to kill himself. Johnny spends most of the episode working out how he will kill himself and he tries to talk him down. I really loved all of this episode and i hope to see more like this in the future. So far this has been a fantastic season.moreless
Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Jack Jericho

Guest Star

C. Ernst Harth

C. Ernst Harth

Tiny The Biker

Guest Star

Raugi Yu

Raugi Yu

Mitchell Nozawa

Guest Star

Spencer Achtymichuk

Spencer Achtymichuk

Little Johnny Bannerman

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Jack: You tell me that you have satellite and high-def, and I will take back every bad thing I have ever said about you.
      Johnny: Satellite, no HD.
      Jack: You're a moron and a hoax, man.

    • Jack: Sheriff Bannerman can't seem to solve a case without calling in his human Oiuja board Johnny Smith. You know, pretty soon when you dial 911 around here, you're gonna get the Psychic Friends Network.

    • Intern: If he falls asleep and there's swelling, there's a chance that he could end up in a coma.
      Jack: Coma? You mean I could wake up with psychic powers? (grabs the Intern's arm) I see a malpractice suit in your future.

    • Johnny: If you jump, who's gonna tell us the cold, hard truth? Think of your fans--if you do this, they won't have anyone to hate.

    • Johnny: So this is your secret place, huh? I've got one, too.
      JJ: You do?
      Johnny: Yep.
      JJ: Is it on your roof?
      Johnny: Now, if I told you, it wouldn't be a secret, would it?

  • NOTES (3)


    • Jack:'re gonna get the Psychic Friends Network.
      This was a popular (and often ridiculed) pay telephone service of the late 1990s where callers were offered psychic advice. Dionne Warwick hosted many television commercials for the service.

    • Jericho: I refuse to belong to any club that would have me as a member.
      Paraphrasing a famous quote from Groucho Marx