The Dead Zone

Season 2 Episode 10

Dead Men Tell Tales

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 16, 2003 on USA
8.3
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Johnny becomes involved with the mob when his visions lead him to help a mobster whom he sees being gunned down.

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  • Johnny unexpectedly becomes involved with the mob after he warns a mobster that he is going to be killed.

    9.0
    A surprisingly good episode which has quite a lot to it, a standalone story which not only gives Walt and Sarah a good part in proceedings, but also features Greg Stillson, the guy we love to hate.

    The focal point of the episode revolves around Johnny narrating to Walt the story about his recent involvement with the mob. Its this aspect of the episode that is most interesting and is reminiscent of the classic film noir movies of the forties, it’s a pity that the episode didn’t pay homage to those classic stories by perhaps being shown in black and white. Of course, the black and white colouring would look out of place in other parts of the episode where the mob story isn’t the primary feature. Yes this episode has other layers too – it is not just a standalone tale for Johnny, but actually ties Greg Stillson into the plot. As well as getting deeper into the Stillson character, the episode also makes good use of both the Walt and Sarah characters. The series tends to have the habit of letting some of the regulars slip; in fact it’s rare where each and every regular appears and has a substantial part, and this episode is no exception as Bruce, Purdy and Dana are nowhere to be seen, but at least the characters who do appear are used properly. Still, in the end it isn’t Johnny, Walt, Sarah or Greg that are the stars of this episode, it’s Mickey – the guy who gets killed because of Johnny’s intervention, but who, despite not sounding like the brightest fellow, had his heart in the right place and did what he did for love. In all, this is a strong episode that has some memorable moments, a fine score and a moving story at the core.moreless
  • I could barely understand what was going on.

    8.1
    Normally you can follow an episode of the Dead Zone very easily but at parts this episode totally lost me. For starters it was very predicable and slow moving. I think this was a very bad episode the Dead Zone is a great show and episodes like this don't help with the credibility. So although at parts the episode was bad some of it was ok. I liked how Johnny was resposible for the death of the man and how at the beginning of the episode the writers trcik the audience into beliving that Johnny actually did it. So overall i thought this was a filler episode althought it did explore a little about Greg Stillson it was nowhere near enough. I hope the next episode is better,moreless
  • Well it was a good episoide and put jonny in a difficult situation

    7.2
    Well that the problem when u have vision, u just don't know whether guy u have a vision is a good guy or bad guy in this case he got involoved with the mob. i thought this was a very good episoide it shows how jonny can handle his visions quite well and the fact that he could save 1 person and kill another person. Still he did save that women and i kinda of confused why bannerman had him in custody since he didn't do anything, i liked how it was told as a story instead of an episoide where things are happening. Still i got to see this all turns out.moreless
William MacDonald

William MacDonald

Cathan Donnegal

Guest Star

Niesha Trout

Niesha Trout

Nina

Guest Star

Brannoch Moon

Brannoch Moon

Mickey Doyle

Guest Star

Sean Patrick Flanery

Sean Patrick Flanery

Greg Stillson

Recurring Role

Jim Francis

Jim Francis

Sonny Elliman

Recurring Role

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