The Dead Zone

USA (ended 2007)




Episode Guide

    • Descent
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      As Walt begins to wonder what's between Johnny and his wife, Sarah, a group of teenagers disappear into an abandoned copper mine that was owned by Johnny's grandfather. Walt brings Johnny in to help with the rescue.
    • Unaired Pilot
      Unaired Pilot
      Season 0 - Episode 1
      The unaired pilot is an earlier version of the first two episodes of the series, "Wheel of Fortune," and "What It Seems." The main differences are that several scenes were re-filmed, and two actors (Reverend Purdy and Dana Bright) were later re-cast. See the episode review for more information.
    • Precipitate
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Johnny must stop a series of bad future visions based on the blood donations he receives from six different donors.
    • Visions
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      Johnny tries to determine who the mysterious hooded man in his visions are and aid him in the present, while determining more about what the future holds for him personally.
    • Deja Voodoo
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Johnny is forced into a series of changing visions to help a young woman he's romantically attracted to.
    • Tipping Point (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      The continuing strain of visions takes its toll on Johnny while he and Rebecca try to bring Stillson to justice for Rachel's murder, and Reverend Purdy confesses his sins.
    • Collision
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      While following a missing person's case of an eleven-year-old named Katie Mercer, Johnny's visions of the girl intercede with visions of the night of his crash nine years ago. He struggles with the help of Rebecca to relive and endure the night of his accident so that he could figure out where Katie is located as the intensity of the physical and emotional pain of his visions start to wear him down. As Johnny sorts out this strange intertwining of the past and present, he is led to the mysterious person that saved his life.moreless
    • Babble On
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Johnny has been getting visions of his dead father, who is apparently trying to warn him of some coming disaster.
    • Destiny
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      In the past Johnny Smith as a child and Greg Stillson, the son of a Bible salesman, briefly meet and Johnny has a future vision of danger. In the present Johnny has a vision of a restaurant graduation party tragedy and warns his employer, the father of a student. Stillson, now a Senatorial candidate being backed by Rev. Purdy, comes to town after the tragedy and Johnny gets visions of catastrophe in Stillson's wake. Johnny and Sarah get together while in flashback we see how Stillson has been a total bastard all of his life, and that Johnny came out of his coma just as Stillson was sworn in as state representative. When they meet at a rally Johnny shakes Stillson's hand and sees him as the source of catastrophe - Washington D.C. devastated by a nuclear holocaust.moreless
    • Wheel of Fortune
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Johnny Smith was leading an idyllic small-town life: working as a high school science teacher, engaged to the love of his life, Sarah, and being a devoted son to his widowed mother, Vera, who lives nearby. But after a near-fatal car accident puts him in a deep coma, Johnny awakens six years later to find everything has changed: Sarah is now is married to someone else, local sheriff Walt Bannerman; the child they are raising is actually Johnny's son and knows nothing about his real father; and Johnny's mother Vera has passed away, leaving Johnny's finances under the thumb of Reverend Purdy, an influential religious leader who is also his mother's former lover. But, most importantly, Johnny himself has changed: he now finds himself with the gift (or curse) of second sight. Through visions he sees with a simple touch, he becomes responsible for saving a nurse's little girl from a fire, helping his Vietnamese doctor reunite with the mother he thought was killed during the fall of Saigon, and now must prevent a local serial killer from striking again. Now Johnny is faced with the daunting task of coming to grips with his new powers - and navigating his way through his new life.moreless
    • Cabin Pressure
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Johnny and Rev. Purdy are traveling on a plane when Johnny gets a vision of the plane crashing and eventually determines that the pilot will put the plane into a dive as the engine explodes. He manages to convince the air marshal he's telling the truth but he sees the same vision of destruction compliments of the co-pilot and realizes both men are trying to save the plane. Using his gift Johnny determines the wings are covered with ice due to an instrument malfunction. When the co-pilot is injured Johnny is forced to take his seat and direct the pilot with his visions to take the proper steps to save the plane.moreless
    • Zion
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Johnny goes to the funeral of Bruce's father and somehow gives Bruce visions of what Bruce's life would have been like if he had never met Johnny.
    • Saved
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      When Stillson's girlfriend disappears, he must reluctantly turn to Johnny Smith for help in locating her.
    • Double Vision
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Johnny runs into an attractive psychic as they both try to find and stop a sniper.
    • Independence Day
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Johnny has a vision of a dead Bruce in a multi-car accident on the highway, but finds that his every effort to stop it only makes things worse.
    • Shaman
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      While travelling out in the wilderness Johnny is plagued by visions of a meteor hitting a mountain and people vanishing. To find out which mountain it is he goes out into the wilderness and injures his leg. Taking refuge in a cave, Johnny picks up a fragment and has a vision of an Indian shaman in the past...who can see Johnny as well.moreless
    • The Storm
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      In the aftermath of Kate's death, Johnny's friends stage an intervention to shake him out of his guilt, but as Bruce drives him to Purdy's lakeside resort, he senses a storm is brewing. Now Johnny is forced to try to come to terms with his destiny in order to save the people he loves.moreless
    • Ascent (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Walt ends up in a coma after the events of the previous episode, Johnny tries to use his powers to reach Walt in his mind and lead him back to consciousness. But while inside Walt's mind Johnny realizes that he is not the only outsider walking around Walt's memories. There is also a mysterious man trying to make Walt go into the light...moreless
    • The Hunting Party
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      Johnny tries to thwart the assassination of the Vice President and protect the man that Janus' secret conspiracy has set up to take the blame, but it soon becomes clear that Janus has his own plans to assure Stillson's ascension to the White House.
    • Denouement
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      In the sixth season finale, visions of Walt lead Johnny to an amazing discovery about his father Herb, and secrets from the past are exposed.
    • Descent (1)
      Descent (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      As Walt begins to wonder what's between Johnny and his wife Sarah, a group of teenagers disappear into an abandoned copper mine that was owned by Johnny's grandfather. Walt brings Johnny in to help with the rescue and Smith soon begins to get visions not only of the teens but of the miners who died in an incident in 1949 brought on by his grandfather's actions. The ghost miners seem to be striking back at Johnny and Walt is seriously injured. The teens are rescued but Johnny gets a vision of Walt's funeral as Walt is taken away in the ambulance. (To be continued)moreless
    • Unreasonable Doubt
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Johnny is summoned to jury duty on a murder trial. Johnny starts to get visions which lead him to believe the accused is innocent. He is the only not-guilty vote
    • Vanguard
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Johnny must help a former student, now a researcher for a plastics company, with a future of destruction setting off the doomsday of Johnny's visions.
    • What It Seems
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      With the help of his new friend Bruce, Johnny attempts to stop the Bangor Strangler from claiming another victim.
    • Cycle of Violence
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      While at the school Johnny gets a vision of a student going on a shooting spree and must find out who it is before it's too late.
    • Cold Hard Truth
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      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
    • Looking Glass
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Lawyer twins use Johnny to help prove his visions can be false and an invasion of privacy but Johnny believes his visions of a murder are real.
    • Plague
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      While at the science fair Johnny gets a disturbing vision of a group of children getting extremely ill. Johnny persuades Walt to quarantine the building and eventually the children begin to get sick. Johnny realizes that without his help the children will die, including JJ...
    • Finding Rachel (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Johnny attempts to piece together his visions to fill in the large gap of missing time in his memory in order to figure out what happened to one of Stillson's campaign volunteers who mysteriously disappeared while she was with him.
    • Broken Circle (2)
      Season 4 - Episode 1

      Johnny is forced to try and save Greg stopping Rebecca Caldwell from making a fatal mistake, even though it may cause nuclear armageddon.

    • The Siege
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Conrad Hurley, a disgruntled electrician fired by the town council, goes into the bank with a shotgun and a revolver, tries to rob it, and takes everyone present (including Sara) hostage. Waiting outside for Sara, Johnny gets a vision of a future massacre and goes in to try to alter the future he perceives. Guided by his visions and scrambling wildly to adapt to the altering futures he keeps seeing in which he dies, Sara dies, Conrad dies, and/or everyone dies each time he changes something, Johnny soon becomes Conrad's unlikely ally. Finally Johnny manages to earn Conrad's trust and manage to talk him into releasing the hostages and giving himself up.moreless
    • The House
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Johnny moves into his new house and starts having visions of a tub filled with blood. He also sees visions of his dead mother, and comes to believe that Rev. Purdy killed his mother. The facts seem to suggest that Purdy did indeed engage in a cover-up concerning the death of Johnny's mother. In a final confrontation Johnny touches Purdy and gains a vision of Purdy finding Johnny's mother dead by suicide. Realizing what the death of a child can drive a parent to do, he goes to the aid of a local neighbor girl whose brother died on a military mission and whose mother is preparing to kill herself.moreless
    • Heroes & Demons
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      An autistic boy makes his way to Johnny to "ask" him to help clear his father - a cop on death row for the murder of an undercover cop.
    • Valley of the Shadow
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      The season premiere finds Johnny still shaken by his Armageddon visions and growing increasingly obsessed with Stillson, whom he's secretly investigating. But another mystery draws him back into the public eye: a test of Johnny's powers by an adversary who is as obsessed with him as Johnny is with Stillson.
    • Finding Rachel (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Arrested for the murder of Rachel Caldwell, Johnny seeks the assistance of her sister, a reluctant Rebecca--who believes that he is guilty--and his friends to prove his innocence and help figure out what really happened to her.
    • Speak Now
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Johnny has a vision of himself interrupting a wedding, and becomes involved to determine why the marriage should or shouldn't be stopped, while dealing with the repercussions of Sarah's decision to abandon him and marry Walt.
    • Re-Entry
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      Johnny gets a vision of disaster on a private space mission and is forced to work with Stillson to save the crew.
    • Playing God
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      A wild old high school friend, Jason, comes to see Johnny seeking a vision of the future as he will be dying of a heart condition. Johnny sees him receiving a successful heart transplant and gives him the good news, but later gets a vision of Jason's sister Kate being killed in a driving accident and becoming the donor. Johnny later gets a vision of the other driver's license plate while Jason takes a turn for the worse, then sees a vision of him and Kate arguing which leads to her going out and getting in the accident. Johnny soon realizes even if he saves Kate and gets Jason a heart through Purdy's connections, someone else who would have received the heart will die. Johnny tracks down the drunk driver, Patrick Hanchin, and confronts him, but sees that if he stops Patrick from killing Kate, it will only lead to a later DUI accident with a school bus. Trapped in a web of fate where anything he does will make things worse, Johnny ends up provoking a fight with Kate and she dies and Jason lives, as he foresaw... but Jason learns from the experience.moreless
    • Netherworld
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Johnny ends up in a fantasy world (or vision?) when he wakes up one day to find himself married to Sarah and the father of her two children.
    • Dinner with Dana
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Dana is stalked by her ex-lover when she breaks off the relationship. Meanwhile, Johnny agrees to have dinner with Dana but is plagued by visions of her ex-lovers. Johnny also sees that she is going to be hit by a car sometime in the near future.
    • Shadows
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      Johnny must unravel a series of future visions of himself killing a man in revenge for the death of someone close to him.
    • Forbidden Fruit
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Johnny vows to find a way to stop Miranda from marrying Greg Stillson...before she ends up being killed. Meanwhile the mysterious Janus further insinuates himself into Stillson's and Purdy's lives.
    • Exile
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      Johnny goes to the aid of his psychic friend, but soon finds he's the one who needs help. Meanwhile, Sarah moves out of Johnny's house and goes to Stillson, who reveals information that sheds light on the events leading up to Walt's death.
    • Quality of Life
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Johnny returns to his old school as a substitute teacher and as a hockey coach. During practice, Johnny has a vision inside a player's heart that indicates he may have a serious heart condition. However, there is no medical evidence to support him. Johnny's vision of Todd, and his previous publicity, cause an outcry by the parents who demand that Johnny be fired.moreless
    • Into the Heart of Darkness
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      The Collector returns, seeking his revenge on Johnny. Now Johnny must race against time to save a newly pregnant Sara from his grasp.
    • Ambush
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      While further investigating Walt's death, Johnny determines a link between him and his successor, Anna Turner.
    • Symmetry
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      After Johnny is attacked, he begins to experience visions of his attacker's life and the life of one of the attacker's victims.
    • Total Awareness
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Johnny is pursued by both a mysterious government organization and a woman that the organization says has killed three other psychics and is now after Johnny.
    • Here There Be Monsters
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Johnny and Bruce drive into the small town of Hobb's Landing where Johnny gets a vision of himself being burned at the stake. He goes to the police and has a vision of the murder of a local girl. The police hold him on charges of witchcraft and he is sent to trial.moreless
    • The Outsider
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Johnny must stop the release of a new anti-wrinkle cream based on his vision of it causing birth defects in the future.
    • Articles of Faith
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Johnny helps in the investigation of a hate-crime committed by the son of a neo-Nazi, but soon has reason to believe the boy's confession may be false.
    • Scars
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      After learning Stillson's congressional rival, a long-time incumbent is a war veteran with a dark secret. Johnny ponders whether the truth is more important than Stillson's defeat.
    • Ego
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      Johnny investigates a psychiatrist after a vision shows her being shot, he uncovers several patients who would like her dead.
    • The Mountain
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      Johnny, Walt, Sarah, and JJ get involved in a search for $2 million on a missing plane.
    • Vortex
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      To save a child, Johnny infiltrates a compound belonging to a cult, but soon finds that the place is loaded with explosives and must stop a confrontation between the cult leader and the FBI before the entire place goes up.
    • The Man Who Never Was
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Isolating himself from a demanding public, Johnny gets visions of himself disappearing after making contact with something belonging to a shut-in, Jeffrey Grissom, brought in by his delivery man. Johnny briefly visits him and Grissom talks about wondering where his old home was, then Johnny returns the next day with information to find out Grissom and any trace of him have completely disappeared. Johnny is determined to follow up when he gets a vision of people removing Grissom and the new family moving in. Johnny gets visions of people going through his own home as well and gets close enough to the people following him to get a vision of Grissom in a new home and visits him there. Grissom reveals he is a retired spy kept buried by the U.S. government due to valuable knowledge in his head. The government show up to threaten Johnny and make him "vanish" as well but Johnny trumps them by calling in Dana and the media and having them all follow him and Grissom to his old home . . . where he disappears, escaping his government keepers.moreless
    • Revelations
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      A woman claiming to be Purdy's lost-long daughter arrives in Cleaves Mills. Johnny has a vision of the woman causing harm to Purdy, who ignores Johnny's warning. While investigating the woman, Johnny learns of Purdy's secret past.
    • Grains of Sand
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      When an immigrant woman dies, Johnny is determined to take care of her baby and reunite it with the father.
    • Outcome
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      Johnny must turn to a friend of Sarah's for help when he gets a vision of an imminent bus station bombing.
    • Dead Men Tell Tales
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Johnny becomes involved with the mob when his visions lead him to help a mobster whom he sees being gunned down.
    • Enemy Mind
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      While helping to track down a runaway, Jill, who is involved with drugs, Johnny is exposed to a drug that causes him to start getting weird (weirder than usual) visions. He insists on trying to find Jill, despite the concerns of Bruce and Sarah. Confusing matters further is that Jill's boyfriend is in trouble with his supplier. The boyfriend gets killed and Jill and Johnny go on the run. In the final showdown, Johnny manages to fight past his hallucinations and knock the drug dealer off a high ledge, while Jill is reunited with her mother.moreless
    • Coming Home
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      Johnny gets a vision of death concerning Sara's father, who is apparently being stalked by a "Shadow Man" who is preying on an old folks' community home.
    • Transgression
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      Johnny becomes involved in a murder case involving a young woman and demonic possession, where everything isn't as it seems.
    • The Collector
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      When a friend of Sara's goes missing, Johnny becomes involved trying to find her twisted abductor...before he kills the missing woman.
    • No Questions Asked
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Walt's past comes back to haunt him; Johnny helps Walt deal with his problems but Walt specifies there can be "no questions asked."
    • Numb
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      Sarah must take unexpected actions to save Johnny's life after he goes into a coma.
    • Still Life
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      A painter's daughter and model has disappeared and Johnny tries to help locate her, but is swept into a web of obsession and hidden secrets.
    • Big Top
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      Johnny visits an "Alice in Wonderland"-themed circus and becomes part of a ten year old murder. Johnny later realizes that J.J. may have inherited a part of his psychic powers.
    • Switch
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      Johnny is taking a train trip when he has a vision of someone throwing a woman from the train. Johnny goes to help and becomes romantically involved with her, but soon suspects that she's a fraud.
    • Heritage
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      Johnny views visions of his friends in danger at a festival. He believes he has averted the disaster, but a fire later claims two people — changing Johnny's life and the world's fate.
    • A Very Dead Zone Christmas
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Johnny prepares for a Christmas celebration and has to deal with a visit by Alex, an amnesiac Santa, three young brothers without a family, and... turducken.
    • The Inside Man
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      Johnny ends up taking the place of the inside man in a museum robbery to stop the crime and prevent several deaths, but soon finds he may have to help them escape to prevent innocent people from being killed.
    • Misbegotten
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Johnny is kidnapped by three women who take him to a haunted house - each has their own reasons. Penny is romantically obsessed with Johnny and wants to have his baby, Maddy plans on making a "Blair Witch" style Internet event and sell it to Rev. Purdy, and Anita is seemingly obsessed with the mystery of the family who was killed there. While Dana and Sara reluctantly go through the piles of "fan mail" that Johnny receives, Johnny himself unravels the mystery through his visions, and discovers that the young son Nicholas who survived is responsible...and that Anita is that boy, dressed as a woman. With the women's help the police arrive just in time as Anita/Nicholas goes berserk. Johnny manages to restrain her long enough to save his life and Anita is taken away.moreless
    • Instinct
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      A series of wild and domestic animal attacks lie at the heart of a mystery that Johnny must solve before the entire town is destroyed.
    • Drift
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      While on a trip to visit Bruce, Johnny views a racehorse being stolen in a vision. He also realizes that he may have lost the chance to reunite with Sarah and J.J. thanks to Stilson's efforts.
    • Panic
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Johnny is trapped in his house with J.J. and another neighborhood teen by vicious killers, and discovers a family secret while trying to keep one step ahead of the intruders.
    • The Last Goodbye
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Johnny gets a vision of a rock star who is believed to have died...but Johnny realizes he's still alive.
    • Interred
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      Johnny has a vision of a man who has been buried alive. Johnny, with the help of Turner, rushes to locate the man.
    • Enigma
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Johnny works to reunite two long lost loves who have not seen each other for more than 50 years. Johnny sees visions of their lives and love for each other.
    • Lotto Fever
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Johnny must deal with an angry man who got winning Lotto tickets from Johnny after meeting him... but is now frustrated with all the problems the money brought with it.
    • The Hunt
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      Johnny is recruited to help the CIA track down Osama Bin Laden.
    • The Combination
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      After Johnny sees a vision of a boxer dying in the ring, he sets out to try and save him. But soon it seems that Johnny may not be able to save this man as every vision Johnny has results in the boxer's death.