The Dead Zone

Season 5 Episode 2

Independence Day

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jun 25, 2006 on USA



  • Trivia

    • It is supposed to be a swelteringly hot day, yet in the scene just before John discovers that the policeman is in fact the escaped convict, the road behind him is clearly wet as though its been raining.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • This episode marks Chris (Walt) Bruno's directorial debut. Chris Bruno himself does not appear in the episode, although Dylan Bruno is his real-life brother.

  • Allusions

    • Radio's Voice: And remember that the love you take is equal to the love you make.
      The phrase is part of the lyrics of The Beatles' song named The End. This is the penultimate song of the album Abbey Road. The song was mainly composed by Paul McCartney (Altough is credited as Lennon/McCartney) and features Ringo Starr's only drum solo (He hated to make solos), it also contained solos by the other members of the band: Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison.
      The line And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make, according to the fans captures the essence of the philosophical message of The Beatles.