The Dead Zone

Season 2 Episode 5


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 09, 2003 on USA

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  • After an accident, Johnny is given a blood transfusion donated from 6 individuals. But after weeks of experiencing the lives of each the donors, he has a vision of one of them dying. Unfortunately he doesn't know how, nor whom, it will happen to.

    Another superb episode that sees Johnny thrust into the lives of not just one but six individuals and then does what he can to make sure they all live by the end of the day. It's an incredibly tense episode, especially as time runs out towards the end, but not just that, it's also very moving. Like the best Dead Zone episodes, within the space of one episode, the audience gets to know the guest character who Johnny is in charge of helping, so we care about the fate of the character, or in this case, characters. Although not all the characters are fully developed, such as the Biker and the oyster eating fat guy with the bad tie, but it's hard to pick fault with this small flaw when the rest of the episode is so strong. The fact that in the short space of 45 minutes, we as an audience care about characters we've just met such as Jonah (the aspiring writer) as well as the hopeless romantics Bob and Shari, is a testament to the writing of the show. The episode also has a perfect ending, one heart-warming and optimistic, showing how one good deed can go a long way into affecting the lives of people around you.