The Dead Zone

Season 2 Episode 5


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

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  • Suddenly Jonny doesn't only have things he touches, but people who've given him blood to contend with, one of whom is likely to die.

    This is kind of like one of those quirky X-Files episodes, where the story remains true, but the tongue is firmly in cheek. In short, and without that much spoiler, Jonny saves a child from a road accident but is injured himself and has to receive a much needed blood transfusion, in the form of Cryo Precipitate - so this is from at least six different people, each of whom's life he begins to experience over the next couple of weeks, until he realises that one of them is going to die at a specific time in a specific place. Only trouble is, he doesn't know which one.

    So the race is on to find all of the potential victims and work out which one they need to save. Cue a plethora of different characters (up until now having been played in the flashforwards by AMH), and a lot of tension, but above all comedy. It just rides the right level between being too comedic and too tense. In the way you know a romantic comedy film is likely to come out right in the end, you kind of know he'll manage to avert tragedy, but Jonny is really unsure about which person might be the one he's seen. This is not an episode that provides depth of thought or a need to worry about the end of the world. It's pure entertainment, has some very funny lines and scenes and some nice in-jokes to please the audience.

    Leaves you with a nice smile on your face.
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