The Dead Zone

Season 2 Episode 5


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



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Bruce: You know as the Talmud says, "Be as scrupulous in performing a minor commandment as a major one, for you know not the reward it will bring."

    • Bruce: Any mitzvah you do changes you, changes the world around you.

    • Bruce: Officer, you may not have heard about Johnny, but if you...
      Jack Webb-like Cop: I've heard. My sister thinks you're cute. Last year, she was into the Alligator Hunter guy.

    • Johnny: Oh, and I'm pregnant.
      Bruce: I can tell, you have that glow about you.

    • Johnny: Health food stores, health food stores are a great place to meet women. Healthy Women!

    • Johnny: Tell me it's not 2009.
      Bruce: It's not 2009.
      Johnny: Thank you.
      Bruce: It's 2011.
      Johnny: Have the Red Sox won the world series yet?

    • Mickey: (walking out of the store with his brother) I bet he doesn't even know Jennifer Lopez.
      Johnny: Yes, I do. We hang out all the time together, me and J-Lo.

    • Mickey: It's him!
      (Mickey and his brother, Tobey stare at Johnny in person and compare what they see to his picture in a tabloid magazine)
      Johnny: What's happening, guys?
      Mickey: (whispering) I see dead people!
      Johnny: (whispering) Cool!

  • Notes

    • The bookstore manager refers to Mr. Stephen King being worried. Stephen King wrote The Dead Zone in 1979. It was made into a movie in 1983 and is the basis for the program.

    • Aired on the "Sci-Fi Channel" on February 21, 2003

    • This episode was scheduled to air on 2/14/03 on the "Sci-Fi Channel," but Valley of the Shadow was reaired instead.

    • The production code of 2001 shows that this was the first episode filmed for the second season.

    • The 10 copies of the book that Jonah had in his hand, which made the Bookstore Manager happy that finally someone (Johnny) had purchased it was the novel version of the movie, Star Trek: Insurrection (1998). The screenplay was written by The Dead Zone's exec. producer/creator, Michael Piller. This seems to be a joke commenting on the movie receiving a very mix response from both critics and Star Trek fans.

    • Nicole de Boer and Chris Bruno are credited but do not appear.

  • Allusions

    • Jack Webb-like Cop: My sister thinks you're cute. Last year, she was into the alligator hunter guy.
      A reference to Steve Irwin, who was nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter" and hosted a television show by the same name. He was an iconic Australian television personality, wildlife expert and conservationist before his death in 2006, three years and seven months after this episode aired.