The Dead Zone

Season 3 Episode 8

Speak Now

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 01, 2004 on USA

Episode Recap

Johnny is attending a marriage presided over by Rev. Purdy and gets up to register his objection. We realize he's in a vision as he shakes the hand of the groom, Alex, and Johnny questions Sarah about the bride, Maria, who is her friend. He decides to find out why he would interfere and eventually gets several visions of a one-armed man stalking the family –the bride's first husband Bryan Hampton, believed missing while on a medical mission overseas. Johnny determines that Bryan didn't die and is being held by the rebels, who faked is death. As he prepares to tell Maria, she tells him that both she and Bryan were working on Johnny while he was in his coma. He also gets a vision from her of Johnny telling her that Bryan's alive, and then Bryan committing suicide. Purdy works with the State Department to get Bryan back but plans to continue the wedding. He believes Johnny may be getting too personally involved because of the situation with Walt and Sarah. Johnny and Sarah fight over whether to tell Maria about Bryan, and Johnny questions whether Sarah would have waited for him under the same circumstances, upsetting her. When touching an item of Maria's given to him by Sarah, he gets a vision of Sarah at his bed during his coma and realizes what she went through, and Bryan advising her that Johnny is gone. The wedding goes ahead and . . . Sarah objects, telling Maria about Bryan after considering what she went through. After considerable discussion the couple decide to go ahead and continue the marriage. But then the new husband, Alex, backs out believing it's wrong. Johnny confronts Maria and gets a vision of Bryan being successfully rescued. She asks him to help and he declines, reassuring her that she has to follow her heart. Maria and Alex later get married with Bryan's blessing. And Johnny and Sarah resolve their issues over his time in the coma and her decision...and what she would have done differently.
(Copyright 2004 Steve Crow)