The Dead Zone

Season 2 Episode 9

The Man Who Never Was

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

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  • The episode's quality is entirely due to Robert Culp

    I only started watching The Dead Zone because it's being rerun right after reruns of Dead Like Me. I often turn it off--but I kept watching this one when I saw that Robert Culp was the guest star.

    That's partly because Culp is such a skilled actor. But there's also another reason. Those of us old enough to be watching TV back in the 1960s remember Culp as spy Kelly Robinson in I Spy. Thus, we are able to draw on that three-year show as a back story for the character in this episode. And that provides a resonance that makes the story more affecting, as we see this portrayal of what the latter years of such a spy's life might be like.

    The show couldn't have made a better choice of actor than Robert Culp to play the role of Jeffrey Grissom.
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