The Dead Zone

10 Worst Episodes of The Dead Zone

Johnny Smith discovers he has developed psychic abilities after a coma.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 12, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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#10 - Instinct (Season 3 - Episode 10)

A series of wild and domestic animal attacks lie at the heart of a mystery that Johnny must solve before the entire town is destroyed.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 23 votes.

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#9 - No Questions Asked (Season 3 - Episode 6)

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Walt's past comes back to haunt him; Johnny helps Walt deal with his problems but Walt specifies there can be "no questions asked."

The episode was rated 7.38 from 26 votes.

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#8 - The Combination (Season 2 - Episode 18)

Johnny tries to prevent a boxer from dying in the ring.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 19 votes.

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#7 - Looking Glass (Season 3 - Episode 7)

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Lawyer twins use Johnny to help prove his visions can be false and an invasion of privacy but Johnny believes his visions of a murder are real.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 23 votes.

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#6 - Re-Entry (Season 6 - Episode 3)

Johnny gets a vision of disaster on a private space mission and is forced to work with Stillson to save the crew.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 26 votes.

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#5 - Ego (Season 6 - Episode 2)

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Johnny investigates a psychiatrist after a vision shows her being shot, he uncovers several patients who would like her dead.

The episode was rated 7.32 from 25 votes.

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#4 - Playing God (Season 2 - Episode 11)

A wild old high school friend, Jason, comes to see Johnny seeking a vision of the future as he will be dying of a heart condition. Johnny sees him receiving a successful heart transplant and gives him the good news, but later gets a vision of Jason's sister Kate being killed in a driving accident and becoming the donor. Johnny later gets a vision of the other driver's license plate while Jason takes a turn for the worse, then sees a vision of him and Kate arguing which leads to her going out and getting in the accident. Johnny soon realizes even if he saves Kate and gets Jason a heart through Purdy's connections, someone else who would have received the heart will die. Johnny tracks down the drunk driver, Patrick Hanchin, and confronts him, but sees that even if Johnny stops him from killing Kate, he'll hit a school bus. Trapped in a web of fate where anything he does will make things worse, Johnny ends up provoking a fight with Kate and she dies and Jason lives, as he foresaw . . . but Jason learns from the experience.

The episode was rated 7.32 from 22 votes.

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#3 - Vortex (Season 5 - Episode 8)

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To save a child, Johnny infiltrates a compound belonging to a cult, but soon finds that the place is loaded with explosives and must stop a confrontation between the cult leader and the FBI before the entire place goes up.

The episode was rated 7.23 from 22 votes.

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#2 - Switch (Season 6 - Episode 6)

Johnny is taking a train trip when he has a vision of someone throwing a woman from the train. Johnny goes to help and becomes romantically involved with her, but soon suspects that she's a fraud.

The episode was rated 7.08 from 25 votes.

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#1 - Panic (Season 5 - Episode 3)

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Johnny is trapped in his house with J.J. and another neighborhood teen by vicious killers, and discovers a family secret while trying to keep one step ahead of the intruders.

The episode was rated 7.08 from 25 votes.

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