Stephen King's Dead Zone: Season 2, Episode 11

Playing God (30 Mar. 2003)
"The Dead Zone" Playing God (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
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A wild and immature old high school friend, Jason Moore, comes to see Johnny, Sarah, and their friends for a high school reunion. Jason however reveals that he's dying from a terminal heart... See full summary »

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A wild and immature old high school friend, Jason Moore, comes to see Johnny, Sarah, and their friends for a high school reunion. Jason however reveals that he's dying from a terminal heart condition and asks for a vision of his future. 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 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 decides on a painful choice to allow fate to run its course. Written by Anonymous

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While Johnny (Anthony Michael Hall) and Kate (Ally Sheedy) are walked down the hall and she reveals that she had a crush on him in high school, he disagrees, saying that he was a "skinny little nerd" and that she was into the "head-banging guys" in those days. In The Breakfast Club (1985) she played a head-banger, he played a skinny nerd. See more »

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Patrick Hanchin: Do you have a social problem or some form of Tourette's?
Johnny Smith: Just making conversation.
Patrick Hanchin: This is a bar. You want conversation, go to a Starbucks.
Johnny Smith: What about bar stool philosophy?
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Johnny Smith: Guess I do have a problem, though.
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Performed by A Flock of Seagulls
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Patrick Hanchin - very cool!
28 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love that Patrick Hanchin (hope i spelled his last name right!) was cast in this episode! He seemed so familiar, and then it dawned on me that he was the JANITOR from "Breakfast Club"!! And i'm glad that he got a few funny lines. Good stuff in the bar.

This could have seemed like a ton of annoying stunt casting, but Hanchin and Ally Sheedy were both really good and believable in their roles. I have to write ten lines here, but anything else is going to put me in Spoilerville, and i won't do that!

Ummm.... "Do you have Tourette's or some other social problem?" - his first line - and they continue being interesting and funny. And you know, i would have taken his keys when he got that stinking drunk, but hey, that's just me.

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