Early Edition: Season 3, Episode 18

Fate (20 Mar. 1999)

TV Episode  |  PG  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Gary has problems dealing with being unable to save someone, which leads to The Paper predicting Gary's death.



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Episode cast overview:
Billie Worley ...
Patrick Quinn (credit only)
Henry Paget (credit only)
Marissa Clark (as Shanésia Williams)
Michael Whaley ...
Battalion Chief
Ricardo Gutiérrez ...
Kent Reed ...
Transient Jeremiah Xavier Mason
Guy Van Swearingen ...
Joe Kaplan ...
US&R Officer
Cynthia Baker ...
Emilia Mason


Gary has problems dealing with being unable to save someone, which leads to The Paper predicting Gary's death.

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi





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Very emotional
8 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the most, if not THE most, emotional episodes of Early Edition. I'll just say you'll have a hard time watching this episode without almost crying. In some ways, it's cool think about getting tomorrow's newspaper today, but as this episode shows, it's not always a great thing. Gary tries to save 12 people from an apartment fire and thinks he saves everyone, but there was 1 man who was hiding on the roof of the apartment complex. Gary attempts to save him by using a ladder as a bridge to a building next door. Sadly, the guy falls off the ladder and Gary tries to pull him up but couldn't hold on. The rest of the day, Gary kicks himself over failing to save the transient, Jeremiah. The next day, when the paper comes, Gary throws it out of the window because he wants nothing to do with it anymore. Later in the day, Gary attends Jeremiah's funeral. Just as Gary's about to leave, Lucius Snow shows up and tells him he forgot his paper. Gary is shocked to find out that his own obituary shows up in the paper. He dies in a building collapse. Marissa and Erica beg him not to go to the building where the collapse occurs, but if he doesn't, a couple who sneak into the building will end up getting killed. Gary promises his friends that he won't go, but he feels he has to. When the building collapses, while waiting for rescue, Lucius shows up again and tells Gary to think about the people he has saved and not the ones he couldn't save. As great as this episode was, I think it should have been saved for the series finale.

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