The Dead Zone s01e01 Episode Script

Wheel of Fortune

Skate to the open ice, guys.
Come on now.
All right, attaboy.
|Attaboy, guys.
Move it around.
|Move the puck, guys.
No standing around.
|Move to an open space.
Hey, Sarah watch this.
Hey, watch it, kid! No, no.
No, don't go.
No, don't go there.
|No.
No, just leave it.
No, no, don't go.
Move, guys.
|Give him room.
Just leave it.
|Just leave it there.
Leave what where,|fella? What happened? You hit your head.
It hurts.
Yeah, I bet.
Listen, I need you|to go with Coach Miller.
He'll take you|by the hospital, okay? Okay, you guys,|that's enough hockey for today.
It's getting slick|out there anyway.
Let's go.
That was a pretty good|practice today.
We are looking very good.
Hold my legs!|Hold my legs! Where the hell is he?! I can't see him!|Where is he? He's here.
|He's right here.
Pull me back.
|Pull me back.
Pull.
Pull me back.
|Pull, pull, pull.
Give me my skate.
Break! Break! Break! Come here, come here.
Pull.
|Pull! Pull! God pull! Just leave it there.
Guess they didn't hear you.
People, when we look|at a tree from below, we see bunches of leaves, without composition, without organization, randomly spread|all over the branches.
But nothing in nature|is random.
From above, we can see that each leaf has chosen|the absolute perfect position on the tree to gain|exposure to sunlight.
This is nature's tapestry,|people.
And it absolutely|never fails to astonish.
Mr.
Smith? Ah, Mr.
Pelson.
We're here learning|about photosynthesis today.
We're also going to learn|about insurance today if you don't get down|from there right now.
Okay, I just wanted them|to see the tree from the sun's|point of view, sir.
# Bum bum bum bum|bum bum bum bum # # Bum bum bum bum|bum bum bum # # Bum bum bum|bum bum bum # # Mr.
Sandman # # Bring me a dream # # Make him the cutest|that I've ever seen # # Give him two lips|like roses and clover # - # And tell him #|- Oh my God.
Ms.
Bracknell, you got to see this.
This is where it|all started right up in the trees.
Know what I mean? It would make me feel better|about paying the electric bill if you used the classroom|once in a while.
Dave, they will never|look at a tree the same way again.
|I promise.
I'm sure glad you're not|Lars the janitor.
- Lars was just here.
|- Hmm.
He doesn't kiss|nearly as well as you do.
- Open your mouth.
|- What? Open your mouth! What is that, tangerine? Satsuma mandarin.
|Your taste of the day.
Everybody should experience|a new taste everyday.
- Tomorrow|- Don't I want you|to surprise me.
Keep surprising me,|Sarah.
You ready? Ooh, hello, Mrs.
Bracknell.
Busted.
Very impressive.
|Please extend my compliments to the janitorial staff|for their stocked inventory.
Aren't you late for a diploma?|Get out of my hallway.
# To never ever # # Can I # Today's|self-appointed architects, the conglomerates|and the moneychangers who worship gold even as they tear down|every holy tradition, infiltrating our governments,|our universities, the media.
Listen to what Founding Father|and our second President John Adams wrote.
"Our Constitution|was made only for a moral " Johnny, I didn't hear|the front door.
Trying to boost|your ratings again? Never hurts to try|to see ourselves as others do.
Gene,|have you see my glasses? I can't find them any|Johnny.
Mother.
Have you checked|the kitchen near the phone? No, I didn't.
I thought you were going|to the carnival - with Sarah tonight.
|- I am.
I'm on my way to pick her up.
|I thought I'd stop by and talk you|into joining us.
I didn't realize|you had company.
You are welcome|to join us, Reverend.
I promise not to take you|anywhere near the hootchie-cootchie shows.
The hootchie-cootchie shows|are my bread and butter.
Without sin,|no one would need me.
How do you do that? He seems to have a knack|for finding anything I lose.
Thanks for the invitation but we've got so much|to do for tomorrow.
Your mother's been a godsend|to the Alliance.
Oh, yes, I know.
Good night, Mother.
Stay away from|the hootchie-cootchie shows.
I'll try.
|I will try.
He walks 10 miles|on his hands.
He can bite a silver dollar|in half.
He's the one,|the only Ever wonder why Reverend Purdy|makes you so uncomfortable? Beside the fact that he's soaking|my mom for a ton of money? I don't know,|I just get one of those feelings whenever I'm|around that guy.
They're not always right,|your feelings.
Your mom's no fool.
I'm sure she knows what|she's doing with her money.
And besides, he's probably|really good in bed.
I wouldn't know|and I wouldn't want to know.
This is a rip-off.
- Come on, Austin.
|- No, the whole thing is rigged.
State certified, son.
|We run an honest game.
You set tough odds|against winning, don't you? - You his family?|- Teachers at his school.
Look, the odds are posted.
Maybe the young man here could use|a little tutoring in math.
Nothing personal here.
All right, don't be shy.
|Get lucky.
- You have any money left?|- No.
I'll stake you.
Oh, a whole quarter.
Tonight's big spender,|ladies and gentlemen.
Well, well, well,|what have we here? Shall we go? Let's give her a spin|and see what happens.
- Feeling lucky tonight?|- Feeling very lucky tonight.
Let's see what happens.
# In the hall|when you go crying # # For the man # Twice is luck,|once is a fluke.
- Okay, we'll let it ride.
|- "Let it ride," he says.
# But they catch you|at the water # # And the mourners|are all singing # # As they drag you|by your feet # # But the hangman|isn't hanging # # And they put you|on the street # # You go back, Jack,|do it again # # Wheel turning|round and round # # You go back, Jack,|do it again # In nine years, I've never|seen a run like that.
Never.
Nothing personal.
Yeah.
The wheel's closed.
I believe that's mine.
Put the rest|in a college fund, okay? Two? Three? Come on,|give me a number.
Don't you get|any kind of feeling at all when we're|like this? Yeah, I have|all sorts of nice feelings.
I'm starting to have one|of those feelings right about now.
Johnny, come on.
|I want to know.
How many kids|are we gonna have? I see How about our own|family hockey team? Oh don't put your money|on that one, pal.
I don't want to wait.
|I want to elope.
Think about it,|30 years from now, I'll be that old,|funny biology teacher.
You'll be headlining|at the Grand Ole Opry.
Think about what a pair|we'll make.
I can't believe it.
It's just all happening|so fast.
Fast? Sarah,|I've loved you all my life.
You sure took your time|making your move.
I wanted to ask you|to junior prom, but I was so intimidated by your newly-developed|breasts.
What? Come here, let's make a hockey team.
Hey, listen, why don't I go|rent us some movies for a rainy afternoon? Love you.
The wheel of fortune turns.
Round and round|it goes.
Where it stops,|no one knows.
Good morning, Mr.
Cavis, and how are we|feeling today? Are we ready for|our sponge bath, Mr.
Smith? I know you thought|I'd never ask.
Anyway, after this, I'm gonna give you|a nice smooth shave.
Lord, you're awake! Something's wrong.
It's okay,|you were in an accident.
Dr.
Tran,|room 14, stat! There's no bandages.
- No, no, you look fine.
|- What happened? I can't believe it.
Look who's here.
|Johnny's awake.
It's very good|to meet you, Johnny.
I'm Dr.
Tran.
Am I|am I okay? You're in a long-term|hospital care facility.
You sustained|some serious brain damage.
As opposed|to unserious brain damage? I can't move my legs.
With physical therapy|you'll be fine.
The muscles have atrophied.
Atrophied? Atrophied? Atrophied? Doctor, last night|I was in a car.
You've been in a coma|for six years.
Six years? We had very little hope|you'd ever awaken, let alone retain any sort|of cognitive abilities.
Your condition|was complicated by scar tissue|from an earlier injury, perhaps suffered in childhood?|Do you recall? There'll be plenty of time|for questions later.
We need to run tests|as soon as possible.
Elaine, why don't you|clean him up and let's get started? Welcome back.
Don't you go feeling|embarrassed or anything.
I've been washing you|head-to-toe for six years now.
I hope this|isn't too hot.
There's still time.
|There's still time.
What? There's still time.
|Maggie! - Maggie.
|- That's my daughter's name.
- How do you know that?|- Your daughter's screaming! Maggie! Maggie! Somebody help her.
There's been a gas explosion|in your house and your babysitter's hurt.
Your babysitter's hurt.
|Hurry! Oh, Dr.
Tran.
The patient was asking|about his mother and fiancee.
His mother's dead.
I'd rather not tell him|right away.
Check his admission records|for the fiancee's name.
- We should try to find her.
|- Okay.
The little girl's safe.
The neighbor looked out|the window when Elaine called and smoke was coming|out of the house.
Doc, what's happening|to me? The house is|only a mile away.
Maybe you heard the fire engine|that had been dispatched? But I called her daughter|by her name.
Elaine talks about Maggie|to all her patients.
The body doesn't stop working|when you're in a coma.
I was in the little girl's|bedroom, Doctor.
Your brain is still trying|to cope with severe trauma.
There'll be consequences|and this may just be one a vivid hallucination.
A hallucination that just|happened to come true? The mind is not|really precognitive.
It plays tricks occasionally|to make us think so.
We know less about the brain|that any other organ.
What seems clear is that your brain|has found a new way to work.
It's taking a detour|around the damage and tapping into a region of the brain|humans don't normally use to handle|sensory perception.
In anyone else, this part of the brain might be|considered a dead zone.
In your brain, the dead zone is suddenly|very much alive.
He die here.
Please.
Take to America.
I can't.
|There's no more room.
- We're not allowed.
|- He die here.
John Johnny!|What's wrong? Please|he die here.
All right.
We gotta move.
|We got orders.
That's it, let's go.
She's alive.
|Your mother's alive.
My mother was killed|by communist mortar fire in April 1975|during the fall of Saigon.
No, I'm telling you,|she's alive.
She's alive.
Doc, what's happening|to me? What happening to me? I'll give you something|to help you rest.
No, no,|I want Sarah.
I want Sarah.
It's 10 to 8:00.
|You're going to be late.
Not tuna fish again.
You love my tuna fish.
I trade it|with other kids at school, but the value goes down|with the same thing every day.
You trade my tuna fish? For what? Good stuff.
He trades my tuna fish.
Don't trade|your mother's tuna fish.
Tuna fish, backpack, go.
What's wrong? Another woman's body|was found in North County.
Looks like we got|a serial killer out there.
I want you inside|before it gets dark, okay? Oh, I was suppose|to go by the school tonight to pick up some things.
I'm serious.
All right, sport.
|Let's go.
Hello? My maiden name|was Bracknell, yes.
Why? Steven, thank you.
|Good morning.
Schedule a meeting|of the Political Action Committee to go over the candidates|in the mid-term elections.
I want them|to meet Greg Stillson.
He's an impressive young man|running for Congress in the second district.
Mike, I'm so sorry|to keep you waiting.
I can't think|of a nicer place to wait.
You've done|remarkable things here.
We've done|remarkable things here.
God knows,|without your legal counsel, none of this|would be possible.
In that regard, there's news|about Vera Smith's son.
Well, we knew it was just|a matter of time.
We'll hold the services here,|of course.
He's regained|consciousness.
I believe the National Party is going in directions|that are not Let me get this straight.
|They elected a wrestler as governor? Oh yeah.
- Step left.
|- Okay.
Who's president now? George Bush.
Step right.
George Bush?|Bush again? The son.
|Long, long story.
Damn, you missed OJ too,|didn't you? OJ, OJ.
|OJ Simpson? - Yeah.
|- Let me guess.
Ambassador to the UN? Not exactly.
Listen, enough, man.
I'm tired.
Come on,|give me one more - Don't, I told you.
|- What? Look, how am I supposed|to do rehab on you without touching you,|Big John? I give one heck|of a deep tissue massage.
That's okay.
I told you I'm not much|of a message person, all right? Come on, man,|I'm tired.
What else? Um Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds|set new home run records.
A brother is the baddest golfer|to ever play the game, name of Tiger Woods.
We landed on Mars,|cloned a sheep, Bill Clinton was busted|for getting head in the Oval Office|from a 22-year-old intern, and Regis Philbin|is the biggest star in prime time.
Right.
I had brain damage,|I'm not stupid, okay? Come on,|give me one more - Don't worry about the water.
|- What about the water? He has been having|some delusional episodes.
Poor boy's brains were spread|over the side of the road.
We could scarcely expect|anything else.
I think you'll be surprised|how well he's doing.
I want him to have|the best therapy available.
The Faith Heritage Alliance|is prepared to support him if he has to stay here|the rest of his life.
It's the least we can do|after everything Vera did for us.
A week ago I would have said|that was likely.
Today, I'm not so sure.
But if he's delusional We don't know|how serious it is yet.
We may be able to treat|his condition through drugs|or psychotherapy.
Matter of fact, I was just about|to run an experiment with him.
Experiment? To see if we can observe|how his brain - process these delusions.
|- May I watch? Actually, it would|be better if Doctor, I am the boy's|legal guardian, and I guess|it would be accurate to say that I am paying|for this experiment.
We're ready for you, Doctor.
Maybe afterwards,|Johnny and I can sit down, make some plans|for his future.
Allison, Reverend Purdy will be|joining you in the observation room.
Will you show him|the way? Thank you.
|Please.
Goodness, what are|all those wires for? We're gonna monitor|his brain activity.
After what the boy's|been through it's amazing there's any|activity left to measure.
It's a bona fide miracle, right before our eyes.
- Is everything ready?|- Yes, Doctor.
Johnny I'd like you to meet my uncle,|my mother's brother.
Yesterday you told me|she was alive, remember? My uncle was with her|in Saigon when she died.
Yes,|many were killed that day.
I saw my sister die|in front of my eyes.
What you saw|was not real.
Your brain is struggling|to distinguish real sensory input from these fantasies|or dream images.
This is probably a result It was a different woman.
The woman you saw killed|was not your sister.
Bruce, tomorrow, really.
|I'm too tired.
Yo, Mr.
Rip Van Winkle, you've been asleep|for the last six years.
I barely got six hours|of sleep last night, so I don't want to hear|any complaints about being tired, all right? Johnny.
As you can see,|I put on my tux.
You look fine.
I didn't know|if I should come but I really|wanted to.
I'm really glad|you did.
You still teaching? Subbing now and then.
I left to do something|with my music.
- Oh, good for you.
|- Yeah.
I wrote a couple|of country songs.
But uhm it didn't work out.
So much for being|the next Shania.
Shania Twain.
Oh, um she's|a big country music star.
I'll bring you|one of her CDs.
Do you know|what CDs are? Yeah.
CDs were around|back then.
Yeah, I thought I wasn't sure.
Wow, it's so pretty here.
Don't you hate|talking to sick people? Don't please.
You never know|what to say.
Just try and be cheerful,|I guess, right? Oh God, Johnny.
You bought a house? How did you know? Well, it stands to reason after six years.
Do you have a family now,|Sarah? You must've gotten married|by now.
Honey, will you|help me out with this? The laundry put|so much starch in the collar I can't even find one|darn button hole.
They told me that you'd never|come out of it, that you'd just|slip away.
I couldn't wait, Johnny.
I just feel|so terrible about it, so guilty.
Do you love him? What do you say we do|a little snowboarding tonight? There's six inches|of new powder on the mountain.
He's a wonderful man and a wonderful father.
You did the right thing,|Sarah.
His name's Walt Bannerman.
He's the Sheriff|of Penobscot County.
Maybe we should talk|about something else.
Do you have any kids? Just one.
A boy.
What's his name? Johnny.
He's a hockey player.
Does he know? No.
No, Walt and I have,|um we've raised him|as our own child.
Listen, if you're worried|that I'm going No, I'm gonna|tell him now.
I mean, of course.
No, no.
Listen to me.
You made this life|for yourself, Sarah.
I love you.
All I can give you|is your freedom.
We've known each other|all our lives.
And that's not|going to change.
It has to.
I'm so sorry.
I'm only saying|that we should No.
A few days at the shore|will do you good.
I'm not going|to Atlantic City, all right? Okay, okay.
That Indian casino|in Connecticut is closer.
Just one day.
- No.
|- A few hours? Mm-mm.
Damn it, Johnny.
Your talent|and my 20 bucks I'd just as soon forget|about my new talents.
I want to get back|to my old talents.
I want to be|a teacher again.
Man, how can|your whole world change and the neighborhood you grew|up in stay just as you left it? What's this? A little homecoming|present.
Something from me|to you.
I'm still not going|to Atlantic City, all right? - Gloves.
|- No, no, no.
Leather gloves,|my brother.
I figure, you don't want|to touch anyone, you might as well|look good not touching them.
I see how it is.
I've been out of touch|for six years - now I can't dress myself?|- Somebody has to look out for you.
Thanks, man.
I'll grab the bag.
Hi.
What are you doing here? I brought someone|I want you to meet.
We don't have|to tell him everything.
I just|I want him to know you.
Johnny! Come here.
I want you|to say hi to someone.
Hey, man,|how are you doing? You know what? We have the same name.
Hey, Mom,|could we go now? Yeah, you can go now.
It's good|to meet you, Johnny.
Well, we'll be back.
Welcome home.
Nice family.
Yeah.
Somebody else's.
Should've given him|some cake Yeah, here.
Come on, man.
Do that biofeedback thing|like I taught you, come on.
Nice slow breaths.
Come on, breathe.
|Breathe.
Call Allison.
|Call Allison.
Call Allison|and warn her.
Hello? Hello? Hello?