The Dead Zone s06e01 Episode Script

Heritage

You can tell me.
You know you want to.
I don't want to.
You're afraid.
Or you just can't do it.
No, I'm not.
All right, I'll give it a shot.
Hold on.
Ooh.
Uh! It's a boy! No, wait a minute, it's a girl.
Oh, twins.
Twins, Walt.
Hey, hey, hey, what's going on here? I thought we were gonna keep this a surprise.
What's happening? I'm just teasing Johnny.
Hey, J.
J.
, let's go.
We got a lot to do today.
Yeah.
What do you say to Johnny for making us breakfast this morning? Thanks for breakfast, Johnny.
Yeah, considering our kitchen is torn up.
Well, J.
J.
, I'm excited to see your band tonight, buddy.
The bass player broke his wrist snowboarding.
The new guy learned stuff this week.
But he sucks, so don't expect too much.
I'm glad Reverend Purdy brought back the Faith Heritage Winterfest.
Yeah, remember when we were kids, we had the sleigh rides and the snow fights.
Hot chocolate and pie-eating contests.
Now it's just another opportunity for Stillson to make a speech, man.
Well, I don't care about the speech.
I'm all about the pie eating.
Yeah, me too.
Johnny, you hear the name we made up for the baby? - Don't even know if it's a boy or a girl yet.
- Gretzky Bannerman.
The Great One.
Gretzky Bannerman? - I like that.
- I was kidding.
That's good, though.
I like that.
Bannerman.
Hey, yeah.
Hey, J.
J.
, do me a favor.
- Take this, please.
- Yeah.
Thank you.
One second, Sarah.
Be right back.
Heyis everything okay? Yeah, sure.
You're not mad that I didn't tell you about the baby? I mean, I could.
We don't have to tell Walt.
I'm not so sure Walt cares either way.
Come on, of course he does.
Yeah, I know.
It's just he's been so busy lately.
Well, work, a new house, right? No, it's not the house or work.
It's something else.
I saw him emailing on the computer the other night and when I came in, he turned it off.
I don't know, think he has a girlfriend? Oh, Sheriff Walt? A girlfriend? Come on.
Why don't you just ask him what he's doing? You think I haven't tried? All right, let's get going.
Time to set up some bingo.
And, hey, on the first encore, I want to hear Layla, got it--remember? - What's Layla? - Oh, man! And I don't think you guys are getting any preferential bingo treatment.
This is gonna be a clean game here.
And you, John, no visions about what number's next, huh? Sometimes fate deals us a strange hand.
On the day of the Faith Heritage Festival, a day when normally we would celebrate community, the people of Cleaves Mills lost one of its most beloved citizens-- Walt Bannerman.
Walt.
Hey, come on, bingo waits for no man.
I, uh I just had a vision that you're gonna die.
Come on.
What, are you serious? Today.
You're gonna die.
So you sure you're not working anything dangerous? I'm Sheriff, John.
Every day's dangerous.
- What happened to me? - I don't know.
In the vision, Purdy says that it happened the day of the festival.
All right, well, I'm working a bingo booth.
How dangerous can that be? Well, we need to take this seriously.
John, after all we've been through, I do take this seriously.
I can also take care of myself, you know? All right, but today you have no choice.
I'm sticking to you close, like glue.
All right, well, do me a favor.
Don't tell Sarah.
Got it? All right, we got nothing to worry about, right? Nope.
Hey, Johnny, maybe you can ride with Walt.
Okay, I can help him set up that bingo booth too.
That sounds fun.
Come by and visit us.
We'll have the pest prizes at the festival today.
I got the best prize right here.
What is that look? Nothing.
I'm just thinking that you get prettier every day.
I look more like a bowling ball every day.
J.
J.
, let's go.
Like glue, huh? All right.
What could be better than goldfish for best prize, huh? I don't know, kittens, puppies? Your best bottle of tequila.
Uh-oh.
Look out.
there's Stillson.
Morning, Johnny, Walt.
Little chilly for these guys, isn't it? Yes, it is, Mr.
Vice President.
That's got a nice ring to it, doesn't it? I would have thought Washington was keeping you busy.
I always enjoy coming to Cleaves Mills.
Back to my roots.
Thinking of making it my own Kennebunkport.
And I've always got the Faith Heritage satellite feed to keep up with all the beltway action.
Gonna be there at the speech tonight? Yeah, I wouldn't miss it for the world.
I welcome the opportunity to give something back to Faith Heritage, after everything that Reverend Purdy has done for me.
Walt, I owe you a congratulations.
I heard the news about you and Sarah.
Thanks, Greg.
It's wonderful.
Children can be such a blessing.
Gentlemen, tight schedule.
Always a pleasure-- yes.
Great to see the two of you.
Pleasure to see you, Mr.
Vice President.
Always a pleasure to shake the hand of a man with such vision.
Stillson's a heartbeat away from becoming president.
Nothing can stop him.
I'm gonna need a hotdog and a cappuccino, if you will.
Nonfat.
Thank you.
Malcolm.
A hotdog? Next you'll be building a snowman.
How can you stand being here? Oh, I like Maine.
It's where I started my political career.
Would you like a hotdog, Malcolm? Don't allow yourself to get distracted, Mr.
Vice President.
I know what you're doing.
No, I know what you're doing.
You're giving a speech tonight on the Faith Heritage satellite.
Subject matter: global warming.
And you will be prepared.
You underestimate me, Malcolm.
No, sir, that's one thing I never do.
I've made some changes to your speech.
Please look them over.
The Vice President has reconsidered.
He won't be having the hotdog after all.
Bobby, I'll take one with extra relish.
Here you guys go, congratulations.
Look at that, huh? I'll give you both a fish, how's that? What's the deal with you keeping eagle eyes on Walt all day? Who says I'm doing that? Well, zero reaction when I mentioned my job offer earlier.
Job offer? You got a job offer? My point exactly.
It's a great gig.
Sports trainer for all kind of professional athletes.
- Sweet paycheck.
- Congratulations.
It sounds perfect, man.
Almost--it's out of state.
Listen, if it's a good opportunity for you--- Come on, and let you fight Stillson by yourself? I'm not leaving you alone with Armageddon out there.
Walt! Whoa, whoa, whoa, hey.
You wanna see what the inside of a jail cell looks like? Keep that up.
It's a really good way to find out.
Come on, let's go.
We didn't support Faith Heritage, give you money, a satellite, A bigger audience than ever for you to throw a carnival for Cleaves Mills country bumpkins.
You should be concentrating on Stillson.
Fundraising for his future run for the presidency.
That's our objective, not sipping hot cider, or making s'mores.
I have been thinking less about Stillson, admittedly, and more about Faith Heritage.
I'm not sure I'm comfortable with the direction we're headed in these days.
Who are you to make that decision? The founder of Faith Heritage.
You have a short memory, Gene.
Remember? I put you back on your feet.
I've decided to take Faith Heritage back to where it used to be.
A church for the community.
Not a global interest that serves politicians.
Did Johnny Smith put you up to this? Johnny has nothing to do with this.
Your agenda is at cross purposes with God's work.
You don't understand anything, Gene.
"And these will war against the lamb, and the lamb will overcome them.
" "O-66.
" Clickity-click, 66.
"O-66.
" Bingo, I got it! Oh, we have a winner-- come on up here.
Hey, buddy, can I get a hotdog? Thanks.
Give me the money! Hurry up! Give me the money.
Stop! Stop that man! I've been robbed! Stop! Walt, come back! Stop! Stop that man! I've been robbed! Stop that man! I've been robbed! Heads up! Watch out! Don't move or you'll feel a whole lot worse.
I think I owe you one, John.
"We fix our eyes not on what is seen" Well? It's not over.
So what's going on? A guy with two strikes looking at some serious jail time.
All in a day's work.
But what about the phone call at the house this morning? Walt, I'm not letting go of this.
All right, I am working on something outside of work.
Well, that doesn't tell me much.
Look, John, we've been friends a long time.
You help me with my stuff, I help you with yours.
But you've gotta trust me on this one.
It's not dangerous and it's not something that Sarah needs to know, a'ight? I'm still keeping my eye on you.
Fine.
Where are you going now? I'm going to the bathroom.
You wanna follow me in there too? Not really.
Okay.
All right let's go.
Let's go.
Come on.
Drop it! Drop it! Walt, watch out! I'm gonna kill you! Don't know if I can handle a whole day of this.
Yeah, you and me both.
No.
Well? I got nothing.
Which means what? I didn't see anything.
Okay, good.
Now you can stop bothering me - and I can go to the bathroom.
- Yeah.
Look at this guy up there, huh? Hey hey! What have you two been up to? Oh, the usual.
Wow, he's got your musical talent, huh? He's good.
He's a big ham, like you.
Oh, stop.
Cut it out.
Bannerman.
One minute.
He'll be back.
Excuse me.
I'll see you there at the park in ten minutes.
Okay, thank you very much.
Listen, I gotta run, okay? I gotta see somebody, but I'll be back really soon.
You're leaving?! I'll be back shortly, okay? Walt.
Look, it's nothing to worry about, Sarah.
No, I am worried.
The way you've been acting lately-- hiding things.
Have you noticed? I'm having a baby.
And your son is expecting you to come congratulate him in a minute.
I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't important.
More important than J.
J.
? You know, the past couple of weeks, your family's been coming in second place.
I'll make it up to you and J.
J.
Really? I mean, you're not listening to me anymore.
I feel like I'm speaking a different language.
Je t'aime.
Very funny.
Well, it used to be when we learned to say "I love you" in eight different languages.
I'm too mad to play that game right now.
I want you to stay here and see J.
J.
I've been waiting for this lead for a long time.
I gotta go deal with this now and then I'll be back.
Ti amo.
Ti amo.
So, Gene, what'd you think of the new introduction? It's not gonna be necessary.
I'll be making the speech.
I wasn't made aware of this.
Well, I decided that it's more appropriate for me to deliver the speech.
After all, this isn't a political rally.
It's the Faith Heritage Festival.
- Gene-- - Mr.
Vice President, with all due respect, I used to believe what you stood for.
But now I have some serious concerns about the people behind you.
Don't you? - Where'd Walt go? - He didn't tell me.
You didn't see anything? Visions about Walt.
I mean, you'd tell me, right? Yeah.
I haven't seen anything.
What do you think? Did you like my song? Well, I know the bass player was off tune, but otherwise, was it okay? You were great.
You were great.
The solo was awesome! Where's Dad? He had some business.
But he'll be back as soon as he's done.
Okay What's that? Oh, it's a gift card.
Reverend Purdy gave it to us for playing.
We get to buy MP3 songs.
On the day of the Faith Heritage Festival, the people of Cleaves Mills mourn the loss of one of our most beloved citizens.
Sheriff Bannerman, do you know how long I've held on to this? If this is true John Smith's in for a big surprise.
If you don't believe me, ask Reverend Purdy.
This is Reverend Purdy leave a message after the tone.
Gene, it's Johnny.
Do me a favor, get back to me as soon as you can, okay? It's important.
Thank you.
Are you gonna actually tell me what's going on with Walt? Listen, I had a vision that Walt died.
I thought I stopped it.
Now I think I put Purdy in danger.
- Have you seen him? - Not in a while.
But we'll find him.
Let's split up.
Let's split up.
Good job.
Here you go.
Well, congratulations on the, uh-- Bowling ball.
- That's what my mom calls it.
- J.
J.
I thought you'd be working on your speech.
Well, it's a change of plans.
So tell me about this.
This a game of skill? Well, it's not fixed, is that's what you mean.
I'll try.
I got myself some tickets right here.
Wow, you threw that just like a girl.
Ahem.
Sorry.
Girls can throw great.
Especially my mom.
Yeah.
Yeah, I'm sure she can.
Oh, you were closer that time.
So here's the deal, J.
J.
, if I miss this third and final shot, I will give you a ride on Air Force Two.
Or Air Force One, if you wait a couple years.
How's that sound? Wow! That's all right.
We can pretend I missed.
How's that sound? If it's okay with your mom, you pick a weekend, I'll take you up.
So what's my prize? Here you go Mr vice president.
Maybe next week.
Well, thank you very much.
Good seeing you.
Awesome! I get to ride in Air Force Two.
We'll see.
Hey, have you seen Reverend Purdy? He left just a while ago.
Did he say where he was going? We're about ready to broadcast-- he's gotta come back.
He left his notes.
Let's get up come on What up, John? Walt, listen to me.
I just got a bad vision.
Purdy's gonna die.
You know the chapel at Faith Heritage? There's a stained glass of St.
Michael.
It's gonna explode.
I'm meeting him here right now.
You're meeting him-- - Walt.
- Oh, my God.
Walt.
Casualties at Faith Heritage chapel.
All units respond.
Janus.
Oh, my God.
Come oncome on.
He's not responding.
He's not responding.
He's gone.
Walt, no.
There's my man.
How you doing, buddy? Okay.
You need some help? No, I got it.
That's the tricky part right there.
The guy that came up with that, I wanna smack.
You got it.
Now just pull the big part over the top.
Down--drop it through there.
Perfect.
You did great.
Okay, watch me.
There you go.
See that, you're already in the homestretch.
And voila.
- Pffft! Dad! - There you go.
I look just like you, don't i, dad ? Over there.
Nice.
I've never really done it by myself before.
My dad used to do it for me.
You're doing fine, J.
J.
He was gonna teach me a lot of stuff this summer.
He was gonna teach me how to water ski.
He was gonna let me ride the ATV on the lake.
But we weren't gonna tell mom.
You won't tell her, will you? No.
We would always joke about how he was gonna have to teach me to shave pretty soon.
"None of those electric blades," he'd say.
A real blade.
That's what a real guy uses.
I just-- I can't believe he's gone.
Hey Me either.
People are starting to show up.
I don't want to see anybody.
I'll just tell people you're not feeling well.
I haven't cried yet.
Isn't that weird? I mean, what will people say when they see I haven't been crying? First I lose you and now I lose Walt.
I must have banked up some really lousy karma.
It's not karma.
Then what the hell is it? Can you explain it to me? Because I don't understand it.
And can you explain how you with all your visions never saw this coming? I mean, how could you miss this one? Sarah, whatever happened in the chapel whatever he was doing I'm sure that he died doing something that he always did.
Something heroic.
That really doesn't make me feel any better.
Walt tried to save someone and so now I don't have a husband and J.
J.
doesn't have a father.
You know, our last conversation was a fight.
And I think that that's the hardest part.
You know, the thought that he died thinking that I was mad at him.
I never got to say good-bye.
And it's just something I'm gonna have to live with.
And there's nothing you can do or say to help me.
We should go.
Man, I can't believe it.
Never misses an opportunity for a photo-op.
I'm sorry.
It's a terrible tragedy.
Yeah, it is.
If there's anything I can do for you or the family-- anything at all Let me tell you something.
If I find out you had anything to do with this-- His wife is pregnant with their child.
Walt was a good man.
We're all gonna miss him.
Certainly no one's gonna miss Malcolm Janus.
Agreed? I'm not the man you think I am.
Sometimes fate deals us a strange hand.
On the day of the Faith Heritage Festival, a day when normally we would celebrate community, Cleaves Mills lost one of its most beloved citizens Walt Bannerman.
Cherished husband of Sarah, devoted father to J.
J.
.
Walt faced danger every day, with courage and con-- conviction.
We will never allow ourselves to forget Walt Bannerman.
We will not forget his sacrifice.
"Therefore, we do not lose heart.
"Though outwardly we are wasting away, "yet inwardly we are being renewed "day by day.
"For our light and momentary troubles "are achieving for us an eternal glory "that outweighs them all.
"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, "but on what is unseen.
"For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
" Lovely eulogy, Reverend Purdy.
Thank you.
Gene.
Walt, is that you? You denied Stillson the satellite feed and you thought there wouldn't be consequences? That's very brave of you, Gene.
I'm doing what's right.
Stillson is moving forward and you will make that hap-- No! You can keep leading Stillson astray.
It stops right now with me.
I intend to reclaim my church! Your church?! It doesn't belong to you anymore! No--unh! I am reclaiming my church! Gene, we gotta go.
Get the hell out of here, get down--go, go, go! You were there.
Walt died saving you.
I still think you need to go to the authorities and just tell them what happened.
That I killed Malcolm Janus? In self defense.
The police will never believe me.
I left Walt there.
I saw what happened at the chapel, Gene.
There was nothing you could have done.
I'm responsible for the deaths of two men.
How do I go about forgiving myself for that? Why was Walt at the chapel? He said we had to meet.
Why? Something about you.
Me? What about me? I don't know.
I have to leave.
To go where? I have no idea.
Ashes to ashes.
Gene.
I'm gonna turn down that job offer.
Why? Janus is dead.
Armageddon's over.
Take that job.
Try something new.
It's not gonna be the same, you know-- having a psychic in my back pocket.
You know where to find me.
Where am I going? There's still something you're not telling me.
when I saw Gene die.
I called Walt.
He went in to try to save Purdy.
But if I hadn't done that You tried to save-- No, no, no, you know what-- you did save him twice.
What are you saying, that Walt was fated to die? People make their own destiny.
Walt tried to save Purdy.
He was doing his job.
That case that Walt was working on-- Let it go.
I just feel like I need to tell Sarah that I saw Walt's death, you know? I couldn't do anything.
Sarah does not need to know.
Trust me on that.
She deserves the truth.
No, what Sarah doesn't know-- Would be a lie.
J.
J.
said you were here.
What are you doing here? I thought if I looked around, maybe I'd find out something.
I don't know maybe explain things If I had just made him stay.
It was his decision, Sarah.
This mysterious case-- Walt did what he always did.
He put other people first.
But why did he come to the chapel? No one will tell me what happened.
All they did was give me his effects.
This is all I have left.
Sarah What do you see? SarahSarah He's saying your name.
No, you're-- you're just making that up.
Tell J.
J.
that I love him.
I've been the luckiest man alive.
Ti amo, Sarah.
Ti amo.
Ti amo.
Ti amo, Sarah.
Oh, my God, you saw him.
What else did he say? To tell J.
J.
how much he loved him.
And that you made him feel like the luckiest man in the world.
Did he suffer? No.