After a six-year coma, schoolteacher Johnny Smith (Anthony Michael Hall) awakens with psychic abilities. Smith can see visions of a person's future and past with a single touch. He uses his newfound powers to solve crimes. Based on characters from Stephen King's 1979 novel,
is set in Maine like much of the horror-master's work.
S1/EP 1 - Wheel of Fortune
After six years in a coma, Johnny's awakens with psychic powers and foresees a tragedy about to happen.
S1/EP 2 - What It Seems
Johnny helps the skeptical Sheriff Walt with a murder case while deciding how to proceed with Sarah and his son.
S1/EP 3 - Quality of Life
Johnny gains trust in his powers after saving a high school athlete, only to realize it's weakening him.
S1/EP 4 - Enigma
In helping an old man find his long lost love, Johnny falls in love with the woman himself through visions of her in her youth.
S1/EP 5 - Unreasonable Doubt
Johnny must use his powers when reporting for jury duty to uncover the truth.
S1/EP 6 - The House
Disturbing visions lead Johnny to uncover the truth about his mother's death.
S1/EP 7 - Enemy Mind
Johnny is exposed to mind-altering drugs that limit his powers when searching for a runaway teen.
S1/EP 8 - Netherworld
Struck with a vision of a fiery explosion, Johnny must distinguish between his dream world and reality in order to prevent a disaster.
S1/EP 9 - The Siege
When a bank is robbed, Johnny must fix the future or either he or Sarah dies.
S1/EP 10 - Here There Be Monsters
Johnny's life is threatened when he's pulled into a disappearance case in a small, superstitious town.
S1/EP 11 - Dinner with Dana
Johnny's attraction to Dana, a reporter, is hindered by his visions of a stalker.
S1/EP 12 - Shaman
Johnny's visions reach across time when he joins forces with a psychic Native American Shaman from centuries past to avert a major disaster.
S1/EP 13 - Destiny
When Johnny's prediction of a tragic fire comes true, the incident brings him unwanted media coverage, as well as the attention of Greg Stillson, a very ambitious young candidate for congress.
S2/EP 1 - Valley of the Shadow
The season premiere finds Johnny still shaken by his Armagedon visions and growing increasingly obsessed with Stillson whom he's secretly investigating.
S2/EP 2 - Descent: Part 1
Johnny struggles to rescue four teens trapped in a collapsing mine, all the while reliving - and in some way trying to redeem - sins from his family's past.
S2/EP 3 - Ascent: Part 2
In the continuation of the episode "Descent," an unexpected incident leads Johnny to a new understanding of Walt.
S2/EP 4 - The Outsider
Johnny takes on a major corporation to prevent the mass marketing of a drug he foresees will cause terrible birth defects years down the line.
S2/EP 5 - Precipitate
When Johnny is injured and infused with a blood product stemming from six different people, he begins having visions through the donors eyes.
S2/EP 6 - Scars
Johhny's decision to join the re-election campaign of Stillson's (Sean Patrick Flannery) chief opponent, Harrison Fisher (Gerald McRaney) has unintended consequences.
S2/EP 7 - Misbegotten
Johnny is kidnapped by three young women who demand his help in solving a murder mystery from the past.
S2/EP 8 - Cabin Pressure
On a flight to Washington with Purdy (David Ogden Steirs), Johnny has a vision of their plane crashing and must convince the pilot and onboard Air Marshall to risk the lives of everyone on board.
S2/EP 9 - The Man Who Never Was
A terrifying vision leads to Johnny's involvement with a man (Robert Culp) with a mysterious past who suddenly disappears.
S2/EP 10 - Dead Men Tell Tales
The vision of a hit on crime boss Cathan Donnegal (William McDonald) leads to Johnny's dangerous involvement with the mob.
S2/EP 11 - Playing God
When Johnny is reunited with two close frineds from high school, one of whom is awaiting a heart transplant (Lochlyn Munro), he is tormented by a vision of the other (Ally Sheedy) becoming the donor.
S2/EP 12 - Zion
The death of Bruce's (John L. Adams) father, Pastor David Lewis (Louis Gosset Jr.), leads Bruce on an amazing journey down the road not taken.
S2/EP 13 - The Storm
When Johnny is caught in a deadly storm, he is forced to come to terms with his own destiny in order to save those he loves.
S2/EP 14 - Plague
When J.J. falls prey to a deadly new virus sweeping across the Northeast, Johnny must use his powers to solve the medical mystery in time to save his son's life.
S2/EP 15 - Deja Voodoo
Johnny meets a beautiful woman (Reiko Aylesworth) in danger and is reminded again of the potentially dire consequences of even the smallest of choices.
S2/EP 16 - The Hunt
A covert branch of U.S. intelligence recruits Johnny to track down the world's most wanted terrorist.
S2/EP 17 - The Mountain
After Johnny is struck by the vision of a plane lost in a crash, thieves in search of a missing treasure take Johnny, Sara, Walt and J.J. hostage.
S2/EP 18 - The Combination
Johnny goes public with his vision of a heavyweight contender dying in an upcoming bout but instead of stopping the fight, his announcement turns it into the pay-per-view event of the year.
S2/EP 19 - Visions
Johnny sets out to discover the secret of a mysterious man (Frank Whaley) who appears to be stalking him but actually has a life-changing message for Johnny.
S3/EP 1 - Finding Rachel: Part 1
Johnny becomes the prime suspect in a case involving a missing woman and is confronted by her sister (Sarah Wynter), who clamors for his arrest
S3/EP 2 - Finding Rachel: Part 2
Following his arrest for the murder of a young volunteer for the Stillson (Sean Patrick Flanery) campaign, Johnny struggles to persuade the victim's sister (Sarah Wynter) to help him find the real killer.
S3/EP 3 - Collision
Rebecca (Sarah Wynter) helps guide Johnny through agonizing visions of his car accident years earlier, which are triggered by his efforts to rescue a missing girl.
S3/EP 4 - Cold Hard Truth
Johnny becomes involved with an abusive radio shock jock (Richard Lewis) and in the process forges a new relationship with his son J.J. . Directed by Anthony Michael Hall.
S3/EP 5 - Total Awareness
Johnny and a rebellious young woman (Lauren Lee Smith) with a strange gift for numbers team up to expose a corrupt government agency using massive intelligence-gathering program that can access every surveillance network in the world.
S3/EP 6 - No Questions Asked
Walt reluctantly accepts Johnny's help when a crime from the past comes back to haunt him.
S3/EP 7 - Looking Glass
Johnny fights to prevent identical twins from manipulating him and his visions to commit the perfect murder.
S3/EP 8 - Speak Now
As a young couple is about to tie the knot, Johnny has a troubling vision of their future and must find a way to reveal what he sees.
S3/EP 9 - Cycle of Violence
When Johnny has a vision of a school shooting, the principal focuses on a particularly outspoken student focuses on a particularly outspoken student as the likeliest culprit while Johnny struggles to discover the identity of the shooter.
S3/EP 10 - Instinct
Johnny and Walt investigate the sudden violent behavior of the animals around Cleaves Mills while Reverend Purdy (David Ogden Stiers) wrestles with his faith and past decisions.
S3/EP 11 - Shadows
When Johnny foresees the death of someone very close to him, he must confront his inner demons before they push him to the brink of murder.
S3/EP 12 - Tipping Point
As problems with his dead zone become life threatening, Johnny must decide whether to have brain surgery, knowing he might lose his psychic abilities that may help prevent Armageddon.
S4/EP 1 - Broken Circle
Johnny fights to stop Rebecca (Sarah Wynter) from killing Greg Stillson (Sean Patrick Flanery), whom she believes is responsible for her sister's murder.
S4/EP 2 - The Collector
Johnny's visions of a young girl's abduction lead him on a life-and-death race to find the “collector” (Brian Markinson), a disturbed man who kidnaps and indoctrinates young women.
S4/EP 3 - Double Vision
Johnny's ability to alter fate is put to the test when he meets a young woman (Jennifer Finnigan) with psychic abilities of her own.
S4/EP 4 - Still Life
Johnny becomes embroiled in a murder mystery as he searches for the missing daughter of a famous artist.
S4/EP 5 - Heroes and Demons
An autistic boy seeks Johnny's help to save his father (David Neale), a tough cop awaiting execution for the murder of a federal DEA agent.
S4/EP 6 - The Last Goodbye
A performance by the son of a rock and roll legend leads Johnny and Sarah (Nicole de Boer) on a search for clues about the mysterious death of his famous father.
S4/EP 7 - Grains of Sand
Johnny faces a difficult decision after saving an infant from a dangerous ring of human traffickers.
S4/EP 8 - Vanguard
Johnny must discover why his reunion with a former student (Danny Masterson), who is now a top biomedical researcher, triggers his visions of Stillson (Sean Patrick Flanery) and a future Armageddon.
S4/EP 9 - Babble On
A string of horrific nightmares prompts Johnny to dig into his late father's mysterious past to try to prevent a present day catastrophe.
S4/EP 10 - Coming Home
When Sarah's (Nicole deBoer) father, Marty (Ed Asner), moves into a local retirement home, Johnny begins having morbid visions about the fate of its residents and is driven to investigate.
S4/EP 11 - Saved
In a bizarre turn of events, Stillson (Sean Patrick Flanery) begs Johnny to help him investigate the disappearance of his girlfriend, Miranda (Laura Harris).
S4/EP 12 - A Very Dead Zone Christmas
When female psychic Alex Sinclair (Jennifer Finnigan) pays Johnny a surprise Christmas visit, the two work together to solve the mystery of one very lost and confused Santa.
S5/EP 1 - Forbidden Fruit
Johnny races to find a way to stop the wedding of Miranda Ellis and Greg Stillson, while a political crisis develops that brings Stillson one step closer to the White House.
S5/EP 2 - Independence Day
A lighthearted Fourth of July road trip turns into a nightmare after Johnny is hit with a vision of Bruce dying in a car crash.
S5/EP 3 - Panic
When Johnny, J.J. and a neighbourhood teen are trapped inside the Smith home by two ruthless killers, Johnny's visions of the past help them evade capture.
S5/EP 4 - Articles of Faith
When a possible hate crime rocks Cleaves Mills, Johnny must help solve it before the violence spreads.
S5/EP 5 - The Inside Man
When Johnny foresees the theft of a prized religious artifact on display at Faith Heritage, he infi ltrates the band of masked robbers in order to save innocent lives.
S5/EP 6 - Lotto Fever
Johnny is kidnapped by a “loser” convinced that the psychic ruined his life by helping him win the Lotto.
S5/EP 7 - Symmetry
Johnny has trouble keeping track of his identity when visions from an attacker, a victim and a rescuer confuse the psychic's sense of reality.
S5/EP 8 - Vortex
Johnny is brought before a congressional panel, led by Greg Stillson, after infiltrating a cult to prevent a Waco-like catastrophe.
S5/EP 9 - Revelations
The arrival of a mysterious young woman from Rev. Purdy's past raises new questions for Johnny about the minister's character.
S5/EP 10 - Into the Heart of Darkness
Johnny and Walt must rescue a newly pregnant Sarah from the kidnapper known as the Collector, who has returned seeking revenge.
S5/EP 11 - The Hunting Party
In the season finale, Johnny is witness to Janus' secret plot to assassinate the Vice President in order to move Stillson one step closer to the White House.
S6/EP 1 - Heritage
Johnny is struck by visions of friends in danger, but is unable to prevent a shocking tragedy that will change his life forever.
S6/EP 2 - Ego
When Johnny meets the new sheriff of Cleaves Mills, he envisions her shooting a local psychiatrist and launches an investigation despite her objections.
S6/EP 3 - Re-Entry
Johnny must try to set aside his personal distrust of Vice President Stillson in an effort to prevent a national disaster.
S6/EP 4 - Big Top
Johnny's visions inadvertently lead him to reexamine a ten-year-old murder case and his current relationship with his teenaged son, JJ.
S6/EP 5 - Interred
When Johnny has disturbing visions of a man buried alive, he must overcome his differences with Sheriff Turner in the hopes of saving the man's life.
S6/EP 6 - Switch
After Johnny boards a train for some much-needed relaxation, he has a vision of a woman thrown to her death and soon falls for the intriguing beauty.
S6/EP 7 - Numb
A serious case of appendicitis sends Johnny into another coma, and this time it's up to Sarah to save his life.
S6/EP 8 - Outcome
Johnny has to race against the clock to prevent a massive explosion from ripping apart the regional bus station
S6/EP 9 - Transgressions
Faith and truth collide as Johnny is thrust into a murder investigation of a young missing woman.
S6/EP 10 - Drift
During a visit with Bruce, Johnny is struck with a vision of a valuable filly being stolen on the eve of a big horse race.
S6/EP 11 - Exile
In jail for a crime he didn't commit, Johnny risks everything to run from the law and try to prevent his psychic friend Alex Sinclair from being murdered.
S6/EP 12 - Ambush
Johnny and Sheriff Turner's lives are on the line as they pursue two separate criminal investigations that lead them both back to Walt.
S6/EP 13 - Denouement
Johnny's visions lead to a shocking discovery about Johnny's dad and secrets from the past.