Previously on The Dead Zone: Sarah gave Johnny back the ring he won for her the night their son was conceived. And then they totally did it. Walt knew something was up because Sarah was being so solicitous, and Sarah admitted that she and Johnny were taking a break from each other. Walt and Johnny went into a mine to rescue four teenagers, and a falling beam crushed Walt during a cave-in. As Walt was rushed to the hospital, Johnny had a vision of Sarah at Walt's funeral.
A doctor tells Sarah that Walt's surgery went well. They examine some MRIs and Sarah points some things out, and the doctor realizes that Sarah has some experience in the "loved ones with brain injuries" arena. Sarah looks at Walt, lying in bed unconscious. The doctor says that Walt is breathing on his own and shows no sign of permanent brain damage. Sarah asks if Walt should be waking up now. The doctor carefully informs her that Walt is in a coma.
Bruce plays Sorry! with Johnny Jr., and loses. Johnny and Bruce tease the kid about cheating. Man, that kid has one serious bowl cut. Sarah enters the waiting room. JJ asks if he can see his dad. Sarah says that he can, but first explains that the doctors have done everything they can for now, but Walt is "still sleeping." Sarah and Johnny exchange a knowing look.
Sarah leads JJ into Walt's room. She tells her son that the bandages might look scary, but that Walt is still his dad, and that he would love to hear JJ's voice. JJ says hello. Johnny walks up and stands outside the room, unseen. JJ asks his mom if his dad can really hear him. Sarah says she thinks he can.
Johnny tells the doctor about the time last season when he had a vision about the heart condition of one of his hockey players. Johnny thinks he might be able to see something in Walt that the doctors couldn't see. The doctor doesn't think Johnny can do anything for Walt. Bruce chimes in, supporting Johnny's idea. Johnny says that if he doesn't do something, Walt will die. The doctor sighs and calls Sarah over to discuss the issue. The doctor says, "Johnny wants permission to use his...abilities to diagnose Walt." I love how she paused for like five minutes before saying "abilities." Johnny quickly adds that he might find something out, but that he can't promise anything. Sarah asks if he knows what's going to happen to Walt. Johnny lies that he doesn't, but adds that he knows he should try. Sarah gives her consent.