Crutching Teacher, Hidden Psychic
Johnny is sitting at a table with a little girl, who is struggling with reading. Apparently, he's making a living by tutoring people in his home. Her mother arrives, honking the horn, and Johnny lets his student out the front door. At the same moment, a man gets out of a limo and comes up the walk, introducing himself as Roger Stuart, and asking to speak to Johnny.
Inside the house, Roger explains that he would like Johnny to tutor his son Chris, who is bright, but withdrawn and anti-social and not doing well in school. Johnny says he doesn't know if he can help Chris without meeting him. Roger says that Chris refused to come with Roger today, and that Johnny would have to come to his house. Johnny says it's out of the question. Roger pleads with Johnny, saying that if he'll come out to the Stuart house and get to know Chris, Johnny can then bring Chris back to Johnny's house for lessons. Johnny relents, and Roger says he'll send a car to pick Johnny up the next morning. As Johnny watches Roger leave, he notices the billboard in the park across the street, which is still under construction. Now the ad on it is almost fully pasted up, and it's promoting the senatorial campaign of Greg Stillson, who's wearing a hardhat in his photograph. Why exactly this billboard is being erected so that it directly faces a single residence is anyone's guess. Johnny pulls the blind down.