Crutching Teacher, Hidden Psychic
Back at the rally...remember the rally, where Johnny's been holding Stillson's hand for, like, the last ten minutes? Sonny comes along and breaks it up. Sonny gives Johnny a shove and tells him to get out. The gorilla and the psycho move along, glaring back at Johnny.
Johnny and Dr. Weizak are having some kind of pastry and tea in Johnny's house. Johnny asks him, "If you could go back in time to Germany, say, before Hitler came to power, knowing what you know now, what would you do? Would you kill him?" Weizak asks if that's why Johnny sent for him -- to ask him this. Johnny explains that he's had another episode. He tells Weizak about the vision of Chris drowning. But what he wants to talk about is the fact that something was missing from the vision -- a blank spot that he describes as a "dead zone." Weizak asks whether the boy actually drowned. Johnny explains that he talked his father out of letting him play the game that would have led to his death. Weizak figures out that Johnny can not only see the future but he can change it. Weizak defines Johnny's "dead zone" as the possibility of altering the outcome of his premonitions. He makes a doctorly note. Johnny asks him again about his question about Hitler. Weizak says he doesn't like the sound of this, and wants to know what Johnny is getting at. Johnny just repeats the question. Weizak relents, "I'm a man of medicine. I'm supposed to save lives and ease suffering. And I love people. Therefore, I would have no choice but to kill the son of a bitch." Johnny says he'd never get away alive. Weizak says it doesn't matter; he'd still do it.