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Cult | News | 21 September 2004

Dead Zone 3

Review: It's back to the beginning in Collision.

After the action-packed, two-part season opener, we suspect this is a money-saving episode. It involves hospital waiting rooms, suspiciously studio-like woodland, and... what's that, Skip... is little Ginny trapped down a well?

Despite all the talk, talk, talk, this is still a fine piece of storytelling. Although there are no glamorous glimpses of the future, Johnny Smith is still suffering for his visions - cue yet another scene where he tells his Doctor, "Sure I'll come in for a check-up, Doc, but first I have to..."

The intriguing bit is when we're taken back to Johnny's original accident (handy if, like us, you've only been watching for a couple of weeks). Having explained it all, they then neatly turn it on its head - Johnny saved himself. Wow.

Sarah Wynter continues to be marvellous as Johnny's grumpy love interest. Still having trouble imagining her as a counsellor for troubled kids, though. She looks like she'd happily shove matchsticks under their fingernails.

Anyway, all the stuff to do with the missing girl is duff and shows how booo-oooring the show could be. It's not going to be like this often, is it?

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