Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Johnny (Anthony Michael Hall) is reunited with two of his high-school friends, Jason Moore (Lochlyn Munro) and Jason's sister Kate (Ally Sheedy, with whom series star Hall appeared in the 1982 theatrical feature The Breakfast Club). Upon making physical contact with both Jason and Kate, Johnny experiences a disturbing psychic vision, indicating that one of the siblings needs a heart transplant -- and the other is fated to be the donor. Thus, if Johnny tries to save one of his friends, the other will die, and vice versa...and the more he tries to avoid making the inevitable choice, the more that choice is cruelly thrust upon him. "Playing God" was originally slated to air as The Dead Zone's second-season finale, but the USA network decided to extend the season for several additional episodes.