"Quality of Life" was the third episode of The Dead Zone, airing on USA Network on 30 June 2002. It was the first episode to depart from Stephen King's source work.


Johnny Smith goes back to the school he taught at before his coma, and is hired as a hockey coach. He has a vision about his star players malformed heart, and takes him out of the game and saves his life. The townspeople are unaware of the medical problem, and believe he cost the team their shot at a championship, costing John his job.

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