This is an homage to the 1953 film, , starring. Although Joey promises Gary that he will go straight, his accomplice pressures him into pulling another job, a heist in which the owner of the car is shot and Gary is taken hostage. After Miguel's pickled puss winds up in all the papers, he loses his job and must take a position at a museum, where he's forced to photograph uncooperative school children. Chuck tries to keep his brand-new sports car out of peril. After Gary reads that Pedro Mendoza, a rookie pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, is going to pitch a no-hitter.
After learning about the Paper and enjoying helping others, Bernie decides to stay permanently. Jade tells Gary that she had to steal the diamond because it was once a national treasure of her country. In the meantime, Gary enlists Marissa's help in preventing an elderly man from being injured in a variety of dangerous mishaps. When Gary ignores Marissa's repeated requests to help her manage the workload at McGinty's, the paper plays a dangerous trick on him: he reads that his friend will be struck and killed by a car. Gary has to get help from Molly Greene and a former and honest Council member. Gary first suspects that she is having an affair, but soon learns that the stranger has tricked her into investing her retirement money in a fictitious company. While in jail, Gary receives the paper and learns that McGinty's is going to blow up.
He meets Morris, who looks like Chuck, and he also meets Jesse, a young boy who is the brother of a woman, Eleanor, who is a singer at a saloon, and looks exactly like Marissa, and who is a victim of racism. When Chuck returns to Chicago to get married, Gary recognizes Chuck's bride as Amber, a jewel thief. Air Date : 25th-Mar-2000 While at the theater, Gary runs into his old friend, ex-Chicago police detective Marion Crumb, who joined the Shakespearean troupe after the play's director, Bonnie Rousseau, convinced him to pursue his natural born acting talents. Gary must help Jesse and Eleanor and try to stop the Chicago fire, too. He is having recurring dreams about a psychiatrist encouraging him to take Sundays off from the paper, advice that Gary takes. Later, Gary becomes a fugitive.
When Gary is involved in a similar meeting, Clams warns him that he too could lose his paper if he makes any wrong decisions. Searching for a way to save his budding relationship, Gary reads a story in the paper about a group of construction workers who are killed when a gale force wind knocks over a Christmas tree they're trying to put up. Meanwhile, Gary's old friend Uncle Phil guest star Fyvush Finkel, reprising the role winds up in a series of jobs and disasters that Gary must prevent. When she returns to her apartment Gary confronts her. Meanwhile, when Gary reads in the paper that Scanlon is about to be murdered, he rushes to save him but the paper lists the wrong time of death - leading Gary to be found at the scene by police and subsequently arrested. It turns out that the sheriff, Joe, is an envious old high-school classmate of Gary's who decides to throw him in jail for causing a ruckus.
Gary confronts Jade, who tells him that she truly loves Chuck and that she is really Jade. However, Gary's actions to prevent this leads to the Paper changing to the children's mother, Nikki Porter, being murdered by her abusive ex, Kurt Porter. Guest stars: Hayley DuMond, ,. Early Edition season 4 episode 14 Performance Anxiety The former recipient of the New York paper decides to relinquish his duties by turning over the next day's news to his friend Clams, but the paper suddenly stops coming after Clams meets with a mysterious man asking questions about his satisfaction with his special subscription. After escaping his arraignment, with Marissa's help, Gary becomes a fugitive desperate to find Scanlon's murderer. With hours left before show time, it's up to Gary to stop Bonnie from deserting her devoted troupe -- or else it's curtains for everyone. From this time begins the real life of the protagonist with adventures, secret missions, the duty to save people.
He takes the diamond from her and puts it into the curator's mailbox with a letter warning them to tighten security. Phil's wife reveals that Phil had learned of the embezzling scheme while at work and began investigating it. Price, who thinks that Gary is stalking her. Valentine's Day Massacre in order to try to save someone. When Brigatti is subsequently taken hostage and about to be murdered, Gary must save her before the real killer sets him up a second time. But when Chuck inadvertently changes the course of the day's events by taking a cab meant for the ballplayer, the story is replaced by an item about the pitcher being injured while on his way to Wrigley Field.
With only a few hours left, the duo must try to save the day so Pedro can pitch the game and still make the history books. Gary has an out-of-body experience where he communicates with Rachel's spirit who convinces him to drop the paper and rely on faith as she apparently dies. Later, the newspaper reveals that Pritchard is going to be murdered. As Gary tries to save Earl's life when a building collapses on him, he reads that Cliff is going to succumb to a heart attack. Gary takes over for her, but Marissa warns him that he can't handle both the paper and Henry.
Gary confides in Marissa who tells him that he must inform Chuck. He shadows her and sees her drinking champagne with a strange man. At first skeptical, Gary started to try saving people's lives and stop disasters from happening. Levinson April 25, 1998 1998-04-25 The paper tells Gary that a man, John Hernandez, is going to die in a road accident, so he saves the man, but afterwards, the paper changes and says that the man is going to kill Rachel Stone. Meanwhile, Detective Brigatti uncovers some evidence of her own, which proves Gary's innocence and implicates someone with whom she works closely in the department, which puts her life in danger. Gary suspects Marissa's college study partner, Jeffrey Craig, is the culprit.
Chuck turns truthful while dating a Rabbi. While Gary originally votes guilty, as he's about to read the verdict, the Cat delivers the Paper to him in the courtroom and he learns that Phil's wife holds the key to proving him innocent, causing him to change his vote to not guilty. Chuck convinces him to attend the game. Guest stars: , , and. However, Gary faces a tough decision when he learns that she will reunite with an old flame.