The second last episode, Into the Heart of Darkness, is very interesting. Here we get to see an old friend from an earlier episode. The Collector from the episode The Collector in season 4 is back and this time he has kidnapped Sarah and J.J. Personally I really like it when they connect an episode to an earlier one. Good job.
During the chase Johnny and Walt discover that The Collector is dead and that it’s his earlier kidnap victim that is now seeking revenge. It turns out she is as insane as he was and fell in love with him. Now that he is dead she wants revenge…
Another thing we find out here is that Sarah is pregnant with her second child. When it was revealed I found myself wanting to see what would happen if it turned out it was Johnny that was the father of this child as well… That would definitely stir up things. No such indications where given though.
It’s also good to see more of Sarah in this episode. She has been missing in most episodes this season but here she is back in full force!
The season (and maybe series) finale, The Hunting Party, is taking the series in a totally new direction. I’m not sure if it’s the filmmakers way of getting to the end or not but it seams they are looking for a way to get to move the show to its finale.
The episode feels very much like an episode of The X Files and I’m not sure I want The Dead Zone to go that way. There are a lot of conspiracy theories in this episode and I’m not sure if it’s just for this episode or if it’s a set up for things to come (if there is a season 6) but it gets me a bit worried.
I’m not sure how I would like to have the show end but I don’t want it to be to close to The X Files, we’ve had that already. Personally I feel that the show has steered toward a more X File type of show since the character Malcolm Janus entered the scene…