Early Edition Season 1
S01 E01Sep 28, 1996
Pilot Sep 28, 1996 After being kicked out of his house by his wife, Gary Hobson is forced to move into a hotel room. It was a regular Monday morning, except for a mysterious paper that was delivered by an even more mysterious yellow cat at his door. At first Gary didn't pay much attention to the paper, but after a while he realized that wasn't a regular paper, it was tomorrow's paper.The first thing Gary does is get himself fired at his stockbroking job by messing around with stocks without his boss's permission. Then he devotes his free time to earn some money on bets, and eventually gives it to Marissa, the receptionist at his old job, who's blind and needs a dog.After Gary's regular news trader suffers an accident, Gary realizes that he could have saved him. The paper came for a reason after all. And so Gary decides to stop a shooting at a bank, which causes a lot of confusion. But that doesn't keep the paper from coming every morning, at 6:30 am sharp.
S01 E02Oct 5, 1996
The Choice Oct 5, 1996 Gary has to make a decision between saving a little girl from dying or stop a plane from crashing and making over 190 victims. Since Chicago is stuck in its biggest traffic jam ever, Gary can't get to the airport. When he is about to take the train, he sees the little girl and decides to save her. The doctors ignore her and Gary then has to open their eyes for her real condition. Will he also be able to stop the plane crash, or will he fail?
S01 E03Oct 12, 1996
Baby Oct 12, 1996 Gary helps Chuck deliver twins in an elevator after Chicago has a blackout due to Gary's inability to stop street workers to keep a water pump turned off. Meanwhile, Gary keeps chasing for a mysterious blonde woman while his ex-wife attempts to get back together.
S01 E04Oct 19, 1996
The Paper Oct 19, 1996 ""Special-subscriber"" Gary is invited to the office of the Sun-Times, and he falls for one of the paper's star reporters.
S01 E05Oct 26, 1996
Thief Swipes Mayor's Dog Oct 26, 1996 Gary has to stop the mayor's dog from being kidnapped. The kidnapper turns out to be Chuck's uncle, who was trying to get back at the mayor after a public truck ran over his dog. Phil says he'll only stop after he gets a written apology from the mayor. All Gary gets is an autograph.
S01 E06Nov 2, 1996
Hoops (a.k.a. Hoop Dreams) Nov 2, 1996 Michael Williams, one of the biggest high school basketball stars, has a heart condition that may cost him his life. Gary tries to convince him not to play, but his coach keeps pushing him to do so. He and Marissa visit Michael's neighborhood, where Marissa grew up. They appeal to Connie Hooks, one of Marissa's old friends and also the Michael Williams of their time.
S01 E07Nov 9, 1996
After Midnight Nov 9, 1996 Gary has to stop a 17 year-old single mother from abandoning her child. But as always, Gary gets more involved with her than he should, and finds out she left home pregnant and now works for a drug dealer. Meanwhile, Chuck uses the paper to get a date with an attractive woman he had to share a cab with.
S01 E08Nov 16, 1996
Gun Nov 16, 1996 Gary poses as a social worker in order to stop a little boy from shooting his brother, but he gets more involved with the family than he should. Gary steals the gun, but has to give it back after the paper announces that the wife will be beaten to death. When the husband drops by, Gary shows up with the police, but little Tommy had already stolen the gun and almost killed his brother. Meanwhile, Chuck has a really hard time trying to get rid of the cat's fleas.
S01 E09Nov 23, 1996
His Girl Thursday Nov 23, 1996 Meredith is back. She wants to pick things up with Gary where they left last time they met. But the paper seems to be in the way of Gary developing anything deeper with her, since he doesn't want her to have access to it. She promises not to read it, but Chuck walks in on her reading the paper. They make a deal, and Chuck wins over 15 million in the stock market. He gets in trouble and steals the paper to lose the 15 million, but Gary thinks Meredith stole it. After reconciliation, Meredith leaves for Washington.
S01 E10Dec 7, 1996
The Wrong Man Dec 7, 1996 Gary has to stop a man from his old office from killing himself. Marcia visits him with the news that she's getting married. She won't reveal the identity of her soon-to-be husband, but Gary finds out it's Phil Pritchard, his old jerky boss. Gary is not happy about it and a series of accidents make it look like he's trying to purposely hurt Pritchard and get in the way of their wedding. When the paper brings the headline that Pritchard is going to be murdered, Gary refuses to help him, but Chuck convinces him to do so. He also must stop Sam (the office mailboy for the past 9 years) from killing Pritchard.
S01 E11Dec 21, 1996
Christmas Dec 21, 1996 Gary has to stop a bomb from killing 20 ice skaters on a park. He goes to Det. Crumb for help, who still doesn't quite believe Gary. The headline on the paper changes to a department store, but still the bomber seems to be ahead of them. Meanwhile, Chuck is arrested for not paying 106 parking tickets. In his cell there's a man who thinks he's Santa, and he convinces Chuck to escape from jail and steal a car to deliver the gifts.
S01 E12Jan 11, 1997
Frostbit Jan 11, 1997 It's 20 below zero in Chicago but Gary still has to rescue people around the city, even if the paper doesn't bring any important news. Plus, Chuck temporarily moves in to Gary's place after the heat in his place goes down, which is just another reason for Gary to be out of the house. He keeps running into a homeless kid, who is later featured in paper saying he froze to death. Now Gary has to find the kid, who got stuck under a pipe of an abandoned building. They both get locked there after the door is blocked, and now they rely on Chuck to save them from freezing to death.
S01 E13Jan 25, 1997
Mob Wife Jan 25, 1997 Gary and Chuck get mistakenly involved with the mob after they save a gangster's ex-fiancÃ©e from being shot. They spend days trying to escape from trouble and death themselves, and to make it easier Chuck falls for the woman.
S01 E14Feb 1, 1997
The Wall (1) Feb 1, 1997 Morris from Chicago Sun-Times finds a box in the name of Lucious Snow and hands it to Gary. In the box Gary finds a newspaper from 1963 reporting on Kennedy's assassination and the business card of J.T. Marley, a secret agent. In the newspaper, Gary notices that the cat is in one of the pictures from 1963, and under the smudgy lines of tomorrow's newspaper he reads that the current president is going to be killed in his upcoming visit to Chicago â€“ by Gary! In the middle of that, a secret C.I.A. Agent shows up investigating Gary and arrests Chuck. Without a home to go to, Gary looks for Harry Hawks, the paper's editor, only to find out he's been murdered.To Be Continuedâ€¦
S01 E15Feb 8, 1997
The Wall (2) Feb 8, 1997 Gary is on the run now that he has the police and Agent Dobbs after him. They seek for help with Morris, who takes them to a friend of his who secretly handles photo alterations. While they try to find something that might help on the 1963 picture of J.T. Marley, Gary tries to stay away from the president, since the paper says he is the murderer. But he can't run from his destiny, and so Gary goes to the crime scene.
S01 E16Feb 22, 1997
Bat Masterson Feb 22, 1997 Gary meets an ex-cop who took the identity of Bat Masterson to continue his work against crime. The guy seems to be crazy, but helps Gary with his paper duties. As he learns more about Bat (or Mike Killebrew, his real identity), Gary discovers that he went crazy after his partner died.
S01 E17Mar 8, 1997
The Jury Mar 8, 1997 Gary has to serve as jury on a trial and worries about the people he won't be able to save while on court. He tries by all means to get out of jury duty but can't. The case is about a man who is on trial for suspicion of stealing money from his company. Just when Gary (who was picked for foreman) is about to read the verdict the cat enters the courtroom and delivers the paper. The bailiff takes it away, but Gary manages to read a headline that says the man's wife can be the only one who might save him from going to prison and hanging himself. The jury is taken to a hotel to work on the verdict and can't leave for any purposes, but Gary manages to sneak out thanks to Chuck. The judge finally decides to have Gary removed from the jury but that doesn't stop him from interfering on the trial and saving the man's life.
S01 E18Apr 12, 1997
Psychic Apr 12, 1997 Gary is unable to stop a child from being kidnapped and looks for help in Claire (a psychic who pursued him about opening a fortune telling business with her after he saved her from dying). She ""felt"" there was something wrong with the child, but Gary thought it was just a part of her act.
S01 E19Apr 13, 1997
The Cat Apr 13, 1997 Gary takes the cat to the vet thinking he's not feeling good. He is obligated to leave him there overnight, but rushes to the clinic in the morning for the paper, only to find out it's not there (nor is the cat). The cat mysteriously appears at Eunice's (the vet's mother) house with the paper, and Gary wonders if the cat decided to abandon him. He later finds out that the cat only wants him to save Eunice, who was madly in love with Lucius Snow 40 years ago and is now dying from cancer.
S01 E20Apr 19, 1997
Phantom at the Opera Apr 19, 1997 Gary saves a woman named Emma Shaw from being murdered during an art robbery. Gary keeps helping Emma establish herself in the city and develops romantic feelings for her, but the paper keeps getting in his way and interrupting their dates.
S01 E21Apr 26, 1997
Faith Apr 26, 1997 Gary and Chuck wait on a bridge to help a man who will be run over by a car, but they don't realize that the man is Gary, who is knocked out unconscious. At he hospital, Gary meets a girl named Rachel, who is waiting for a compatible heart. Rachel questions Gary about his beliefs in God, a role the paper imposes him to play after announcing that Rachel will find a heart â€“ from a young boy killed in a hold-up. Now Gary must choose between ignoring the boy and letting Rachel live or saving the boy, at the cost of Rachel's life.
S01 E22May 3, 1997
Dad May 3, 1997 Gary's father, Bernie, temporarily moves in with his son after his wife kicks him out. After learning about the paper, and enjoying helping others, Bernie decides to stay permanently.
S01 E23May 17, 1997
Love is Blind May 17, 1997 Marissa is at school, when Gary saves a college professor from being killed. Marissa soon has dinner and a study date with this student she meets.