Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Kyle Chandler, Shanesia Davis-Williams, Fisher Stevens
What would you do if tomorrow's paper came to your door today? If you knew that you were going to die? Be lucky in love unlucky in life? That's what Gary Hobson has to ask himself every day. Gary Hobson is a stockbroker that got fired from his job and his wife found him uninteresting and kicked him out. You see it's quite simple. Everyday an orange cat comes to his door with the paper (a Chicago Sun Times). Gary doesn't know where it comes from. He did a bit of research and found out that a man named Lucis Snow, was an old typesetter and he had the paper before Gary. The day after Snow died, the paper came to Gary. Gary has two friends. Chuck Fishman, who has been best buds with Gary since college. Chuck wants Gary to give him the scores of games, winning lotto numbers, stocks, or even soap opera tips. Marrisa is Gary's blind friend who helps Gary make all the right choices.
- Season 2: 1. Home (1997). Gary's apartment catches on fire and he must find a new place to live. Gary and Chuck learn someone is trying to buy McGinty's as well as a few other downtown buildings. This affects McGinty's, but also a foster home with a lot of children.
- Season 2: 2. Medal, The (1997). Guilt stemming from an incident in Vietnam pushes a vet toward suicide.
- Season 2: 3. Wedding, The (1997). Gary tries to stop his high school girl-friend's wedding to prevent a murder.
- Season 2: 4. Jenny Sloane (1997). Howard Banner was once a highly respected newspaper columnist, but his best days are far behind him. In order to revive his waning career, he hires a young street waif to pretend she is dying of cancer, and calls her Jenny Sloan. After writing a series of articles about her brave fight to overcome the disease, Howard Banner once again becomes the toast of Chicago. Gary discovers the deception as he tries to persuade Jenny to help give a young boy stricken with cancer the desire and will to live.
- Season 2: 5. Downsized (1997). Gary attempts to prevent the death of a middle-aged man during a surgical procedure . . . a stock broker he and Chuck used to work for.
- Season 2: 6. Angels And Devils (1997). Sister Mary works with inner-city youths, but begins to question her effectiveness and faith after witnessing too many young people ruin their lives through crime and violence. Gary tries to help her keep a young boy named Marcus on the straight and narrow path after his older brother Kareem is released from prison. Kareem has plans to tutor Marcus in the ways of crime, and he has no patience for Gary's interference.
- Season 2: 7. Redfellas (1997). Gary must reunite a father and daughter who were torn apart in Russia many years ago. The father is now a taxi driver, and the daughter is grown and touring America as a violin prodigy.
- Season 2: 8. March In Time (1997). If Gary is unable to defuse the hatred at a white supremacist march, the leader of the white supremacists will be shot and killed. Gary is concerned about the leader's young son, who questions his father's views.
- Season 2: 9. Regular Joe, A (1997). Believing he gets no help in running "McGinty's", and feeling he is not respected, Chuck quits and leaves the bar. Gary is suffering his own emotional trauma in dealing with the newspaper, and begins to have dreams in which a psychiatrist counsels him to take Sunday's off from the paper and relax. Watching the Chicago Bears play on TV, he reads in tomorrow's news that the Bears' quarterback and toast of the town, Joe Damski, is going to suffer a serious injury. Gary and Damski's wife try to get the quarterback to retire, but he doesn't want to. Gary and Chuck ...
- Season 2: 10. Bris Is Just A Bris, A (1997). Chuck begins dating a rabbi, and is compelled to tell the truth around her and be honest in his dealings with others. This creates a myriad of problems, forcing him to break up with her. Gary saves the life of an accident prone librarian several times in one day, and she falls head-over-heels in love with him. Unfortunately, Gary's cook at McGinty's was planning on asking the librarian out. Becoming jealous of Gary, he quits, but is hired back as Gary tries to be a matchmaker for the young lovers.
- Season 2: 11. Minor Miracle, A (1998). A small girl inadvertently leaves her school yard as she chases after a pet rabbit, and becomes lost in the sewers and storm drains of Chicago. The more Gary tries to find her, the more he becomes the number one suspect of the Police, as they think he had something to do with her disappearance. Chuck becomes involved with an inventor of a machine that can detect movement below ground, and he persuades the inventor to test his machine by finding the girl below the pavement. As heavy rains hit the city, the storm drains become full of water, and finding the girl before ...
- Season 2: 12. Romancing The Throne (1998). A young princess of a small country in the Balkans visits Chicago. She has many functions to attend and people to meet in performance of her royal duties, but she yearns for time away from her handlers to be by herself and sight-see the town. Slightly inebriated, she leaves a party unnoticed and falls asleep in Gary's car. Unaware of who she is he takes her to the bar, and the next day she tags along with him as he goes about saving people throughout the city. When the time comes for her to return to her duties, she thanks Gary as feelings have developed between the ...
- Season 2: 13. Walk, Don't Run (1998). Gary is asked to fill in a vacant City Council seat and he tries to get a traffic light installed in an area where a lot of street accidents occur. But he's told that first he has to vote with them on a project that Gary learns will displace a lot of people. So Gary decides not to vote with them and they decide not to back Gary's project. He eventually gets help from Molly Greene and a former and honest Council member.
- Season 2: 14. Return Of Crumb (1998). A crooked D.A. has aspirations to be Mayor of Chicago, and is holding hearings about police corruption as a way of getting there, focusing on Lt. Crumb's partner who has taken bribes in the past. Crumb's partner steals a portion of the money he and Crumb are using in a sting operation, leaving Crumb holding the bag. The D.A. dislikes Crumb anyway, and proceeds to frame Crumb for the missing money, three weeks before his retirement. Gary tries to help Crumb, but he is his usual obstinate and cranky self.
- Season 2: 15. Mum's The Word (1998). When an Egyptian mummy goes on display at the museum, a man steals the emerald eyes and scarab from the mummy, unleashing an ancient curse. Soon, everyone associated with the theft becomes ill.
- Season 2: 16. Where Or When (1998). When Gary falls off a scaffolding and breaks his leg, he is laid up in his apartment watching his neighbors across the alleyway. He begins seeing a woman in his dreams dressed in 1940's attire, who looks exactly like the new waitress he just hired. The waitress lives in an apartment across from him, and when the paper reveals she is going to be shot and killed, Gary tries to prevent it from happening. He learns that the grandmother of his new waitress was shot and killed in McGinty's Bar in 1944, and the killer was never caught. Now, the waitress has someone stalking ...
- Season 2: 17. Fourth Carpathian, The (1998). While trying to save a monkey in an abandoned theater, Gary becomes trapped on an elevated scaffold. The scaffolding is barely hanging from the vaulted ceiling, and being afraid to move or jostle it, Gary must lie quite still. The next morning Gary's father receives the newspaper and rushes into the city, hoping to save lives and prevent catastrophes, but he gets thrown in jail instead. The next morning Gary's mother receives the paper and rushes to the city, only to discover that Gary has been getting tomorrow's paper today for some time now. No one has seen Gary in ...
- Season 2: 18. Quality Of Mercy, The (1998). The paper tells Gary that a man is going to die in an accident. So he saves him but after wards the paper changes and says that he's going to kill someone. Gary wonders why the paper sent him to the man So Gary tries to warn the person a prosecutor; it seems the man is a recently released convict and the prosecutor was the one who handled his case but when Gary refuses to tell her how he knows this, she dismisses him. And Chuck is injured by the man when he was escaping. Later the man goes to the prosecutor's home and Gary shows up and the man holds them hostage and ...
- Season 2: 19. Show Me The Monet (1998). Gary makes the acquaintance of a dashing British man named Clive Harbison, as he helps Gary rescue an elderly woman from her burning apartment in spectacular fashion, getting Clive's face on the news. A man named Marty is seeking revenge on Clive, and after seeing the newscast he locates Clive and tries to run him over, so Gary takes him to the bar for safety. Then a woman shows up at McGinty's and threatens to turn Clive into the police if he doesn't return a stolen Van Gogh painting to her museum. Somehow, Gary, Marissa and Chuck find themselves helping Clive break ...
- Season 2: 20. Don't Walk Away, Renee (1998). Gary stops two men from mugging a young woman, and then realizes the woman is a girl he went to school with. When the same two muggers show up at her office, she seeks refuge with Gary at McGinty's. It appears she has been doing research with a complex program that predicts the future, and someone wants her research for themselves. Gary's parents are kidnapped and held for ransom until the research is given to them. Gary and Chuck must save his parents without turning over the research.
- Season 2: 21. Hot Time In The Old Town (1998). At a construction site, Gary attempts to halt the driving of a pylon into the ground, because the paper said it would cause an explosion. He is accidentally knocked unconscious and wakes up in the same location, but in the year 1871. Gary meets characters that look exactly like Chuck and Marissa, and tries to prevent Mrs. O'Leary's cow from kicking over the lamp, thereby triggering the famous Chicago fire. He fails and the fire is set anyway, but when he returns to 1998, he halts the construction and gets the manager arrested
- Season 2: 22. Second Sight (1998). Marissa has a vision while sitting beside the lake, and consults with a Dr. about the possibility of her sight returning. Chuck goes to his bookie to pay off a gambling debt, and discovers that his bookie has been murdered. When Chuck is kidnapped by the killer and held captive on a tugboat, Gary and Crumb use Marissa's vision to find the tugboat, but are captured as well. They are left stranded on an empty boat in the middle of the lake with a bomb aboard.
- Season 3: 1. Blackout (1998). The newspaper forecasts a power outage. With the blackout, a neighborhood dispute escalates into violence.
- Season 3: 2. Collision (1998). Gary must find ways to prevent a collision which originally kills 13 people but has no definitive cause. However, as the deadline approaches, he is able to eliminate some of the victims but has trouble preventing a death toll.
- Season 3: 3. Horse Is A Horse, A (1998). When Henry accidentally discovers one of Gary's newspapers from the future, he uses the information to make friends in school and provide his dad with gambling tips.
- Season 3: 4. Lt. Hobson, U.S.N. (1998). After saving several enlistees from an explosion, Gary is mistaken for a Lieutenant and forced to serve in the Navy, which puts his future heroic acts in jeopardy.
- Season 3: 5. Saint Nick (1998). Gary becomes jealous when Erica begins to date a doctor who is beloved by everyone. He later gets the "Early Edition" and realizes that he must save his "competition" from a deadly fire.
- Season 3: 6. Halloween (1998). The newspaper show three children die from poisoned Halloween candy but does not mention names. Gary has a difficult time trying to find who to save. His job is not made easier when two witches capture him since they think he is a warlock.
- Season 3: 7. Up Chuck (1998). Gary is suspicious when Chuck returns from California with a surprisingly new attitude. However, Gary soon learns that Chuck is paying someone to follow him and film his heroic acts in hopes of getting a movie deal.
- Season 3: 8. Deadline (1998). The paper tells Gary that a man , named Ricky Brown is going to be executed tomorrow. Gary learns that the previous recipient of Lucious Snow tried to help Brown but couldn't and spent the rest of his life trying to prove it. With Molly Greene Gary tries to prove Brown's innocence. They start by talking to the victim's sister whom Brown was seeing.
- Season 3: 9. In Gary We Trust (1998). When Gary interrupts a federal investigation by trying to save a towel boy from being shot, he is placed in the Witness Protection Program. He is assigned an attractive but surly agent to watch over him, which puts off Erica, whom he just got the courage to ask out.
- Season 3: 10. Nest Egg (1998). Gary's mom comes for a visit and is vague about why she came. He later sees her with another man and jumps to conclusions, later learning that the man convinced her to invest all of her money with him and so far has not seen any return. It's obvious that the guy is a con man and they can't do anything about it. Later when the paper says that the man's going to be shot by a woman from Indiana, Gaty assumes it's his mom but discovers it's another of his victims, who gives them a list of other victims. And together they decide to get back what he took from them. Along ...
- Season 3: 11. Teen Angels (1998). Gary poses as a high school substitute teacher in order to prevent a school shooting. However, when his newspaper is torn up and lost, he is unable to pinpoint who the shooter is.
- Season 3: 12. Slippity-Doo-Dah (1999). Gary encounters a woman who has tendency for ambulance chasing.
- Season 3: 13. Last Untouchable, The (1999). Gary gets in the middle of a feud between a former Untouchable who was just released from prison and a retired T-Man who helped put him away.
- Season 3: 14. Just One Of Those Things (1999). Gary begins to experience medical problems stemming from his frequent lying to Erica about his whereabouts. He decides to come clean and tell her about the newspaper and his heroic acts. However, she has a tough time believing him after his paper gets switched with Patrick's copy of today's paper.
- Season 3: 15. Funny Valentine (1999). Gary saves baseball player Andy Miller from sustaining a ending career injury. His agent wants to make sure he's OK, so he wants to take him to an orthopedic doctor whom Gary had earlier encountered, so they drag Gary along. On the way to the hospital Gary wonders if he'll play in Chicago. But the agent who's prime concern is the best offer (which is not Chicago) tells him not to hold his breath. When they arrive at the hospital, the doctor is not available so Gary asks another doctor, Suzy Pietro, who's also an orthopedist to check Andy out. And upon meeting there's ...
- Season 3: 16. Number One With A Bullet (1999). C-Roc is a famous rapper whose career has begun to stall, so on his latest tour he includes a stop at his hometown to get a feel for his 'roots' again. Unbeknownst to Gary, Marissa grew up with C-Roc and is still angry with him for jilting her best friend Gayle Clark. Gayle and Marissa sing in a church choir and do not like the criminal undertones to C-Roc's music and videos, and when he sees how his music is negatively affecting Gayle's son Chris, he re-examines his life.
- Season 3: 17. Two To Tangle (1999). Francesca & Addison Preston want to divorce but cannot come to terms over the lingerie company they started. Seems they are slated for accidents where Gary has to save them. Henry and their daughter become friends over a hockey game.
- Season 3: 18. Fate (1999). Gary has problems dealing with being unable to save someone, which leads to The Paper predicting Gary's death.
- Season 3: 19. Crumb Again (1999). The paper tells Gary that Crumb, who is now living in a cabin, will die because of an explosion at his cabin. Gary calls Crumb and gets him outside just before the explosion. Crumb later shows up and stays with Gary. Later more attempts are made on Crumb, that's when former U.S. Marshall Toni Brigatti who joined the Chicago P.D. shows up and wonders what's going on. At the same time a woman from Crumb's past shows up.
- Season 3: 20. Pinch Hitters (1999). Gary finds himself quarantined when he comes in contact with an animal that could be a carrier. So he asks Marissa to take care of something in the paper so she asks her boyfriend Emmitt to help. Eventually they come in contact with an old man who appears to be off his rocker. When his son tries to have him committed, Emmitt, a law student, tries to help him.
- Season 3: 21. Home Groan (1999). Gary tries to convince a prison that two criminals are escaping, however they do not believe him. The criminals escape to Gary's hometown. Gary tries to help the local sheriff, but the sheriff does not like Gary and refuses his help.
- Season 3: 22. Play It Again, Sammo (1999). Gary tries to save a man who's about to be killed. But when the people who tried to kill the man turns their attention to Gary, he is saved by Chinese cop Sammo Law. He learns that the man stole a Chinese artifact. And a young girl whom the man knows is also in danger.
- Season 3: 23. Blowing Up Is Hard To Do (1999). Gary saves a woman from drowning. Her husband is thankful and invites Gary to dinner at their home. The officer is suspicious since his wife was in a woman only swimming club. He thinks Gary is setting up situations to play the hero.
- Season 4: 1. Out-of-Towner, The (1999). Gary gets the paper and initially there a lot of things he has to fix but when he gets there, there's nothing to fix. He thinks the paper is playing games with him so the next time the paper tells him of something he goes there and does nothing and someone gets hurt. Eventually Gary meets a guy from New York who also gets an "Early Edition" of his own.
- Season 4: 2. Duck Day Afternoon (1999). Gary's parents visit Chicago and want to spend the day with him. Gary runs off to save ducks crossing the streets. When a cameraman snaps a picture, it shows up in the paper and starts a chain of reactions. Gary's parents are held hostage.
- Season 4: 3. Take Me Out To The Ballgame (1999). Chuck comes for a visit and offers to take Gary to a Cubs game wherein a promising rookie Pedro Mendoza is going to play. But Gary finds himself trying to help the owner of a restaurant who borrowed money from a loan shark who is demanding ownership in the restaurant as payment. And it seems that the owner of the restaurant and Mendoza are linked.
- Season 4: 4. Iceman Taketh, The (1999). To stop something that's in the paper Gary assumes someone else's identity but it turns out that the identity he assumed was that of an undercover cop who's working with Brigatti. Gary has to continue being that person. Brigatti is searching for a jewel thief knows as the Iceman and she thinks it's a guy named Paul Kettler.
- Season 4: 5. Camera Shy (1999). Feeling bad that he helped get a photo journalism fired from two jobs, Gary tries to find him another job and prevent him from being murdered.
- Season 4: 6. Wild Card (1999). Gary's day seems easy with only one significant article in the newspaper, but it turns into a series of incidents as Patrick tries to talk to him. Patrick is leaving the restaurant.
- Season 4: 7. Fatal Edition: Part 1 (1999). Gary is arrested and charged with murder after he is found standing right next to the slain body of a man who had earlier threatened to investigate his propensity to show up at crime scenes.
- Season 4: 8. Fatal Edition: Part 2 (1999). Now a fugitive from justice, Gary appeals to Detective Brigatti to help get him off the hook for murder and find the real killer.
- Season 4: 9. Weather Girl (1999). A pretty television weather girl seems to always forecast wrong, so Gary steps in to help. After days of helping, the newspaper stops giving the weather forecast, and the reporter gets fired just as a major storm is about it hit.
- Season 4: 10. Run Gary Run (1999). Things get hectic at McGinty's, and Marissa tells Gary he needs to start helping out at the restaurant. Gary tries to find a compromise between the restaurant and the newspaper. He is unable to help Marissa when she is hit by a car.
- Season 4: 11. Rose (2000). Gary helps a woman who has amnesia. She cannot remember anything, but knows someone is trying to kill her.
- Season 4: 12. Snow Angels (2000). Gary is unable to help people when a blizzard hits Chicago.
- Season 4: 13. Gifted (2000). Gary meets a young girl who has real powers of knowing what is going to happen to someone she touches. The girl is a foster child who pushes her foster parents away because she thinks her power is a curse. Gary helps her accept her skills.
- Season 4: 14. Performance Anxiety (2000). A man in New York gets tomorrow's paper today. When his paper stops getting delivered, he flies to Chicago to talk to Gary. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger asks Gary about his special paper delivery.
- Season 4: 15. False Witness (2000). Gary witnesses two men trying to steal a car. And he learns one of them is Miguel Diaz's brother, who convinces Gary not to finger him which he does. But the paper tells him that he's headed down a bad road and tries to help him but his partner gets in his way.
- Season 4: 16. Play's The Thing, The (2000). Gary saves an actress during dress rehearsal from a falling light and encounters Crumb who is part of the amateur acting group. Gary later finds out the building is going to be burned down by an arsonist.
- Season 4: 17. Blind Faith (2000). Teenagers are playing in an underground tunnel and find a live cannonball. While Gary saves them from an explosion, it blows up in front of Gary and he temporarily loses his eyesight. How can Gary save a young child when he cannot see?
- Season 4: 18. Occasionally Amber (2000). Chuck comes back to Chicago and announces he's engaged to a girl named Jade. When Gary meets her, he's shocked because Jade is Amber, the jewel thief he encountered a while ago and allowed to escape. Gary's not sure what to do especially when Detective Brigatti whose career was nearly ruined by her learns she's back and wants to take her down.
- Season 4: 19. Mel Schwartz, Bounty Hunter (2000). Gary's clothes are stolen by a robber as he tries to save someone. Gary takes a costume from someone and continues on his task, however he is later sent to court for stealing. The next day, he sees the robber and tries to stop him.
- Season 4: 20. Time (2000). Gary learns that Lucious Snow, the previous recipient of the paper, saved his life when he was a boy. And that that act has significance to something in the present.
- Season 4: 21. Everybody Goes To Rick's (2000). Gary wakes up to get the paper and finds himself living in the past. It is 1929 and he is in an early business in the location of McGinty's. Gary tries to prevent the St Valentine's Day Massacre.
- Season 4: 22. Luck O' The Irish (2000). Gary decides to cut off one of the bar's regulars who is a moocher until he settles his tab, and the man warns him that it's not good to do that. And when he helps someone the paper tells him to, he ruins a woman's chances of winning the lottery. That's when she comes to him, telling him that he owes her. So she lets him stay with him and claims that they're engaged. She's Irish and her family is extremely traditional and they don't like her being alone in the U.S. Her brother shows up and drives Gary nuts. And when Gary's mother shows up and likes the girl. She ...