Johnny attempts to piece together his visions to fill in the large gap of missing time in his memory in order to figure out what happened to one of Stillson's campaign volunteers who mysteriously disappeared while she was with him.
Original Air Date:
June 6, 2004
Sarah Wynter (as Rebecca Caldwell);
Other Information (Trivia, Fun Facts, etc):
In the Season 3 premiere, Michael Kopsa guest stars as the man who rigs the computerized voting system to favor Greg Stillson in the election. His character's name is never mentioned by anyone in the two-part episode. The name can only be found in the script.
Greg Stillson: And there's no paper trail?
Random Guy: The digital equivalent of a hanging chad.
In reference to the easily manipulated computer voting system is a commentary on voting systems now being introduced in the United States. In particular, the Diebold voting machines have received a lot of criticism due to their poor security and the fact that they don't leave permanent records. Several discrepancies were found in Diebold systems in California in 2003 and 2004 elections, and as a result the machines have been decertified in most counties.
The U.S. presidential election of 2000 was decided by a number of voting discrepancies in Florida, mostly related to punch-card voting. One of these was the infamous "hanging chad" wherein a choice was not punched all the way through. (It also had a relative, the "pregnant chad", where there was just an impression, not a separation of paper.) By deciding whether to count these hanging chads or not, a corrupt vote counter could help determine the outcome of an election.