Lightning triggers a massive blackout. As Gary frantically juggles running McGinty's bar and averting disaster, he gets some unexpected assistance from Marissa. Also helping out is an amiable, slightly eccentric new bartender named Patrick.
Meanwhile, a convenience-store owner finds his differences with his neighbors escalating to a potential riot during the blackout.
original airdate--September 26,1998 rating--7.4 million
music--theme song "Time Has Come Today." by the Chambers Brothers composed by W.G. "Snuffy" Walden
"Gary Hobson receives tomorrows Chicago Sun-Times newspaper today, armed with knowledge of the future, he then tries to prevent tragedies described in "tomorrow's" Sun-Times from occurring, whereby story text and headlines in the newspaper will change to reflect the outcome of his actions."