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Everwood
The cast of Everwood, as of Season 3
The main cast
Format Drama
Created by Greg Berlanti
Starring Treat Williams
Gregory Smith
Emily VanCamp
Debra Mooney
John Beasley
Vivien Cardone
Chris Pratt
Stephanie Niznik
Merrilyn Gann
Sarah Lancaster
Scott Wolf
Sarah Drew
Tom Amandes
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 89 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Greg Berlanti
Mickey Liddell
Rina Mimoun
Andrew A. Ackerman
Michael Green
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel The WB
Original run September 16, 2002 (2002-09-16) – June 5, 2006 (2006-06-05)

Everwood is a prime time drama television series that initially aired in the United States on The WB. The series is set in the fictional small town of Everwood, Colorado. It is primarily a serious drama with some comedic moments.[1]

Downtown Everwood was in reality filmed in Ogden, South Salt Lake, and Draper, Utah and the series pilot was filmed in Canmore, Alberta, Denver, Colorado and Calgary.[2]

Everwood ran for four seasons from 2002 to 2006. It was not renewed for future production and did not return when The WB and UPN merged to form The CW Television Network.[3]

On October 2, 2006, reruns of Everwood aired weeknights on ABC Family for the duration of the series. In Canada, reruns are shown Tuesday evenings at 7 EST on Vision TV.[4]

Contents

Plot

Season 1

The series begins with the arrival of Dr. Andy Brown, a widower who leaves his successful job as a top Manhattan neurosurgeon to live in a small Colorado town, bringing his 8-year-old daughter Delia and 15-year-old son Ephram with him. He chooses the town of Everwood because his late wife had told him of her emotional attachment to it. Many of the story lines deal with the conflicts of adjusting to a new setting, as well as getting along with new people. Dr. Brown, simply called Andy most of the time, at first finds some conflict with Dr. Harold Abbott, with whom his professional opinions differ. However, Dr. Abbott's cranky demeanor and Andy's passive, cheerful attitude prove to mesh well and the two begin a friendly rivalry. Ephram continually struggles with his emerging adolescence, his studies as a classical pianist, and his crush on Amy Abbott, Dr. Abbott's daughter.

The first season revolves around the main storyline involving Colin Hart, Amy's boyfriend, and her older brother Bright's best friend. Amy sees the arrival of Dr. Brown as an opportunity; Colin has been in a coma since Independence Day that summer after he and Bright were in a car accident. Amy befriends Ephram in an effort to convince Dr. Brown to revive his brain surgery skills to save Colin. Dr. Brown reluctantly agrees. Amy is elated, but Bright is sullen and distant about the situation. Later, he tearfully confesses to his father that, contrary to what he had claimed all summer, Bright does in fact remember the accident: he was the one driving Colin's father's truck and the two boys were a little drunk at the time. However, his anguish is relieved when Dr. Brown is successful and soon, Colin is awake.

"downtown Everwood clinic" in Ogden, Utah.

In the meantime, Ephram's maternal grandparents come to visit their new home in the fall and Ephram decides he wants to move back to New York City to live with them. Ephram's grandfather, also a surgeon, berates Andy into letting Ephram go. Delia and her grandmother befriend Edna Harper, a semi-retired Army nurse and Harold's estranged mother. They decide to throw her a surprise birthday party at the Brown's home. During the party, in front of all the guests, Ephram and Andy have a loud fight about his moving to New York City. The two stalk to different parts of the house with no decision resolved. His grandfather and Andy also begin to fight about the situation, but are interrupted because Bright Abbott has collapsed. Bright needs his appendix removed, but the snow has prevented travel to the nearest hospital, so they do emergency surgery on him in Andy's office. Andy sees how concerned and loving Harold is towards his son and resolves to try and patch things up with Ephram. He confesses that he will be "half a man" if Ephram leaves and Ephram decides to stay.

Andy meets his next-door neighbor Nina after a loud fight with Ephram in the front yard. She is friendly but outspoken and honest. Nina eventually explains that she is serving as a surrogate mother for a woman who was unable to conceive. A scandal erupts when Nina has the baby and it is revealed that the mother is well over fifty, but Andy supports Nina's decision.

All is not well, however, for Colin Hart. He returns home and re-enrolls in school, but he has lost most of his memory, including his memory of Amy. Under pressure to step right back into his old life, Colin befriends Ephram since Ephram is the only person who does not have a preconceived notion of him. Amy, meanwhile, struggles with emerging feelings for Ephram as he has an unsuccessful relationship with Colin's sister, Laynie; his lingering attachment to Amy flared up at inopportune moments, causing Laynie to break it off.

Soon, Colin begins lashing out violently and acting out emotionally and loses his friendship with Ephram. Ephram tries to let their friends know that Colin is not acting normally, but Amy believes he is just jealous of her relationship with Colin and that Colin is "under a lot of stress". Bright, frustrated at Colin's friendship with Ephram in the first place, refuses to listen as well, until Colin accosts Ephram outside the local diner, proceeding to uncharacteristically punch Bright in the face when he objects to Colin's roughness. Andy believes Ephram and brings the subject up with Colin's parents. They are unwilling to believe that Colin is anything but fully-recovered and fire Dr. Brown from Colin's care. However, physical symptoms begin to manifest as well and eventually Colin collapses. It is learned there are complications from the first surgery. Colin's parents ask Dr. Brown to operate again, but then he experiences complications during the surgery. [5]

Season 2

The beginning of Season 2 reveals Colin's fate. The entire town blames Andy for "killing" Colin. They stop going to his practice and shun his children. Andy stands by his decision and eventually admits to Ephram that he could have saved Colin's life, but he would have been severely disabled, both mentally and physically, and at Colin's insistence, he had promised Colin that he would not let him live that way.

Amy struggles with the death of Colin and falls into a deep depression, eventually going on medication and meeting Tommy, a drug-dealing boy who would come to be more than a friend. She considers sleeping with Tommy, but backs out of it every time he brings it up. Harold buys her a new car to try and cheer her up, but Amy continues to act out and fail in school. Rose tells Harold that he is babying her and she is unwelcome in her house until she follows the rules, which forces Amy to move in with her grandmother, Edna. Amy's downward spiral continues until Tommy takes her to a wild party. He gives her a bottle of water laced with GHB. Already intoxicated, Amy drinks it, then has a hallucination of Colin, telling her to let him go and get on with her life. The vision shocks her back to reality and she realizes that Tommy has drunk most of the water himself and subsequently overdosed. Amy does the only thing she can think of and calls her father for help. Tommy recovers, but Amy is officially scared straight. She dumps him, moves back in with her parents, and begins to improve her behavior and mood.

Ephram, meanwhile, found love with Madison Kellner, a 20-year-old college student Andy has hired to babysit Delia that Ephram initially despises for her condescending attitude toward him. After a few false starts, he eventually loses his virginity to Madison.

The second season has several other important plot developments. Andy finds a new love interest in Dr. Linda Abbott, Harold's globe-trotting sister, also a doctor who was practicing in Africa. A scandal at Dr. Abbott's office occurs when it is discovered that Linda Abbott contracted HIV from a patient. As a result, Harold loses his liability insurance coverage and Linda quits her holistic health practice and leaves town, also ending her romance with Andy. Harold tries to open a new bagel shop but meets with failure. Andy then invites him as a partner, since Andy's insurance would cover Harold's practice. Harold reluctantly agrees.

Nina goes through a divorce with her (recently-outed) gay husband and has to go to court over custody of her son, a case which she eventually wins with Andy's support.

A lonely Bright grows more tolerant of Ephram and the two eventually become good friends.

Ephram continues his on/off relationship with older Madison. In an effort to prove how mature he is, he sneaks into bars to see her band and produces many awkward moments by showing up when she is out with her college friends. Finally she decides that the timing of their relationship is off and breaks up with Ephram. She tries to continue working with the Browns, but Delia fires her, saying that she likes Madison, but Madison's presence makes Ephram sad. She later confesses to Andy that she is pregnant with Ephram's child. Andy tells her he will pay all her expenses if she agrees to keep the pregnancy a secret from Ephram. He believes that Ephram was forced to grow up very quickly by the death of his mother and that, if he learns of the pregnancy, his sense of decency will compel him to stay with Madison, something for which Andy believes he is not ready.

Amy asks Ephram to stay in Everwood so that they can figure out if a romantic relationship would work between the two of them. However, he is accepted to a summer program at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music. He is torn between going to New York or staying with Amy. When he leaves to study music at Juilliard, Amy accompanies him for ten days in Manhattan and after she returns to Everwood they continue their relationship long-distance.

Season 3

The third season opens with Dr. Brown receiving a letter from Madison cutting off all ties with him. She has moved to Denver but does not reveal her decision regarding the pregnancy. Dr. Brown contemplates telling Ephram but Dr. Abbott convinces him not to, for the sake of both Ephram and Amy.

Ephram returns from his summer classes at Juilliard with the disappointing news that he did not make high marks and begins to intensify his piano studies. However, he and Amy are enjoying the new aspect of their relationship. The two, now in their high school senior year, befriend an extremely shy girl named Hannah, who is staying with Nina. Hannah is a junior and tells Amy that her parents are traveling in Hong Kong, but later reveals that her father, with whom she was extremely close, suffers from late-stage Huntington's Disease and she was in fact sent to Everwood so she wouldn't have to watch his suffering. With the support of Amy, Ephram, Bright, and Dr. Abbott, Hannah is tested for Huntington's Disease herself and finds that she doesn't have the incurable disease.

After much discussion with both Hannah and Ephram, Amy decides to sleep with Ephram. They make plans to sneak away to the Abbott's lake cabin, but the night of the event, Amy gets scared and changes her mind. Ephram is patient and says he doesn't mind. However, she has a change of heart and loses her virginity to Ephram the next morning after all. Around Christmas, Bright convinces Ephram to go see Madison's band play and he lies to Amy about where he was going. Madison wasn't there, but Ephram feels so guilty, he eventually apologizes. Amy is extremely upset and admits that while Ephram has rededicated himself to the piano, she has given up all of her hobbies and school activities to make time for her and Ephram's relationship. She tells him she willingly gave up these activities, but has now grown to resent him. Ephram agrees to try and make more time on his part and they make up.

Bright Abbott gets a job at the County Clerk's office with his mother. Never known for his monogamy, his promiscuity catches up to him when one young intern accuses him of sexual harassment. During the investigation, Bright maintains that she misperceived his actions and does not admit guilt. Even though he is officially absolved of the accusation, Rose is embarrassed and hurt by the situation and realizes that her son has no respect for women and uses them like things. She fires him, but her profound disappointment is the worst punishment of all. Bright learns from the ordeal and attempts to be more honorable.

The third season also sees the arrival of a new, younger doctor named Jake Hartman, whom neither Harold nor Andy like very much due to his over-zealous attitude. He takes up residence in Dr. Abbott's former office. Meanwhile, Nina comes to terms with the fact she has feelings for Andy as she begins a romantic relationship with Jake.

Dr. Brown also decides to help a patient, John Hayes, recover from serious incapacitation caused by a stroke. Meanwhile, Dr. Brown finds himself drawn to John's wife Amanda and realizes he may be developing feelings for her. He and Amanda avoid their feelings from each other for a while, but when they finally give into temptation, Andy feels so much guilt, he develops a bleeding gastric ulcer. After he recovers, John gets admitted into a cutting-edge treatment program in which he will be sent away for an indefinite amount of time. Amanda and Andy continue their affair until John inexplicably recovers from his stroke and Amanda opts to stay with her husband.

Ephram is granted an interview with The Juilliard School in New York City, where he serendipitously runs into Madison. Dr. Brown accompanies Ephram on the trip and attempts to reconcile with Madison and urges her to tell Ephram the truth about her pregnancy. She eventually meets Ephram in a coffee shop and tells him the whole story, except Andy's knowledge of it. The baby has been put up for adoption with parents living in Marin, California. When Ephram tells Andy about the pregnancy, Andy tells him that he knew about it and asked Madison to keep it a secret. Ephram is angry with his father and rashly forfeits his Juilliard audition in an attempt to get back at him. Back in Everwood, Amy reluctantly agrees to help Ephram locate the baby and the adoptive parents, but the matter soon drives a wedge into their relationship and they break up.

Rose is diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on her spine and must undergo chemotherapy, which proves to be initially unsuccessful. With some reluctance, Dr. Brown agrees to do the surgery to remove the tumor. Harold is incensed until the operation appears to be a success and Rose slowly recovers.

Ephram, still disillusioned from his recent experiences with his father and Madison, decides to quit his studies altogether and backpack through Europe. He technically receives his diploma, but leaves before the ceremony. He sells his piano and all related equipment to pay for an airline ticket to London. Meanwhile, Amy graduates from high school and gets into Princeton University.

Jake and Nina agree to move in together and start a new restaurant business, purchasing the diner where Nina worked as a waitress until the owner sold the building. Jake vows to cut all ties to his former Los Angeles residence and lifestyle because his income in Everwood is substantially less, though his true motives may have been Nina.

Season 3 ends with Hannah getting a boyfriend for the first time, but she decides to break up with Topher because there is no chemistry and because she has a crush on Bright. Andy considers taking a job as a surgeon in Chicago, but Harold and the others persuade him to stay in Everwood. Bright decides he really wants to date Hannah, who is thrilled to begin a relationship with him. Amy decides to defer her first semester at Princeton, so that she can help take care of her mother while she convalesces. Andy, alone with Nina, confesses his true feelings for her and proposes a serious relationship, despite Jake being in the way.

Season 4

Season 4 opens with Edna and her husband, Irving (or "Irv"), planning a vow-renewal ceremony. Rose is recovering well and Jake has moved in with Nina. Bright starts his second year at Everwood Community College and has moved into an apartment. A medical student, Reid, has caught Amy's eye and Amy convinces Bright to let Reid be his roommate. At the request of Delia, who desperately misses him, Ephram returns from Europe in time to attend the end of Irv and Edna's ceremony.

When Ephram returns, Andy tells him that he is welcome at home, but Andy will not pay Ephram's living expenses anywhere else. Ephram tells Andy to apologize for the Madison situation and that Andy "owes" him whatever he wants; their relationship continues to be strained. However, Andy doesn't want to damage Ephram and Delia's relationship, so he tells Ephram that he will pay him $50 for every dinner they eat together as a family. The plan seems to work and sometimes, Ephram doesn't collect the money at all. Ephram starts his first semester at ECC with Bright who asks him to be a third roommate. Reid and Amy date casually. Ephram begins giving piano lessons to a high-school freshman, Kyle Hunter (Steven R. McQueen). Although talented, Kyle is sullen and difficult. By helping out Kyle, Ephram gains a new appreciation for what he put his own father through. Also, Andy has a patient who is estranged from his daughter because he kept a secret from her for her whole life. Andy asks Ephram to talk to the daughter about forgiveness and in the process, Ephram begins to let go of some of the resentment he felt towards Andy and their relationship continues to improve.

On a father/son camping trip with the Abbotts, Ephram reveals that he came back to Everwood because he is still in love with Amy, and Bright reveals that he might break up with Hannah because she doesn't believe in premarital sex. Back in town, Ephram asks Reid not to date Amy at all and he backs off. Amy and Ephram repair their friendship. Studying together late one night, they wind up sleeping together. Afterwards, Ephram, wanting to repair their romantic relationship as well, gives Amy a Christmas present and reveals that he wrote her postcards while in Europe, but never sent them to her. She asks to take them home and read them, but later explains that she does not want to become romantically involved with Ephram again because she is trying to figure out her own identity.

Harold and Rose struggle to get past her illness. Despite her recovery, she loses her rebid for mayor of Everwood and feels lost and useless. After a vacation on an African safari, Rose tells Harold that she wants to adopt a child.

Nina and Jake's restaurant (named "Sam's" after her son) is doing well. However, Jake begins acting erratic and distant. When one of his visiting LA buddies has a serious biking accident, Jake is lost and stressed out. It is revealed that he is a recovering narcotics addict and he has fallen off the wagon. When he finally tells Nina the truth, she kicks him out of the house and cries in Andy's arms.

Meanwhile, Irv has written a fictional book loosely based on his experiences in Everwood. The book, entitled A Mountain Town, goes on to be a thundering success.

Although they seem quite mismatched, Bright and Hannah continue to date. Her father finally passes away and Hannah's mother lets her choose to move home or stay in Everwood. Hannah decides to stay. Bright is elated, but he is also frustrated at Hannah's low self-esteem and forces her to see that she is beautiful by locking her in the bathroom and refusing to let her out until she looks at herself in the mirror. Hannah takes it one step further and invites Bright into the shower with her.

Ephram learns that his old piano teacher, Will Cleveland (played by James Earl Jones), has died and attends his wake. However, instead of a sad and somber event, it is a celebration of his life and Ephram is introduced to Will's family as his star pupil. They coax him to play a piece and it rekindles his love of the instrument. He re-buys a piano and he helps Kyle prepare for a Juilliard audition. Kyle is still moody, and Ephram often returns to the Brown home to talk to Andy about his struggles and practice his own playing. When he convinces Kyle to meet his absentee father and Kyle is stood up, Ephram confesses to Andy that he thinks about his own child all the time and was using his experience with Kyle to work through his feelings of guilt and irresponsibility. Ephram also tries to help develop Kyle's social skills, since he is always alone and awkward around his classmates. When Reid suggests Kyle might be gay, Ephram says he's too young, attempting to shield him from adversity. Kyle initially denies it as well, but eventually decides to come out. With their difficulties behind them, Ephram coaches Kyle successfully into Juilliard. After meeting a concert pianist, Ephram decides to transfer to Amy's college and major in music education. In addition, Ephram leaves Madison a voicemail, apologizing for his explosive reaction to their situation.

Bright breaks his hand trying to karate chop a piece of wood and wears a sling for several weeks. Hannah babies him incessantly and they have a minor spat. Hannah obsesses over their relationship and Bright runs into an old acquaintance, Ada, an attractive blonde who once sold Bright and Ephram fake IDs. After a few beers together, he has a moment of weakness in judgement and lust and winds up sleeping with Ada. Ephram finds out, but Bright, although regretful, decides he isn't going to tell Hannah. Ephram disagrees and they stop speaking. Amy wheedles the truth out of Ephram and declares that if Bright doesn't tell Hannah, she will. Under pressure, Bright admits the truth and Hannah breaks up with him. She tells him she doesn't want him in her life at all, even as just a friend.

Reid begins to fail out of medical school and as a last-ditch effort, cheats on a test. He is caught and expelled, but pretends that everything is fine. Ephram finds Reid one morning on the bathroom floor unconscious after having taken an entire bottle of sleeping pills. Ephram feels immense guilt for not realizing that Reid was depressed. Upon recovery, Reid again tries to pretend that everything is just fine and asks Amy out on a date. It is predictibly a disaster and Amy tells Reid that she learned from Colin's death that he has to deal with the things that made him try to commit suicide in the first place. Reid decides to move back home with his mother until he is fully recovered.

Harold and Rose's adoption is in the final stages when it is revealed that Harold lied about Rose's cancer on the admission forms. They lose their opportunity and are heartbroken. Rose develops a bruise on her back and convinces herself that her cancer has returned. At the same time, Bright drinks excessively at his 21st birthday party, still hurt by his break up with Hannah, and stands on a chair at a bar. With his arm in a sling, he loses his balance and falls through a plate glass window. He is rushed to the hospital with a head injury. At the hospital, Rose shares her fears and Harold tells her that she is fine – the doctor called right before Bright's accident. Subsequently, both Bright and Rose make successful recoveries. A schizophrenic patient of Harold's is overwhelmed with her new baby and the sudden death of her husband. She panics and leaves the baby girl on the Abbotts' doorstep. After a half-hearted search for her, Harold and Rose apply for custody of the baby.

After returning from his book tour, Irv and Edna decide to buy an RV and travel the country. However, just after purchasing it, Irv collapses from his second heart attack and dies. Edna maintains her usual tough persona until Harold confronts her on her erratic behavior. She confesses that she is overwhelmed with grief. Harold and Rose fix up a guest bedroom in their house and invite Edna to live with them, thus ending a years-long battle between mother and son.

Nina agrees to forgive Jake and take him back and he begins a variety of recovery programs, but is unsurprised when none of them work since they didn't in the past. He decides to start a recovery group in Everwood, then begins to design a program on his own. His old friends in LA are receptive to the idea, but they want him to move back. Jake asks Nina to come with him and she sells her house and agrees. Andy, faced with the loss of Nina, impulsively buys Nina an engagement ring and shows it to Ephram, saying he simply needed to act on his feelings, even if he had no intention of asking her. At Irv's funeral, Ephram tells Nina about the ring, who tells Hannah, who convinces Nina to sneak in and look at it. Hannah ends up with the ring in her room and Jake finds it while packing. He confronts Andy and Nina, and Nina insists that it means nothing. They make it to the airport when Jake realizes that he doesn't want to be with someone who is so unsure and boards the plane alone. Nina shows up back at the Browns, Sam in tow, as her house has already been sold. Andy takes a cathartic trip to New York to say goodbye to his late wife one last time before flying back to Everwood to propose to Nina on the very spot they met. She happily agrees.

After his accident, Hannah and Bright decide to be friends again but do not rekindle their relationship. However, she passes up a full scholarship to Notre Dame to attend Colorado A&M and stay in Everwood. The fate of Hannah and Bright's romantic relationship was left open.

Ephram meets Stephanie while hanging ads for a new roommate. She is feisty and fun with "no drama"; Ephram likes how refreshingly easy she is to be around. Delia invites her to her bat mitzvah and while there, a slightly-tipsy Amy realizes she is still in love with Ephram. She struggles with this realization until she thinks of the exact best way to tell Ephram how she feels. Recreating a moment they shared during a festival soon after he first moved there, she enlists Rose's help in ordering a ferris wheel, stationing it outside his apartment. With this as her backdrop, she confesses that all their problems are her fault and asks him to give her another chance at a relationship, without the drama. Ephram, having loved Amy since the day he met her, easily agrees to be with her again, and the season and the series ends with Ephram and Amy embarking on a mature, adult relationship.

Series finale

Everwood's series finale, which aired on Monday, June 5, 2006, was seen by 4.07 million viewers.

The final episode, "Foreverwood," was written as both a season and a series finale. Because of the impending WB/UPN merger, the future of the series was uncertain, and the producers wrote two endings: the aired version, as well as additional scenes where Madison showed up to cause some cliffhanger trouble. Originally, the producers had scripted a montage for the "series-finale cut" that went forty years into the future to show a majority of the gang at Andy's funeral — showing the series coming full circle; however, this was never filmed due to budgetary reasons as well as the producers' hopes that they would receive a fifth season.

Ratings

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Everwood on The WB.

Season Timeslot Season premiere Season finale TV season Rank Rank Network Viewers
(in millions)
1 Monday 9/8c September 16, 2002 May 19, 2003 2002–2003 #124 #3/17 4.8 [6]
2 Monday 9/8c September 15, 2003 May 10, 2004 2003–2004 #109 #4/19 4.6 [7]
3 Monday 9/8c September 13, 2004 May 23, 2005 2004–2005 #117 #4/19 4.3 [8]
4 Thursday 9/8c (September 29, 2005 – December 8, 2005)
Monday 8/7c (March 27, 2006)
Monday 9/8c (April 3, 2006 – May 29, 2006)
Monday 8/7c (June 5, 2006)
September 29, 2005 June 5, 2006 2005–2006 #130 #6/19 3.6 [9]

Cast and crew

The list follows the credits order. The season(s) during which each actor has been included in the main cast are marked in black. Note that the actors don't necessarily appear in every episode during their time as a main star. In fact, Treat Williams is the only actor to appear in every episode of the series.

When a starring actor also has appeared as a guest star during other seasons, this is marked in gray, with the number of guest appearances noted in italics. White square means the actor doesn't appear in that season at all.

Actor(s) Character Appearances
S 1 S 2 S 3 S 4
Treat Williams Dr. Andrew "Andy" Brown
Gregory Smith Ephram Brown
Emily VanCamp Amy Nicole Abbott
Debra Mooney Edna Harper
John Beasley Irv Harper
Vivien Cardone Delia Brown
Chris Pratt Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott
Stephanie Niznik Nina Feeney 16
Merrilyn Gann Rose Abbott 13 19
Tom Amandes Dr. Harold "Hal" Abbott, Jr.
Nora Zehetner Laynie Hart 4
Marcia Cross Dr. Linda Abbott
Sarah Lancaster Madison Kellner 3
Anne Heche Amanda Hayes
Scott Wolf Dr. Jake Hartman
Sarah Drew Hannah Rogers
Justin Baldoni Reid Bardem

Award nominations

Everwood received two Emmy nominations: Main Title Theme (2003) written by Blake Neely, and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy (2004) for James Earl Jones's turn as Will Cleveland.

Treat Williams has also received two Screen Actors Guild award nominations (2003 and 2004) for his role as Dr. Andy Brown.

Rated the "Worst Show of the Year" for the 2003–2004 season by the Parents Television Council for "reckless messages about sex without consequences", despite the fact that Madison's pregnancy quickly became an important turning point in Andy and Ephram's relationship.

DVD releases

Warner Home Video released season 1 of Everwood on DVD on September 7, 2004. During an online with Warner Home Video representatives on June 6, 2006, the official response to several questions about the remaining seasons of Everwood was that the studio was not planning on releasing any additional seasons at this time. At the 2007 Warner Home Video (WHV) chat,[10] Warner Bros. acknowledged the demand for the remaining seasons of the show to be released, but said that the music costs are prohibitive. They continued to state that they are evaluating the option to release the show with music substitution but it hasn't been determined at this time. At the WHV chat in September 2008 it was announced that the complete second season will be released in early 2009. It was subsequently released on June 16th, 2009. However, unlike the first season, the second season contains many music changes due to high licensing costs.[11] On February 17, 2010 it was announced that the complete third season will be released on June 15th, 2010. [12]

DVD name Ep# R1 release date R4 release date
The Complete First Season 23 September 7, 2004 September 29, 2009
The Complete Second Season 22 June 16, 2009 TBA
The Complete Third Season 22 June 15, 2010[13] TBA
The Complete Fourth Season 22 TBA TBA

Soundtrack

Track listing

  1. "Lonely People" – Jars of Clay (popularized by America)
  2. "Trouble" – Kristin Hersh (popularized by Cat Stevens)
  3. "These Days" – Griffin House (popularized by Nico and Jackson Browne)
  4. "The Only Living Boy in New York" – David Mead (popularized by Simon and Garfunkel)
  5. "Summer Breeze" – Jason Mraz (popularized by Seals and Crofts)
  6. "Father and Son" – Leigh Nash (popularized by Cat Stevens)
  7. "The Harder They Come" – Guster (popularized by Jimmy Cliff)
  8. "Don't Be Shy" – Travis (popularized by Cat Stevens)
  9. "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)" – Toby Lightman (popularized by Jim Croce)
  10. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – Stereophonics (popularized by Roberta Flack)
  11. "Cathedrals" – Jump Little Children
  12. "Main Title Theme for Everwood" – Blake Neely
  13. "A Love Song" – Treat Williams (bonus track; popularized by Anne Murray)

Broadcasting

In the United Kingdom, airings on terrestrial network ITV have changed the programme name to Our New Life in Everwood. ITV explained that their title is a more accurate description of the show. Three commercial breaks are inserted into each episode. This is the maximum allowed under European Union law. Series 4, however, will air on digital-only channel ITV3 from Saturday November 3, 2007. Re-runs on satellite and cable channel Living retained the original name. E4 begins showing the series from the pilot from July 30 2009 under its original name.

The series was first televised on the Nine Network in Australia in late 2005, in a 4pm timeslot on Saturday afternoons. The show was taken off the air soon after Season 2 began, and returned in a daily timeslot of 10am in January 2006. The show was again pulled from the schedule soon after Season 3 began. Season 3 was aired at 10am from January 1, 2007, and concluded early the next month with the Season 3 finale. After a long hiatus, Season 4 returned on Sunday afternoons from March 16, 2008 at varying times (2-3pm) in several states. The series was again put on hiatus after several weeks of shifting timeslots with Gilmore Girls and various other shows.

Everwood has been played in New Zealand on TV2 since 2004, usually in the 5:30pm Sunday timeslot, season by season. Season 1 was also repeated weekdays in 2006. However, the latest season has been premiered at 2:00pm Sunday instead of returning to its usual timeslot.

  • In Canada the network Vision TV is broadcasting repeats of the series.
  • In Bulgaria the series is broadcast on Kanal 1.
  • In Spain the series was broadcast on TVE1, and later on TVE2. At the time, on Clan TVE on the TDT (terrestrial digital TV).
  • In South Africa the series is broadcast on SABC 3 at 17h00 on Sunday, Repeat 23h15 on Wednesdays.(Season 2 from May 2009)
  • In Estonia it was shown on Kanal 2 on Saturday afternoons.
  • In Finland it is broadcast on MTV3 and the series finale aired in November 2006. Everwood has been played in Finland since 2003 on Thursdays at 8.00pm.
  • In France the series is shown on Fox Life on Tuesday (1 episode).
  • In Denmark the series is currently being repeated on TV3 Plus weekday afternoons.
  • In Hungary the complete series was on weekdays on TV2 (04/10/2006-15/02/2007)
  • In Norway the show used to be broadcast on TV3. It starts airing again on Viasat 4 on April 12th 2008.
  • In Sweden The series is shown weekday mornings on TV3. It is nearly at the end of Season 4, the last episode aired on 4 January, 2007.
  • In Indonesia it was broadcast on TV7.
  • It also began airing in Canada on September 9 at 8pm ET on VisionTV, with repeats on Mondays at 8pm and 12am ET.
  • In Latin America and Brazil, the premiere episodes were shown on Warner Channel, and from the third season, the show was syndicated on the same network, and shown Saturdays and Sundays. Now, all the seasons can be seen also on Warner Channel, Monday to Friday, in the mornings.
  • In Croatia, Everwood is playing on RTL Televizija every working day around 13.00.
  • In Thailand, it is broadcast on True Series.
  • In Germany, it was playing on VOX from Monday to Friday at 7am and 1pm.
  • In Poland, it is broadcast on TVP2 from Monday to Friday.
  • In Greece the series is shown on Star Channel.
  • In Austria Everwood is playing on ORF1.
  • In South Korea it was broadcast on EBS.
  • Also airing on multiple channels in Switzerland, on SF1 at 17.00 and then repeated on SF2 at 18:00.
  • In the United States, Everwood was shown in reruns every weeknight at 6/5 central on ABC Family in Fall 2006. Everwood's series finale aired February 5, 2007. In an interview with Ohio's Akron Beach Journal, an ABC Family representative revealed the series would be re-run in Fall 2007. However, ABC Family later released its fall line-up and Everwood was not included.[14]
  • In Italy, the first three seasons of Everwood were played by Canale 5 from Monday to Friday at 7pm in the summer of 2005. Some weeks after the end the show, the episodes were repeated by Italia 1 at 8pm. In November 2006, the first two seasons were shown on Italia 1 in the mornings, two episodes a day. In December 2006 the third season was aired at 8pm. The fourth season was aired Monday to Friday. The series finale aired on Saturday January 20, 2007.
  • In Portugal, on FOXLIFE on Thursdays at 21:45.
  • In The Netherlands, it was broadcast on NET 5.
  • In Belgium, it was broadcast on KANAALTWEE.
  • In Romania, it was broadcast on Pro TV and on ProCinema.
  • In Malaysia, it was broadcast on 8TV.
  • In the Czech Republic the series is broadcast on CT1.
  • In Slovenia it was broadcast on POP TV .

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Everwood (2002-2006) is an American television show, airing on the WB network, about a widowed brain surgeon from Manhattan who moves his two children to the small mountain town of Everwood, Colorado.

Contents

Season One

Pilot [1.1]

Ephram: You know what? Everyone said you were crazy. And you know what? News flash, you are. All right, you quit your job, you grow this ugly ass beard, you look like you wear your clothes to bed and you move us to No-wheres-ville U.S.A.! And why? Because someone told you it was pretty once.!? And if that's not enough, you talk to mom like she's still here, I've seen you and Delia has too. What do I have to say to myself?! What do you have to say to yourself?!
Dr. Brown: I can't believe you think my beard is ugly.
Ephram: Mom would have never had done this to us! She never would've moved us here and gone crazy!
Dr. Brown: Don't be so sure of that!
Ephram: I am sure! All right, I knew her. You didn't know her. We all just tolerated you!
Dr. Brown: Hey, that's pretty good, what else you got?!
Ephram: I wish you died instead of her!
Dr. Brown: Well, I wish I did too you little bastard!
Ephram: I hate you!
Dr. Brown: Well, I hate you right back! Now get in that house!
Ephram: I'm going for a ride! (He grabs his bike)
Dr. Brown: Oh, yeah?!
Ephram: "Yeah!
Dr. Brown: At some point you're getting in that house!

Ephram: [to Bright] I'm sorry, I don't speak Dumbass.

Nina: You want a cup of coffee?
Dr. Brown: Only if it's spiked.

Nina: Hi, I'm Nina Feeny. I'm your neighbor.
Dr. Brown: That's a weird coincidence because I'm your neighbor.

Amy: Smell. The cold smells like pine... or the pine smells like cold... something.

The Great Doctor Brown [1.2]

Dr. Brown: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, excellent choice, Delia.
Ephram: Don't let her watch it.
Delia: Be quiet.
Dr. Brown: Am I missing something?
Ephram: Eight years of raising her. She can't watch that movie, it upsets her.
Delia: It does not.
Ephram: Well, that is if you don't count the screaming and nights on my floor.
Dr. Brown: Delia?
Delia: Well, it used to scare me, but it doesn't anymore.
Ephram: Ah, that's what she always says. Like a junkie begging for more smack.
Delia: I'm not a junkie, you're a junkie.
Dr. Brown: Nobody's a junkie in this house.

Ephram: So what do people do up here, besides wait for an early demise... and ask really dumb questions
Amy: Actually I brought you up here to tell you something very important. Grover.
Ephram: Grover?
Amy: It's my nickname.

Friendly Fire [1.3]

The Kissing Bridge [1.4]

Deer God [1.5]

Dr. Brown: What is that out front?
Ephram: Doe, a deer. A female deer.

The Doctor is In [1.6]

We Hold These Truths [1.7]

Till Death Do Us Part [1.8]

[Amy is nervously trying to explain how she is fine and notices that Ephram is just staring at her]

Amy: What?
Ephram: You're talking faster than my brain processes language.

Dr. Brown: Do me a favor, you know how you normally behave?
Ephram: Distant and miserable?
Dr. Brown: Yeah. Do the opposite.

Ephram: [to dad] Look. I'm Superdad let's fish and make waffles.

Dr. Brown: You know, when your mother died, a thousand people said a thousand stupid things to me and I just wanted one of them to give me a reason not to die.

Dr. Brown: [to Ephram] You know, you're grandfather thinks I'm only half a person - and if you leave - he'll be right.

Dr. Abbott: And behold the people, who had every attribute of dogs, except loyalty.

Ephram: You know, no offense, but he's really my least favorite thing about you.
Bright: Yeah, well, you're really my least favorite thing about you.
Ephram: Dude, you really gotta work on the insults

Ephram: You gotta stop doing that.
Amy: What?
Ephram: Saying things that make me wanna kiss you.

Amy: Ephram Brown, the melting man. The melting man, Ephram Brown.
Ephram: He's quiet.
Amy: He's not having the best day. They say it's his last

Ephram: [to Amy] I haven't made anything for myself here... except you.

Ephram: [to Bright] You guys choreograph the bathroom stall exit, and I'm the loser?

Amy: What exactly is going on between you and Colin? I mean, why are you being all buddy buddy with him?
Ephram: First of all, I'm not being all buddy buddy with anyone, all right? He approached me.
Amy: He did, why? I-I mean, why?
Ephram: I don't know, maybe he thinks I'm pretty.

[about Colin]

Dr. Brown: Are you two friends now?
Ephram: Kinda. Turns out we have some stuff in common.
Dr. Brown: You mean Amy?
Ephram: Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with Amy.
Dr. Brown: So why don't you go sit with him?
Ephram: Because of Amy.

Bright: We were like Mike and Scottie. Only shorter... and whiter.

[to Ephram]

Dr. Brown: Now, if you choose not to respond to my parental authority, I should warn you, I have mind altering drugs in the other room and I'm not afraid to use them.

Dr. Brown: Are you dilated yet?
Rev. Keyes: I'm not sure, but everything has a rainbow halo around it. You look like Jesus.
Dr. Brown: I get that a lot.

[to Colin]

Ephram: You know, you're the only guy I know who's so dark it turns me into an optimist. It's kinda scary.

[to Rev. Keyes]

Dr. Brown: I melt down, you practically carry me home, and YOU want to say sorry? You - you're like a saint, only annoying.

[to a girl he's going to get 'lucky' with after he spots his unconscious father]

Bright: I have to go help my dad. If I die and don't go to Heaven, I'm gonna be so pissed

Amy: How long were you there?
Ephram: Long enough to move on.

Dr. Brown: Clue doesn't come travel sized?
Ephram: One of the world's greater atrocities.

Bright: You know, there's a reason men don't wear ruffles.
Colin: It's not that bad. If this were 1775, you'd be a total chick magnet.

Bright: Uh, Dad, depending on how many people are there today, do you think I could borrow that rifle to shoot myself?

Delia: I don't think I'm going to be a brain surgeon when I grow up.
Dr. Brown: No? Why not?
Delia: Well, for one thing, you have to wake up early. Even on Saturday.
Dr. Brown: Yeah, that can be a drawback.
Delia: And because I'm probably going to be a tap dancer.
Dr. Brown: I thought you were going to be a fireman.
Delia: I'm going to do that, too. During the day.

Ephram: So, what's he like? Colin.
Nina: He's a charmer. You know, he's the kind of kid who forgets to mow your lawn for two weeks, then when he finally comes, you end up paying him for three. I think he was All State football. And pretty smart, too.
Ephram: So he's basically like God.

Colin: [to Bright] Hey, Johnny Tremain. Wanna see something that will knock your pantaloons off?

Mole: Nice truck, Hart. Too bad it's your Daddy's.
Colin: Whatever, McNally. Like I can't drive this whenever I want.
Mole: I'm sure you can.
Colin: Besides your brother there is still the kid who threw up on the DMV guy during his driving test.

Dr. Brown: Somewhere, Jerry Garcia is weeping.
Rose: I just don't know what Irma was doing with all this marijuana.
Dr. Brown: Well, I can certainly guess what she was doing with some of it.

[Bright watches the marijuana being brought into the Abbott house]

Bright: This is totally great. The dudes at school are not gonna believe this.

Rose: [seeing her husband peer out the window] What are you looking for?
Dr. Abbott: Trouble.
Rose: Which starts with 'T', which rhymes with 'P' and that stands for 'pot'?
Dr. Abbott: Oh, joke away my dear. Once word gets out, every dope fiend and pot head within 50 miles is gonna come sniffing around this house.
Rose: And do what? Roll around on the front lawn stoned? Its not catnip, Harold.

[about being friends with Ephram]

Bright: He's not like us, Colin. Trust me, I know him and I know you. It's like ketchup and peanut butter... really bad.

Ephram: Let's talk about this "E" thing. Who came up with that?
Colin: Probably Bright...

Amy: What are you wearing to Colin's?
Bright: Clothes...

Dr. Brown: How are things with you and Amy?
Ephram: I don't know, we haven't been talking that much.
Dr. Brown: oh yeah... when did this happen?
Ephram: A while ago, you were too busy being clueless.
Dr. Brown: Oh. What happened? Did you kiss her?

[Ephram looks at Andy in awe]

Dr. Brown: I'm not that clueless.

Dr. Brown: Did you two find God nicely?
Delia: Yup.
Dr. Brown: Where was He?
Delia: In the gas tank.
Dr. Brown: I knew it.

Ephram: [drunk] Greetings tree, I am your sprinkler.

Dr. Abbott: Newsflash Dr Brown, you're not here to save the world. Only to annoy it.

Dr. Brown: So how's the Amy situation working out?
Ephram: What Amy situation?
Dr. Brown: Ohh... that good huh?
Ephram: Oh it's fantastic. I'm a really important friend.

Dr. Brown: So have you heard? Everwood is now officially dope-free.
Ephram: Bright moved?

Ephram: Come on, you're a sock. Why do you have to fight me all the way up?

Laynie: I hate that the egg rolls at Gino Chang's smell like lasagna.
Ephram: I hate that everything's a fest. Thaw fest, fly fest, pie fest. What does that even mean? What's so festive about catching a fish or watching a guy melt?
Laynie: I hate that they call it "Main Street" even though it's pretty much the only one. Why don't they just call it "street"?
Ephram: Do you have a subway map of another city covering one of the walls in your room?
Laynie: Do you pick colleges based on how far away they are from here?
Ephram: Have you ever had that dream where you're trapped in a sewer for life, and you wake up and you're disappointed that you're still in Everwood?
Laynie: Do you have a packed bag and a plane ticket in your room?
Ephram: Oh come on.
Laynie: You don't believe me? I'll show you!
Ephram: No, I believe you. I've kept the bag around for a while, I just haven't gotten around to buying the ticket yet.

Ephram: [to Amy] You've turned your entire schedule into something the President couldn't even handle! Not that that's saying much!

Dr. Brown: I'll make it up to you, I promise I won't cook dinner for a whole week.

Bright: Do you think if aliens would probe you, you'd still be considered a virgin?

Ephram: Do you have a boyfriend?
Amy: Yes. But I want you to meet him. If you do, you'll understand.
Ephram: That was right on my list of things to do today, right between picking up my dry cleaning and chopping off my hand.

Ephram: I'd like to take a moment and point out that this is by far the weirdest restaurant we've ever been to, and we're from New York City where we're regularly served by drag queens named Frank.

Bright: Hey, I gotta talk to you about something.
Ephram: What? You got the results back from your IQ test? You failed?

Ephram: Look, Amy, I know this sucks for you because of Colin and I want to be there for you, I do, but I can't do this anymore. I can't keep being your second choice, not when you're my first.

Amy: Maybe love's like math. You don't get better at it but you just get used to it. Simple equations with the occasional variable.
Ephram: I hope not. I suck at math.

Dr. Brown: You might wanna work on your bedside manner, Ephram. You just cleared the room.
Ephram: Yeah, I noticed that. Thank you.
Delia: Set the table doofus, if you can even do that...

Harold: We got here as fast as we could, which wasn't very fast.

Brenda Baxworth: Just what makes you so sure he's innocent, doc?
Dr. Abbott: Because Marvin Harrison was my father's closest friend. He's no more a murderer than any of you are civilized.

Laynie: Nightmare, isn't it?
Ephram: What's going on, except my exact version of 'hell on earth'?
Laynie: Spoils of war. The result of a commercially financed assault against the unattached individual.
Ephram: Valentines Day?
Laynie: Week after is always the hardest. These newbie couples have the lifespan of a monarch butterfly. By Friday, the halls will be littered with their crispy corpses.

Laynie: You looked so uncomfortable the other day. Like I embarrassed you or something.
Ephram: Look, I'm gonna mess up because that's just what I do. But at least give me a chance to mess up. I mean, I'm capable of such stupidity that you'd be wasting my talent by ending this now.

Irv: I know I bore Edna.
Dr. Abbott: I've bored Rose since the day we met. I think she makes shopping lists in her head while I'm talking to her.

Edna: I did pick up a thing or two from my 'rumble in the jungle'. Maybe they'd apply.
Dr. Brown: As long as you don't ask the cast to make necklaces out of ears, then, yeah, go for it.

Dr. Brown: There's someone in my office...
Edna: Gee, no wonder you brain surgeons make so much money.

Dr. Brown: Isn't he supposed to be dead?
Edna: Yeah, I thought that was a little weird, too.

Ephram: I say we keep walking until we run out of fries.
Amy: You know, we can always buy more fries.

Laynie: I found him after school at the post office hanging around the outbound mail box. I think someone was trying to return him.

Laynie: Happy people depress me. Drunk, happy people make me want to slit my wrists.

Bright: The way you handled those guys at the party... that was... you were...

Ephram: Bright, I get it. Eloquence is not your thing.


Delia: Are you having a fight?
Dr. Abbott: Perpetually, child.

Dr. Brown: [in a letter to Julia] Dear Valentine, come away with me. If I had a day with you and you only, I would enjoy the simple things. The things that, in the end, when time steals the rest away, are the only things we'll remember. I would paddle you across a still lake in a rowboat and read poetry to you until you fall asleep and I would never think about the hours. Dear Valentine, if I had one day with you and you only... I would admire every line of your face, every strand of your hair... Every graceful movement of your hands or your eyes or your body. If I had one perfect day... Don't you see? My heart beats only for you. Dear Valentine, these are the things I remember of my love. A warm hand, a warm breath. Your warm mouth. Your arms around mine... I remember feeling safe, cease-less. Like one person. The two of us still, at rest, entwined... I remember how I felt the first time I kissed you. It felt like the high dive. What do you remember? How will I ever know what was inside your heart? Where did they go? All the things we think and feel but don't say. Dear Valentine... These are the things I never told you. These are the things I need you to know. That I loved you always. And my love was so big, it lives still after you're gone. I'd like to tell you that I would do it differently. That if I had one more day I would do everything right. But I know that isn't true. I'd make all the same mistakes. That is except one. I wouldn't say goodbye.

Season Two

[inviting Linda]

Dr. Brown: Hey, can Linda come out and play?

Mindy Wheeler: [planning a surprise party for her friend] She's clueless as a playboy bunny, so don't spill the beans.

Ephram: No problem there. All beans shall remain unspilt.


Bright: [talking about Hannah, dismayed] She's not going to have premarital sex until she's *married.*
Ephram: That's...

[two beat pause]

Ephram: ...never mind.

Dr. Brown: Brittany, hand me that watch and step away from the door.
Brittany: Umm...

[to the closet]

Brittany: abort... abort.
Dr. Brown: Oh, very subtle.

[Andy opens the closet and sees Delia kissing Charlie inside] [yells]

Andy: ABORT! ABORT!

[after Dr. Brown hangs up the phone looking upset]

Delia: What is it, Dad?
Dr. Brown: Ohhhh, nothin'. A patient I diagnosed with the flue has life-threatening meningitis. And Phil the mechanic is psychic.

[after Phil diagnoses one of Dr. Brown's patients correctly]

Dr. Brown: The uhhh nurse at school was very grateful when I told her too.
Phil Drebbles: You told Hazel? Great, there'll be a mob here by lunch.

Madison: This isn't the first time Jay's walked out. He loves drama.
Ephram: How long's he been with the band?
Madison: Uhhh, he came in a couple months ago to replace this guy Kip who moved to Oregon to find himself.

[Ephram moves around the counter to read something]

Dr. Brown: How 1978.

[Dr. L. Abbott is doodling an Alfalfa Gets Geronimo'd stick figure with an arrow through its head as Louise's voice drones ever onwards into somnolent bliss]

Louise: The proliferation of 15 minute coffee breaks to include more than three per day or the extension of said breaks to encompass greater than 20 minutes of downtime in the span of a three hour period should be avoided.

[Dr. H. Abbott is reading along with his own highbrowed superfluidity of speech in a resounding No!' of silent-mouthed head shaking. Dr. L. Abbott is bored out of her wits]

Dr. Abbott: Thank you, Louise. Ahhhh, moving onto this month's management topics.
Linda: You mean there's something left uncovered in the October management summit of 2003? I'm stunned.

Edna: Phil Drebbles, Marcus Welby of the paranormal. Phil's just your average guy. Has a repair shop, sells a few cars here and there. Some years back, word gets out: he has predicted Sam and Jenny Hess will have a male child before the year is out. Only everyone knows Jenny can't get pregnant on account of her ovaries were malformed at birth. By St. Patrick's Day, Jenny knew she was pregnant. And around Halloween, Baxter was born. Well, you can imagine. The whole town beat for a path to Phil's repair shop. Finally about eight months or so, he makes the mother of all predictions: a flood is gonna hit Everwood...

[Dr. Brown chuckles as does Edna]

Edna: ...and, well, by now, his word is golden. Everybody packs up, evacuates the town and...

[Dr. Brown finishes]

Dr. Brown: No flood!

[Edna chuckles again]

Edna: Not a drop. Drought that year as I recall...

[Ephram's new car which he's not all too thrilled with]

Dr. Brown: Voted safest...

[Ephram interjects again]

Ephram: Boat in the Navy?

[after Jay acts up at practice again]

Ephram: Thank God the mad genius is back. You know, you guys can really use a visionary like him?
Madison: He just likes to make sure his presence is felt.
Ephram: Oh believe me. I'm feelin' it.

[after Ephram helps her with her song]

Madison: Why didn't you tell me you were some kind of prodigy?
Ephram: Well, prodigy would imply youth while I'm actually an

[deepens voice]

Ephram: old soul. At least somebody once told me that. So, you like it?

[Linda has just asked her mom to use her truck so she can move her stuff]

Edna: Sure, you wouldn't rather take Irv's rifle?
Linda: Don't tempt me.

[Edna has just called Andy a nincompoop for not telling Linda how he feels]

Dr. Brown: Well, what do you want me to do Edna? I offered to help her yesterday and she didn't want it.
Edna: You're a grown man with a post graduate degree! Figure it out!

Dr. Brown: Besides, you know I-I-I think, you might be overestimating Linda's...
Edna: I KNOW that girl. I know how she looks when she's excited about something. And for reasons unknown given your complete incompetence in the dating arena, she's excited about you.

[after Jay kissed Madison in front of Ephram]

Ephram: Why didn't you tell me Jay was your boyfriend?
Madison: He's not my boyfriend. We just hang out, sometimes.
Ephram: Like now? Like when you, when he's got his tongue so far down your throat I thought I was gonna have to give you oxygen?

Linda: Well, I probably won't move again for another year.
Dr. Brown: You mean I gotta do this again in another 12 months?

Bright: I go where the booty goes.

[makes a whip noise]


Ephram: I thought that that was a code!
Madison: What? When I said my roommate was going out of town and I wanted you to come over, that's ALL I meant!
Ephram: I thought we were gonna... ya know.
Madison: Okay, you're not allowed to hang out with Bright anymore.

[after Madison's unpleasant "first time" story]

Ephram: Would it be bad if I said I wished I'd been there? I mean, not in a creepy "I'd like to watch" sort of way, I just don't like the idea of you ever being unhappy - even in the past.

Bright:: Sometimes your pride comes before your nads. Not often, but sometimes.

Ephram: Let's face it. We were never really friends, we were just...
Madison: ...in love.

Linda: Every time I come here I feel like I've fallen down a rabbit whole into some other time and place.
Dr. Brown: I have similar thoughts every day.

[Madison is talking to Ephram]

Madison: Listen, if you need any help with your homework or anything later, let me know, ok? And if you're going to be gone more than an hour, let me know. I don't want to worry.

Dr. Abbott: My daughter is dating a parolled addict.
Dr. Brown: My 16 year-old son is dating his 20 year old baby sitter.
Dr. Abbott: Barkeep, two more.

Ephram: Look, I, last night, what I said, I, uh, I didn't, I mean, I uh think that you're a really really great singer and I, I uh shouldn't have said anything. OK? I'm sorry.
Madison: Was that an apology?
Ephram: It was supposed to be, uh yeah.
Madison: Not great.
Ephram: Oh well. It was a rough draft I was gonna polish it up and give it to ya a little later.

[Deila catches Ephram watching Madison exit a room with a dreamy expression]

Ephram: What?
Delia: Boys are so obvious.

Edna: You like Linda, she likes you, and you're both nincompoops who do nothing about it.
Dr. Brown: The thing is, I promised Delia I wouldn't go out with her.
Edna: You also promised Delia a horse. I don't see Mr. Ed galloping around here.

Linda: I tried living by Buddha's rule "Live simply". Then I started collecting Buddhas.
Dr. Brown: Enlightenment has a lot of props.

Dr. Abbott: You never take any responsibility for your own actions. Do you blame Colin, Dr. Brown, us?
Amy: No, I just blame you.

Harold: Okay, then, Amy, you want a prescription? Here, I'll write you a prescription.
Rose: Harold.
Harold: No, Rose, I don't know what else to do. I'm at my wits end.

[scribbles on a prescription pad]

Harold: Here's your prescription for Amy Abbott. Not my daughter because my daughter would never do this.

Phil Drebbles: People don't really want the truth, they just want good news.

Linda: Mom, I'm not putting up my own roadblocks.
Edna: Well you sure as hell aren't pulling any down.

[after finding out her daughter has HIV]

Edna: Why didn't you tell me?
Linda: Because I didn't want to worry you. Besides, I didn't want the whole town to know.
Edna: I'm not the whole town.

Madison: Ephram, you don't even know me.
Ephram: I may not know everything about you but I know that you're the only one who makes my little sister think that it's okay to be a girl. And I know that you're only with Jay because you think he can take you where he can't. Because it's easier to say that I'm too young than to risk something you think you want. And I also know that ever since I kissed you at the DMV and every time I've seen you, I've wanted to kiss you again. And I don't know for sure, but I'm pretty certain, that you have, too.

[they kiss]

Ephram: Thought so.

[shows Ephram his new car]

Dr. Brown: There she blows!
Delia: You can say that again.
Ephram: Emphasis on blows.

[Phil hands Ephram the keys to his new car]

Phil Drebbles: Hop In. Your future awaits.
Ephram: If this is my future, even my past is startin' to look good.

Older Car Salesman: She ain't much to look at that's true, but your girl will like her.
Ephram: Oh, I don't have a girl and I don't think that I'm going to be getting any with this thing. No offence, but this is kinda a mojo killer and I don't have any to spare.
Older Car Salesman: No the girl that's right for you - she'll like this car.
Ephram: What, some kind of weed out? Thanks but my face has that covered.
Older Car Salesman: There's a girl who you like, who likes you. She like's the car.
Ephram: A specific girl who likes this car?
Older Car Salesman: Don't listen to me. What does a guy with grease under his nails know about romance? Here, hop in your future awaits.
Ephram: If this is my future that even my past is starting to look good.

Madison: Ephram, you left the house. Why, was it on fire?

Ephram: The more things change, the more they stay the same. I'm not sure who the first person was who said that. Probably Shakespeare. Or maybe Sting. But at the moment, it's the sentence that best explains my tragic flaw, my inability to change. I don't think I'm alone in this. The more I get to know other people, the more I realize it's kind of everyone's flaw. Staying exactly the same for as long as possible, standing perfectly still... It feels safer somehow. And if you are suffering, at least the pain is familiar. Because if you took that leap of faith, went outside the box, did something unexpected... Who knows what other pain might be out there, waiting for you. Chances are it could be even worse. So you maintain the status quo. Choose the road already traveled and it doesn't seem that bad. Not as far as flaws go. You're not a drug addict. You're not killing anyone... Except maybe yourself a little. When we finally do change, I don't think it happens like an earthquake or an explosion, where all of a sudden we're like this different person. I think it's smaller than that. The kind of thing most people wouldn't even notice unless they looked at us really close. Which, thank God, they never do. But you notice it. Inside you that change feels like a world of difference. And you hope this is it. This is the person you get to be forever... that you'll never have to change again.

Andy: You haven't even touched your... millet pilaf, at least try it.
Delia: I don't want to.
Andy: Delia, this is not a request.
Delia: It tastes like shit.
Andy: What did you just say?
Delia: I said... it tastes... like shit.

[Ephram starts laughing]

Andy: All right, that's it. You go to your room right now. Ephram, stop laughing.
Ephram: [still laughing] I'm trying.
Andy: All right, you go to your room too. Everyone, go to their room this instant.
Linda: I actually don't have a room here.

Amy: ...And if you love someone... it should be easy... I love you Ephram.
Ephram: [beat] I love you too, Amy.
Amy: Yea?
Ephram: Yea.
Amy: Cool.

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