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Yak Sada (a.k.a. One Voice)

Season 4, Ep 3, Aired 10/4/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Each of the Camdens are learning a lesson in equality as Annie and Lucy join together to protest the mistreatment of women in Afghanistan. Eric counsels a young couple about the importance of sexual equality in a marriage. Simon considers dropping out of a cooking class he enjoys because he is the only boy enrolled. Also, Mary helps Ruthie with her secret plans to defy convention and play on the school football team. Meanwhile, Shana confronts her long-lost father who abandoned her family 20 years ago.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen Collins

    Reverend Eric Camden

  • Catherine Hicks

    Annie Camden

  • Barry Watson

    Matt Camden

  • David Gallagher

    Simon Camden

  • Jessica Biel

    Mary Camden

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Annie: A group called the Talibans is in power in Afghanistan. The atrocities they're commiting against women in the name of religion are shocking. I don't know whether to be angry of what Afghan women don't have or grateful for what I do. Eric: There's no reason why you can't be both.

    • Eric: That guy really bugs me... he still bugs me, but in a philosophical kind of way.

    • Eric: This is the most important thing you have to do before your wedding. There's still a lot of issues left to resolve before you two stand in front of your families and friends and promise to be together for the rest of you lives. Ryan: After we're married we'll have the rest of our lives to talk about these things. I don't mean to be insensitive here, but it's not our fault you had a heart attack, which forced us to push these counseling sessions up to just before the wedding. Eric: We haven't even discussed the vows. Ryan: Love, honor and obey. What's to discuss? Eric: Well, for one thing there's that pesky word, "obey". Jump on in here anytime you want Jessica. (Eric looks at her for her opinion.)

    • Ryan: You know, like you said, a husband has to be responsible for providing for the family. Eric: Uh, I believe I said "parents". Parents or a parent as the case may be has to be responsible for providing for the family. Of course, those responsibilities can be divided up in any number of ways depending on the couple doing the dividing wants. Ryan: Jessica will be responsible for cooking and cleaning and laundry and child care. And I will be responsible for bringing home a paycheck, deciding how that money is spent and when it's time for us to have children. These are pretty traditional division of responsibilities, not much different from the way you and Annie do things. Eric: You think that's what Annie and I do? (Ryan agrees.) Okay, I have to admit that the division of labor has been a little off lately, but that's because of my heart attack. When I was in- when I get back to fighting form, Annie and I have one philosophy: Do whatever is necessary, whenever necessary and whenever amicable, to whomever necessary.

    Notes (7)

    • This episode brought forth the topic of terrorism in Afganistan, the United States started a fight against terrorism in Afganistan in 2001.

    • After September 11, 2001 they waited over 4 months before they aired this episode in syndication. The first time it aired after September 11, was January 25, 2002.

    • In Germany this episode is known as, "Same Rights for All," translated.

    • At the end of this episode, there are pictures shown of women in Afghanistan reading at the bottom screen, "Every minute of everyday in Afghanistan".

    • Time captions were shown throughout many scenes in this episode.

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    Trivia (3)

    • When Annie is calling Eric to say she will be home late, she is walking down the side walk talking a what seems to be a cellular phone. I thought they said the Camden's don't use cell phones so the church doesn't have to pay for it?

    • At the beginning of the show when Eric is sitting in his living room with the twins and is counseling a couple, the man is leaning back on the couch with his left arm resting on the back of the couch around his fiancĂ©. Then he pulls his arm back to his lap and leans forward to talk to Eric. In the next scene, when they zoom in on the young lady, you see his arm behind her again, but when they move back to him, he's still leaning forward with his arms in his lap.

    • NITPICK: Annie should NOT have let Sam and David alone in their room while they were drinking from their bottles.

    Allusions (2)

    • Eric: If their feet aren't covered or their shoes make a noise they can be beaten. They can't leave the house without a close male relative. In fact, they can be beaten for laughing in public. And girls are banned from school. Eric Camden is also reading an excerpt from the form Annie got at a protest rally involving the treatment of women in Afghanistan.

    • Annie: Look at this, women are dying because very few women are ever allowed to practice medicine, and women can't see care from a male physician. They can be beaten in public if they are not dressed in a traditional burqa and many women can't even afford one. Annie is reading an excerpt from a form she recieved at a protest rally against the treatment of women in Afghanistan.

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