Being Erica

Mi Casa, Su Casa Loma

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 3/11/09
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  • Episode Description
  • After Katie gets a book deal with River Rock Publishing with a story inspired by Erica's life, Erica is sent back to understand the source of her and Katie's "friendship".

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jon Cor


  • Mark Taylor


  • Douglas Nyback


  • Erin Karpluk

    Erica Strange

  • Tyron Leitso

    Ethan Wakefield

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Another solid entry.

    By cosmosis505, Mar 17, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Erica: Have you ever had a feeling that's like an unwelcome guest? It invades your mind and no matter how hard you deny, misdirect or avoid it - you just can't make it go away. You tell yourself you can control it, but the truth is - it's never that easy. Deciding not to do something, no problem. But deciding not to feel something, whole other ball game.

    • Erica: So, Jude, she really wants to see this sci-fi flick. It's something about aliens bursting out of people. I mean, I guess it makes sense, given that she's, you know … Ethan: Yeah, yeah, Erica … Erica: The only sci-fi flick that's ever really done it for me is The Matrix, but, you know, it completely transcends the genre of … what's normally … Ethan: Erica, Erica, you haven't stopped talking since we left the building. We're gonna be there in a minute and we still haven't discussed what happened. Erica: Because I don't wanna discuss it. Don't you get that? I mean, Ethan, it's embarrassing. I said … what I said, and you don't feel the same way, and that's fine, but I can't … I can't just move on and … stop feeling, you know, what I feel.

    • (Erica's incessant whining about Katie is driving her pregnant friend crazy) Judith: Oh, would you just stop it already!? You know, my-my back is killing me, and in three weeks I'm gonna suffer through the worst pain of my life just so I can push something the size of a football out of my vagina! (to embarrassed counter guy)Yeah, let me get a double combo with double butter, please. Erica: And a diet Coke. (counter guy nods) Judith: You know, today I just wanna, I-I wanna eat popcorn and … and watch aliens take over the planet and … just have fun with my friends before my life changes forever. Okay?

    • (seconds before noon, Erica's staring a hole in the wall clock) Brent: Gunfight? Erica: Pardon? Brent: Something going down at high noon?

    • Katie: Uh-oh, holding out for the perfect guy? It's risky. You could end up alone. My feeling is, everything is a compromise. Erica: You sound like Julianne. It's the premise of this book that she's trying to do, The None. The point is, is that-that there really is no "The One". Katie: Oh, my God, I should totally write it! Erica: And you can pitch my life story as "the hook". Katie (laughs): No, but seriously, it is kind of true. I mean, there is no "The One". No guy is perfect, so why be picky? Why not settle for what's in front of you? Erica: Forget "Mr. Right", give "Mr. Right Here" a chance. Katie: Nice one, very witty. Maybe you should write this book?

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Můj dům, tvůj dům (My House, Your House)

    • Original International Air Dates: U.S. : April 23, 2009 on SOAPnet Netherlands : June 9, 2009 on Net 5 U.K. : November 23, 2009 on E4

    Trivia (5)

    • Quotes Dr. Tom uses in this episode: Being entirely honest with oneself is a worthwhile exercise. - Sigmund Freud (paraphrased) A man has two reasons for doing anything - a good reason and the real reason. - J.P. Morgan

    • Erica: My parents, they go to bed really early. So, we can, uh … we can make popcorn and watch Interview with the Vampire. Judith: UH, that's a book. Erica momentarily forgets that she went back in time, before the Anne Rice novel became an award-winning motion picture (1994) starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Antonio Banderas.

    • When Dr. Tom credits J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) with saying "A man has two reasons for doing anything - a good reason and the real reason", he's not entirely correct. Actually, like so many other things, the old financier-slash-robber baron stole that quote, in this case, from the English writer and philosopher, Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) - who said, in a more reasonable and less sexist manner, "A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason."

    • Featured Music: "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell (played at the party) "Unbelievable" by EMF (played at the party)

    • The party takes place at Casa Loma, an historic castle in Toronto.

    Allusions (1)

    • Leo: If loving my sister's friends is wrong, I don't wanna be right! Leo is alluding to "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right", a song about adultery written by Stax songwriters Homer Banks, Carl Hampton and Raymond Jackson. Although the soulful ballad has been covered by more than a dozen artists, the most likely reference for Leo's allusion would be either the #1 soul single by Luther Ingram (1972) or the #1 country single by Barbara Mandrell (1979).

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