Hidden Palms

The CW (ended 2007)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 8

    Second Chances

    Aired 7/4/07

  • S 1 : Ep 7

    Stand By Your Woman

    Aired 6/27/07

  • S 1 : Ep 6

    Dangerous Liaisons

    Aired 6/27/07

  • S 1 : Ep 5


    Aired 6/20/07

  • S 1 : Ep 4

    What Liza Beneath

    Aired 6/20/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gail O'Grady

    Karen Hardy

  • D.W. Moffett

    Bob Hardy

  • Sharon Lawrence

    Tess Wiatt

  • Amber Heard

    Greta Matthews

  • Taylor Handley

    Johnny Miller

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  • show Description
  • After his father unexpectedly commits suicide, Johnny Miller moves with his mother and stepfather to the wonderful Palm Springs. However, Johnny will soon learn that the place is not all sun and beauty, as murder mysteries and town gossip quickly ensue.Hidden Palms is produced by Lionsgate Television, in association with Outerbanks Entertainment, and distributed by The CW Television Network. The series has been given an 8 episode initial order by the network.moreless

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  • Quotes (96)

    • Greta: (to Johnny) I hope you don't mind, I got a little creative with your outlet.

    • Greta: You're channel-surfing and you find Titanic, Leo and Kate, it's half over and on the other channel is a Will Ferrel comedy you haven't seen yet. Which do you watch? Johnny: Leo and Kate. Greta: I hate romantic soaps. Johnny: Me too, I wanna watch the ship sink.

    • Johnny's father: Tonight I write the saddest line... to think that I do not have her.
      Johnny: C'mon dad! I love drunk time but have really need to finish this.
      Johnny's father: Ok, ok sorry. I'm going.
      Johnny: No, no problem. It's just it's getting late.
      Johnny's father: (looking sad) Yeah, it is...too late (Johnny continues with his homework and his father stands up and starts to leave) Be easy on the numbers son, they're too damn accurate. Life can be so...unexpected.
      Johnny: Got it! Night dad. (his father walks out the room, turns, and takes out a gun and shoots himself)

    • Johnny: (to his father) Somebody is drunk...

    • Helen: I'm overly protective of our little community. It only takes one wrong element. Blair: (to Karen) I'm the mayor's wife. She can't touch me. Helen: Yes you are. His third wife... (to Karen) I'm waiting for the fourth.

    • Nina: Hi Helen, what's all this? Helen: It appears the property line, that we thought was the property line, isn't really the property line! Nina: Really? Helen: I was shocked too.

    • Jesse Jo: Not everybody's doing the vodka shuffle!

    • Johnny: (talking with Cliff about Greta) Really? Because cold arrived when you did.

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    Notes (36)

    • International Airdates: Denmark: May 31, 2008 on TV3

    • Kevin Williamson (Creator/Writer/Executive Producer) is also known for creating the well-known WB series, Dawson's Creek.

    • This is the first appearance of recurring character, Jesse Jo (Leslie Jordan).

    • Sharon Lawrence and Gail O'Grady both had recurring roles on NYPD Blue.

    • This episode was filmed in the actual Palm Springs, but because of the cost, all the other episodes were filmed in a studio in Phoenix, AZ.

    • Cast includes three actors who have previously had roles on The O.C.. Taylor Handley portrayed Oliver Trask for six episodes during the first season, Michael Cassidy portrayed Zach Stevens for nineteen episodes during the second season and Amber Heard made a guest appearance as a saleswoman during the episode The Mallpisode.

    • A DVD screener of the original pilot has several changes to the aired pilot, including: Johnny and Greta kissing on the golf course. A sub-plot involving 2 families arguing over a property line. Several music changes. Johnny meeting Liza at the club (not in the original pilot, included in the aired version).

    • Hidden Palms was given an 8 episode initial order by The CW.

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    Trivia (15)

    • We learn that Johnny went to rehab for alcohol and drug use.

    • Johnny's father commits suicide in front of him.

    • We learn that Johnny (Taylor Handley) wears boxers for this role. You can see them peeking out above his shorts when he lays down in bed.

    • We learn that Johnny met Nikki in rehab.

    • Johnny's screen name is CameraShy90.

    • In this episode, we find out that Liza is the person that's been IMing Johnny, and that's she's pretending to be the deceased Eddie.

    • Johnny learns that Liza is 08NOVA.

    • In the final scene where Johnny is talking with Liza and Johnny notices her sweater in the mirror, it's messed up. The writing on the sweater when reflected off the mirror should be in mirror image. It was not and Johnny was able to read it just fine

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    Allusions (1)

    • The episode title What Liza Beneath is based on the thriller "What Lies Beneath," starring Harrison Ford.

  • Fan Reviews (79)
  • The Best Show ever

    By JohnMurray, Feb 20, 2015

  • It looked good to me.

    By Mike681482, May 27, 2010


    By KalieBryce, Feb 08, 2012

  • This show makes "the O.C."look like the best show ever.

    By Felner, Dec 27, 2008


    By lovehiddenpalms, Apr 03, 2011

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