American Dreams

Season 2 Episode 5

Life's Illusions

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 26, 2003 on NBC
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Life's Illusions
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Meg attends a free speech rally with Drew at the college. Roxanne's new relationship with Lenny is tested after he throws a party at her house. JJ is tempted to cheat on Beth with a mysterious woman he meets at a bar. JJ also receives some exciting news. Beth finally receives her ring from JJ and they set a date for their wedding. The Walker family must deal with the tragic loss of the matriarch in their family.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Bellamy Young

    Bellamy Young

    Diane Shaw

    Guest Star

    Kelly Rowland

    Kelly Rowland

    Martha Reeves

    Guest Star

    Mark Kiely

    Mark Kiely

    Col. Shaw

    Guest Star

    Johnny Lewis

    Johnny Lewis

    Lenny

    Recurring Role

    Sam Page

    Sam Page

    Drew Mandel

    Recurring Role

    Adina Porter

    Adina Porter

    Gwen Walker

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Some references to time are a little askew here. Dick Clark announces a Saturday edition of American Bandstand and 2 seconds later Helen says she has to work the next day(Sunday). Also, JJ returns to Camp Lejeune after announcing the wedding date and sees a sign saying "Colored Only" which was struck down by the Civil Rights Act the previous summer. However, some things are on track with December 1964, like Sam Cooke getting shot and Mario Savio being arrested at Berkeley.

      • The song 'Once I Was' by Tim Buckley was played in this episode but in realtime could not have been as it was recorded three years later and released on his album: 'Goodbye and Hello'.
        Also note that the 'Vietnam War was not as protested at this time(Dec 1964) as the conflicts were being known as each specific battle and not collectively as 'the Vietnam war'. Usage of this song to highlight protest against the war would not be appropriate until at least 4 years later when the war was extremely unpopular in the mainstream. In Dec 1964, the full reality of the extent of US participation was just becoming a blip on the radar screen so to speak.

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    • NOTES (1)

      • Songs w/Artists (in tonight's episode)
        * Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes - 1-3/27/65
        * Break It to Me Gently - Brenda Lee - 4-3/03/62
        * Another Cup of Coffee - Brook Benton - 47-6/20/64
        * True Love Ways - Peter & Gordon - 14-6/05/65 [not listed by NBC]
        * Dancing in the Street - Martha & the Vandellas - 2-10/17/64 [Kelly Rowland cover]
        * Once I Was - Tim Buckley - [1967 Album cut]
        * Bits and Pieces - The Dave Clark Five - 4-5/02/64
        * She's About A Mover - Sir Douglas Quintet - 13-5/29/65
        * Money - The Kingsmen - 16-5/02/64
        * Dream Lover - Brad Paisley
        * When the Gates Swing Open - Otis Clay - [not charted]
        * Take The 'A' Train - Duke Ellington - [not charted]
        * Teardrops from My Eyes - Ruth Brown - [not charted]
        * Someone to Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald - [1964 Album cut]

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