Army Wives

Season 2 Episode 1

Would You Know My Name

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 08, 2008 on Lifetime
6.6
out of 10
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153 votes
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The bombing of the Hump Bar has everyone experiencing turmoil in attempts to return to normal.

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  • A very emotional episode of Army Wives

    9.6
    This episode is a very emotional episode which picks up exactly where the season one finale ended. We slowly learn, that 3 people are critical injured and that 15 are injured and a couple have died. We have to wait for most of the episode to learn who has did (who know that at least one member of the main cast has been killed). Roxy is waiting for news on Trevor. We see Claudia Joy and her daughter Amanda, although injured heading to college. We see that Betty the owner of the Hump Bar is critically ill and that it doesn't look to good for her. As the episode drew on I believed that Betty would be the cast's casualty of the bombing. After all we had seen Claudia Joy and both of her daughters, Denise, Roxy, Pamela, Ronald, Joan and a few other cast members.





    Joan takes Ronald home and he asks her where they are in their relationship and she tells him that she wants him. He asks her about the pregnancy and she tells him that she needs a few days and then they can talk about it. Joan tells Roxy that Trevor is fine. When she goes home and puts on her dressing gown she finds a DVD from Trevor telling her that everything will be ok and that he loves her. When Denise talks to the Army Detectives, we learn that Claudia Joy and Amanda were still inside of the building when it exploded, as they won't leave without each other. We then see Claudia Joy setting Amanda's room for her at college. We then flash back to the hospital and see that Amanda is still in the hospital and her heart has stopped beating and that they are trying to revive her. We then see Amanda and Claudia Joy saying goodbye to each other, at a train station. We then see Amanda's father in tears as they fight to bring her back to life, but they are unable to do so. We then see Claudia Joy waking up in hospital and Michael telling her that Amanda has died. But Claudia Joy already knows she's gone. They both brake down in tears.moreless
  • Really sad but excellent!

    8.7
    This is a really excellent show and glad to see it back. It leads up to the wives being involved in the action, rather than their spouses and their boyfriends. Because the blowing up of the radio station really hit them hard. Not just physically but mentally and emotionally. It takes place four days earlier on what led up to the blowing up. Sadly, one of them dies. And that is Amanda. They try to remember her in happier times. But it is too hard on them to do so. RIP Amanda as you will be missed. Really good to see the show back!moreless
  • I love this show

    10
    This is one of the best shows out there!I just hope they do not take it off of the air like they do most of the good shows out there. This show goes into detail of what army wives really do when their husbands or wives are gone to fight for their country. This is just a heartwarming tv show they have ever mad and I will be sad if they do take it off the air. People who do not really like this show does not have a heart if you ask me becuase they go though a lot of this country.moreless
  • WOW

    10
    I knew Merlyn would be dead, but I thought that would be it. Amanda's death was a shocker. This episode was a fantastic way to start the series. Still sad about Amanda, but I loved that line she said before she left. "Show me the mother and I'll show you the child." Pamela's commentary during the show was also excellent. I love this episode, the second, and can't wait to see the third one. If you're just starting to watch Army Wives, you need to catch up with season 1. This show is fantastic, and helps you understand the Army. Wonder what season 3 will be like...moreless
  • A wonderful 'put-together' episode!

    10
    Throughout the whole episode, I had sadness written all over my face. I absolutely love the way the episode was written with Amanda & her mother... it was what her mom always wanted... for her daughter to go to Harvard and do what she couldn't finish. That was the beautiful part. The one that kinda drove me nuts was, Roxy. I mean, I love Roxy... but the attitude she gave off towards the Army was pretty unacceptable... I mean, the Army did do right for her... she doesn't have any room at all to blame the Army for anything. Other than that... I loved this episode and I'm so happy Army Wives is back on! Wooohooo!moreless
Brigid Brannagh

Brigid Brannagh

Pamela Moran

Kim Delaney

Kim Delaney

Claudia Joy Holden

Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis

Lieutenant Colonel Joan Burton

Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown

Roland Burton

Sally Pressman

Sally Pressman

Roxy LeBlanc

Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Denise Sherwood

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Joan tells Roland that she called his mom and dad, but when Roland was being interviewed for an article, it was revealed that his father died at a young age.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Amanda: Show me the mother, and I'll show you the child.

    • Roxy: (opening her front door) Weren't you just here awhile ago?
      Pamela: I know. But this time I brought a medical professional.
      Denise: (sliding a bottle of wine out of a paper bag as she walks through the door) This won't cure anything, but it just might make the waiting easier.
      Roxy: I doubt it.
      Pamela: Well, it couldn't hurt to try.
      Roxy: (laughs as she walks toward the kitchen) Look at the two of you. It feels like I'm on the wrong end of an intervention.

    • Pamela: (Continued Radio Voiceover) The mind plays tricks on us at times like this. It has to. We need it to. It's how we're able to power on and do what needs to be done. Even something as mundane as doing the dishes that are piling up in the sink, or going out, getting up and doing what needs to be done for your loved ones. The future doesn't stop. We all search for strength on that first day or two. I did. But whether what I found was true strength or some part of our DNA that makes us want to reach out and help, I don't know. Times like this we question our own strength, our ability to hang on and not crumble. It's one of the things I admire most about the army wives I've met. Must be a military thing- this capacity to press on despite the obstacles, to see a mission through to its completion. No matter what happens that makes us question the world we live in, life goes on, as cliché as that sounds. One generation passes the baton to the next generation and the cycle of life continues. Regeneration- life renewed. What is it that the poets keep trying to hammer into our heads? Winter becomes spring, night becomes day, as one wave crashes onto the shore and disappears, another one appears behind it, and another and another. I guess we humans just plain want to stick around. The ride must be worth the price of admission. And it's not in us to give up hope, even when any reason for hope has dwindled to almost nothing. This communal spirit, this crazy insistence that we all are connected in each other's caretaker, it keeps us from sinking into despair, or sliding into the abyss. What is it about the human touch- holding a loved one close and feeling their warmth, their heartbeat. I mean this is the Army and frequently our loved ones are far away. But their warmth doesn't have to be. At times it feels totally random. It's roll of the dice on who lives and who dies. At some point words fail us and we're left with silence. Silence and time. I read something once, to live in hears you leave behind, is not to die. I don't know what each of you is going to do today, but now is the time to tell those you love, that you love them. Like we loved Amanda and she lives in our hearts still, and will never be forgotten. Me, I think I'm going to pick up my kids up and take that ride down to the ocean like they wanted. The water's beautiful this time of the year. Besides, they know where the gold starfish are.

    • Pamela: (Intro Radio Voiceover) This is Pamela Moran. I realize that this isn't my normal radio slot, but normal isn't a word that applies much anymore. Not around here. I don't know how to gently lead up to something like this, so I'm just going to say it. I just found out that someone very near to me died. As you all know, four days ago there was a bombing at the Hump Bar, and the city is still not back to normal. People are trying to understand how something so terrible could have happened here. The destruction, debris, both physical and emotional have taken a heavy toll, though the Army was quick to respond. I too was one of those who was glued to my television. It was as if I only listened to the news reports long enough, and watched the images enough times, that somehow it would all change. On that first day that we were hungering for information, my son came up to me and asked me if I could take him to the beach. Our adult world is falling apart, but in my child's world, he just wanted to go to the beach he said he'd found this secret place where the gold starfish are, and he wanted to show it to me. But no I couldn't pull myself away. I just sat there in front of the television hypnotized by it all. People who aren't in the military don't understand the unique bonds that are forged so quickly on an army post. Maybe it's because we move so much. You know when you rarely spend two or three years in one place, it forces you to get to the heart of things. That's why when one of these people who we've come to care about like they're our own family slips away, leaves us forever, the loss is almost unbearable.

    • Pamela: (to Denise, standing by the comatose Betty) I'm gonna stay. Maybe I'll tell Betty how Roxy dyed her 'netherlands' in a pink heart before Trevor left.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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