Being Erica

Season 2 Episode 9

A River Runs Through It...It Being Egypt

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 17, 2009 on CBC



  • Trivia

    • Quote Dr. Tom uses in this episode:

      Elvis Presley: Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't going away.

    • Featured Music:
      "Love Game" by Lady Gaga (At the club)
      "Two Hearts" by Kylie Minogue (At the club)
      "Jump Around" by House Of Pain (At the party)
      "Oowatanite" by April Wine (At the park)

  • Quotes

    • Erica: It's nice to have the old Brent back. I mean, you were so down for a while, honestly, I … I thought that you were gonna quit.
      Brent: Moi? Never. The Brent is not a quitter.

    • Erica: The real question is -- if one day you stumble upon the truth, would you even know it? Would you even recognize it for what it was?

    • Erica: I don't think that it's right that you're screwing with Sam's heart.
      : With Sam's heart? Not yours? Be honest, Erica. Are you angry or are you jealous?

    • Dr. Tom: (talking to Erica and Alexis as a volunteer case studies subjects for the sex book) Well, uh... there is a woman. Uh, not my partner. And to be honest, I find this woman to be infuriating, you know? Brash, she's headstrong ... But, I don't know, deep inside she's like this... melody that keeps playing in the back of my mind.

      Erica: You can tune out a melody.

      Dr. Tom: Oh, I've tried that. It's not so easily done. Uh, ear worms, I think you call them. You know those songs you get in your head and you just can't get rid of them?

      Alexis: Oh my goodness, that happens to me all the time. Mostly the gypsy kings.

      Erica: You can distract yourself, you can turn the music up really loud... do everything it takes to avoid seeing... (stops)  to avoid seeing what's right in front of you. Like with Leo.

      Alexis: (curiously) Who's Leo?

      Erica: My brother. He betrayed me and... and I didn't want to see it.

      Dr. Tom: He was a great brother. But he also hadsome serious flaws.

      Alexis: (confused) I'm sorry,do you two know each other?

      Dr. Tom: It's so much easier to live in denial. We do it to protect ourselves from the things that we don't want to acknowledge.

      Erica: But if we do that, then we're just living a lie. No matter whatwe tell ourselves.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Na druhý pohled (At Second Sight)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Netherlands : December 29, 2009 on Net 5
      U.S. : March 17, 2010 on SOAPnet
      U.K. : August 17, 2010 on E4/E4 HD

  • Allusions

    • Erica: Doctor...Rocky?

      When Erica sees Dr. Tom doing some drills with his punching bag, she calls him Rocky, alluding to Rocky Balboa, the fictional boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in the popular Rocky film series.