Being Erica

Season 2 Episode 4

Cultural Revolution

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 13, 2009 on CBC
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Episode Summary

When Julianne offers Erica to become the author of the new sex book herself, Dr. Tom sends her back to a summer in Taipei - a trip that she had never taken because of her fear of taking chances.

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Kevin McGarry

Kevin McGarry


Guest Star

Eric Coles

Eric Coles

Laurie's Boyfriend

Guest Star

Alex Paxton-Beesley

Alex Paxton-Beesley


Guest Star

Jeff Seymour

Jeff Seymour

Thomas Friedken

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Quote Dr. Tom uses in this episode:

      It doesn't work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps. - American Proverb

    • When the director of the ESL school in Taipei says that Erica looks like Celine Dion - a Canadian singer best known for her song from Titanic, "My Heart Will Go On" - the students are learning to sing "Where Does My Heart Beat Now?" - by Celine.

    • When Jenny is talking to Julianne, she mentions a hypothetical situation in which Gerard Butler and Daniel Craig were to "get it on". Butler and Craig are both actors, best known for their respective roles in 300 and the new James Bond films.

    • When Erica pitches the book idea, Julianne suggests that Dan Savage (who writes the "Savage Love" column for NOW Magazine) or Sue Johanson (who hosts the television series Talk Sex with Sue Johanson) should write the book instead.

    • In the Karaoke club, the man is singing a song in Mandarin. In English, the song is called "I Will Survive", a 1978 hit by Gloria Gaynor.

    • Featured Music:
      "Boom" by Anjulie (Opening scenes)
      "Kang Ding 1" from Oriental Journey (Erica loses Jenny)
      "Shuo Huang De Dong Xi (I Will Survive)" (Karaoke)
      "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" originally by Celine Dion (Erica's Karaoke)
      "Wannabe" by Spice Girls (The girls move in)
      "Asia Jungle" from Sport X-Trem
      "Family Gathering" from Eurasia
      "Scandi (Main)" from Dirty Dancefloors
      "Higher" from Sun Kissed And Funky
      "You Got Me A" from Strictly R'N'B

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Erica: Risks - how we feel about them says a lot about us. Every day, every moment we calculate, assess, debate and decide. But when you get right down to it, the truth is, when it comes to risk, the only thing that matters is that you take the ones that are right for you.

    • Erica: Taking risk, diving right in, it comes more naturally to some than others. The trouble is, when you're standing safely back from the edge, you can't help but wonder if you're missing out.

    • Rob: Okay, it's like this: The world can be divided into two camps; You've got rock stars who make music and the roadies who lug equipment. No guts, no glory.

  • NOTES (2)


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