Being Erica

Season 1 Episode 8

This Be The Verse

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 25, 2009 on CBC



  • Quotes

    • Dr. Tom: This is the hippie commune that your parents came to before they were married.
      Erica: I'm sorry, but I'm-I'm not following.
      Dr. Tom: It's 1974.
      Erica: '74, but … how? Cause I'm not … I'm not born until '76?
      Dr. Tom (chuckles): You know, the Hindu's, they believe that we exist before we're born, that our consciousness floats around out there.
      Erica: Okay, you've totally lost me.
      Dr. Tom: Okay, simple version? Some traditions suggest that we choose our parents for what we have to teach them, or, you know, vice versa.
      Erica: So you're telling me that I-I choose Gary and Barbara Strange? Wow, bad choice?
      Dr. Tom: Oh, yeah, you figure? Well, maybe you should check that out for yourself. (points to young Barbara)
      Erica: Oh, my God. Ma …
      Dr. Tom: Yeah, in the flesh. Why don't you go talk to her?
      Erica: Oh, uh, and say what? Hey, don't, you know, don't marry dad 'cause he's a big cheater.
      Dr. Tom: Erica, your whole life, all you've seen is your parents at sea, right? Battling the storm. Well, you see that? Right here, right now, that is the calm before the storm. That is year zero of the Gary/Barb union. You should check it out. Maybe there's a piece of the puzzle there that you're missing.