Season 1 Episode 7

Red Ants and Black Widows

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 04, 2009 on ABC
Red Ants and Black Widows
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Episode Summary

Roxie seeks to figure out and grant Chad's final wish while Joanna evades questions from her office replacement Max about her recent ordeal. Kat is mystified by her new ability, and Bun's old friend Eleanor may hold some answers.

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  • Red Ants and Black Widows

    Red Ants and Black Widows was a superb episode of Eastwick and I really enjoyed watching this episode as Joanna tried to convince Penny of her powers, Roxie found a hidden message from Chad which was touching and emotional, and Kat discovered some of her own abilities as well as another who has them as well. There was a lot of character and plot development and the story was well written. I look forward to watching the next episode to see what happens next!!!!!!!

  • A good show, but dun know why people dun like it, just season 1 and yet pending to be cut of the chance to show season 2. It will be a waste for the writer to put their effort in writing this show.moreless

    Show is a bit slow in its storyline but all the actors and actresses is doing their their best in their own parts of this show. Will be a great waste if the show were to be stopped at season 1 without knowing what will be the outcome finally. And also the reason why it is a bit slow in its storyline, i think is due to the writer wishes to create a chance for this show to have more seasons and have more scenarios so that it could let us viewers to have an another version of "EastWick" as compared to the original movie EastWick.moreless
  • The show's unwillingness to term these women as witches is just ridiculous.

    The problem this series faces is in finding its own unique voice - it simply doesn't have one. While the show so far hasn't been stellar, at least there have been aspects I'd almost class as 'dramatic'. Now more than ever, it would seem, Eastwick is quite contempt with being a 1-hour sit-com. It's not working. Chad's death is treated as an afterthought, and any screen-time it does receive, it's played for cheap laughs. Likewise, Joanna's situation unravels like some direct-to-DVD rom-com, there's just nothing to latch on to. Kat also still grates; after everything that happened throughout this episode, she's still a non-believer, and the show's unwillingness to term these women as witches sinks to a new low. They're not witches, they're dogs. Oh dear. The only redeeming features of this episode rest on the older generation of wit--I mean, er, Dogs. It turns out they killed Van Horne once upon a time and intend to do it again, which could prove interesting (great casting here, hopefully Bun and Eleanor receive more air-time). Although judging by how slow things progress on this show, we could be waiting a while.moreless
  • Roxie has a visit from Chad the morning after he dies. Joanna is trying to recreate her telekinetic abilities now that her crisis is over. Kat experiences a brand new power that allows her to heal and takes Bun to see Eleanor Rougemont.moreless

    This episode is really a setup to move the characters forward and to develop more of their powers.

    Roxie is mourning Chad's accidental, but extremely weird and cooincidental death. She's not even invited to the funeral, but crashes it in the end with some very strange results.

    Joanna meets Max Brody played by Jason Winston George the man hired to replace her at the paper. This could be a very interesting relationship, but at this point he thinks she is slightly crazed and needs therapy. He's probably right on both fronts, but their is some chemistry there. She is trying to recreate her powers.

    The most interesting things happen with Kat. She learns some fascinating things about herself and then meets Eleanor played by Cybill Shepherd who claims she has the same powers as she does and can recognize it in her just by looking at her. They even both have five children. Kat decides to take Bun to see Eleanor as for some reason she thinks she could help her regain her memory. There is a lot of interesting interaction and we learn some very interesting info about Bun, Eleanor, and Van Horne! Excellent scene with the red ants again.

    Overall an entertaining episode with a lot of character development involved. Not much on the action side of things, but we had enough of that last week. See you in two weeks because of the CMA's next week. Thanks for reading...moreless
Wendy Gazelle

Wendy Gazelle

Dorothy Burton

Guest Star

Michael McCarty

Michael McCarty

Grampa Earl

Guest Star

Christopher Carroll

Christopher Carroll


Guest Star

Matt Dallas

Matt Dallas

Chad Burton

Recurring Role

Cybill Shepherd

Cybill Shepherd

Eleanor Rougemont

Recurring Role

Torsten Voges

Torsten Voges


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Kat: Raymond Jr.! Get over here! What'd you do?!
      RJ: You told me not to bite her, so I didn't.
      Kat: Well, no biting means no tripping. No hitting. No scratching. No slapping. No wedgies! Now, get your butt upstairs. Ten minutes of time out. Go!

    • Joanna: Tell me what's going on or I will let the entire office know about the time that you got arrested for chasing that guy you thought was Keanu Reeves into the airport bathroom.
      Penny: Ohh, you're worse than the interrogators at Guantanamo Bay.

    • Eleanor: You're like me.
      Kat: What do you mean?
      Eleanor: Well-- well, think of it like dogs, you know? They look different but a majestic Afghan can still recognize that a little old Shih Tzu is also a dog. Well... you're a Shih Tzu and I recognize you.
      Kat: So you've got--
      Eleanor: The gift? Yes! I'm a dog too, just like you. (growls and barks)

    • Joanna: No, Penny. Getting kidnapped and almost being burned to death was the best thing that ever happened to me, okay? Like things are more vibrant and-- and-- and bright! Food tastes better. Smells smell smellier. I feel alive, like awakened, you know, to my true potential.
      Penny: Okay, so are you going to bend spoons and dodge bullets like Neo in The Matrix.

    • Roxie: What the hell are you doing?
      Darryl: Fire-walking.
      Roxie: Of course, you are.
      Darryl: Care to join me?
      Roxie: Ah, no thanks. I need the bottom of my feet.

    • Darryl: Your curse, Roxie, is that you are extraordinary. People will fear you. People will hate you. You don't fit in and you never will, so toughen up. Develop a thicker skin and you may come to see that this curse of yours is truly your greatest gift.

    • Darryl: Let those with courage come forward and face me. And let those too afraid run from the very sight of me.

    • Joanna: I was trying to recreate an experience that I had. That is all.
      Max: What kind of experience?
      Joanna: It was an intense experience.
      Max: Ooh!
      Joanna: I was able to do something that I've never been able to do before. And I would like to be able to do it again.
      Max: Multiple orgasm?

    • (after they almost fell off a Ferris wheel)
      Max: I feel bad for you, lady, that you've got this-- this death wish. But that doesn't give you the right to trap someone in-- into riding shotgun with you in this sick old suicide mission. Uncool!
      Joanna: That was not a suicide mission.
      Max: You say tomato, I say suicide mission.

    • Max: Don't skip the negative. You can't have critical thought without it. And where would we be without critical thought?
      Joanna: Floating on a rainbow cloud full of marshmallow bunnies?

    • Eleanor: He's back, you know.
      Bun: What are we going to do about Darryl Van Horne?
      Eleanor: I think we're going to have to kill him again.

    • Joanna: I don't think I'm Neo. I can't dodge bullets and I don't know kung fu.
      Penny: That's okay. The sequel sucked.

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